I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Macmillan on 2014-07-28
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Short Stories (single author)
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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Previously released as part of the Stranded with a Hero anthology. Now available individually!Nice is about to meet Naughty…When Aussie Naomi Spencer hears her uncle's American friend is coming Down Under for a short visit, she can't wait to be rid of him. Aaron's “Bah Humbug” attitude drives her crazy...and so does his incredibly sexy smile, and the way he pitches in to help her get ready for all her relatives. Okay, so maybe he's not a total Grinch. But when Naomi’s uncle warns her to stay away from his playboy friend, Naomi’s simple holiday gets even more complicated.When a volcano grounds all flights back to the States, Aaron Cade finds himself stranded in Oz. For Aaron, family holidays are to be endured, not celebrated. Only Naomi brings magic to the simplest things: shopping for gifts, finding the perfect decorations, and making him feel at home in the bizarrely tropical December heat. His sudden, overwhelming attraction to Naomi will turn his idea of home upside-down…but can he change everything for one white-hot love?
“White-Hot Holiday” by Coleen Kwan was a fun but very quick read. I am really enjoying these Christmas in July books that Entangled has released. Aaron has come to Australia to visit his friend Luke. The one thing he didn’t expect was to make a beautiful woman mad at him his first 2 minutes of being there. Little did Aaron know that he would fall for this woman. Naomi, freshly out of a relationship was not expecting to fall in love with an American that keeps getting on her nerves. How can she like an American that hates Christmas?
I really enjoyed the characters in “White-Hot Holiday.” Naomi was definitely my kind of girl, feisty and knows how to hold her own. She definitely wasn’t going to let Aaron push her around. I just wish she wasn’t so cautious with her life. I think Naomi was hurt so bad with her previous relationship that she was too afraid to try to take a chance. I am glad that she was able to get over her fear. Aaron was definitively a hot gentleman; makes for some steamy romantic thoughts. The characters were very enjoyable and I hope to read about them again. I would love to know what happens next in Naomi and Aaron’s life.
The plot in “White-Hot Holiday” was very cute. I liked how Aaron changed a little bit by the end of the story. He showed that he grew up. Kwan is a great writer so I will definitely be looking up the rest of the series. If you definitely want to have some Christmas in the summer this would be a great novella for you!