Grant MacKenzie is ready to settle down and start a family. The only problem is the one woman he’s interested in doesn’t seem to be ready for the long haul. But fate lends Grant a helping hand in getting exactly what he wants under his Christmas tree.
*This story was originally published in the All I Want for Christmas Anthology*
|Title:||A MacKenzie Christmas aka Grant’s Christmas Wish|
|Series:||The MacKenzies of Montana (Book 4.6)|
previously known as The MacKenzie Brothers
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Point of View:|
|Release Date:||1st January, 2014|
Sweet with a bit of heat
I’ll admit that I often expect stories named for families, sagas and the like, to be rather tame. Imagine my surprise when this short tale had a nice punch of heat to it. The sex scenes (yes, there was sex – and chats of sex – packed into these 38 pages) were quite rushed and could have done with a bit more description but I’m attributing that to the fact that the story was short. I imagine in Ms. Hart’s full length novels there’s more time reserved for such things.
Grant was a good character and I feel I got to know him and like him in the short space of time. Annabeth was slightly more of a mystery and I did feel she came across as quite young; Nothing to dislike, however. Perhaps if I’d read the rest of the Mackenzie novels (this is book 4.6 in the series) then I might feel I knew her a little better.
There was a bit too much flowery language at the beginning of the sex due to Annabeth’s inexperience which was a wee bit uncomfortable for me. Talk of gifts and miracles and the like. I don’t know anyone (thankfully) who speaks like that either before, during or after sex. A couple of sentences wasn’t a huge issue, however, and I suppose it was in characters. Sort of.
I liked this story. It was short, sweet with a bit of heat and a nice tale to give you a 20 minute break from the craziness of Christmas. One to check out and I might have a look for Liliana Hart’s longer novels in the future. 4 stars.
Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author of more than sixty titles. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music.
Since publishing in June of 2011, Liliana has appeared at #1 on lists all over the world, and all three of her main series have appeared on the New York Times list. Liliana is a sought after speaker, and she’s given keynote speeches and workshops to standing-room-only crowds from Hawaii to New York to London.
Liliana can almost always be found at her computer writing, or hanging out with her real life hero, Scott Silverii. They call Dallas home, and have five children.