Once upon a time, Alexandra Haughton was a voracious little reader. (I know. How unusual.) Library books were awesome, but the Saturdays she could convince her dad to take her to Waldenbooks were even better. On those Saturdays, if she played her cards right and found one with a fairly benign cover, she could buy books her mom would never allow. (Dad never learned after he let her buy Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” cassette tape.)
So in fifth grade, she bought her first romance. It made the rounds of her friends’ backpacks. They giggled over, well, everything. And the quest was on: to find romance novels without typical romance novel covers.
But her quest was soon thwarted. Her mom caught on, and Little Lexi’s romance game was over.
Until one day in seventh grade…
In the school library, of all places, Little Lexi found the holy grail: A HOLIDAY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY.
It had a benign cover. No couple locked in a passionate embrace. And a fairly benign title. So she checked it out. And when it was due, she checked it out again. And when it was due the next time?
Oops. She “lost it.”
And thus began her love affair with the holiday romance.
Today, her eReader is FULL OF HOLIDAY ROMANCE. There’s no way she could recommend just one–except the moment she gets back to west Texas, she is going to look for the anthology that started everything so she can share it.
So enjoy this list of holiday books on Lexi’s TBR. (She’s a compulsive one-clicker, and these are but a few recent releases she’s looking forward to glomming):
- Loretta Chase Falling Stars
- Skye Warren Caught for Christmas
- Kat Latham Unwrapping Her Perfect Match
- Anna Campbell A Pirate for Christmas
- Amelia Grey A Duke and Miss Christmas
- Tessa Dare’s Lord Dashwood Missed Out
- Christmas in Duke Street
- All I Want for Christmas is a Duke
- What Happens Under the Mistletoe
- Burning Bright: Four Chanukah Love Stories