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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Priceless by Lena Mathews

Priceless by Lena Mathews
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Short Story (101 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Anemone

All she wants for Christmas is him. All he wants is everything…for her.

Urban Fairytales, Book 3

As Christmas bears down on Eric Athers’s empty wallet, one question plagues him: What to get the love of his life when he has less than nothing?

It doesn’t help that his wife, Nia, who works extra shifts to support him through his medical residency, practically glows with holiday spirit. Her determination to put the “Merry” in Merry Christmas only serves as a painful reminder of everything he’s unable to provide for her.

Nia loves her husband to distraction, and she can’t for the life of her figure out how someone so smart can be so dumb when it comes to something as simple as a little holiday. Christmas is so much more than presents and shopping malls.

All she has to do is show her own personal Scrooge the best gifts come from the heart.

Nia and Eric are living on love and Christmas is right around the corner. Although they are surviving paycheck to paycheck while paying off Eric’s med school loans, their love burns brightly, keeping the fiery passion alive. When it comes time to give each other their gifts, Nia and Eric want this year to matter.

This story is a very sexy retelling of Gift of The Magi. From the first words of the book, the characters demanded my attention with their super hot chemistry. Nia and Eric were cute, funny and adorable but the secondary characters nearly stole the show.

Priceless is fun and fast paced with witty dialogue that kept me riveted until the very end. While I enjoyed this book thoroughly, I got caught up in the end of the book where it abruptly ended. Although the blurb mentions Eric being a Scrooge, I didn’t really get that vibe. Instead, he warmed my heart with how much he loved Nia. This gorgeous interracial couple had enough sexual tension to make me want to re-read it again.

Wrap this book up in a bow and give it to your favorite friend for Christmas! I can’t wait to see what is up next for the secondary characters. This book is recommended for readers who love hot, steamy romance to keep them warm on winter’s nights with a dash of holiday flair.

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