Review: It Must be Christmas by Jennifer Crusie, Donna Alward & Mandy Baxter




It Must be Christmas
by Jennifer Crusie, Donna Alward 
& Mandy Baxter
St. Martin Paperbacks
October 4th



It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when love is in the cold and frosty air—and desire reaches the boiling point. . .

Hot Toy
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie comes a hilarious, sexy story about a determined shopper who grabs the last action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the arms of a sexy secret agent. Mayhem under the mistletoe ensues. Business as usual this Christmas season…right?

Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher
Nate wants to stay away from all the women who want his money in Mandy Baxter’s story set deep in the heart of Texas. But when gorgeous do-gooder Chloe Benson comes knocking at his door—in search of funds for her charity—Nate can’t ignore the passion he feels for her. Maybe love is priceless after all?

Christmas at Seashell Cottage
’Tis the season in Jewell Cove when local doctor Charlie Yang finds her quiet, steady life disrupted by both an abandoned baby in the nativity manger and ex-SEAL Dave Ricker. Are these turn of events too good to be true? Or is Christmas working its magic—for real— Donna Alward’s heartwarming holiday story?




I don't know about you but I love Christmas stories. From now till the end of the year is my favorite time. I mean, who doesn't like watching kids trick-or-treat? Or how about stuffing your face with all the wonderful Thanksgiving food? Let's not forget about Christmas with all the twinkling lights and cookie baking.

Or gifts...shhhh!

I even don't mind the snow, when it happens on Christmas eve and stops on the day after Christmas. This is my fantasy I can have it snow when I want it. 

Back to Christmas, oh...did I mention my love of Christmas movies too? LOVE THEM!!!! If you haven't yet read It Must be Christmas you really should. It's very good. I enjoyed all three stories. Here's a little bit about each of them. 

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie I've read before but because I enjoy Christmas stories so I read it again. Its very fast paced and at times it drew a chuckle from me. It kind of reminded me of the movie Jingle All the Way. It's not my favorite of the three stories but I still really liked it. 

Christmas at Seashell Cottage by Donna Alward, I must admit I've never read Alward before but after reading this I will be trying her. This story is very sweet and heartwarming. I liked the whole idea of it and found it to be well written. 

Christmas With the Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter, who wouldn't want to spend time with a billionaire? Add a rancher to the mix and you've got one hot story. I liked both Nate & Chloe. Nate has a few things he really needs to work through and does with the help of Chloe. 

Do yourself a favor and add It Must be Christmas to you list of books to read this holiday. 

If you've read It Must be Christmas or anything else by any of these authors I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! 





Jennifer Crusie 

Donna Alward

Mandy Baxter


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