Here at Romance.com.au we LOVE a holiday romance. We also love reading books with a touch of *spice*. What could be better than a combination of the two?
If you’re looking for the perfect blend of presents under the tree, eggnog by the fire, mistletoe kisses… and a few *spicy* scenes at holiday parties we have the perfect books for you!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey delivers a sexy, hilarious standalone holiday rom-com about the adult children of two former rock stars who team up to convince their estranged mothers to play a Christmas Eve concert…
Melody Gallard may be the daughter of music royalty, but her world is far from glamorous. She spends her days restoring old books and avoiding the limelight (one awkward tabloid photo was enough, thanks). But when a producer offers her a lot of money to reunite her mother’s band on live tv, Mel begins to wonder if it’s time to rattle the cage, shake up her quiet life… and see him again. The only other person who could wrangle the rock and roll divas.
Beat Dawkins, the lead singer’s son, is Melody’s opposite—the camera loves him, he could charm the pants off anyone, and his mom is not a potential cult leader. Still, they might have been best friends if not for the legendary feud that broke up the band. When they met as teenagers, Mel felt an instant spark, but it’s nothing compared to the wild, intense attraction that builds as they embark on a madcap mission to convince their mothers to perform one last show.
‘Viveka Portman’s writing transports you into the regency world of Ellen and Robert, who both want passion, wit and intelligence in their lives.’ Goodreads Review
Her life is entirely about propriety and conduct, but this Christmas, she will give herself the gift of being wild…
Miss Smith is dreading the festive season. With her students gone, long cold days and endless dreary nights are a glum and lonely prospect. So when she comes across a beautiful gown left behind by one of her students, she can’t help but try it on. And perhaps a walk down the street as a little Christmas gift to lift her spirits. And a small, warm drink at a local pub. No one will recognise her, and what harm could it do?
Lonely and worried about raising a daughter by himself, handsome widower Robert Carring knows he must find another wife. But having already endured one passionless marriage, he refuses to enter another. He will only marry when he finds the intelligent, spirited woman of his dreams. And then he sees her, making merry on a cold winter night.
Finding herself admired in the eyes of handsome man for the first time, Miss Smith is more determined than ever not to resign herself to a life as a spinster school matron, and makes a daring decision that will change all her Christmases forever.
A Christmas story that packs a punch…
It’s Shelby Yule’s job to make sure the office Christmas party is a success. That means no dodgy Kris Kringle presents, no one gets too sloshed, and there are definitely no dance floor injuries. Never did she think she’d have to worry about the shy new guy, her inappropriate crush, starting a fight.
Adam Tide can’t help it if his job as the lead coder means he has a better relationship with his project management software than his human colleagues, but that doesn’t mean he’s unaware of Felix, head of HR, and the way he treats Shelby. Adam has suffered a whole twelve months of Felix being a dick and after one over–warm beer he just can’t take it anymore.
Decking Felix lands Adam in the Emergency Room, and likely the unemployment line, but since Shelby’s New Year’s resolution is to go after what she wants most, there’s still a chance this season will be jolly.
Opposites attract in this spicy holiday rom-com…
When actress Winnie Baker agrees to star in a steamier-than-a-steaming-mug-of-mulled-wine Christmas movie, she has just one concern: how can she be sultry on-scnree, when she’s never been sultry in real life?
Kallum Lieberman is an ex-boyband member now known exclusively for his reputation in the bedroom, thanks to a rogue sex tape. And he’s got just the experience she needs.
But Winnie and Kallum need to keep this research purely professional. They say opposites attract, and that makes this co-stars-with-benefits set up extremely dangerous indeed…
Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like red-hot scandal!
A luxurious Christmas cruise should be paradise. Instead, Mia Harper has a confession to make to her billionaire ex: they’re still married! Now she’s trapped with sexy-as-sin Sam Buchanan — and their searing desire. But Sam’s serving up a little holiday blackmail. He’ll grant Mia a divorce…if she gives Sam what he really wants for Christmas: a no-strings fling with her.
If you love:
✅ Exes reunited
✅ Forced proximity
✅ Fling to forever?
✅ *spicy* content
You’ll devour Temptation At Christmas.
From the author of Man Drought and Jilted comes a funny and romantic Christmas story set in rural Australia.
Every family has a black sheep…and Hannah Elliot is it.
It’s no surprise to anyone when Hannah Elliot makes the spontaneous decision to marry a stranger in Las Vegas. But when she finds herself pregnant and her new husband files for an annulment, she dreads having to tell her family.
Returning to her Australian hometown of Wildwood Point, Hannah is determined to become a devoted mum and put her baby’s needs ahead of her own. She’s also set to prove to her family she can actually be responsible. This means putting her wild past behind her and accepting a job back in the family business…while keeping her pregnancy a secret!
Except, when gorgeous Italian Matteo Della–Bosca walks through the shop door, Hannah finds her resolve slipping fast…
One promotion, two dedicated employees, one very inconvenient attraction…
Claire Roberts wants one thing this Christmas: to land the big promotion at work and finally shake free of the office gossip that haunts her. What she doesn’t need is more competition, especially from a man who is nothing but trouble.
Hamish Christianson’s Christmas wish is to get that same promotion so he can support those he loves. What he doesn’t need is for his ‘nice guy’ personality to get in the way, or even worse, to fall for his biggest rival.
With everything on the line, will Hamish and Claire discover what it truly means to win? Or will their naughty games ruin everything?
A delightful holiday novella from our favourite Australian storyteller Lauren K McKellar.
A fresh start is all she wants this Christmas, but maybe a cowboy is all she needs…
It’s not the holiday season she’d envisioned. But moving back home with her son, Benny, is all single mum Elizabeth Colfax can do after her ex-husband’s infidelity left their life in pieces. A fresh start at Four Corners Ranch means Elizabeth’s dream career in equine therapy can become a reality, allowing her to share her love of horses with Benny. If only it didn’t also mean butting heads with Brody McCloud, the frustratingly attractive cowboy who sets sparks off inside her.
Brody doesn’t do complicated, and Elizabeth’s got more baggage than an airport. But there’s something about the woman that’s always gotten under his skin in a very welcome way. As the simmering tension between them grows harder to ignore, they’ll have to decide if their undeniable attraction can outweigh a shared loss of faith in forever. Maybe this Christmas, they can find a family worth fighting for.
In the bonus novella Wild Night Cowboy, can a cowboy with a dark past find his future with the one woman he shouldn’t touch?
Christmas with his real family…and his fake fiancé!
Developer Tate Duncan has everything under control — until he discovers his family isn’t his own. Now only the sympathy and sexiness of yoga instructor Hayden Green offers escape. He needs her. So he entices her to spend Christmas with him as he meets his birth parents…posing as his fiancée! But when they give in to dangerously real attraction, their ruse — and the secrets they’ve been keeping — could implode!
If you love:
✅ Dark secrets
✅ Holiday settings
Your’ll love Christmas Seduction!