JingleBooks Bingo

The JingleBooks bingo is running from December 1 – 31st, and my Twitter thread for it is here. I decided to do all Black authors and the main characters are, excepting the hero from Talia Hibbert’s book, Black.

Underneath the MistletoeA Cowboy to RememberA Merry Little Filthmas

Christmas Quickie (novella): Underneath the Mistletoe by J. Greene. (December 11) A friends-to-lovers + fake relationship steamy short story. Also, sex under a Christmas tree.
Saddle Up for Christmas (cowboy): A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon. (December 18) This is stretching “Christmas romance” – though it does take place over the holidays. While I’m not a fan of cowboy or amnesia romances, this worked surprisingly well for me!
Frisky Christmas (erotic romance): A Merry Little Filthmas by Nicole Falls. (December 27) Short but super steamy! It’s told solely from Bryce’s POV, but I still loved Yemi. Not much conflict, besides being separated because of Bryce’s job as a coach, but still a very enjoyable read.

Wrapped up in YouSanta's HelperTwelve Dates of Christmas

Peppermint Swirl Christmas (interracial): Wrapped Up in You by Talia Hibbert. (December 19) Classic sarcastic and prickly Talia Hibbert heroine plus himbo Hollywood actor hero equals a banter-filled novella.
Free Space: Santa’s Helper by Shae Sanders. (December 27) Cute novella about a mall Santa (who’s also a firefighter) and a recently divorced mom, who’s spending her first Christmas without her kids.
A Christmas Abroad (different country): Twelve Dates of Christmas by Rilzy Adams. (December 27) A Christmas novella set in Antigua! I’ve read and loved Rilzy Adam’s books before, and this was good (and ridiculously steamy!), but I had a hard time with Zia and her treatment of Rashad.


A Gingerbread RomancePining Over YouTrue Love for Christmas

Wholesome Christmas (low steam romance): A Gingerbread Christmas by Lacey Baker. (December 22) Sweet (pun-intended) and adorable. It was nice to see a city other than NYC, and nice that the heroine didn’t have to give up her career to get the family she wanted.
Romance in Black (Black Christmas romance): Pining Over You by J.N. Welsh. (December 23) Childhood-friends-to-lovers and second-chance-romance tropes loaded with over-the-top Christmas spirit. My favorite holiday read so far this year!
Unwrapped for Christmas (cover w/ gifts): True Love for Christmas by D. Love. (December 6) Friends to lovers and second chance romance. Noel’s a bit of a grinch – for good reason – while Chris is determined to finally prove he’s the right guy for her.


Completed JingleBooks bingo board