Never Christmas Without You MOBI è Never Christmas

Never Christmas Without You (Pleasure Cove, #2.5) All you need this Christmas are these sizzling stories full of love and a touch of holiday magic…Just for the Holidays by Nana Malone Justin Morrison would do anything to make his ailing grandmother happy Even if that means inventing a fake girlfriend to take home for the holidays His best friend, Alex Winters, reluctantly agrees, but it's not easy to keep her longburied feelings for Justin under wraps when they're sharing a room…a bed…a kiss Christmas in Catalina is turning out to be hotter than anyone expected, but is theirs a love for all seasons? His Holiday Gift by Reese RyanPleasure Cove's prodigal son just got the ultimate Christmas surprise—Madison, his fiveyearold daughter he knew nothing about Maddie's aunt, Mikayla Mitchell, was once one of Dash Williams's best friends…and his secret admirer Now, seeing the sexy, ambitious lawyer with his little girl, Mikayla's smitten than ever And Dash is starting to realize Mikayla's the only one who could make his days merry and bright, and fill his nights with bliss…

10 thoughts on “Never Christmas Without You (Pleasure Cove, #2.5)

  1. Tiffany Reads Tiffany Reads says:

    I've always thought the world of you, Mikayla. He stroked her cheek. Sorry I took you for granted. I won't ever make that mistake again.

    The friends to lovers trope and holiday books are my guilty pleasures. Never Without Christmas contained two short stories that were very well-written by Nana and Reese. Full review to come!

  2. Dorel Dorel says:

    I loved ❤ both of these stories. JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS: I love ❤ Nana Malone books. I loved ❤ this book's story line. I loved ❤ the hot & steamy scenes. I loved ❤ Justin's character. I loved ❤ how Justin helped Alex. I loved ❤ Alex's character. I loved ❤ the ending. HIS HOLIDAY GIFT 🎁: This is
    the 1st book I read by Reese Ryan. I loved ❤ this book's story line. I loved ❤ the hot & steamy scenes. I loved ❤ Dash's character. I loved ❤ Mikayla's character. My heart broke 💔 for Mikayla. I loved ❤ Maddie. I loved ❤ the ending. Awesome job Ms. Ryan.

  3. Shavonna Futrell Shavonna Futrell says:

    This was my first time reading anything by these two ladies and it will not be my last. I enjoyed this holiday novel of best friends finally admitting their real feelings. This was a quick enjoyable page turner. His Holiday Gift had me teary eyed , I felt all of the emotions they were going through. I throughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by these authors.

  4. SuperWendy SuperWendy says:

    Well this was disappointing. Two Christmas stories with friends-to-lovers themes. I was all over this one. The Malone story is really solid until the hero tosses out some throwaway dialogue about how fake his past hook-ups were to illustrate how real the heroine is by comparison. The tearing down of other women to make the heroine look good is a time-honored Romancelandia peeve of mine that needs to die a fiery death already.

    The Ryan story is chock full of Drama Llama that I was all in on until the way the issue of infertility was handled. This is my baggage, I'll admit it, but it was rage inducing all the same. The epilogue nearly sent my Kindle flying across the room.

  5. Sherri Lupton Lupton Sherri Lupton Lupton says:

    Never Christmas Without You a two-novella Christmas anthology from Nana Malone and Reese Ryan is a must read for anyone who loves contemporary romance with fabulous characters. I love holiday romances but these two stories brought the magic of Christmas and the love of family and friends deep into my heart.
    I have a confession to make. I hadn’t planned to read Nana Malone’s story. I’ve never read her books before and I’m so busy right now but I thought I should read her story, Just for the Holidays so I could review Reese’s story since they are together in this anthology. I mean, really, a review of half the book seemed wrong. So…
    I read the first few pages and fell in love with Grandma Lucy. I know she is a California woman but she could be a southern grandma. She’s the grandmother I want to be. She is a take charge and tell it like it is character and while she is secondary to the story, she is the main reason I read the whole story! I love to read and as a writer, I look at story and form and character development. Sometimes, being a writer can ruin the reading experience. When I fall in love with the characters and the story is so good I forget how it’s made, that is a great story and that is what these two authors did for me. Their stories gave me so much joy I forgot about tense, point of view, and all of the things I’ve been taught. I simply fell into the story and experienced being with best friends Alex and Justin as they discover what has been right beside them all along. Nana Malone wove together a story that had me feeling the characters’ passion, pain and confusion. I rooted for them and commiserated with them. I laughed at Grandma Lucy’s manipulation and the attitude of strong women who aren’t afraid to make things happen.
    Nana Malone has a new fan and I will definitely be looking for more of her books.

    Reese Ryan will be hosting a two-part workshop for the Pamlico Writers’ Group Saturday, October 14th, 2017 in Washington, North Carolina, “Building Believable Characters” and “Creating Functional, Yet Compelling, Secondary Characters.” His Holiday Gift is proof that Reese knows what she is talking about. I’d only read a few pages when I had to email Ms. Ryan and curse her for making me cry.
    I want a little girl like Maddie. The texture and depth Reese was able to bring to this short story is amazing. The characters are so real. I cried for Maddie meeting her father for the first time. I felt the love, pain and longing of Dash and Mikayla who were once friends. Their estrangement, part of the reason Maddie and Dash never met before.
    I love second chance stories and stories of children bringing lovers together. Reese Ryan wove together ideas into a fabulous holiday love story.
    Dash is the bad boy, prodigal returned to his small town with the weight of all the mistakes he’s ever made heavy on his shoulders. Having his best friend back at his side is encouraging and confusing. For Mikayla, her unrequited love for Dash simmers just below the surface. Can she trust him with her heart after all that has happened between them? This time, it’s not just her heart he might break.
    Ms. Anna, Dash’s mother, is another well thought out secondary character she adds another dimension to the story making it feel like a real world.
    Even Reese’s walk-on characters are complete people, their stories revealed with only a few lines. The rich tapestry of this story is what romance is all about. Reese Ryan has created a world I want to dive into. Her characters are friends and family I could have at my dinner table and enjoy knowing. Her Pleasure Cove series is one I’ve enjoyed experiencing. It’s not just a story, it’s a vacation.

    Sherri Lupton Hollister
    Southern Romantic Comedy & Suspense

  6. Francis M. Torres Francis M. Torres says:

    I am not going to lie, I am so happy I got into this book right before the holidays, His Holiday Gift was the best for me. I loved everything about it.

  7. Felicia Brown Felicia Brown says:

    These 2 Author's did an amazing job on this book . I say get this book you will enjoy both stories .

  8. Xan West Xan West says:

    A copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

    Overall: 3 stars

    This volume contains two friends to lovers Christmas romance novellas, one that's also a second chance romance as the friends were estranged for years.

    Just for the Holidays (3.5 stars)
    This is a friends to lovers romance with a fake relationship. I decided to read this volume because I've enjoyed Malone's Stiletto series. This had less of a spark to it than those books do, but was still a pretty enjoyable holiday romance with tropey goodness, some lovely heat, and a grandma who I adored. It was a bit light on the traditional holiday romance stuff, so if you are looking for that, it doesn't show much of either secular or religious celebration.

    Trigger Warnings (view spoiler)[ Creepy jerk of a relative that hits on the heroine incessantly. Evil ex boyfriend who has some stalker tendencies and keeps trying to get her back. Her makes jokes about stalking and crazy ex girlfriends. Framing of lovers relationship as more than friendship. (hide spoiler)]

  9. Yvonne Yvonne says:


    I loved reading Justin and Alex's story. Loved all the characters,the storyline was great. Loved the fact that there was just a hint of drama,which is my favorite type of books thanks for that Reese. I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone who enjoy reading a great romance story. Thank you Reese this was an enjoyable story.

  10. Shannan Harper Shannan Harper says:

    These two were some of the cutest holiday romances I've read. I especially loved the children in Reese's story. They were just written so well and were just so adorable. Both authors did a great job with their respective stories.

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