Short, decent and not suspenseful at all, except for in the second story A quick read and a fun change of pace. The three stories in this collection are all winners as far as holiday short stories go I really loved the last one Kiss Me On Christmas The only problem I had with this set of stories is that only one of them really fit the imprint that they were published under.There was absolutely no suspense in the first and last stories Santa Under Cover was the only one that had suspense, thus it was a little light on the romance A nice trade off, as these short stories had everyone jumping into bed mere hours after they met Stranded With The Bridesmaid was cute, though the plot was a little bit cliche A bridesmaid and a groomsman stranded togetherwho would have thought they d fall in love This one could have been longer There were things I really wanted to know about each character that were kind of left open, like who the Senator was that Zach worked for You get the impression that it might be his father but it is never told to you Santa Under Cover definitely had the suspense going on A jewelry store robbery, a missing child and Christmas Plus the hero is a hot guy in a Santa suit What can you ask for Kiss Me On Christmas is my favorite of the three It centers around a coffee shop owner and guy who comes in with many many dates from an online dating service The blizzard leaves them stranded and the resulting situation makes for a sweet and somewhat steamy read.This isn t a perfect set of stories, but definitely a good holiday read During A Christmas Eve Blizzard In Seattle, Three Couples Find Themselves In A Citywide BlackoutWhen Their Car Skids Off The Road, The Best Man And Bridesmaid Are Snowbound While Struggling To Stay Warm, They Spend Long Hours Getting To Know Each Other In The Most Intimate Ways Stranded With The Bridesmaid By Beth CornelisonWhen Their Car Skids Off The Road, The Best Man And Bridesmaid Are Snowbound While Struggling To Stay Warm, They Spend Long Hours Getting To Know Each Other In The Most Intimate Ways Santa Under Cover By Sharron McClellanOn A Trip To See Santa At The Mall, The Lights Go Out And A Child Goes Missing To Stay Alive, This Couple Must Outsmart The Christmas Bandits Holding Them Hostage Kiss Me On Christmas By Jennifer MoreyStuck At A Coffee Shop During The Blackout, A Man And A Woman Must Share A Hotel Room For The Night Will This Pair Of Opposites Discover What They Ve Been Missing SRS 1583 3 stars Didn t finish the first two stories Both used the he kisses her to shut her up scenerio I HATE that cliche It ought to be beaten, shot, set on fire and the ashes peed on I thought it was a stupid scene the first time I read it, and it hasn t improved by the 100th time.The second story also has the heroine thinking, Hmmwe re being held hostage I know, I ll flash the gunman Seriously The third story was the only one that I finished It was a bit rushed, but that s not surprising, given the very restricted page count Also, there s no HEA ending, only a HFN, and that s one of my pet peeves I would like an epilogue to wrap things up and give me the HEA I might try stories by this author, though, as she had promise. This book had three cute, brainless stories I read this book in an afternoon I really like Cornelison s writing and haven t read the other two authors so I was excited to pick this up I liked all three stories and the ideas behind them They even made me laugh However, I didn t have enough time to get to know the characters or get totally engaged in the plot There just wasn t enough to each of the stories for me There wasn t much character development so I just didn t seem to care how things ended in each story.Overall, all three stories are forgettable The reason that the book still gets a decent rating is because sometimes that s what I need I need something that isn t heavy, and that doesn t cause me to really evaluate the situations They really were good stories, just didn t contain enough for me. Good light relief while trying to get through Kevin Fun to read Quick stories Great read while it was snowing. I enjoyed these three short stories centered around the theme of a blackout in Seattle at Christmastime The writing was well done, the characters than cardboard, and the plots intricate enough to keep me reading. Loved 2nd two novellas first was well written but not my cup of tea.