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Winter Holiday Romance Books

Welcome to Romanceopoly, the yearly reading challenge . You’ve entered Winter, where your challenge is to read a book where either the cover is blue, black or silver or, it is a winter holiday book



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Welcome to the winter season! Where the nights are getting longer and the weather is getting colder. It’s the perfect time of year to keep yourself cozy with a heart warming holiday themed romance. Or maybe you want to get a little hot under the collar with a spicy holiday romance? Then again, maybe you’re sick of all the holiday stuff, in which case….just find any book from any genre that has some blue, black or silver on the cover!

You will find our recommendations below, but if you can’t find a holiday book that captures your interest, check out these posts over on our main blog site Under the Covers Book Blog

Genre only challenge

There isn’t a specific genre assigned to Winter. It’s free choice, read whatever you fancy! Or maybe try and find a book that has a blue, black or silver on the cover. It’s up to you!

The recommendations


Another Christmas from Hell
by R.L. Mathewson


Bryce has been avoiding his brother’s best friend since they were children, but now that she was living across the hall from him, staying away from her was the last thing that he wanted to do in this holiday romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author R.L. Mathewson.

He wasn’t in love with her.

It didn’t matter that he couldn’t seem to keep his eyes off her or that he couldn’t seem to think about her without feeling like a part of him was missing, falling in love with his brother’s best friend wasn’t an option. So, when his sister offered him the one thing that he couldn’t resist to prove him wrong, one thing became painfully clear…

This was going to be the worst Christmas ever.

It was time to move on.

Granted, Cayley would have preferred to wait until after Christmas, but with her best friend somehow managing to get her fired and evicted in the same day, she’s left with no choice but to rent the apartment across from the one man that really didn’t seem happy to see her.

That was fine.

More than fine because if she could handle her best friend making her life a living hell and an ex-fiancé that was determined to get her back, then she could handle the man that was letting his past destroy them both.

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Chimera for Christmas
by Ursa Dax

Available on Kindle Unlimited


When you find out your boyfriend is cheating on you and you get laid off all in the same week, something’s gotta give. I need a change, and a seasonal work contract aboard the bustling Elora Station is just the ticket. I’ll spend the holidays on the glittering, festive commerce station, make a little money, and clear my head before returning to my colony planet life. It’s a perfect plan.

One thing I’m not accounting for in that plan, though? My coworker. He’s not human. In fact, he’s one of the deadliest alien soldiers in the universe – a Chimera. Seven feet tall with black horns, heated yellow eyes, and an exceptionally grumpy disposition, I cannot for the life of me figure out why this genetically modified beast of a man is working in a tiny, human-owned coffee shop at Christmas time.

But there’s more to X than meets the eye. And the longer I work with him, the more I grow to like him. Soon enough, his taciturn nature begins to charm me. Suddenly, his looks aren’t quite so fearsome, but actually kind of… attractive?

As the holidays hurtle on and my work contract on Elora Station draws to a close, I realize that I don’t want to go back to my old life in the colony.

And I don’t want to leave X.

Can a regular human girl like me find a permanent place on Elora Station and in X’s guarded alien heart before Christmas?


A Holiday by Gaslight
by Mimi Matthews


A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion—or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.


The Matzah Ball
by Jean Meltzer


Oy! to the world

Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she’s hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestseller even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of reach.

But when her diversity-conscious publisher insists she write a Hanukkah romance, her well of inspiration suddenly runs dry. Hanukkah’s not magical. It’s not merry. It’s not Christmas. Desperate not to lose her contract, Rachel’s determined to find her muse at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah, even if it means working with her summer camp archenemy—Jacob Greenberg.

Though Rachel and Jacob haven’t seen each other since they were kids, their grudge still glows brighter than a menorah. But as they spend more time together, Rachel finds herself drawn to Hanukkah—and Jacob—in a way she never expected. Maybe this holiday of lights will be the spark she needed to set her heart ablaze.


A Merry Little Meet Cute
by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone


Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhilewhen she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.


A Wallflower Christmas
by Lisa Kleypas


It’s Christmas time in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady-in-waiting, and if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed.

Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallfowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.

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