A Wrong Bed Christmas: Ignited\Where There's Smoke by Kimberly Van MeterLiz Talley
Published by Harlequin
Publication Date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
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The Wrong Bed—But the Right Guy!
Ignited by Kimberly Van Meter
What do you do when a sexy, naked fireman gets into your bed? If you're Alexis Matheson, you freak out. But now she's snowed in with Layton Davis, and suddenly Alexis's best intentions to behave seem to have disappeared up the chimney. Because a hot 'n' naughty firefighter in her bed might be the best Christmas surprise ever…
Where There's Smoke by Liz Talley
Emma Rose Brent is sure she's dreaming when Erik Matheson, her bestie's überhot older brother—who she's been crushing on for years—mistakenly slips into her bed, all gloriously naked. But Emma must have been a very good girl this year, because she's been given the best gift of all: the chance to be really, really bad…
That’s the one word that would describe both stories in this book. Both stories were cute, fun and perfect to read right before the holidays really kick off.
Ignited by Kimberly Van Meter: This was a short but sweet romance between Alexis and her brother’s friend from work, Layton. They’re thrown together when they wake up in the same bed in very steamy positions. They both think they’re dreaming but when they find out they’re not, Lex freaks the heck out. She starts throwing things at the naked guy in her bed and trips over her luggage and sprains her ankle.
They get stuck together when Lexi can’t go on her girls trip with her best friend Emma because of her swollen ankle. When she tells Emma to go home without her, Emma refuses until Layton says he’ll stay with Lexi and Lexi offers Erik (Lexi’s brother) up to drive with Emma so she’s not driving alone. Once that’s settled, Lexi tells Layton he doesn’t need to stay behind but because he’s a good guy….he does.
The flirty business between Layton and Lexi was adorable. I thought Lex was funny and seeing Layton try to ignore the chemistry brewing between them because of his promise to her brother made the story all the more cute. He didn’t stand a chance. For such a short story, this book was still fun. The romance didn’t feel rushed and I liked their happy for now ending.
Where There’s Smoke by Liz Talley: The second story in this book follows the other two on their road trip to Emma’s family. I really liked that these two stories were written by two different authors but were connected by the characters.
Emma is the good girl friend to Lexi’s sassy self. She’s had a crush on Lexi’s older brother Erik for a while now but she was never going to act on it until he shows up in her bed for the night, completely naked. He’s embarrassed because she’s sleeping in his bed and he didn’t know it until he was in the bed himself and when they get into an accident and are stranded at a nearby cabin, things get real interesting.
These two were just as fun as Lexi and Layton. I loved seeing them get to know each other as grown ups and not the kids that they remembered. Erik was seeing the grown up Emma and he really liked what he was seeing, I loved seeing them come together because I really liked Emma. Adorable, these two were just too freaking cute.
I need to read more Harlequin Blaze books because it took me no time at all to read this book and the entire time, I was grinning like a happy hippie. These stories were fun, the romances had the perfect amount of steam to keep things interesting and I definitely recommend this book.