The Holly and the Ivey

Short Story in Home For the Holidays Anthology

By Sandy Pennington


Contemporary Romance

When Jonathan came out of the shower of his sister's apartment, he had expected to be alone, or at the most, see his sister. Instead, he hears the suggestive words of an unknown woman speaking to someone named Garth. He probably should have stopped for clothing, but decided the towel would have to do so he could let them know they weren't alone before things went much further.

Victoria had expected to be alone in the apartment, and was completely surprised when a near naked, wet, hot, stunning man confronted her.

The Holly and the Ivey was a cute introduction to two characters whose full romance would be a story I'd be interested in reading. Unfortunately, it was a tad bit too short, but enough to know I'd definitely be intrigued by further stories by this author.

Home For the Holidays is a short anthology with nine stories that is a mere 125 pages. We are introduced to six new authors, some of whom I hope to see in print again soon. This anthology includes: Christmas at Coventry Arcade by Becke Martin, The Holly and the Ivey by Sandy Pennington, Speaking the Language by Ann Gregory, Triple Trouble on Christmas Eve by Becke Martin, Merry and Bight by Ann Gregory, Silver and Gold by Becke Martin, The Last Christmas Visit by Stacy McKitrick, Time's Holiday by Jennette Marie Powell, and No More Resolutions by Dakota James

Kathy Andrico -

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