Book Review: Lorelei James’ “Mistress Christmas”

Posted December 28, 2013 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lorelei James’ “Mistress Christmas”

Mistress Christmas


Lorelei James

erotic romance in eBook edition that was published by Samhain Publishing on December 2008 and has 100 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Corralled, Saddled and Spurred, Rode Hard, Put Up Wet, Wrangled and Tangled, Long Hard Ride, Cowgirl Up and Ride, Rough, Raw and Ready, Tied Up, Tied Down, Wild Ride, Branded as Trouble, Shoulda Been a Cowboy, All Jacked Up, Raising Kane, Cowgirls Don't Cry, Chasin' Eight, One Night Rodeo, Casanova Cowboy, Kissin' Tell, Gone Country, Miss Firecracker, Bound, Redneck Romeo, Unwound, Turn and Burn, Hillbilly Rockstar, "Schooled", Wrapped and Strapped, Unraveled, What You Need, Just What I Needed

First in the Wild West Boys erotic romance series, a spin-off from James’ Rough Riders. This story is based in Denver, and the couple focus is on Nick West and Holly North.

My Take

This is about the West branch of the McKay family and fits in about where Cam has been back from Iraq for ten months, four months in Sundance; Colt has been sober two years now and moving out of the Boar’s Nest. Cam bought him and Buck out.

It’s cute enough, too cute really — it does make a sweet Christmas tale. And I was impressed that the shy Holly North should come out with that comment about how “not all women mount up the same or crave that type of wild ride”. It didn’t fit with the persona I was imagining, and it made me start to wonder just how wild “Mistress Christmas” could get.

Both are hiding who they really are even though they’re telling the truth. And ain’t that a twist? It was fun, but it didn’t make it ring quite true — not enough of a twist. The story tried, it definitely tried but it was too cute and too pat. A little too Cinderella-ish.

For such a shy woman, Holly certainly lost any shyness by the time she fell into bed with Not-So-Saint-Nick.

It was cute how in tune they were about their feelings about the Christmas season.

The Story

Nick has a strong sense of honor and when his friend gets rolled by a stripper named Mistress Christmas. Only the real Mistress Christmas is out sick, and Holly is filling in to help out her friend.

It’s a chance to get wild and Nick is more than willing to help her out.

The Characters

Holly North is an accountant with a soft spot for a friend. And a secret urge to find out what it would be like to be wild. She has one sister, Crystal, and a brother, Tim, having kids. Ivy Lane is a friend and a client who runs a gentlemen’s club, Sugar Plums.

Detective Nick West is a cop in Denver but most of his family still resides in Wyoming where his brother Blake and his dad raise sheep. Chet and Remy West are cousins building Colt’s house (he’s been sober two years now).

Rudy Donner is the friend who got robbed.

The Cover and Title

The cover is a flirtatious Mistress Christmas in her stiletto-heeled red boots and black thong up against a mirror.

The title is Holly as she steps up to be Mistress Christmas.