All He Wants for Christmas by Lisa Plumley

December 3rd, 2014 Kimberly Review 65 Comments

3rd Dec
All He Wants for Christmas by Lisa Plumley
All He Wants for Christmas
by Lisa Plumley
Series: Kismet Michigan #4
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In Kismet, Michigan, Christmas is special: big fluffy snowflakes, sleigh bells, carolers singing. It's a picture-perfect holiday—you just have to choose who's in the frame... Jason Hamilton is on thin ice with the board of his toy company. The young CEO may be a kid at heart, but his party boy reputation requires damage control. So Jason's off to Kismet to inspect a model store, stay on Santa's Nice list, and stick to business—no goofing around. Which is too bad, because the store manager, Danielle Sharpe, is the definition of what makes Naughty fun...Danielle is thrilled to show off her thriving little toy store—especially if it's her ticket out of Kismet. The single mom is tired of manufacturing cheer solo while her ex-husband has all the fun. But if she'd known Jason was this hot, she wouldn't have offered to host him. With Jason in her house, Danielle is getting warmer than spiked cider. She's supposed to impress him with her expertise, not daydream about catching him under the mistletoe. Now whatever she does, she can't get swept up in the magic..

All He Wants for Christmas by Lisa Plumley is the fourth book in the Kismet, Michigan series but do not let that deter you from enjoying this holiday read as it completely works as a standalone. Small-town charm, children, goldfish and a gooey romance make this a delightful holiday read.

Five Reasons to grab a cup of cocoa and curl up with All He Wants for Christmas

  • If you love small-town settings with sleigh rides, candy cane parades and local dinners where everyone knows everyone than you will adore Kismet, Michigan. Our heroine manages the Moosby Toy Store on Main Street and you will find all the holiday spirit you desire there.
  • The perfect little set-up. A naughty picture on the internet puts James Hamilton, CEO of Moosby in the hot seat and the board creates a campaign tour to restore his image. They send him to their number one store to work, meet customers and inspect the model store. Danielle Sharpe is a divorced mother of three who has tripled sales at Moosby’s. She is determined to impress the corporate office and move up the ladder, far away from Kismet.
  • The romance oozes holiday magic. The chemistry between Jason and Danielle was hilarious, sweet, and tender. I loved how Danielle did not outwardly swoon all over Jason. Jason loved it too, since most woman only see dollar signs and his looks. The tension built slowly at first, from accidental touches to sweet stolen kisses. The tale is clean, with fade to black moments making this one for everyone.
  • There is just the right amount of tension threaded throughout the story regarding the Moosby Company. We wonder if Jason can restore his reputation or will a plotting board member get him kicked out the door. Will Danielle get the promotion she wants and leave Kismet behind. Corporate spies, breaking store policy rules, the kids and a little romance all make it interesting.
  • If you love snuggling up during the holidays and watching the Hallmark’s Holiday specials, than All He Wants for Christmas is the perfect holiday read. From the kids, to playing naughty in the stockroom this tale has it all.

All He Wants for Christmas was adorable, and made me smile. While there were other couples mentioned whose stories must have been previously told this story works well as a standalone. I enjoyed my time in Kismet, Michigan and would love to revisit.

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65 Responses to “All He Wants for Christmas by Lisa Plumley”

  1. Lorna

    This sounds like it would really make for a good Christmas movie! I love sweet romances set in small towns usually, and this one sounds good 🙂

  2. Lark

    Sounds cute and charming – and what could be more fun than a romance that combines Christmas and a toy store?!

  3. Cyn

    I always love a good holiday read and I’m definitely liking the sounds of the chemistry between the leads! Thanks for the review!

  4. Felicia the Geeky Blogger

    The romance oozes holiday magic. The chemistry between Jason and Danielle was hilarious, sweet, and tender. <—————–this is the best kind of holiday read! They have to be fun and have holiday cheer 🙂

  5. Silvia

    It sounds like a nice holiday read. I like small-town settings, and at Christmas they’re even more appreciated in romances, are they not? 😉

  6. Bookworm Brandee

    I do love small-town settings for romance. And this one sounds delightful. I giggled at you comparing it to a Hallmark holiday movie…I kinda gave up tv for reading but I did enjoy those Hallmark movies, so I’m thinking All He Wants for Christmas will fit the bill. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, I will talk about in on Saturday in my Caffeinated Confessions. In general I do not favor rom/com and romance movies preferring suspense, fantasy and the paranormal..but this time of year…

  7. Sharon

    I don’t read many holiday romances but this year I’m on the look out for a few. Time to check these out and another one to add to the list. Thanks Kimberly.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have to read a few each year it gets me in the holiday mood 🙂

  8. kimbacaffeinate

    It is a great read for this time of year 🙂 Hope things are good 🙂

  9. Jess

    This looks like a cute book. Love that even though it is the 4th in the series it can be read as a stand alone. 🙂 Perfect for this time of year! Great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It appears they all feature one couple in town and I had no problems, It was a fun, cute read.

  10. Katherine

    I tried this one a few weeks ago but couldn’t get into it. I suspect it was more of a problem with my mood versus a problem with the book but I’ve still been a little reluctant to pick this one up. I will definitely have to give this another chance!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ha..yes this is the type of book that only works when you have gingerbread and snow globes on the brain. I talk about this in my next confession.

  11. Rashika

    I am starting to get in the mood for Christmasy books so I was so happy to see your review for one that fits the bill! 😀 I am glad you enjoyed it too, Kimba! Aren’t small town romances the best around Christmas time? It definitely gets me in the spirit! 🙂

    I’ll be sure to check this one out!

    Lovely review, hon!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, there is something about small-towns and holiday romances 🙂

  12. Christy

    If the naughty picture that got him in trouble is included in the book, then I’ll for sure read it. 😉 That snowman is adorable.

  13. Angela Adams

    Small towns — especially when snow is involved — reminds me of the small town in Vermont where I went to college. Thanks for the post!

  14. Stephanie

    This sounds like a great stop for a holiday read. It sounds light and like something you can pick up and set down during the busy season.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes it is light and easy Stephanie..low stress, escape material

  15. Heidi

    I always go for these small town, holiday themed romance. The romance sounds just right, not too much tension and it sounds slow and realistic.

  16. Lauren

    I love small town romances, and add in the holidays and I can’t resist! This sounds like a total charmer, can’t wait to read it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah..this has it all..well except for the fat guy in the suit 🙂

  17. Candace

    This one sounds cute! I love the sound of the setting and that it’s a clean romance. If I can squeeze it in, it might be the perfect holiday read for me!

  18. Lupdilup

    I enjoy my share of holiday romances, but this might sound too sweet for me 🙁 Or maybe I’m just a dark mood lately and the holiday spirit hasn’t kick in yet….I hope it does soon! 🙂
    Thanks Kimba, great job as aways.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL I read these in November and this month I have a lot of dark reads coming up..go figure

  19. Jeann

    AWww, the love story between Jason/James and Danielle definitely sounds really sweet! Sounds like a magical holiday romance, and you always seem to find the perfect small town reads, Kimba. Great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was delightful and perfect for kicking off the holiday season 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was cute Cynthia:) It will have you humming Christmas carols

  20. Alreem

    wow coming to your blog these days put me on the mood of the holiday ,, great review 😀

  21. Adriana

    I really need to read Christmas books because I love the movies so much and I know I’ll enjoy the books just as well. The holiday romance magic sounds amazing! I love when things are taken slowly because I get to squeal or I generally get excited more when I see the history of the romance between two characters. So adorable!

  22. Melliane

    Holidays romances are always so nice! I love small-town settings, I think it’s always the best and interesting. This one sounds reallt cute!