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Holiday Sparks [Kindle Edition]

Shannon Stacey
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

House-sitting for her parents seemed like a good idea, until the microwave blew up and the lights went out.

Now Chloe Burke thinks upgrading the electrical system of her childhood home while they are away would make the perfect Christmas gift. Fortunately, there's an electrician in town who can get the job done by the holidays.

Scott Quinn has wanted to get his hands on the Burkes' wiring for almost as long as he's wanted to get his hands on their daughter. Chloe didn't notice Scott back in high school, but she's noticing him now, and soon they're indulging in a little festive fun: no strings, no expectations. After all, Chloe plans to get out of this goldfish bowl of a town and back to her real life in Boston by New Year's.

But Chloe and Scott discover they enjoy each other's company just as much out of bed. Could their holiday fling turn out to be the real thing?

20,000 words



Product Details

  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 65 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (December 6, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CJ814W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,063 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Pefect Holiday Stocking Stuffer for Your E-reader December 16, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Looking for a little holiday read to get you in the Christmas spirit? Well then look no further than Holiday Sparks from Carina Press by Shannon Stacey because.

I've read three books by Shannon Stacey this year and each one has delivered on the laughs, making me smile from ear to ear, great banter between the main characters and always a great, feel good story. My first Shannon Stacey read, Exclusively Yours is one of my favorite reads of 2010.

I felt a real connection...in the electrical emergency sense anyway to Chloe Burke. Turn on the microwave and blow a fuse...yes that has happened to me. I have a fuse panel that I really should get changed over to a breaker system...mmmm I wonder if I call an electrician now I might end up with my very own version of a Scott Quinn? Probably not. With my luck, the hunchback of Notre Dame is likely to arrive.

One of the many charming things about Holiday Sparks was that Chloe and Scott kind of knew each other in high school, but not really. I say kind of because she was the hot chick (and still is) while Scott was the guy in thick glasses and had the bowl haircut who liked her from afar. So while he recognizes Chloe immediately when he shows up on her parents front porch, she has no recollection of him. Seems he's changed...a lot. Gorgeous, sexy as all get out with his low slung tool belt and some incredibly flat, rock-hard abs. Yummy! No more glasses and nasty haircut for this guy.

Holiday Sparks is a cute, short novella and surprisingly hot. Yes the sparks really do fly between Chloe and Scott but in a truly believable manner considering the course of this book takes place over the period of a couple of weeks. My holiday wish was that their story had been longer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect Christmas romance December 21, 2011
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Oh boy why haven't I read anything by Shannon Stacey before?!

This was a wonderful contemporary romance, bringing a touch of Christmas with it, but perfect for reading at any time of the year. It featured two likeable characters who have something of a past - he was the school nerd and she one of the popular cheerleaders - but their present isn't defined by who they were back then. It is a shorter story, but I didn't feel as though the happy ending suffered because of it.

Chloe Burke is back in her hometown housesitting for her parents. The moment she arrives she has an accident: the electrical wiring in the house is ancient and she blows a circuit. In comes electrician Scott Quinn; Chloe was his adolescent fantasy, but he wasn't even on her radar. Chloe makes the decision to have the entire house rewired as a Christmas present for her parents, which gives the pair time to get to know each other - and fall in love.

The book thrives on its funny and realistic dialogue which make the characters so much fun. My heart broke a little for Scott and the skinny dork he was in the past, and cheered for him for being exactly who he wanted to be now, no hang-ups from before.

This may sound like just another Christmas romance, but in the hands of someone as talented as Stacey, it's fantastic.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun! December 14, 2010
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This was an excellent Christmas novella. Although it's very short (7 chapters), it does manage to pull off a bit of depth.

I liked this couple. The hero has been infatuated with the heroine since high school. I love books like this! I loved the humor in this book and the dialogue was quick and snappy. I finished this book in one sitting without a problem and finished it with a smile on my face.

I recommend this book to those interested in a quick and satisfying Christmas read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Holiday Sparks January 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Rating: 4.5
Chloe lives in Boston but is back in her hometown house-sitting for her parents while they are out of town on a cruise. Not realizing the state of disrepair her parent's house and its electrical wiring is in; she inadvertently blows a fuse and has to make an after-hours call to a local electrician. Conveniently, Scott Quinn is available and eager to make a house call. He and Chloe went to high school together and he had a huge crush on her back then. He's dying to know if she is still as hot as she was back in high school. Scott's look has change a bit since his less-than-cool high school days so Chloe doesn't remember him from. When they reconnect though, the sparks fly. After Scott's inspection of the electrical wiring, Chloe decides an update is in order and hires Scott to do the job creating a perfect opportunity for them to spend a great deal of time together and see what comes of their mutual attraction.

This is the first time I've read anything by Shannon Stacey and this is my favorite of the four stories in this anthology. Right from the beginning the chemistry between Chloe and Scott is evident and so fun. I loved Quinn's internal dialogue as he tries to remain cool on the outside, while on the inside he is high-fiving and chest bumping himself at his good fortune at possibly getting an opportunity to realize all his Chloe-induced teenage fantasies. Chloe is taken with how good looking and genuinely nice Scott is and although she doesn't remember who he is as first, I think she finds him even more attractive once she finally remembers him. What was supposed to be a fun casual fling quickly turns into something much more as Scott and Chloe get reacquainted.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Not bad...easy, fun, non thinking kinda book
Published 1 day ago by Jennifer Ziegler
4.0 out of 5 stars predictable ending
Happy reading that keeps your interest. Pretty predictable storyline and ending. The author keeps a similar theme in many of her books.
Published 6 months ago by Maureen Fischler
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
I absolutely love her writing......no matter what is going on in your life, reading her books are a way to escape into her stories
Published 6 months ago by Erika L. Zeller
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Shannon Stacey books
I am on my way to buying / reading every Shannon Stacey book, and I'm having such a good time doing it too. I enjoy reading, and try to read at least a little every day. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Review: Holiday Sparks
My Rating: A, I loved it.

Chloe Burke has returned to her small hometown to watch over her parents' home while they are on a three-week cruise. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jen Twimom
5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday sparks.
This was a short fast reading story.just what I needed to stay. It was child hood love that had a chance to blossom.Happiness and love was more important than where you live.
Published 8 months ago by Teach
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet holiday romance
3.5-4 stars

This was a cute short story. I really liked Chloe and Scott and enjoyed their story.

Chloe is a web designer that lives in Boston. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Malinda
4.0 out of 5 stars cute story
I
liked the banter between the two main characters. It's a story line for all ages and a quick read
Published 10 months ago by nana
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this holiday novella
I reread this novella last night before bed and it's still one of my favorite holiday novellas. I love their chemistry and the lightheartedness of the story represents everything I... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sharon
5.0 out of 5 stars I think I missed something. There were only 8 chapters in this...
of four Novellas. I enjoyed the first one but do not find a second????What am I missing?? I also can not locate the page I ordered this book from.
Published 11 months ago by Mickey Brown
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she's not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

You can contact Shannon through her website, http://shannonstacey.com, where she has maintains an almost daily blog, or visit her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/shannonstacey, her Facebook page, http://facebook.com/shannonstacey.authorpage, or email her at shannon@shannonstacey.com.

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