Olivia Hanmer is a typically wholesome, all-American girl: an A student, a star athlete, a daddy’s girl. Whenever she wants something, she goes after it and gets it, and this Christmas, she wants Noah Stamer. They’ve known each other since they were kids, but now she’s all grown up and determined to prove it to him.
Noah Stamer has always led a charmed life, but there’s more to him than meets the eye, especially when it comes to what turns him on. Someone as sweet and innocent as Olivia Hanmer could never understand those kinds of needs, so when he pushes her away, it’s for her own good.
One year later, when they find themselves together again at Christmas time on the other side of the world, it’s possible they’ll turn out to have more in common than they ever imagined.
This book is a contemporary sizzling romance with a hint of a love triangle and friends-to-lovers sweet romance. The author does have some very mature content in the story relating to intimate acts and positions as these characters explore their kinks. This book is all about accepting others and getting to know them before you decide for them or yourself. I love that author embraced this story and wrote it so wonderfully. It may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the romance, the explicit material, and the happily for now ending.
This is the third book in the Christmas in the City Series. This book focuses on Olivia and her newly discovered kink. We begin this story at Christmas time on her family’s farm. She has a crush on a close family friend Noah. They have a small age gap of two years, but it is enough to where they don’t have similar interests of so they think.
We glimpse other characters we have fallen in love with from the previous books, Cole and Gemma, and her parents Jackson and Holly.
We also get Noah’s point of view, and he is a typical bad boy. He isn’t into a relationship and has an exciting list of things to do before settling down; his accomplice Tate and frat brother /best friend are also into this list of naughty things. He has done a great job of keeping his sexual kinks separated from his family life.
Their family Christmas is quite idyllic, filled with winter scenes and holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the holiday steamy doesn’t go quite as planned for Olivia. But it is more explained as to why in the coming chapters. This book is sizzling hot, melt your parties sexy, and the fact that the main character is into kinks like voyeurism and exhibitionism leads to some very interesting and mature content.
This book time jumps forward by a year, and now we are in Vienna with Olivia and Tessa. In the last year, Olivia has had some revelations about herself and what she might enjoy, so this trip is for exploring her kink and exploring Vienna. Of course, she runs into the ghost of Christmas past in Vienna, making this more complicated.
Things heat up for her and the boys as they experience the playground. This story also gets a bit of a love triangle thing going. I love that Noah realizes what he is missing out on and wines and dines the girl to please her. Aww, he finally gets the girl but now what?
The perfect start might just be shattered by an unexpected oops. However, the author didn’t focus on that right away. Did you catch it? I wonder what it will mean?
This story was an exciting romance, but it couldn’t have ended better. Omg, I love the author included a little snippet from a friend’s book linking this story with another one. She even gives the credit and acknowledges the stories and author in the back of this book.
If you would like to read Tinsel Temptation by Melody Tyden you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases. This book is part of the Christmas in the City Series but can be read as a standalone.
If you like this book you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories Mature, Friends to Lovers, and Winter.