Mr. Winterbourne's Christmas by Joanna Chambers: This was a lovely follow up to Introducing Mr. Winterbourne, a novella I'd hoped the author would revisit since I first read it. Read that first and then jump into the Christmas story, which gives the couple their sold HEA.
Santa Daddy by Keira Andrews: A light, age gap Christmas romance with some kink. It also has a grumpy guy who has to dress up as Santa.
Mr. Frosty Pants by Leta Blake: Perhaps slightly more angsty than I usually like in my holiday romances, but it was still an enjoyable romance between two estranged friends.
Christmas Angel by Eli Easton: This book is the first book in the Christmas Angel series, standalone books written by different authors and connected by the magical angel ornament. I only read a few of them, but this one and The Magician's Angel by Jordan L. Hawk are the two I enjoyed the most.
Love Around the Corner by Sally Malcolm: This was a sweet romance that managed to be both friends to lovers and sort of enemies to lovers with the same couple. Two men become friends and fall for each other online while talking books, but don't like each other in real life.
Gaudete by Amy Rae Durresson: I'd somehow managed to miss this Christmas romance, though I love the author's others. This one was no different. It was a beautifully written story of a second chance between two men who'd been friends years earlier.
Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert: Everyone has been talking about Hibbert's books for ages, and I finally read one! I enjoyed this story between two good people with very real baggage.
Love Blooms by Stephanie Hoyt: A cute fantasy about Santa's son, who has to fall in love and be loved in return by his 30th birthday in order to be eligible to be Santa one day.
Color of You by CS Poe: Romance between the bowtie-wearing new high school music teacher and the older parent of one of his students who owns an apple orchard/Christmas tree farm. There's some insta-crush turning into insta-love here, but it was really sweet.
I also like to do a list of my favorite reads for the year. 2018 was a strange year for me with reading (and with everything else—last year was rough). I read a lot of books, but many of them were rereads and some didn't quite work for me—I found myself not able to get into a lot books. Also, last January feels like a hundred years ago, so it was tough even remembering what I read early this year. Here are some favorites that I read for the first time last year, though they might not have been written in 2018.
Band Sinister by KJ Charles
Unmasked by the Marquess by Cat Sebastian
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Balefire by Jordan L Hawk
A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian
Salt Magic, Skin Magic by Lee Welch
The Wolf at Bay by Charlie Adhara
How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin
Caroline's Heart by Austin Chant
The Doctor's Discretion by EE Ottoman
Breathless by Beverly Jenkins
What were your favorite 2018 reads?