Four YA authors wrap their stories in the December holidays. In the first, Aimee Friedman brings Hanukkah and Christmas together as Maxine finds love in a department store. Hailey Abbott's heroine, Aria, is welcoming her best friend, Emily, home for the holidays; unfortunately, she has fallen in love with Emily's boyfriend. Nina Malkin sets her romance in Hollywood, and Melissa de la Cruz, the author of the Au Pairs series, offers a twist on O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi." The stories have varied sensibilities (even as they link around romance), but their characters seem remarkably the same, and the conversations are strictly chick-lit generic. Still, this will please teen girls, who will find the quartet as delicious and frothy as whipped cream on cocoa.
Ilene Cooper, Booklist
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Four hot Holiday Romance stories from your favorite writers! Melissa de la Cruz, Hailey Abbot, Aimee Friedman and Nina Malkin.

Melissa’s story “The Christmas Choos” is about a girl, a boy, a pair of fabulous Jimmy Choo sandals, and a kickass Harley-Davidson motorcycle.