In my last rant post I told you how I hated New Year’s Eve, well guess what: in the past 2 weeks, novels set around that time of the year kept coming my way.
I read two of Entangled Publishing’s latest releases: Melting the Millionaire’s Heart by Linda Morris and Yours at Midnight by Robin Bielman, which are both true, 100% New Year’s Eve romances: the hero and heroine share a memorable and crucial moment during those famous countdowns before we ring in the New Year.
And despite not being a fan of the holiday (cough, understatement of the year…), I very much enjoyed these stories, which I believe is due much more to the captivating stories and the great writing, than the time they are set in.
Until now I can’t recall having ever read any story set around that day, stories taking place around Christmas and Valentine’s Day, sure, but never on New Year’s Eve, so I was wondering,
is this a new trend you see emerging?
Have you ever read any other stories set around this time of the year?
Did you find the holiday suited the story or felt the big resolution of the problem/kiss forced to coincide with the countdown?
Do you have any good New Year’s Eve stories to recommend?
ps. after much internet research I found this list of New Year romances (scroll down there are some recommendations for different genres and for adults at the bottom ;-))