Enemies With Benefits
Harlequin KISS, Feb 15 2014, $5.99
In London as Christmas nears, reclusive Dr. Poppy Spencer feels alone since her three flatmates found significant others (see The Morning After The Night Before by Nikki Logan, Your Bed Or Mine? by Joss Wood and Sleeping With The Soldier by Charlotte Phillips). However, the last person she wants to see club owner Isaac Blair, who knows her better than anyone, arrives at her apartment.
Poppy decides there are benefits to having Isaac crash her flat though she knows she will struggle to deal with the heartbreak comes next year. Still they decorate her place for the holiday, get drunk together and have sex. Poppy becomes melancholy knowing Blair soon will leave her, but he seeks a different end to their current Enemies with Benefits relationship.
This Flat in Notting Hill contemporary is a cheerful Christmas romance in which the leads have a history to overcome. Even without any veering from the most obvious straight and narrow course, the storyline remains a warm holiday tale with readers rooting for the protagonists to make it.