#RecommendedReads: Hanukkah Romances

December 19, 2018

Need a Hanukkah romance?  We're sharing some of our favourites with you!

 

Remember, just click on the cover and a link will take you there.

 

 

Lighting the Flames by Sarah Wendell

 

Genevieve and Jeremy have known each other since they were seven, and have been summertime best friends at Camp Meira, a Jewish overnight camp in the mountains. As campers, and then as staff, their friendship was a constant, something neither wanted to change, no matter how tempting those changes might be.

 

Then, last year, with little warning, Jeremy left camp early. After that summer, Gen left the country on a graduate fellowship.

 

Now, a little over a year since they were last at Meira, Gen and Jeremy are back together to help run a special Winter Camp during Hanukkah. Any water under the bridge is frozen this time of year, and with so much left unspoken and unexplained, this week may be their chance to rekindle their friendship, or turn it into something new.

 

 

Burning Bright by Megan Hart, Stacey Agdern, Jennifer Gracen and KK Hendin

 

This December, take a break from dreidel spinning, gelt winning, and latke eating to experience the joy of Chanukah. When you fall in love during the Festival of Lights, the world burns a whole lot brighter.

 

It’s definitely not love at first sight for Amanda and her cute but mysterious new neighbor, Ben. Can a Chanukah miracle show them that getting off on the wrong foot doesn’t mean they can’t walk the same road?

 

Lawyers in love, Shari Cohen and Evan Sonntag are happy together. But in a moment of doubt, he pushes her away—then soon realizes he made a huge mistake. To win her back, it might take something like a Chanukah miracle.

 

When impulsive interior designer Molly Baker-Stein barges into Jon Adelman's apartment and his life intent on planning the best Chanukah party their building has ever seen, neither expects that together they just might discover a Home for Chanukah.

 

All Tamar expected from her Israel vacation was time to hang out with one of her besties and to act like a tourist, cheesy t-shirt and all, in her two favorite cities. She definitely was not expecting to fall for Avi, a handsome soldier who’s more than she ever dreamed.

 

 

Ben's Bakery and the Hanukkah Miracle by Penelope Peters

 

Adam Bernard’s love-life is on ice.

 

Adam gave up his dreams of professional hockey when his mom died ten years ago; now his only focus is being the Jewish son his dad’s always wanted. Problem is, the pee-wee hockey team he coaches is in Boston for an international tourney the same week as Hanukkah. Now he’s stuck in a foreign city without so much as a candle. Enter Ben Daniels, the super-cute owner of the local kosher-style bakery. All Adam wants is a chance to celebrate the holiday away from home—but sweet and sexy Ben could light more than just Adam’s candles.

 

Ben Daniels’s love-life is on the back-burner.

 

Ben hasn’t stepped on the ice in three years. The official reason is that he’s too focused on making his kosher-style bakery a success. Problem is, he’s never kept kosher in his life, and internet searches only take you so far. Enter Adam Bernard, in town for one week only, with all the cultural touchstones anyone could want. All Ben wants is Adam’s Certified Jewish Opinion on his sufganiyot – but Adam could be the one to light Ben’s desire for ice again.

 

This Hanukkah, Adam and Ben find their miracles aren’t only on the ice.

 

Their fling was only meant to last for the holiday. But Adam’s about to get the chance to rewrite his history – and Ben’s dreams of business success are about to come true. Will they be so willing to extinguish their relationship in eight days—or will their Hanukkah miracle last for a lifetime?

 

 

Eight Secret Nights by Shoshana David

 

Someone’s been leaving Hanukkah presents on Mara’s doorstep.

 

Sweet presents.

 

Thoughtful presents.

 

Mara never gets presents. After all, this is New York. No one leaves anything on your doorstep unless it's an eviction notice. And the gifts definitely aren't that.

 

Who can her secret admirer be? Her best friend? Her family? The cute guy who just moved in next door? The creep from 7A? Please, dear God, not the last one! Either way, this Hanukkah will be one Mara will be sure never to forget.

 

 

 Newly Fallen by Megan Hart

 

Faced with spending her first Hanukkah alone, Lilly Gold wishes for a miracle that would change her life just a little bit.

 

Then her prayers are answered—in a big way—when the most perfect naked man appears in her yard during a blizzard. Zachariah tells Lilly he's been sent to be—and do—anything she wants. And for eight passionate days, trapped together by the snow, he does just that, giving Lilly all the pleasure she could have hoped for.

 

But when their holiday is over, only another miracle can keep their affair from ending, too...

 

 

Eight Nights in December by Keira Andrews

 

A geek. A virgin. One sexy holiday.

 

Orphaned Lucas figures spending the holidays with his obnoxious roommate’s family in New York City is better than staying alone on campus upstate. He ends up sharing a room again, this time with his roommate’s brother, Nate. Geeky photographer Nate isn’t at all what Lucas expects. In fact, he’s incredibly sexy—especially when he invites Lucas into his darkroom...

 

They hide their attraction during Hanukkah celebrations, but behind closed doors, Lucas and Nate can’t keep their hands (or mouths) off each other. Nate’s only looking for a bit of holiday fun, and amazing sex with a hot virgin definitely fits the bill. Yet as the candles burn, Nate and Lucas begin to realize eight nights will never be enough..

 

 

What are your favourite Hanukkah romances? Let us know in the comments or join the PHS community on Social Media using #amreading.

 

 

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