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House-sitting for her parents seemed like a good idea, until the microwave blew up and the lights went out.
Now Chloe Burke thinks upgrading the electrical system of her childhood home while they are away would make the perfect Christmas gift. Fortunately, thereâ€™s an electrician in town who can get the job done by the holidays.
Scott Quinn has wanted to get his hands on the Burkesâ€™ wiring for almost as long as heâ€™s wanted to get his hands on their daughter. Chloe didnâ€™t notice Scott back in high school, but sheâ€™s noticing him now, and soon theyâ€™re indulging in a little festive fun: no strings, no expectations. After all, Chloe plans to get out of this goldfish bowl of a town and back to her real life in Boston by New Yearâ€™s.
But Chloe and Scott discover they enjoy each otherâ€™s company just as muchÂ outÂ of bed. Could their holiday fling turn out to be the real thing?
* High school crush – back in her hometown – super cute dog – hot electrician
Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, sheâ€™s not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didnâ€™t expect her friend Justin to have the starring role.
Justin McCormick has loved Claire since the moment he first saw her, but his best friend got there first. Now that Claire is ready to move on with her life, Justin is finding it harder than ever to hide his true feelings. And when they both get caught up in the holiday spirits at a party, their simmering mutual attraction boils over into a night neither of them can forgetâ€¦
* Friends to lovers – His best friend’s widow – Cute cat – Sex in a plow truck
Adrian Blackstone built a million-dollar business with hard work and determinationâ€”and by remaining professional at all times. Denying his longtime attraction to his beautiful executive assistant hasnâ€™t been easy but itâ€™s necessary. Sheâ€™s indispensable, and he canâ€™t stand the thought of losing her if things didnâ€™t work out.
For more than a year, Rachel Carter has been quietly dreaming of all the ways sheâ€™ll never seduce her sexy, buttoned-up boss. Sheâ€™s worked too hard to get where she is to cross that line, no matter how badly sheâ€™d like to act on her fantasies. But then a wicked snowstorm leaves them stranded in a romantic winter wonderlandâ€¦
What begins as a single kiss and a few bad Santa jokes turns into a weekend full of breathless passion and hopes for something more. But with Monday comes a return to their complicated realityâ€”and Adrian must prove that promises made are promises kept, especially at Christmastime.
* Snowed in – Falling for the boss – Bad Santa jokes – Blue-collar millionaire
Christina Forrester is starting over. After a financial scandal sent her ex-husband to prison, sheâ€™s left raising her young son without any of the comforts of their old life. Budgets, coupons, lawn careâ€”you name it, sheâ€™s learning to do it all on her own. Well, almost on her ownâ€”sheâ€™d be lost without Gail Broughton, the kind widow across the street. But when Gailâ€™s son comes home, Christinaâ€™s vow to never trust a man again is put to the test.
Will Broughton left town because he was tired of being â€śthat poor manâ€ť who lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. But years have passed and, with his dad gone and his mom alone, itâ€™s time to go home. Only his motherâ€™s not alone. Sheâ€™s taken Christina under her wing, and the beautiful and determined single mother awakens something in Will he thought was buried forever.
As Will and Christina are forced to spend more time together, feelings that are more than neighborly grow between them. And with Christmas coming and a child filling both houses with holiday cheer, it becomes nearly impossible not to embrace the joyâ€”and the loveâ€”in their lives.
* Single mom – Widower – Back in his hometown – Cute kid – Small town Christmas parade
All work and no play makes Adeline Kendrick a dull girl, so when she heads to a casino resort for a friendâ€™s bachelorette weekend, sheâ€™s ready to have a good time. Until she runs into Brendan Quinn, professional fighter and the one who got awayâ€”the one her familyÂ droveÂ awayâ€”and things take a turn for the interesting.
Running into his ex wonâ€™t shake Brendan. Even if it brings up the old pain of loving her when she was only slumming. Even if she looksÂ reallyÂ good. In fact, what better way to get over the past than to take advantage of the still-sizzling chemistry running hot between them? Heâ€™s there to win an MMA fight, but he wonâ€™t say no to a little physical relief of a different kind.
But when the weekend is over, Adeline isnâ€™t ready to give up her second chance that easily. Brendan is still the one for her, no matter what her family thinks. Now, if only she can convince him of thatâ€¦
* Second-chance romance – Sexy MMA fighter – Hotel sex
After a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so sheâ€™ll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school.
Leighâ€™s best friend broke Croy Dawsonâ€™s heart, and Croy knows it was Leighâ€™s fault. Theyâ€™ve never liked each other, but Croy isnâ€™t cruel: heâ€™d never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesnâ€™t expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secretsâ€”and he definitely doesnâ€™t expect to get caught up in her holiday madness.
Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh canâ€™t escape the truth: he canâ€™t walk away from his family obligations and she has a life and career to reboot. But anything is possible if your holiday comes with a twistâ€¦
* Home for the holidays – Friends-to-enemies-to-lovers – Candy Cane Martini – Hot bartender – Cute baby – Even cuter Pug
Ava Wright isnâ€™t happy to see her high school sweetheart rolling into their hometown a few weeks before Christmas. Heâ€™s only come back to bury his estranged father, but thereâ€™s no way sheâ€™ll be able to avoid him. No one can: heâ€™s become a country-music superstar since going solo and leaving Ava behind.
Jace Morrow grew up believing â€śmoney canâ€™t buy happinessâ€ť was something people said to make themselves feel better. But now he knows itâ€™s the truth: no matter how many number-one hits he has, heâ€™ll never recapture the magic of singing with Ava. Missing herâ€”loving herâ€”and living with making the wrong choice in life were what made him who he is.
When Jace is roped into being part of the townâ€™s annual Christmas party, he only cares about earning Avaâ€™s forgiveness. And though Avaâ€™s heart has never healed, she loved Jace too much and for too long to shut him out when heâ€™s hurting. As they fall in love all over again, theyâ€™re both faced with choices for their futureâ€¦and this time Jace intends to make the right one.
* Second-chance romance – Back in his hometown – Sexy country music star – Forgiveness – Biscuits and gravy
And my very first holiday novella, IN THE SPIRIT, is only 99 cents for Kindle (and also available through KU)!
When a holiday-loving ghost tries to rock around the Christmas tree with a Grinchy guest, will they both wind up on the â€śnaughtyâ€ť list?
Even though Zach Roberts died in an incident involving a string of lights and an inflatable Santa, heâ€™s determined to deck the halls in a big way. But being trapped in a rental cabin with the Ghost of Christmas Overkill isnâ€™t on Jessica Newtonâ€™s bah-humbug agenda.
Together they discover itâ€™s nice to be naughty, but can he help her find her holiday spirit?
* A Grinchy heroine – A hero who can’t get enough of Christmas – Holiday hijinks – Oh, and he’s a ghost