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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, thereâs 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 heâs wanted to get his hands on their daughter. Chloe didnât notice Scott back in high school, but sheâs noticing him now, and soon theyâre 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 Yearâs.
But Chloe and Scott discover they enjoy each otherâs 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
Mistletoe & Margaritas
Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, sheâs not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didnât 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 forgetâŠ
* Friends to lovers – His best friend’s widow – Cute cat – Sex in a plow truck
Snowbound with the CEO
Adrian Blackstone built a million-dollar business with hard work and determinationâand by remaining professional at all times. Denying his longtime attraction to his beautiful executive assistant hasnât been easy but itâs necessary. Sheâs indispensable, and he canât stand the thought of losing her if things didnât work out.
For more than a year, Rachel Carter has been quietly dreaming of all the ways sheâll never seduce her sexy, buttoned-up boss. Sheâs worked too hard to get where she is to cross that line, no matter how badly sheâd like to act on her fantasies. But then a wicked snowstorm leaves them stranded in a romantic winter wonderlandâŠ
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 realityâand Adrian must prove that promises made are promises kept, especially at Christmastime.
* Snowed in – Falling for the boss – Bad Santa jokes – Blue-collar millionaire
Her Holiday Man
Christina Forrester is starting over. After a financial scandal sent her ex-husband to prison, sheâs left raising her young son without any of the comforts of their old life. Budgets, coupons, lawn careâyou name it, sheâs learning to do it all on her own. Well, almost on her ownâsheâd be lost without Gail Broughton, the kind widow across the street. But when Gailâs son comes home, Christinaâs vow to never trust a man again is put to the test.
Will Broughton left town because he was tired of being âthat poor manâ who lost his wife and unborn child in a tragic accident. But years have passed and, with his dad gone and his mom alone, itâs time to go home. Only his motherâs not alone. Sheâs 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 joyâand the loveâin their lives.
* Single mom – Widower – Back in his hometown – Cute kid – Small town Christmas parade
A Fighting Chance
All work and no play makes Adeline Kendrick a dull girl, so when she heads to a casino resort for a friendâs bachelorette weekend, sheâs ready to have a good time. Until she runs into Brendan Quinn, professional fighter and the one who got awayâthe one her familyÂ droveÂ awayâand things take a turn for the interesting.
Running into his ex wonât 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? Heâs there to win an MMA fight, but he wonât say no to a little physical relief of a different kind.
But when the weekend is over, Adeline isnât 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 thatâŠ
* Second-chance romance – Sexy MMA fighter – Hotel sex
Holiday With A Twist
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 sheâll 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.
Leighâs best friend broke Croy Dawsonâs heart, and Croy knows it was Leighâs fault. Theyâve never liked each other, but Croy isnât cruel: heâd never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesnât expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secretsâand he definitely doesnât expect to get caught up in her holiday madness.
Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh canât escape the truth: he canât 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 twistâŠ
* Home for the holidays – Friends-to-enemies-to-lovers – Candy Cane Martini – Hot bartender – Cute baby – Even cuter Pug
Hold Her Again
Ava Wright isnât happy to see her high school sweetheart rolling into their hometown a few weeks before Christmas. Heâs only come back to bury his estranged father, but thereâs no way sheâll be able to avoid him. No one can: heâs become a country-music superstar since going solo and leaving Ava behind.
Jace Morrow grew up believing âmoney canât buy happinessâ was something people said to make themselves feel better. But now he knows itâs the truth: no matter how many number-one hits he has, heâll never recapture the magic of singing with Ava. Missing herâloving herâand living with making the wrong choice in life were what made him who he is.
When Jace is roped into being part of the townâs annual Christmas party, he only cares about earning Avaâs forgiveness. And though Avaâs heart has never healed, she loved Jace too much and for too long to shut him out when heâs hurting. As they fall in love all over again, theyâre both faced with choices for their futureâŠand this time Jace intends to make the right one.
* Second-chance romance – Back in his hometown – Sexy country music star – Forgiveness – Biscuits and gravy
In The Spirit
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 ânaughtyâ list?
Even though Zach Roberts died in an incident involving a string of lights and an inflatable Santa, heâs determined to deck the halls in a big way. But being trapped in a rental cabin with the Ghost of Christmas Overkill isnât on Jessica Newtonâs bah-humbug agenda.
Together they discover itâs 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