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Author : Susan Saxx
Publisher : Susan Saxx
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Category : Fiction
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A hot soldier. The small town girl who’s so over him. It’s gonna get interesting. He’s adored by women and men all over the world, the raw, gritty, star NHL forward and past Delta North Team Special Ops soldier, Dante Knight. But life changed, abruptly. Dante’s no longer interested in the limelight, or in the panties strewn on the ice. With the same focus he applied to his stunning NHL career, he’s now interested in only one woman… Kelley Dunham. The girl who loved him, way back, when he was nobody. --- Puppy love for the moody Dante consumed Kelly Dunham’s heart far too long. After a series of disappointments, she’s now ready for the playgirl life. But when Dante reappears in a mountain blizzard and they’re snowed in and he’s finally ready to be the man she always knew he could be, she stands firm. Nothing’s changing her mind. No second chance romance, here. No reunion, either. Though he might be a good playmate... Let the games begin. --- This book is part of the Delta North Main series. Be sure to check out the Delta North NOVELLA series, starting with A Real Man: The DREAM. *** THE DELTA NORTH TEAM Small Town Military Romance Series: Soldiers Coming Home A band of brothers was forged to provide military support for critical missions, with men from two countries: the U.S. and Canada, in the spirit of their forerunner, The Devil’s Brigade. With the handle The Delta North Special Ops Team, these soldiers sweat and worked together, put their lives on the line, and pulled off critical missions and successes. Now these heroes have come home and are starting their civilian lives far away from the battlefield, but with the same stalwart and uncompromising principles they fought under still strong in their hearts. Integrating back into civilian life will not be easy. Much has changed since they’ve been gone, and sometimes? Not enough has changed. But they’re back… …and they’re going to make a dent. Read their stories, hold your breath, cheer for their hard-won successes in life...and in love.


Author : Mary Jo Putney
Jo Beverley
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 2016-10-01
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 142013860X
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“Each author’s unique style and storytelling talents are at their best, gifting readers one scrumptious treat after another...glowing with the joy and romance of the yuletide.” --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars Christmas 1815. Upstairs and downstairs, Holbourne Abbey is abuzz with preparations for a grand ball to celebrate the year’s most festive—and romantic—holiday. For at the top of each guest’s wish list is a last chance to find true love before the New Year...


Author : Rachael Bloome
Publisher : Secret Garden Press
Release : 2020-11-04
Page : 292
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781951799007
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An unexpected inheritance. A pesky clause in the will. And 25 days to avoid falling in love.... Cassie Hayward hates Christmas. Especially this year. No job. Flat broke. And an ex most definitely on the naughty list. The unexpected inheritance of a charming Victorian cottage in the small town of Poppy Creek may be the Christmas miracle Cassie needs. Except for one itty-bitty problem: a clause in the will. To inherit the house, Cassie must complete a series of festive tasks every day in December leading up to Christmas. All overseen by the handsome, Christmas-loving lawyer Luke Davis. Luke is as strong and steady as the bespoke furniture he crafts as a hobby. He has to be. Stepping into his late father's shoes as the town lawyer comes with a sleigh full of responsibilities. Which means the captivating stranger collecting her inheritance is a distraction he can't afford. As the unlikely pair complete the daily tasks, fighting their attraction becomes more futile than putting jolly ole St. Nick on a diet. But when someone from Cassie's past reappears with the offer of a lifetime, Cassie will have to choose between love and the life she thought she wanted. ________________________________________________________________ Visit the quaint, charming town of Poppy Creek where strangers become family and hope and love always prevail. Each book in the heartwarming, small-town romance series is a clean and wholesome read that's way more fun when read in order. Also includes: A delicious recipe. A copy of the Christmas Calendar so you can follow along with Cassie. Book club questions and more. Additional Books in the Series: Book One: The Clause in Christmas Book Two: The Truth in Tiramisu Book Three: The Secret in Sandcastles Book Four: The Meaning in Mistletoe


Author : T. M. Franklin
Publisher :
Release : 2017-10-14
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ISBN 13 : 9780998546865
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Sometimes second chances aren¿t quite what you expect.Every Christmas Eve, Carter Reed sits in a bar and regrets the decision he made ten years earlier that tore the love of his life from him. Mackenzie Monroe was his everything, but he left her behind to follow his dreams.Now those dreams all revolve around her. The one who got away.Or so he thinks.A not-so-chance encounter with a mysterious stranger sends Carter on a mystical journey to fix the mistakes of the past. But he quickly finds out making things right isn¿t as simple as making a different choice.Second Chances is a story about a man who gets a look at what his life could be, if only he¿d walked a different path. In the tradition of It¿s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol, it¿s a heartwarming romance sprinkled with a touch of magic that¿s sure to become a holiday favorite.


Author : Tracey Devlyn
Kelsey Browning
Publisher : Steele Ridge Publishing
Release : 2020-12-17
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1948075717
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Kick-off your holiday season with a 12-course meal of Steeles and Kingstons. Check in with your favorite Steele Ridge characters to see what new caper they must solve and listen in on what exciting family news they’ll share. In this box set, you’ll enjoy all 12 Christmas Capers. The Most Wonderful Gift of All by Tracey Devlyn When raffle baskets for a holiday charity auction go missing, Randi and Britt scour Steele Ridge to locate the culprits. What they find at the end of their search is a Christmas gift beyond measure. A Sign of the Season by Kelsey Browning Steele Ridge’s prophetic sidewalk sign disappears during the holidays, forcing Carlie Beth and Grif to find it before the town’s favorite bakery goes belly-up and they miss out on a long-awaited romantic weekend getaway. His Holiday Miracle by Adrienne Giordano After discovering a wad of cash at Steele Ridge’s Novemberfest, Micki and Gage locate the owner and save a young family’s Christmas. But the bigger mystery is how Gage will react to Micki’s stunning holiday secret. A Holly Jolly Homecoming by Tracey Devlyn After Riley’s surprise for Coen blows up at Steele Ridge’s holiday potluck for military heroes, she tries to salvage the situation only to get derailed again by strange-acting townsfolk and a gift from Coen she won’t soon forget. Hope for the Holidays by Kelsey Browning Jonah and Tessa are thrilled to play Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the big Steele Ridge holiday parade, but they are forced to interrupt the festivities to find a missing girl. All She Wants for Christmas by Adrienne Giordano After her boutique is robbed and presents are stolen--along with a special gift for her husband Reid—Brynne has one day to find the thieves or her holiday surprise will be a bust. Jingle Bell Rock Tonight by Tracey Devlyn When her family weekend getaway takes a turn for the creepy, Evie sets something in motion that will change her and Deke’s lives forever. Not So Silent Night by Kelsey Browning When a new recreational drug sweeps through town, SWAT team members Emmy and Cash go on a hunt for the dealer targeting Steele Ridge’s kids. A Rogue Santa by Adrienne Giordano When the wrong kind of presents are left on porches in Steele Ridge, Sheriff Maggie and her football superstar boyfriend Jayson team up to catch a mischievous Santa. The Puppy Present by Kelsey Browning After rock star Joss performs a sell-out holiday concert, she and her boyfriend, Shep, discover someone has puppy-napped service dog Charley. For the Love of Santa by Adrienne Giordano When Roni’s beloved Santa statue is stolen, she and Way search for a thief, but will Santa come home before Roni’s dream life is shattered? Beneath the Mistletoe by Tracey Devlyn While the Kingstons prepare for the family’s holiday festival, their world is tipped upside down, between discovering big footprints in the snow and navigating a rare visit by their black sheep cousins—the Blackwells.


Author : David Baldacci
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2002-11-04
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 075952775X
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A journalist on a cross-country Christmas train scales the rugged terrain of his own heart in this New York Times bestselling holiday tale that inspired the Hallmark Hall of Fame original movie! Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures, and holiday magic. He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the rugged terrain of his own heart, as he rediscovers people's essential goodness and someone very special he believed he had lost. David Baldacci's THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN is filled with memorable characters who have packed their bags with as much wisdom as mischief...and shows how we do get second chances to fulfill our deepest hopes and dreams, especially during this season of miracles.


Author : Alexis Anne
Publisher : Alexis Anne
Release : 2020-12-08
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Category : Fiction
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Welcome to Mistletoe Key! A quiet island in the Florida Keys where Christmas is celebrated year round. Jack and Berlin’s marriage may have ended but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Pick up where the story left off in Last Fall and delve into the world of the Mistletoe Key series! *** Never give an athlete a challenge. We thrive on them. Take my marriage to Berlin Anderson. I know it was my fault she left in a ball of fire. I deserved to be left. So I became my own competition, working each day to be less of a jerk. Now that her wedding is on the calendar the countdown is on. Use our Christmas break back home to convince Berlin to give me a second (okay, third) chance, or watch her walk away with another man. Game over. *Third Time's the Charm is an island, small town, second chance, holiday, sports romance with a fired-up heroine and a determined hero, set on an island that celebrates Christmas year round.


Author : Therese Beharrie
Publisher : Carina Press
Release : 2018-11-01
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488051186
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Of all the weddings in all the world, Angie Roux had to be mistaken for a bridesmaid in this one. Caledon, South Africa, is supposed to be just a stop on the way to Christmas in Cape Town, part of Angie’s long-avoided homecoming. She never expected to star in a bizarre comedy of errors, but here she is: convincing a handsome stranger to be her fake boyfriend for the day. Ezra Johnson, the handsome stranger in question, turns out to be a pleasant distraction from both the wedding and thoughts of her first family Christmas without her father. And he seems to loathe weddings just as much as she does. He’s the perfect temporary companion. But a lot can happen in twenty-four hours. Including a connection so strong it tempts them both into thinking of something more permanent… One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 70,000 words


Author : Jess Mastorakos
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02-26
Page : 210
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Cooper sighed and lowered his forehead to mine. "I'm really getting sick of people interrupting us when I'm trying to kiss you, Angie Black." "Then stop trying to kiss me." Marine Staff Sergeant Charles Cooper is desperate. When he idiotically made up a fake girlfriend to appease his grandmother, he hadn't counted on Grandma Jean flying halfway across the country to meet her at Christmas. With only a few days until the big family dinner, he needs a girlfriend. Fast. Angie Black can think of few people who get under her skin more than Cooper. Unfortunately, she has to tolerate him since their best friends are married to each other. When Cooper asks her to be his fake girlfriend for a family dinner, Angie agrees only because she could use a fake boyfriend herself. Her entire office is invited to the wedding of their boss, and he happens to also be her ex. Their fake relationship seems to solve both of their problems. That is, until unexpected feelings arise. With his deployment looming, will they figure out that they're meant to be before they find themselves half a world apart? Christmas with You is a sweet holiday romance set in the world of The San Diego Marines. Each book can be read as a standalone. Check out the rest of the series: Forever with You (free prequel - jessmastorakos.com) Back to You - Spencer & Ellie - Book 1 Away from You - Matt & Olivia - Book 2 Christmas with You - Cooper & Angie - Book 3 Believing in You - Jake & Ivy - Book 4 (Coming Soon) Memories of You - Brooks & Cat - Book 5 (Coming Soon)


Author : Robyn Carr
Publisher : MIRA
Release : 2018-09-10
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488038392
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Look for Robyn’s new book, The Best of Us, a story about family, second chances and choosing to live your best life—order your copy today! Return to Virgin River for the holidays in this uplifting tale from the beloved series by New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr. Last Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she’s come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby’s shattered body onto a medical transport in Fallujah four years ago, then disappeared as soon as their unit arrived stateside. Since then, Marcie’s letters to Ian have gone unanswered. Marcie tracks Ian to the tiny mountain town of Virgin River and finds a man as wounded emotionally as Bobby was physically. But she is not easily scared off. As Marcie pushes her way into his rugged and reclusive life, she discovers a sweet but damaged soul beneath a rough exterior. Ian doesn’t know what to make of the determined young widow who forces him to look into the painful past and, what’s worse, the uncertain future. But it is, after all, a season of miracles and maybe, just maybe, it’s time to banish the ghosts and open his heart. Originally published in 2008


Author : Morris Fenris
Publisher :
Release : 2017-03-09
Page : 129
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ISBN 13 : 9781520791210
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Sara in Montana - A young married woman torn between love & fear, trust & doubt and a desire for revenge. Will she make the right choice? What happens when a California girl in the middle of a crisis meets a Montana guy? Sara wished for a husband for Christmas this year and then married her boss. Now she is running for her life from him with a warrant out for her arrest and really needs a miracle to save her. To top off her week, she finds herself in the middle of a Montana snowstorm and sicker than she's ever been.Trent quit the FBI to return home and became a sheriff. As the most eligible bachelor in Castle Peaks, he's had his share of women chase him, but has been disinterested; until now. He has a sworn duty to protect the town's citizens and assist other agencies in doing the same. When faced with a suspect in a criminal case, will he make the arrest or lead with his heart?Join Sara Brownell as she runs for her life, she runs straight into the waiting arms of local sheriff Trent Harding. Throw in a life-size nativity and plenty of snow and watch the magic of Christmas come to life. See how Sara forever changes the lives of Trent as well as those around him.*****What everyone is saying about Sara in Montana:'...What an absolutely stunning read. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a combination of romance and fear, mystery and drama and coated with some Christmas Magic entangling you as the snow rains down on Sarah and Trent's parade. Morris Fenris doesn't just write novels.. for a story as brilliant as this one it must be conjured.' Helga Jacobs'This book gave me smiles, tears and a great sense of the CHristmas spirt. My best friend died last year and I was not looking forward to the holidays. This just reminds me that life is too short and to treasure all the moments we have. I recommend this to everyone who needs to be uplifted.' Lauralynn'Great book! It was hard to put it down until I finished the book as well as the previews of his additional books which continue the story of the main characters of Sara in Montana.' Joan Rhodes'This would make a great Hallmark movie. It has strong characters and a good story line. I will read more from this author.' alice lajuett'I really enjoyed reading this book...well written and great story line...I recommend this author. Remember his name...MORRIS FENRIS....I'M SURE MORE TO COME.' Robin A. Lawrence'A beautifully written Christmas romance. This book has been one of the best I have read in a long time. Please read it for yourself. Solidly written and totally entertaining.' Kindle Customer


Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 2004
Page : 227
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780440242574
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Luther and Nora Krank decide to avoid the chaos and frenzy of Christmas by taking a Caribbean cruise during the holidays, but their plans have unexpected consequences.


Author : Amelia Grey
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2011-07-01
Page : 312
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1402267223
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Enter the unforgettable world of New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey's sparkling Regency London, where a single encounter may have devastating consequences for a gentleman and a lady... As if from a dream, Lady Gabrielle walked from the mist and into Viscount Brentwood's arms. Within moments, he's embroiled in more scandal than he ever thought possible... Beautiful, clever, and courageous, Lady Gabrielle needs Brent's help to get out of a seriously bad situation. But the more she gets to know him, the worse she feels about ruining his life... "Delightful... charming and unforgettable."—The Long and Short of It Reviews "A beautifully written tale...delightfully delicious historical romance."—Romance Junkies Praise for Amelia Grey's regency romances: "Whether it's the witty prose, the humorous plot, or the outstanding characters, readers will find something to fall in love [with]."—The Romance Reviews for A Little Mischief "Keeps you glued to the page just waiting to see what the spirited young woman will do next."—Fresh Fiction for A Gentleman Says "I Do" "A light, witty book perfect for an afternoon of reading."—The Romance Reader for A Dash of Scandal


Author : John Grisham
Publisher : Dell
Release : 2010-03-16
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307576116
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually gets into the game. With a seventeen-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provides what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he becomes a national laughingstock—and is immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.


Author : Camilla Isley
Publisher : Pink Bloom Press
Release : 2018-10-25
Page : 240
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8887269289
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No one wants to be single at the holidays. Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year. December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion. And when her baby sister announces she’s engaged—to Paul, the man Nikki is secretly in love with—and that he’s spending the holidays with them, Christmas starts looking bluer than ever. Nikki can’t possibly survive an entire week trapped home as the family’s spinster. But she has no time to meet men or to try the newest dating app, she’s too busy working as a video producer for an advertising agency. So what’s a girl to do? Nikki has the perfect solution: to hire a fake boyfriend. Luckily, her job gives her access to an endless catalog of gorgeous actors to choose from. But Nikki will soon discover that keeping business and pleasure from mixing isn’t so easy, and that she might not be immune to a little mistletoe magic. Especially not when she picked out the perfect man as her Christmas date... A fun, festive romantic comedy with lots of bad behavior and Christmas spirit. Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously hilarious novel down. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sally Thorne, and Jo Watson. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone.


Author : Kandi Steiner
Publisher :
Release : 2017-04-10
Page : 332
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781545297353
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From the bestselling author of Weightless and A Love Letter to Whiskey Wren Ballard is trying to find herself. She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it's official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren't. Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peaceful scenery is a given, the cat with the croaky meow is a surprise, but the real kicker? A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her. Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost. He doesn't care about the town's new resident -- he's too busy fighting his own demons. But when he's brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away. What he doesn't see coming is his need to know who put them there -- or his desperation to mend them. Sometimes getting lost is the way to find yourself. Sometimes healing only adds a new scar. And sometimes the last place you expected to be is exactly where you find home.


Author : Jaci Burton
Publisher : Carina Press
Release : 2010-12-06
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1426890877
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Big Star, Small-Town Christmas Country singer Riley Jensen would never have returned to her small Missouri hometown if her publicist hadn't come up with the scheme to tape a Christmas special there. So she never would have known that the man who broke her heart at eighteen—causing her to flee to Nashville—was now a widower with a seven-year-old daughter. Riley has ten years of angst-filled hit songs and Grammy awards to prove she doesn't need Ethan Kent. But suddenly, she can't help thinking of all she gave up by running away... Ethan Kent knew Riley had the talent and the drive to make it as a singer. He also knew she wasn't going anywhere if she stayed in their nowhere town for him. Then one night and one huge mistake sent her running on the road to fame. Which doesn't mean he ever stopped loving her... But with so much separating them, can Riley and Ethan find their way back together one magical country Christmas? Book 1 of the Kent Brothers Trilogy 30,000 words


Author : Therese Beharrie
Publisher : Carina Press
Release : 2020-02-17
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488053995
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Of all the charity events in all of Cape Town, Zoey Roux had to bump into her husband at this one Six years ago, Zoey Roux secretly married her best friend Sawyer. But all that did was destroy the best relationship she’s ever had. They went their separate ways, but Zoey never could go through with a divorce. Seeing him again at her sister’s charity event is a shock, but also enlightening: no matter how much she still loves him, it’s time to let him go. Zoey was Sawyer Wilson’s first love. She broke his heart, but his feelings never died. Love was never their issue—only timing. Seeing her again is a shock: in a perfect world, she would run back into his arms. Instead, she’s asking for a divorce. But a lot can happen in twenty-four hours: old wounds can heal, first loves can be reunited. And a second chance might just lead to happily ever after. This book is approximately 74,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!


Author : Susan Mallery
Publisher : HQN Books
Release : 2020-09-29
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488056072
Description :


Susan Mallery, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances, proves there’s no place like Happily Inc for the holidays… There’s no place like Happily Inc for the holidays… Wynn Beauchene has a thriving business, a great kid and a mildly embarrassing crush on the guy next door—local cop Garrick McCabe. She’s a strong, independent woman who can’t help dreaming what-if about a man she barely knows. Until he needs her help… Garrick’s pregnant daughter will be home for Christmas, and his house needs a woman’s touch. Garrick and his little girl were tight once and he’s hoping a small-town Christmas will bring her back to him. But thawing his daughter’s frosty attitude will take more than a few twinkle lights. Maybe sharing the holiday with Wynn and her son will remind her of the joy of family. As the season works its magic on these wounded souls, Wynn realizes it’s time to stop punishing herself for a painful secret, while Garrick remains haunted by the ghosts of past mistakes. Will he allow Wynn to open the only gift she truly wants—his heart? Don’t miss Susan Mallery’s latest book, The Stepsisters! A heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters. Read more in the reader-favorite Happily Inc series: Book 1: You Say It First Book 2: Second Chance Girl Book 3: Why Not Tonight Book 4: Not Quite Over You Book 5: Meant to Be Yours Book 6: Happily This Christmas


Author : Susannah Nix
Publisher : Haver Street Press
Release : 2019-10-22
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Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1950087034
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Two best friends. Ten Christmases. One happy ending. When best friends Alexandra and Lucas share a first kiss on Christmas night their senior year of high school, it feels like the best years of their lives are ahead of them. Then Alex goes off to college, and Lucas stays behind to work at his dad’s construction business in the small beach town where they grew up. Life, as they say, happens. And somewhere along the way these two high school sweethearts find they don’t have as much in common as they once did. Lucas’s life is on Beaufort Island, and Alex is all about getting away and moving on. So he makes one of the hardest decisions of his life and lets her go. But every year when Alex comes home for the holidays, fate conspires to reunite the two former lovebirds on Christmas Day. Year after year, through good times and bad, Lucas and Alex meet up, catch up, and reconnect on the anniversary of their first kiss. Is it too much to hope that one year they’ll find their way back to each other permanently? Maybe even this Christmas.