This Christmas, the producer of a small-town holiday spectacular is swept away by a handsome Hollywood director. Being stranded in a snowstorm offers a couple a second chance at a future together. And an American in London helps a brooding Brit put the ghosts of Christmas past behind him. Wherever you are, however you celebrate, this collection of three festive novellas will bring warmth to your holiday season.
A memorable three-night stand gets rekindled in a cabin in West Virginia. An office romance is sparked by an impulsive holiday kiss. And two best friends scout locations for a marriage proposal and discover that they make a perfect match. 'Tis the season for laughter, love, and a lifetime of happiness.
"narrator's are horrible"
They say you form your first impression of someone within 30 seconds of meeting them. Or, in Mira Parrish's case, within 30 minutes of not meeting them, when said person is supposed to pick you up from the airport and never shows. This is not a perfect start to her new life. Her friend Ivy is depending on her to run a new romance store, and Mira can't afford to let her down. Sam Lyons should probably apologize. But every time he sees Mira - which is often, since his family owns the bakery next to her shop - he can't resist antagonizing her. There's something about the sexy, straitlaced woman that drives him crazy.
"Too much arguing, not enough plot"
Ward Cantrell always went for the long shot. But that recklessness cost him his college scholarship and his chance to play pro ball, and - worst of all - it ended his relationship with the girl next door. Neither the town nor the girl has ever forgiven him. Now he's taking one last long shot by opening a boutique distillery on the family farm he inherited.
Darcy Trent is lucky Cooper Hudson is on hand to sweep her off her feet - literally - when she nearly drowns while swimming in the ocean. But life-saving aside, Mr. Perfect's timing stinks: Darcy's career is about to take her to the complete opposite side of the Atlantic. Still, a little summer loving with the tall, blond and sexy former cop is far too tempting to pass up.
Tabitha Bell is the face of Chicago's premiere matchmaking service. At least, she hopes it will be someday, once business really takes off. What she needs is more clients so, when she meets a sexy gamer in need of help, it's the perfect opportunity. His discomfort talking to women almost cost Drew Watson his job. He'd be happy holed up in his office, designing blockbuster video games, but his boss considers talking to investors a nonnegotiable requirement. Who better than a matchmaker to teach him how to be comfortable around the opposite sex?
"Isabelle Gordon, AKA Gabra Zackman LOL"
As florist and co-owner of a successful Chicago wedding planning business, Daphne Lovell has been there for the happiest days of other people's lives. As for her own life? Well, it's hard to be perfectly happy when you're carrying a torch for your sexy, womanizing and oblivious best friend. So when the lights go out on New Year's Eve, she seizes the opportunity to kiss him senseless. British expat Gibson Moore has a lot on his plate. The hotel he manages is being bought out, his family is crazy and someone just kissed him in the dark.
"A Story for a Hopeless Romatic"
Ella Mayhew's always appreciated the beautiful view of Seneca Lake from the spa window of her family's hotel. But the view improves dramatically when a hot stranger runs across the grounds - shirtless. He's the first man to kickstart her hormones in the three years since she lost her parents, and she doesn't even know his name. Graydon Locke's on his umpteenth undercover assignment.
Wedding planner Ivy Rhodes is the best in the business, and she's not about to let a personal problem stop her from getting ahead. So when she’s asked to star in the reality TV show Planning for Love, it doesn't matter that the show's videographer happens to be a recent - and heartbreaking - one-night stand. Bennett Westcott admits he didn't handle his encounter with Ivy very well. But looking at her beautiful smile - and great body - through a camera lens every day? He can't be faulted for suggesting they have some no-strings fun.
"A Fun Story Ruined by a Terrible Narrator"
Small-town park ranger Casey Hobbes has spent her life under the radar, carefully guarding a secret. "The forest flirt", as her best friend calls her, keeps things casual with men. That way she'll never care enough to be tempted to share the truth about her past. But when she spots a half-naked stranger on the lake's edge, Casey can't resist his muscles or his charm, and she's all in for enjoying both while keeping emotion out of it. What could be the danger of one summer fling?