Holiday Romances

Dashing Through the Snow

 

Who ends a ten-year marriage by text message? Not just any message, but a text message on Christmas from her husband of ten years with his pregnant mistress.

 

Brooke Payne knew her marriage was in trouble and she was preparing to bring the fire and passion back with a romantic Christmas Eve dinner with her husband Marcus, but he never came home again. Instead of getting Marcus, she got a text message telling her thanks for the good times, but he was moving on with one of his assistants who worked for the company he owned; a company Brooke, herself, had helped Marcus build from the ground up, while putting her own plans for a career on hold. She didn’t see his betrayal coming and didn’t know what her next move would be. She eventually had no choice but to move back home with her mother when she found herself completely broke, friendless and living in San Diego alone in a house she could no longer afford. Back at home, she encountered Ian Samuels, the small-town hunk who only had eyes for her and who exuded more passion than she’d ever experienced with any man and that’s just from the way he looked at her.

 

Ian Samuels had to temporarily move back to his hometown to take over his father’s veterinary clinic after the elder Mr. Samuels succumbed to a heart attack, leaving the fate of the family clinic, which had been in operation for thirty years servicing their small Burlington, Iowa community, in jeopardy. What started out as a provisional location change started to look like a more permanent move when Brooke and her puppy, Dash, entered his life and for the first time in three years, he started to once again see the beauty of the Christmas holiday season through Brooke’s eyes when gazing in them stole a piece of his heart with each look.

 

Christmas hadn’t been the best holiday in the past for Brooke or Ian, but love doesn’t select specific seasons for it to be in full bloom, especially when the longing for a forever kind of love makes you want to stand still and stop running long enough to let the heart have what it wants.

His Halloween Promise

ISBN-13-978-1-948950-14-5             170 pages

Dylan Kennedy and Savannah Eaton-Kennedy may be divorced, but that doesn't stop them from indulging in some pretty hot and sexy encounters.

 

With a look here, a glance there and desire everywhere, a divorce decree may mean that their life together is over for now, but Dylan made a promise to his son and sought his help in a plan to make their family whole again.

 

Savannah tried to move on, but the love she still held began winning out over the reasons of why she divorced Dylan in the first place. She has no idea that he’s on a mission with a promise to keep that could bring her back where she belongs - into his life permanently on Halloween, a night filled with more sweetness than candy.

Home for Thanksgiving
 
Firefighter Nicholas Sullivan is going home for the holiday after he was sidelined due to an injury on the job. Guilt over a life lost has kept him away from his family's ranch in Montana and now he's forced to face his past demons and deal with a self-imposed life of regret.

Veterinarian Parker Wingate's first encounter with the handsome firefighter was less than pleasurable. She sympathized with his hurt, understood his pain and before long, felt his love.

Knowing the holiday season is ending soon, can Nick go from living in love for the moment to allowing himself to finally live in love forever?
Holly for Christmas: A Short Story

ISBN-13-978-0615944746                 

Timothy Cornish isn't a big fan of the Christmas holiday season and to him, it's the worst time of year. 

 

When Mr. Bah Humbug meets Holly Day, sparks fly and it has nothing to do with celebrating.  

 

Holly never thought she'd find love in the form of someone who hates the one holiday that she loves more than any.

 

This year, Christmas proves that love conquers all, even the hard heart of a sexy realtor.

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