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Winter's Magic by Cynthia Gail


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His New Year Resolution


Shaw Hart - 2019
    She’s been socially awkward since she was a kid and prefers to spend her time alone, locked away in her apartment. She works from home as a college professor, pays all of her bills online, and has her groceries delivered. There’s no reason for her to ever leave her home. Then she meets Bishop. Bishop Styles is sick of being the life of the party. He took on the role when he was in high school but nearly a decade later, the constant partying is starting to wear on him. As the face of his family’s successful textile company, he’s always having to get dressed up for some party or another. He figures that he’ll end up marrying some vain socialite and spend the rest of his life running his family’s company. Then he meets Lennon and suddenly, she’s all he can think about. This New Year, Bishop’s resolution is to make Lennon his. *Warning: This instalove holiday read is quick with plenty of fireworks! Skip going out this New Years and stay in. Promise it will be more fun.

Sugar Plum Kisses


Melissa Blue - 2012
    This Christmas he's going to risk it all to have Simone Michelson. Unfortunately the woman of his dreams, his wants and desires ties his tongue into knots. She's kind, sexy and funny as hell. Even if she could see him in a new way, he's not sure if the heartache of her past will stand in their way. There's only one solution: entice her with gifts. The kind of gifts that don't say he's a nice guy. A nice guy who also happens to be her boss. Who in their right mind would take one look at Mousy Simone and want to leave her seductive gifts and love notes? No one she can think of. She hopes like hell it's Tucker, but if he felt anything for her, he'd have said it by now. The man could smile at any woman and get her to forget her name or morals. He's vibrant and she's drab. He's nice and she's prickly. Even if her Christmas wish came true, how could she trust what he felt was real?Together they must face their fears and doubts to make this year's Christmas unforgettable.

Returning for Valentine's


Victoria Pinder - 2012
    He left to get over her, and on Valentine's Day he decided to risk everything, including his heart, and tell her.Beth lost her heart to Nathan Sommers years ago. After a night at a friend's wedding, he took off. She tried to move on, with a guy who she could't love, but that didn't work out. Now that it's Valentine's Day, she's determined to go out and find her true love. Speed dating is better than no dating. Why would Nathan show up now? Can she believe in love and happy ever after? And what will his mother do next to her if she lets him in?

Delicate Arrival (Montgomery Ink, #2.5)


Carrie Ann Ryan - 2015
    They've been through hell together and now have one more trial to pass before they can keep going.

Love Without Rules


Kate Goldman - 2014
    Her dating advice blog becomes a smash hit overnight due to a shout-out by a big celebrity. Pretty soon, she has published a book, and goes live on national television with her long-term boyfriend, Scott, to promote it. On air, Sydney decides to make a bold move by breaking traditional gender roles and proposing to him. But he surprises her with the wrong answer and instead reveals that he has been cheating on her. Heartbroken and humiliated, Sydney watches as her book sales and her reputation as America’s love doctor go down the drain after the televised fiasco. In order to help Sydney, her best friend introduces her to a talented publicist, Drew Young, who she doesn’t like at first glance. However, after Sydney unexpectedly meets Drew in a shopping mall they begin to fall in love with each other. What Sydney wasn’t counting on was Drew breaking every rule that she had ever believed about men, and changing her life forever.

Once Upon A Snow Day


Kait Nolan - 2013
    Driven, dedicated, there's no room in her high-pressure life to look for love outside the pages of the books she edits. Can a fun-loving, handsome stranger change her mind? A novelette of approximately 10k words. "Meet cute" is a term used to describe a situation in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time. Meet Cute Romance is a series of romantic shorts celebrating the possibilities of that first meeting.

Ask Her at Christmas


Christi Barth - 2012
    Kyle Lockhart never once hinted over the years that he has any idea she’s in love with him. Not wanting to jeopardize their friendship, she’s never let it slip. Good thing, too, since it turns out he’s only practicing—he’s about to propose to someone else. A business merger might not be the most romantic reason to propose to a woman he barely knows, but Kyle’s determined to win the respect of the dying father who’s never seen him as quite good enough. Kyle’s always depended on Caitlin’s friendship, while trying to ignore the physical response she arouses. So he turns to her when it comes time to craft his proposal, not realizing his decision will affect their relationship, forever. This Christmas, Kyle and Caitlin get one last chance to admit their feelings for each other, and find a mutual happily ever after, before he commits his life to another woman and Caitlin leaves town and him…for good.

My Love: Bobby & Sophie


Melanie Shawn - 2014
    But when it came to wife, he was always quick to express his love and devotion. Sophie’s lovable, animated soul complemented his strong, silent demeanor perfectly. Together, Sophie and Bobby were a match made in heaven. Their uncomplicated marriage was full love, trust, and unconditional support. But when life-altering news threatens to change the simplicity of their lives, only they will be able to decide if they can accept this new change with love, or with fear and doubt. Finally see inside the love that first welcomed us into Harper’s Crossing… *Author’s Note: Each book in The Crossroads Series can be read as a stand-alone.* **Intended for adults 18+**

Costume Cutty


Chencia C. Higgins - 2020
    Two days packed with activities for residents and guests alike; an adults-only costume ball on Saturday night, and family friendly carnival on Sunday. RSVP to join us for opulent fun.For the first time in her life Dionne Austin has been looking forward to Halloween all summer. The annual Fall Festival in Sapphire Springs was legendary, and by a sheer stroke of luck, her event planning company was tapped to organize the costume ball. An event of this magnitude is a major step for her career, and has her on a cloud so high that no one could dampen her spirits, not even her fool of an ex who never supported her dreams. When weird, inexplicable things begin happening, Dionne is torn between her superstitions and remaining professional, and the extra attention from her ex’s neighbor isn’t helping.

Hot Nights Winter Lights


Christa Wick - 2020
    For him, at least. Me? I didn’t even know I was on a date with the guy. Honestly, I probably would’ve botched it up if I did. Instead, I just dazzled him with how awkward and odd I am—exactly the kind of qualities any man is looking for in the new PR manager assigned to him, right? Seriously, story of my life. I regrouped though, you have to give me that. Now, all I have to do is not fall hopelessly in love with the hot, gritty, good-deed-doing man while working with him over the next few weeks. Yep, easy peasey… Gary: Talk about memorable first meetings. It would be just my luck that the smart, sweet woman I thought was my blind date would turn out to be the PR guru from New York attached to my upcoming project. Here I thought the universe got it right for once. That’s okay though, I actually like this better. I figure a few weeks working on this campaign I’ve put my blood and sweat into will be a great way to get to know her better. Sure, there’s a few hurdles to navigate past here. And yeah, I realize her living a thousand miles away from me isn’t even the biggest one… Author’s Note: This brand new sweet & steamy standalone short is actually a crossover novella with cameos (aka meddling) by a few characters you may recognize from the Irresistible Curves series (Claiming Her Curves and Capturing Her Curves) and the Untouchable Curves series (Curvy Seduction), not to mention a quick run-in with the fabulous matriarch of the His to Claim series herself. So many worlds colliding, so much fun making it happen. You don’t have to have read any of the other books to read this standalone, but if you have read them, I hope you enjoy getting to catch up with them all as they meddle the heck out of Laney & Gary’s hot happily-ever-after.

When It's Right


Jeanette Grey - 2013
    "Still licking his wounds after a messy breakup, Nate is at loose ends for New Year's Eve and itching for a wild and crazy adventure to jolt him out of his rut. Now if he could only convince his best friend, Cassie, to break away for an impromptu road trip to Times Square.Fun as it sounds, Cassie is reluctant to accept Nate's invitation. Little does he know, she's made resolutions of her own-resolutions about finally getting over her long-standing crush on him. Telling herself this trip will be the perfect "last hurrah," she packs her bag.The trip is a fiasco from the outset. A car that won't start, a freak storm that strands them on the side of the road, and a long drive with too much time for true confessions. Cassie's rocks Nate to the core, leaving him wondering if the best thing that ever happened to him has been right in front of him all along.Warning: Contains two best friends, a secret crush, and a road trip that leads to tow trucks, unexpected hotel-room sharing, epiphanies, sex, and more.

There is No Greater Love Than Creation


Helena Hunting - 2015
    

One Night with a Stranger


Linda Steinberg - 2015
    Wrong, Lisa Randall does something she’s never done before: has a one night stand with a stranger she meets in a bar. As amazing as the night is, the last thing she expects is to hear from the guy again. But when one night turns into two, and then three, and then more, Lisa wonders whether her infatuation with Matt is keeping her from meeting Mr. Right, or whether a passionate one night stand can actually lead to true love. Matt Owens has always considered himself the King of Jumping into Things Too Fast. He met his ex on a Tuesday, proposed on Saturday, and married her a month later. This time around he wants to take things slow, enjoy the moment. And the attractive woman he picked up in a bar seems to fit the bill. Lisa doesn’t even want to know his last name, let alone plan a future. But as he begins to develop feelings for her, he knows his one big secret could ruin any chance for something more.

Fated


Carly Phillips - 2012
    But she has had enough and has vowed to never be someone’s second choice again. Unfortunately, her undeniably intense desire for Nick Mancini is testing her best laid plans because Kate has carried a torch for Nick since high school– but she’s always been permanently in the friend zone.Lately, Nick has definitely noticed Kate. Unfortunately he can’t get her to take him seriously. He knows he’s made some stupid moves in the past but he’s determined to get Kate to act on their obvious and mutual attraction. However Kate’s stubborn and she’s been hurt before, which means Nick will have to pull out all the stops in order to convince her he’s not the same boy she used to know, and she’s not second best… she’s everything.

Just Like the Ones We Used to Know


Brenda Novak - 2017
    Angela is determined to ensure Kayla gets her wish, even though Matt Jackson has no idea he has a child at all. When Angela meets Matt, she doesn’t have a chance to tell him about his little girl before sparks instantly fly between them, complicating matters. Will he turn tail and run when he learns the truth, or will he be the man and father they always dreamed of?