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The Inn at Blue Hollow Falls


Donna Kauffman - 2017
      Stevie is thrilled to help her best friend Sunny launch her new greenhouse business in Blue Hollow Falls. Not only does it give her a chance to visit the quaint location, but it’s a welcome distraction from Stevie’s recent bad luck with men. Just one catch: since Sunny’s home is under renovation, Stevie must stay at the local inn, whose amenities feature hunky innkeeper, Noah Tyler.   Noah may be as tempting as her grandmother’s famous sweet potato pie, but city-girl Stevie isn’t sticking around—and she doesn’t do flings. Yet when Noah’s chef gets stranded in a Christmas Eve snowstorm, Stevie can’t resist pitching in and serving up some of her family’s favorite recipes. The magic of a Blue Ridge Christmas is already rekindling Stevie’s holiday spirit and making her wonder what else she might be missing out on. Now can Noah restore Stevie’s belief in love?   Includes original down-home holiday recipes!  “Charming characters, emotion galore, a small town—you’re going to love Donna Kauffman!” —Lori Foster

When Snowflakes Fall


Tara Wyatt - 2016
    Nope. Not at all what he’d planned on asking Santa for this year. Love is off the table for Luke and has been ever since he had his heart broken when the mother of his son walked out on him without a backward glance. Ignoring the hurt and the loneliness, he’s spent the past several years focused on providing a good, stable life for Ethan while growing his successful carpentry business. But then Dr. Christie Harmon moves to Cheyenne, Wyoming and has Luke wanting all kinds of things he shouldn’t want from the gorgeous pediatrician. Things like long nights, sweet mornings, and whispered promises. Soon, Luke finds himself only wanting Christie under his Christmas tree this year. But Christie’s running from a secret—one that could completely change how Luke sees her. This is a sexy Christmas romance with a guaranteed HEA. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Luke will steam up your e-reader this holiday season!

Her Christmas Prince


Caroline A. Godin - 2012
    Her weasel of a boyfriend dumped her two weeks before Christmas and she hasn't told her mother about the break up yet. Just when Callie thinks all is lost and she'll be spending another holiday at the kids' table drinking margaritas solo, a handsome stranger comes to her aid and pretends to be her boyfriend, just through Christmas. Could the gorgeous and mysterious Henry actually be 'the one' for Callie? Things go crazy when the press finds out royalty is on the loose in the Florida Keys and that they could have their very own American Kate Middleton! When Callie finds out Henry's actually an incognito prince and marriage is tricky business, she's stunned. Could a royal ever love a chef and cafe owner? Could he marry her even if he wanted to? A sweet romance with inspirational undertones, set in the fictional small town of Sunnyside Key, Florida, HER CHRISTMAS PRINCE is the first book in the Love in the Keys series of tropical flavoured seasonal novellas.

Twelve Dates of Christmas


Rilzy Adams - 2019
    They were friends plus. Friends, plus fondness. Friends, plus undeniable chemistry. Friends, plus passion. Zia cuts off their friendship unexpectedly and six years fly by. After an unexpected meeting, Rashad wants a chance to convince Zia that although they had been good as friends, they would make better lovers. Can these twelve dates throughout Christmas convince Zia to give their love a chance? Or will Rashad spend another Christmas without her by his side?

Christmas in the Cop Car


Laura Trentham - 2016
    Unfortunately, trouble has dogged him across state lines. Stepping up and protecting a young woman from her abusive boyfriend earned him a beat-down and got him fired. Although the thanks in the girl’s dark eyes made it all worth it, he recognizes she’s just a different kind of trouble. A trouble he’s not sure he can stay away from.One rebellious summer dented Kayla Redmond’s carefree innocence. Now her focus is on completing her associate’s degree for bookkeeping, and no one is going to derail her plans. Unfortunately, her job at Fournette Brothers Designs puts her in the path of the one man who has seen her at her worst, yet his blue eyes don’t judge her. He sees beyond the brokenness inside of her and rouses her wild side once more. But, that’s what got her in trouble in the first place.Christmas is coming and Kayla’s ready to forgive herself and take a chance. But the holiday has only ever brought heartache to Jeremy. No Christmas miracle kept his mother clean or out of jail. Will one reckless night and some time spent in the back of a cop car be the best present Jeremy’s ever been given?

The Christmas Letters


Brenna Jacobs - 2021
    And yes, the paramedic that talked her out of a panic attack was insanely hot. If only he was interested. Connor McKay has a mysterious Christmas pen pal, a woman who replied to a newly found letter he sent to Santa back when he was a kid. After weeks of correspondence, it's clear she's funny, charming, interesting...and an awful lot like Dahlia Ravanel--the woman he already blew off for good reason. Dahlia and Connor couldn't be more different, but when their worlds collide, fate (and a mischievous grandma) set two people who have sworn each other off on a crash course for love.

Christmas In Love (Greenbank Holiday Romances #1)


Karen Thornell - 2020
    Not since the Christmas he planned to propose to Natalie... before she dumped him. This year's Christmas gift? Having to see her again. Surprise!Natalie is finally settling into a new town. Her bed and breakfast is up and running, she's in charge of the Christmas parade, and she has absolutely zero plans of cozying up to someone special this holiday season. They wouldn't want her anyway. Not with her baggage.But when Cade shows up at Natalie's B&B, needing a place to stay, the pain of their past begs to be dealt with. Can her secret stay secret? And, more importantly, can her heart stay under lock and key?Probably not.

A Tale of Two Cities: A Christmas Novella


Alexandra Warren - 2018
    But who's to say that's the only one? Director, Dallas Bryant, isn’t looking for love this holiday season, but that all changes when Madison Walker and a mistletoe come in the picture. ;) A Tale of Two Cities Collection: Cute & Sweet Millennial Meets Over a Holiday, All With One Thing In Common; Cities. Note: This is a short novella with a happy-for-now ending. If you prefer your stories longer, I'd recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. :)

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas


Sara Richardson - 2018
    Knowing how much his mom loves the town's annual Christmas pageant, he agrees to take her place as director even though he has zero experience wrangling kids. That's not the only complication with taking on the pageant, either. There's also the tempting but off limits local music teacher Kenna Hart. A year after her husband's scandalous betrayal and their divorce, Kenna is doing her best to move forward and give her two boys a magical Christmas. When she volunteers to help with the pageant, she doesn't expect to reconnect with her old high school heartthrob. Tucker McGrath has always been Mr. No-Strings-Attached, so he's definitely not one to fall for...or is he? The more time she spends with him, the more Kenna realizes Tucker has changed. And now he might just be the cowboy who can make all of her Christmas wishes come true.

True Love for Christmas


D. Rose - 2019
    When her best friend, Chris, returned to town unannounced, her world was turned upside down and made better all at once. Chris was determined to shower Noel with holiday cheer by showing her the true meaning of Christmas And the true meaning of love.

Christmas in Tahoe


Elisabeth Barrett - 2013
    Two years ago her fiancé died a week before their planned Christmas wedding, leaving Ann heartbroken and alone. When a friend suggests heading up to Lake Tahoe for a long Christmas weekend of skiing, wine, and relaxation, Ann thinks it might be just the thing to help get her life back on track. But Ann’s plans go awry when her friend cancels at the last minute, and Ann ends up driving to Tahoe with Chase Deckert, a sexy snowboarder who pushes all her buttons.Chase Deckert is a man who lives by his own rules. A few years ago his business partner betrayed him by selling out their biomedical research for a quick profit. Chase left science far behind, and now spends his days snowboarding in Tahoe, wanting nothing to do with the dog-eat-dog world of Silicon Valley. Chase has closed his mind and his heart and only believes in one thing: fate. But fate seems to be in a giving mood, because joining him for Christmas is a brave, beautiful woman who shows him the true meaning of the season and helps him rediscover a part of himself he’d long forgotten.Fueled by the mountain scenery, the season, and their unbelievable chemistry, Ann and Chase end up learning more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined possible. Can one long, steamy Christmas help them realize they’re meant to be together? Or when the holiday is over will they be right back where they started?

All I Want for Christmas: An Anthology (A Virgin River Novel Book 4)


Robyn Carr - 2018
    With snow falling over the redwood forests, this secluded mountain town is the ideal place to spend the season.A Virgin River ChristmasLast Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband. This year she’s come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him. Marcie’s letters to marine Ian Buchanan have gone unanswered, but she’s tracked him to the tiny mountain town. As Marcie pushes her way into his reclusive life, she discovers a sweet but damaged soul beneath a rough exterior. It is, after all, a season of miracles, and maybe it will be enough to banish the ghosts of the past and open hearts to the uncertain future.Under the Christmas TreeWhen the close-knit community of Virgin River discovers a box of adorable puppies under the Christmas tree in the town square, they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it’s his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues—and tails—wagging!

I Kissed The Boss


Lindsey Hart - 2019
    No cheating. No cliff-hanger. And the kind of ending you will just love. Team HEA all the way!!

A Boyfriend Before Christmas


Caedem Marquez - 2011
    But when Rachel's aging mentor, Mama Bird unexpectedly decides the workaholic youngster needs a boyfriend before Christmas, Rachel must decide what she really wants in life: a man or her thriving career.The quest for love will send her into hilarious situations. In the end, Rachel will find out if it is her time to love or if she will have to wait.Told with humor and compassion, this book will make you laugh and cry.This is a novelette of 60 pages.The second book in the "Finding Love" series, now available, is titled, "Life, Love and the Pursuit of Chocolate."

Merrily Ever After


Jenny Holiday - 2018
    So far, newlywed life has been filled with laughter and lots of steamy marital "bliss." But when Elise discovers she's accidentally, against-all-odds pregnant, happily-ever-after screeches to a halt. Although she sees it as a Christmas miracle, Elise knows her new husband might not agree...Jay never wanted to be a father. In fact, he's avoided it his entire life, worried he'd repeat the patterns of his own messed-up childhood. He's madly in love with Elise and, until now, he thought they were on the same page about not having children. But her surprise pregnancy changes everything. Elise is suddenly committed to parenthood, and Jay knows he can't lose her. Facing his deepest fears will be difficult, but with a little holiday magic, Jay might be able to prove to Elise that - as a family - they're destined to live merrily ever after.