by MK Meredith
On the verge of losing the Malibu home she inherited from her great-aunt, Addi Dekker is completely failing to prove to her family she can make it as a writer. Not exactly how a girl proves her independence. If she doesn’t want to give up her dream and go back to the soul-sucking job she just left, Addi has to swallow her dislike of Hollywood and rent the house out to the sexy-as-hell film producer.
And maybe (shhhh!) save money by secretly living there, too.
Roque Gallagher is pouring his heart and savings into his first independent film to make the industry acknowledge him for his talent and not just his family name. Addi’s home is perfect for the shoot, but she’s far too tempting. He’s never been able to handle work and a relationship, and this is the film of a lifetime. Between a shrinking budget and his director quitting, the last thing he needs is a sexy-as-sin tease like Addi. And he has a feeling there’s something she’s hiding…
“When the Whistle Blows”
in A Groom’s Promise
by Janet Syas Nitsick
When the Whistle Blows, Hugh Warren paces outside the depot, waiting to see if his love, Winifred Preston, will step off the train to meet him. He only had himself to blame for his predicament. Could she give him another chance? He did not know. Heart in his throat, he looks this way and that hoping against hope she did not already marry the beau back in Virginia.
When the Whistle Blows takes readers to the Midwest of 1877, where two unlikely individuals collide with each other physically and emotionally. However, only Winifred can determine whether duty and Hugh’s betrayal will keep her in Virginia or allow her to return to the man who still haunts her heart.
by Jules Dixon
Sexy Santa was never on his list, but Caleb Gilden stopped writing a Christmas wish list long ago. Santa had always come up short in fulfilling his wishes. That’s why he’s put all of his money and time into his gift shop—at least others can get what’s on their wish list.
Reeve Stone wishes for a different outcome of a day when his parents died in a horrific car crash right in front of him and his sister. He knows that isn’t going to happen, so he’ll just keep a smile on his face for his sister’s sake.
But when he meets the green-eyed gift shop owner, and is forced into donning a Santa suit for a sick and disadvantaged children’s holiday party, will he finally grant a wish for Caleb? And will Caleb help Reeve through the hardest day of the year only to discover love is what they’ve both been wishing for?
Candy Cane Cupid
by Jules Dixon
Shane Bradford has been put on a mandatory two-week vacation from his job. He’s also been handed a gift list from his ultra-controlling mother that includes visiting a tea shop that contains more than just flavorful teas. The substitute storeowner intrigues Shane, but finishing the shopping list has to come before finding out if his vacation could end up being more than sitting and staring at the Christmas tree in his condo.
Baris Ardor didn’t expect his last customer of the holiday season to be the one that was hotter than the boiling water he used to make tea for his mother’s customers. But after an awkward meeting and accidentally keeping Shane’s shopping list, can Baris find him and make a better impression?
When Shane finds out that Baris is just a temporary visitor to the city, will his vacation become something more permanent? Or will he let the one man who warmed his Grinchy-heart just walk away?
by Jules Dixon
This year Kiel Rushton’s wishing for something with a beating heart and a wagging tail. A trip to the local human society finds him facing a tough decision when he discovers that two dogs, Mistletoe and Holly, are destined not to see the New Year. He’s never had a fish, much less a dog, but the kennel worker with twinkling eyes seems to think he could handle the responsibility, but responsibility has always been Kiel’s middle name.
Brady Littleton works the shelter every Saturday, more reliable than even the postal delivery person. When it comes to a dog being the right fit for someone, his gut has never been wrong, but it’s been wrong about someone being his right fit—way too many times. The timid soon-to-be dog owner just needs some encouragement and maybe a doggie play date with his own dog to show him the season is meant for caring.
Will Brady be able to convince Kiel the two dogs were meant to be in his life? Will Kiel convince Brady that he was meant to be there, too?