Christmas is a month away, and now is the time when most people start to get into the holiday season. A great way is with a great book.
These books are part of a companion series each written by a different author, and each wonderful in their own ways. You don't have to read them in order, and you don't have to read them all, but I recommend that you do since I enjoyed each one of them.
Excerpt from Just in Time For Christmas:
Logan was playing with fire, he knew that, but oh, how feisty and gorgeous Miranda Hamilton was, right down to the soles of her very high heels. Which explained why he’d ponied up five grand for the privilege of getting under her very sensuous skin and would have paid more, a lot more if he’d had to.
Most of the time, he made a concerted effort not to notice her, but that was next to impossible. Magnolia Bay was a small town, and she? Well, she had all but fallen into his arms Saturday night, and he liked that. Besides Miranda was all sweet Southern sugar and hot Lowcountry spice. Why would he want to avoid that? He knew one reason for sure, but it was mainly due to the fact that they’d been verbally sparring since they’d learned to speak.
One thing he was sure of, she did things to him and had for most of his thirty-three years. But something happened when he saw her with that guy, and he got this crazy idea that if would be fun to pursue her.
It was a well-known fact that more than anything, Miranda Hamilton loved Christmas, which explained why he was working on this committee in the first place. Something he’d never done.
“Let’s get down to business, shall we?” Miranda drawled. “First item on the agenda, music for the cotillion. The band is still a problem since Fat Cats canceled on us in the ninth hour.
Logan pulled the signed contract out of his folder and slid it across the table. “Problem solved,” he said.
“Oh, Logan, I knew you would be the perfect addition to this committee,” the Mayor gushed.
For a split second, Miranda looked like the Mayor had slapped her across the face, but her look dissolved into a thin smile. “Well, look at you, Logan. Saving the day. How nice. But this is a committee. We propose things, then we vote on them.” She put the document on top of his file folder without even looking at it.
“When the mayor told me this was a problem, I called a booking agent friend of mine.” He slid the contract back to her and then leaned back in his chair. Check mate.
“Bootie Call?” She actually blushed, and the fire in her eyes was so very sexy. “You want a band named Bootie Call to play at the Magnolia Bay cotillion? An event that’s been a tradition for over a hundred years?” Her voice was tight, as she glared at him like he was out of his ever loving mind, and he must be to rile her like this.
This was more fun than he’d imagined, but it was probably just the thrill of the chase. What would he do with her if he caught her? He had no idea. Well, that wasn't true, he could think of a million things he’d like to do with Miranda Hamilton and most of them were clothing optional.
Holiday at Magnolia Bay by Tracy Solheim ( Southern Born Christmas #1)
When Navy SEAL Drew Lanham sees Jenna Huntley rising out of Magnolia Bay, she reminds him of the goddess of the sea, but he has to ignore her siren’s call as he’s home on a brief leave trying to recover from a devastating mission where he lost a teammate.
Jenna’s more interested in protecting and studying Sea Turtles and building a local hatchery than in men; except when she first locks eyes with Drew, she realizes he just might be the one man who can pull her out of her lab and into his bed to celebrate Christmas Magnolia Bay style.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin ( Southern Born Christmas #2)
Nobody does Christmas like Miranda Hamilton, and now that she finally has her chance to chair Magnolia Bay's tree lighting and the cotillion, which benefits her late mother’s breast cancer foundation, this Christmas is shaping up to be the best ever. That is until her childhood nemesis Logan Mauldin buys his way on her committee and starts making plans of his own.
Logan Mauldin loves to get under Miranda's very sexy skin, and it's only fair. She's been getting under his since long before their first kiss at 13. Logan’s the last man interested in co-chairing a Christmas committee or participating in a sexy bachelor auction, but since that night he interrupted Miranda on a date and cornered her under the mistletoe, he can't stop thinking about her. Or vying for her attention and bugging the hell out of her.
Christmas cheer isn’t the only thing that heats up between the Miranda and Logan, but, thanks to a lie that is as much her fault as it is his, he loses the woman he’s loved since forever. Logan will need a Christmas miracle for Miranda to forgive him. A grand gesture to melt her heart and win her back just in time for Christmas.
A Very Married Christmas by Erika Marks (Southern Born Christmas#3)
Cookbook author Marley Chambers can’t think of a more festive way to spend Christmas than at a friend’s holiday wedding in her hometown of Magnolia Bay. If only her soon-to-be ex-husband, all-star pitcher, Beckett “Beck” Chambers wasn’t bringing his new girlfriend—and if only he wasn’t still the sexiest man to ever walk out onto the mound…
Beck never wanted the chaotic life of a sport star—especially not at the cost of his marriage to the only woman he’s ever truly loved. But his career is a runaway train—and he’s afraid it’s too late to hit the brakes.
But when a mix-up leaves Beck and Marley stranded together for Christmas Eve on the barrier island where Beck proposed years before, old memories burn bright—and sparks fly hotter than a bonfire on the beach.
Could the magic of the season bring the gift of a second chance, just in time for Christmas?
The Trouble with Christmas by Kaira Rouda (Southern Born Christmas #4)
At 35-years-old, Cole Stanton is burned out. His high-paced, uber-successful career has left him yearning to start over. He finds Indigo Island, buys a restaurant and settles into an uncomplicated life. But Christmas is a mess. He has over-committed the small restaurant’s resources again, and is over his head. He finds himself longing for everything he has left behind, until a chance encounter with gorgeous Lily offers a spark of salvation to his business and, perhaps his life.
Beautiful pastry chef Lily Edmonds is thirty years old and heartbroken. It’s just before Christmas and she’s just been dumped by via telephone by her fiancee. Her best friend Avery Putnam invites her to Indigo Island, hoping to add joy back into Lily’s life. A chance encounter with the sexy owner of a local restaurant makes Lily feel an attraction she thought she’d never feel again, and offers her a business challenge to keep her mind focused on something other than her broken heart.
Cole Stanton and Lily Edmonds are both starting over. Will the joy of the holiday season bring them together or will the troubles with Christmas push them apart?
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