October 26, 2022
Can the magic of the Christmas season lead to a fairy tale happy ending?
When Cara Roberts’ family plans an extra special Christmas to support her after her broken engagement, she wants nothing to do with the holiday. After learning her brother and his wife can’t use the cottage vacation they purchased, she impulsively escapes to an English cottage in the bucolic village of Bakewell, despite having no idea where Bakewell is.
Lord Alec Sherbourne of Langley Park is no fan of Christmas, but following in his parents’ footsteps, he annually donates his impressive 19th century country home to be decorated and opened on December weekends as a community fundraiser. This year, Christmas is complicated by the arrival of a pretty American woman who booked a cottage on his estate—only the cottage is occupied. Forced to take her under his vast roof, he’s dismayed when a storm and frozen pipes keep her with him longer than he’d anticipated. Even more worrisome, her presence is making it feel like Christmas for the first time in forever.
As these two holiday housemates become friends, is there something more in the Christmas air?
A woman expecting to spend the holidays alone finds warmth in the iciest man she knows in this steamy and charming later-in-life romance by New York Times bestselling author Jane Porter.
It’s been five years since Andi McDermott lost her husband, and she’s finally starting to feel like herself again, ready to live fully—she’s even started dating again. But when her holiday plans with her stepson and his fiancée fall through, she refuses to spend another Christmas alone while everyone is celebrating with their families. Impulsively, she decides to go up to her cabin in Lake Arrowhead, a place she used to love to visit but hadn’t gone to in years, not since the feud started between her husband and their nearest neighbor.
Andi starts to rethink her decision when being alone at the cabin proves to be more challenging than she expected—a heavy snowstorm hits the area, and Andi finds herself trapped there with no one to help except for her neighbor, Wolf Enders. A military vet who lives full-time on Lake Arrowhead, Wolf is as grumpy and intimidating as Andi remembers. But he’s also unexpectedly kind and uncomfortably sexy—his presence reminds Andi that she may be older, but her body still works perfectly fine, thank you very much. But can this good girl tame this sexy beast of a man, and will this snowy fling turn into a love of a lifetime?
Briar Phillips knew she had a half-brother, but she never thought he’d welcome her to town with open arms. When she’s offered a job on the Sundowner Ranch, no one expects her to stick around long—especially when her older brother Cade Hunt warns every ranch hand to stay away from her. But Briar isn’t a pushover. She’s going to do what she wants, and pursue who she wants—including the sexy new wrangler who isn’t interested in playing by the rules either.
Retired professional cowboy Jet Manning has been the proverbial bad boy his entire life. His tough exterior hides an equally tough heart. He’s not interested in love, and definitely doesn’t do romance. To him, women are like the events on a rodeo circuit—something to be won. And once won, he’s done and onto the next thing. But young, beautiful Briar isn’t about to be conquered, and she’s constantly just out of reach.
The Sundowner Ranch might be the biggest in Wyoming, but it’s apparently too small for the both of them. One of them has to go…and Jet’s sure it’s not going to be him.