"An engaging, emotionally charged, roller coaster ride of love, loss and life. You will never want the story to end."
When Shaye dropped out of college mid-semester, and moved to Lopez Island for the summer, she’d hoped to figure out what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. Instead, she reconnects with childhood friends Jason and Nick, and good intentions spiral into harrowing confrontations. The summer ends in tragedy and Shaye flees the Island, haunted by her mistakes.
Eight years later, Shaye is forced to return to the place she’d hoped never to see again. Now, she must face the people, and the pain she left behind. She must confront the person she was, and decide who she will become. Can Shaye forgive herself enough to let the past go, and let love in?
“This sweet, seductive, endearing story will capture your heart and not let it go. Evie Reid is the quintessential island girl, and you will find yourself rooting for her happy ever after. Hold on for a sexy ride.” –Chelsey S.
Growing up on Lopez Island, being the sister of Nick and Jason Reid was not easy when it came to dating. All the guys thought of her as a sister, and the island's darling daughter. Evie runs the bakery and when her brother hires Attorney, Ethan Archer, to run the Island office, she thinks he is going to be just another friend.
Ethan is a cowboy at heart and a gentleman. Not wanting to ruin his career,and his friendship with his boss, he steers clear of a romantic attachment to Evie. But their friendship grows, until one night they cross the line and change their friendship forever. As their relationship begins to grow, the past comes back to haunt Ethan and could destroy another relationship for Evie.
"The sense of place gives flesh to the bones of this novella...the author's clear intimacy with the greater Seattle area gives this tale a sense of being properly 'lived-in,' in such a way as to yield not only a rich setting, but vulnerable, near-unconscious introspection in Cat. The dialogue has life and the interplay between personalities is a lot of fun to watch as the plot thickens, then resolves. Enjoy folks, this is a fun ride! - Blake B.
"Laugh out loud funny! Cat is such a hot mess and Kirin is super sexy! This novella is quirky, sexy, all the feels kind of Christmas book I love. A surprising twist makes for an adventurous end, and you will be rooting for Cat's happy ever after. " -MEA
Cat Darling has worked hard to make a name for herself, and build a brand, as the best graphic designer, for Seattle sporting brands, until she is abruptly released from her position a few days before Christmas. Taking solace in the fact that she has a ski trip planned with her boyfriend of two years, she comes home to find that not only did he leave without her, he has broken up with her. A night on the town triggers a series of events that lead to Cat spending the holidays at a friends cabin on Lopez Island. Unfortunately the cabin is already occupied by the dark and devilishly handsome Kirin Anderson.
Kirin has his own reasons for spending Christmas alone and Cat has put a major wrinkle in his plans for solitude. As Kirin tries to navigate his instant attraction to Cat, he must balance her request to be alone, and his need to keep a secret. His care for Cat, and encouragement of her new life direction, pulls Cat in, and she finds her heart at a much greater risk of breaking.
World champion snowmobile racer Mia Brooks sacrificed love in exchange for her dreams. Alongside her brother, Jacob, she now co-owns and manages the most successful outdoor adventure outfitter in Jackson, WY.
Jacob schedules an excursion for a bachelor party the week before Christmas. But when he falls ill the night before, Mia must take over the adventure, and she is less than thrilled. Things only get worse when Mia finds that the groom-to-be is none other than the man who made her choose all those years ago.
Struggling to hold onto her heart, and her dignity, Mia must find a way to cope with the unfinished business of a first love; an only love. She thought she had moved on, but being in his presence proves more difficult than she could have imagined. The cold, snowy days in the woods lead Mia to make the ultimate choice – salvage the past, or move on to an entirely new future.
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