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In this delightful Christmas love story, Deputy Shawna Mallory finds Billy McCrae – a runaway boy sleeping in a mound of snow with an anxious puppy guarding him. He’s a sad child surviving a terrible existence until she puts a stop to it and becomes his foster parent. She’s drawn to the snarky kid and just wants his life to be happier, his and the stray mutt who won’t leave his side. Not that the boy cares about the dog… or her. Then she meets his father, the one who abandoned the boy when he was five.

John Reid McCrae wants only one thing in his life to make it worth living. Years ago he’d lost his son to a bitter wife and now his goal is to get Billy back. He’ll do whatever it takes, no matter who gets hurt. Until he meets the town’s stunning deputy. Can he put his needs ahead of her happiness?

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2018 READERS’ FAVORITE GOLD MEDAL WINNER
#1 Hot New Release & International Bestseller
 Josh Loughlin, a blind wounded warrior, has returned to his hometown of Crystal Rock, Wisconsin at Christmastime. As a teenager, Josh operated with a ring of thieves run by his father. But when his stepbrother is forced to tolerate the same mental and physical abuse Josh experienced as a teenager, Josh decides it’s time to stand up. After going to the police, he discovers his father is involved in even more nefarious activities than he’d suspected.

Under witness protection, Josh is given a second chance at a new life in the military, where he excels. But when he’s severely injured in combat, he decides to return to Crystal Rock for his rehab, reuniting with his stepbrother Luke, who was led to believe Josh was in prison.
As a teenager, Nina Chandler was a caregiver for her mother who was dying of cancer. Instinct had told her that despite the bike and tattoos, Josh wasn’t the bad boy he’d pretended to be. And when he saves Nina from near assault at Dragonfly Pointe, they share a magical connection the week before Josh disappears, supposedly sent to prison.
Now a nurse at the wounded warrior home, Nina Chandler helps Josh confront the demons from his abusive past, and in the process she discovers the attraction she felt for him all those years ago has never gone away.
But does an attempt on Josh’s life mean that his tarnished past has finally caught up with him, or will fate allow Josh and Nina to find love at Christmas?
Despite their serious subject matter, the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior stories are all about hope, with happily-ever-after endings. This #1 bestselling series has won 14 combined awards since the release of Two Hearts Surrendered, Book 1 in the series, including the Readers’ Favorite BRONZE (2018), SILVER (2016) and GOLD (2018) MEDALS in Military Fiction.

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THE CHRISTMAS GIFT is a Special Author’s Cut Updated edition of the Bantam Loveswept Romance #863 by 6-Time Romantic Times Award Winner, 2-Time MAGGIE Award Winner, RWA RITA Finalist, and Amazon International Best-Selling romance writer Laura Taylor, who writes happily ever after romantic suspense ebooks about strong-willed heroines and determined alpha male heroes that are sure to delight contemporary series romance readers.

“Laura Taylor touches our hearts with THE CHRISTMAS GIFT. A former senior investigator for the Justice Department moves to Kentucky to take possession of an unexpected inheritance, and he falls in love with a beautiful interior decorator. Together, they attempt to protect an abandoned infant during the Christmas holiday season. Ms. Taylor ALWAYS creates empathetic characters who triumph over adversity with courage and grace.” Romantic Times Book Reviews

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THE DESPERATE YET HUMOROUS QUEST OF AN AMERICAN BRIDGET JONES TO FIND A BOYFRIEND IN THE SEVEN DAYS SHE HAS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Thirty-three-year-old librarian Andrea Sachse doesn’t have the time or skills to date. No man can ever live up to her dreamy book boyfriends, so why bother? But with her parents looking more desperate each time she shows up solo for their annual Christmas party, this year she’s determined to find herself a boyfriend by any means—fair or foul.
The Bookish & Sexy collection is a compilation of chick-lit/romantic-comedy stories featuring sexy bookish women, who don’t realize how appealing they are…
The books can be read in any order.

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Here are few more picks for today! Enjoy! Happy Holidays!

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AMAZON LINK:Holiday Treasure (Billionaire Bachelors – Book 10)

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Secret Santa, A Bluegrass Novella (Bluegrass Series Book 3)

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AMAZON LINK:Twelve Kisses

ROMANTIC PICKS #HOLIDAYREAD #CONTEMPORARY Champagne For Christmas by Jean Joachim

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AMAZON LINK: Champagne for Christmas

Can a craving for mint chip ice cream and a passion for the theater keep a summer romance hot through the freezing cold of winter? Clint is a high school English teacher and a budding playwright. Nina, a former actress, is now a beautiful and wealthy widow…and more than a little lonely, especially during a glorious Christmas in New York City.
A chance meeting brings them together. Their passion for the stage joins their minds while love blossoms, despite their age gap. The theater, that once united them, may be the one hurdle they can’t clear. An unexpected roadblock tests Clint’s love. Will he make the ultimate compromise to see his name in lights on Broadway?

ROMANTIC PICKS #HOLIDAYREAD #CONTEMPORARY Secret Santa, A Bluegrass Christmas by Kathleen Brooks

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AMAZON LINK: Secret Santa, A Bluegrass Novella (Bluegrass Series Book 3)

Secret Santa is part of the Bluegrass Brothers series. It should be read after Rising Storm and before Acquiring Trouble.

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Keeneston without a party! Everyone’s invited, even Santa…

Kenna’s court docket is full, Dani’s hiding from her in-laws, Paige and Annie are about to burst from pregnancy, and Marshall is breaking up fights at the PTA Christmas Concert. The sweet potato casserole is made, the ham and biscuits are on the table, and men are losing their shirts – and not because of bets placed with the Rose Sisters! All the while, the entire town is wondering one thing: who is the Secret Santa that showed up with special gifts for everyone?

Bluegrass Series
Bluegrass State of Mind
Risky Shot
Dead Heat

Bluegrass Brothers Series
Bluegrass Undercover
Rising Storm
Secret Santa
Acquiring Trouble
Relentless Pursuit
Secret Collide
Final Vow

ROMANTIC PICKS #HOLIDAYREAD #CONTEMPORARY Holiday Treasure by Melody Anne

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AMAZON LINK: Holiday Treasure (Billionaire Bachelors – Book 10)

Disclaimer: This book was previously released last year as a novella in the “Hot, Sexy, and Bad” Anthology. There has been 40,000 words of additional material added to this new release.

Mega wealthy Tanner Storm has it all – great looks, wealth, and nothing holding him down. Then, his father decides to play games with him and his siblings, handing him an apartment complex in downtown Seattle that
Tanner wants nothing to do with. When the conditions of his father’s terms ensure that he do something with this building or lose his inheritance, he at first thinks, so what. But, then it becomes a challenge that he has to accept, because he’s never before backed down. He decides to tear down the building and start fresh with something far more appealing that will add to his already fat wallet.

The only problem is that the residents don’t want to leave, and under the contract with his father, he can’t force them out. When he ends up before Judge Kragle from all the complaints made against him, the judge decides the best punishment for him will be two weeks of living in the very apartment complex he despises and two weeks of community service, playing Santa Claus at the mall. Perfect! This is not the Christmas of his dream.

The plot thickens when he meets his neighbor, Kyla and falls into instant lust. Will this turn out to be Tanner’s secret angel, or will he forget all about her the minute he leaves?

Enjoy this Anderson Christmas Novel from NYT Best Selling Author Melody Anne who wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and an even happier New Year.

ROMANTIC PICKS #CONTEMPORARY #HOLIDAYREAD An Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano

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AMAZON LINK: An Almost Perfect Christmas: An Ocean City Boardwalk Novella

***USA TODAY Bestselling Author***   “…heart-wrenching, sweet, touching, and requires a box of tissues.” ~USA Today

When it comes to business, Aaron Chase knows how to succeed. But when his daughter, Izzie, asks him for the perfect family Christmas, the handsome widower feels at a loss about how to make his little girl’s dream come true.

Pediatric Nurse Christy Cooper has dedicated her life to taking care of children. She agrees to act as Izzie’s stand-in mom for this special holiday and throws herself into making the child’s Christmas wish a reality. Maybe this selfless act will somehow alleviate her secret regrets and failures of the past.

The holiday is filled with fun and laughter, and it’s amazing how three short days can be so life-changing. When the impish eight-year-old talks the adults into acting out a silly, make-believe wedding, young Izzie is certain the magic of the season will turn the pretend vows into the real thing. The little girl wants her daddy to have Christmas in his life–every single day.