Heating Up the Holidays
by Marcia James
Nicky Paxton is up to her pointed elf ears in work—filling in for a sick Santa’s helper, corralling kittens in a mechanical winter wonderland and running her family’s department store chain. With only 14 shopping days until Christmas, the last thing she needs is the return of her high school heart-breaker.
Lawyer and single dad Chris Spencer leaves the Los Angeles rat race to raise his five-year-old daughter, Holly, in his sleepy Virginia hometown. His first goal is to make sure Holly has a Christmas to remember. His carefully laid plans don’t include a second chance with his first love.
When Holly asks the store Santa for a “fairy pony puppy”, Chris enlists Nicky’s help to track down the elusive item. Despite Nicky’s resolve not to re-gift her heart to Chris, their sexual attraction could power the town’s holiday light display. With the help of mistletoe, a hairless dog and a lonely child, Chris and Nicky just might get their Christmas desires.
What book reviewers are saying about Marcia James' books...
“Ms. James does a fine job of threading heavy elements of humor throughout her story.” ~ Fallen Angel Reviews
“James has the readers wrapped around her little finger and eager to devour every single word.” ~ Tampa Book Buzz
“Marcia James writes characters that draw you in and have you rooting for them from the start.” ~ Joyfully Reviewed
“Marcia James pens an intriguing plot weaved with humor, suspense and extremely hot passion. I was laughing one minute at the sexy banter, then reaching for the fan from the sizzling scenes...” ~ Romance Junkies
- Marcia James, September 2013
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