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- Release Date
- November 2014
- Book 3 of Handmade for Christmas
Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Krista Hartley never expected the unrequited love of her life, the irresistible Derek Weston, to work as the groundskeeper at the apartment building she just moved into. They barely spoke in high school but now, three years after graduation, they tore at each other's clothes and jumped into bed together at every opportunity. After all, how could a hot-blooded woman say no to a sexy man with an eyebrow ring, a dragon tattoo and a deadly swagger?
A Christmas miracle drew Krista back into Derek's life. He kissed her for the first time under mistletoe, pampered her with romantic candlelight dinners and memorized every inch of her delectable body with his tongue. He refused to let his dream girl slip through his fingers again but then another woman threatened their whirlwind romance. Hurt once before, Krista broke off their relationship and then Derek made a drunken mistake that could destroy their love forever. With just days to Christmas, he vowed to win back her heart and trust, and prove his innocence once and for all.
Oct 28, 2015
84 people found the following review helpful
SECRET LOVE, YOUNG LOVE, REAL LOVE
I enjoy reading the briefness of the author's writing where she basically removes all of the fluff which is too often contained in basically everything we read.
What does a young woman of 21, Krista, do after she's forced to move back into her parent's home after the explosive end of the relationship she had with her now ex-lover when he found himself a new love interest and literally threw her into the streets from the apartment they once shared?
What does she do when she once again must live under their house rules including a ten o'clock curfew? And what does she do when she discovers her high school heartthrob, Derek, is now working in the housing complex her parents live in?
Seeing him there creates a situation where she's emotionally transported back to her days into high school where she had been secretly in love with him, and he with her. Both these individuals are now grown adults with strong feelings for each other which neither can suppress. Each one must prove to the other that their love is for real without the fear of something coming between them, and begins to blossom into reality the night they kiss each other under the mistletoe.
The writing and dialogue is real and at times hot; which is why I'm happy to give this novella 5 STARS.
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