Coming Home by Kay Fraser
Heat Rating: 1
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Christmas would be bleak affair this year... until an emotionally scarred soldier returns from war and throws Kit's well-ordered life into upheaval.
Christopher Whyte never aspired to hold a respected position in the Langholm household. After all, during his youth, he had once been caught trying to pickpocket the former earl of Langholm. Yet somehow, through the magnanimous nature of the family and some unexpected circumstances, he has become valet to the new earl. However, with the new earl's arrival come the bittersweet memories and unwanted emotions that Kit had thought buried long ago. Then, an unexpected offer gives Kit a new perspective on his situation, and he must make a choice: a life of security and stability away from his new master, or one of unrequited love with him?
Alexander Harrington, the new earl of Langholm, knows he shouldn't have come back. After having fought in the Crimean War, the man he had once been no longer existed. As the Christmas season nears, he is only further reminded of how far removed he is from the idealistic youth he once was and how foreign his home now feels. But it is his new valet, a man he vaguely remembers from childhood, begins to rouse something within him—something sweetly tempting, yet undeniably forbidden. And when the reality of losing Kit becomes all too real, he is forced to confront and beat his past demons. Can a Christmas miracle restore his long lost faith before Kit is lost to him for all time?
Holiday by Lisa A. Adams
Heat rating: 2
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Through a tortured past, Officer Jackson Duggan has learned a thing or two about saving lives. But can he overcome the tragedies of his past to save his very own "
Holiday "Holly" Thomas has never lived down her name or the mistakes she's made in her past. Desperate to run, she moves to Barbeque Creek to open up a new quilt shop and begin a new life.
When Officer Jackson Duggan entered Sew Amazing looking for the perfect present for his mother, he never thought he would find a gift waiting just for him. But,
not ready to move on from a love he shared in the past. Jackson
With Holly sprinting toward her future and
clinging to the past, will the pair stop long enough to enjoy the present? Or
will a threat neither of them saw coming ruin the opportunity before they even
get a chance? Jackson