Date Published: Jul 2021
No cold, frigid Christmas this year
The holidays are about to heat up with a Texas affair to remember
Cal Daily’s life has become a sad country song. His wife done left, his mama passed away, and his house burnt to the ground. But Cal is determined to change the lyrics of his life and get the townsfolk of Simple, Texas, to stop viewing him as their number one charity case. Last thing he wants or needs is pity. He’s started a new mechanic business and he and his teenage daughter, Cheyenne, are doing just fine and dandy . . . or so he thinks. Cheyenne is convinced they still need a couple things—like a big ol’ house with a real Christmas tree and a new wife for Cal. His headstrong daughter will need more than Santa’s help to get her wish. Cal can’t afford a new house, and after getting his heart broke to smithereens, he wants nothing to do with women . . . until a flat tire brings Jolene Applegate into his shop. Then he can’t stop thinking about what lies beneath her conservative banker’s suits. When a naughty opportunity presents itself, he’ll soon find out. He never dreams he’ll discover the type of woman who can change a tragic country tune into a happily-ever-after love song.
Jolene Applegate knows what the townsfolk say about her: Too rigid and straight-laced to find a husband. After getting dumped at the altar years ago, she’s quite content to take on the role of the town’s old maid and spend her days working at the family bank and her nights reading in the old rambling mansion she shares with her father. What she isn’t content with is her Scrooge of a daddy. How could he turn down Cal Daily’s request for a loan? Cal is a hardworking, good man who has had more than his fair share of misfortune. Which is why Jolene decides to go behind her father’s back and approve Cal’s bank loan. What she doesn’t bank on is the hot-enough-to-burn-biscuits sexual sparks that fly between her and Cal. And when no one in town pays any attention to their growing attraction—who would believe that prim and proper Jolene and workaholic Cal are kissing under the mistletoe—it seems like the perfect set up for a secret affair. No strings attached. Just sex. At least, that’s the plan . . . until all those hot nights in front of a cozy fire leave Jolene’s heart ablaze with a longing for much more. But when Cal discovers she gave him a loan out of pity, her Christmas wish of starting a life with him will melt like fresh-fallen snow.
It will take a Christmas miracle to get these two lovers back together…or just one wise old woman who knows that sometimes the most unlikely matches turn out to be the most perfect.
Return to the small town of Simple, Texas, for this fun, sexy, holiday romp that is sure to put a smile on your face and the Christmas spirit in your heart.