- Published By: eXtasy Books
- Author: Kathy Kalmar
- ISBN: 978-1-4874-1796-3
- Page: 42
- Word Count: 11007
- Publication Date: December 16, 2018
- Series: Mountain Series #6
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- Available Formats: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Mobipocket, Mobipocket (.mobi)
- Categories: Contemporary, Erotic Romance , Holiday, Short Stories, Holiday Countdown 2018
It’s one thing for Storme Weathers to slip and fall on Craig Knight’s walkway. It’s a different story when he takes care of her—in his home. In such close confines, what’s an independent girl supposed to do? Hobble away on a crutch or hold onto him for dear life?
Feisty Storme Weathers is good with spreadsheets and crunching numbers, but with men—not so much. Case in point, hunky Craig Knight, her childhood crush. She thought she’d reeled him in hook, line, and sinker, but when a case of mistaken identity involving her identical twin almost succeeded in seducing him, she can’t trust him—or her heart. Luckily, he caught his mistake before he swallowed the bait, but the damage was done, leaving her heart as frosty as the Smoky Mountain mists.
It’s Christmas and Storme is busy with work and preparing for the holidays when she is summoned to Craig’s home office. Wearing her signature stiletto boots, she falls and injures herself on the icy walkway to Craig’s house. While carolers are singing, Storme lays screaming. She reluctantly accepts Craig’s offer to recuperate in his hilltop home.
Craig swears he can prove his love for her with his round-the-clock attention. Mad at himself for falling victim to Storme’s twin’s ploy, he vows to heal the heart he broke.
Can the magic of the season coupled with his loving care prove his fidelity and love? Can she accept his challenge to put happiness and his love on her Christmas list or face another new year alone?