It's Christmas in Donna Alward's Cadence Creek...
Taylor Shepard has come to Cadence Creek to organize her brother's Christmas wedding. Organizing such a special event might be a little bit stressful—but she can't deny she's swept away by the town's holiday charm...and by brooding rancher Rhys Bullock.
Loner Rhys has been burned far too many times in the past. He's sure he has city girl Taylor all figured out—she'll be hightailing it straight back to the city in a few days! But as the snow starts to fall, Rhys and Taylor embark on a tentative winter romance. Could Taylor be the Christmas present Rhys never even knew he wanted?
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There's something extraspecial about a Christmas wedding. Red satin dresses, poinsettias, candlelight... It's gorgeous and romantic, and when I began writing this book, I knew I wanted Taylor Shepard to be planning this event for her brother Callum and his bride, Avery, from Little Cowgirl on His Doorstep.
Of course, planning a wedding during the Christmas season can also be very stressful. And when you're a bit of a perfectionist who's working on a tight time line, it's even more so. So the last thing Taylor needs is an opinionated groomsman who seems to get under her skin far too easily. Rhys Bullock is a man who is steady as an oak and a bit too small town for Taylor. Until she gets to know him better and realizes he's a little more complicated than he seems on the outside. Not to mention the inexplicable chemistry they seem to have together...
This book is the first in a duet about the Shepard siblings Taylor and Jack. It was great fun to write, and is my last Harlequin Romance book, although you can find my future books in the Harlequin American Romance® line.
Thank you for being so wonderful during my years with Harlequin Romance, and I hope to see you often in the future!
With my very best wishes,
"I only noticed because I can't seem to take my eyes off you whenever you're around."
And there it was. The acknowledgment of whatever this was. Attraction. Curiosity. Carnality.
"I thought we weren't going to do this," she said softly. She kept her hands folded tightly in her lap to keep them from going where they wanted to go--on him. "I'm only here for a few days."
"Then there's no danger. We both know what's what. We're going in with our eyes wide-open."
"Are you seducing me, Rhys?" His thumb toyed with her lower lip and her eyes drifted closed.
"With any luck." He moved closer, leaning forward slightly so she began to recline against the cushions. "We're adults," he stated. "We're both wondering. It doesn't have to go any deeper than that."
Tentatively she lifted her hand and touched his face. "Usually I'm the confident one who goes after what she wants."
He smiled a little, his gaze dropping to her lips. "You don't want this? I could have sworn you did.
"I didn't say that..." she whispered, sliding deeper into the cushions.
"That's what I thought."
His voice was husky now, shivering along her nerve endings. He leaned closer until he was less than a breath away.
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Book Description Harlequin, 2013. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0373742665
Book Description Harlequin, 2013. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110373742665
Book Description Harlequin. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0373742665 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1047898