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This year Santa’s going on the naughty list… Zach: In order to take over as CEO of my family’s billion-dollar company, my grandfather insists I play Santa Claus in our flagship store. To say it’s the worst job ever is an understatement. I can’t even pretend I want to be good at it. Enter the merriest, cheekiest, most feisty thorn in my grumpy, workaholic side: Krista Parr. This secret shopper has no idea who I really am—at least not while I’m wearing the red suit and beard. We immediately butt heads. But maybe the costume has softened my brain because instead of firing her, I’ve somehow persuaded Krista to teach me to be a better Santa. (Hint: she’s unlikely to succeed.) It’s becoming alarmingly clear to me that I’ll do just about anything to spend more time with this Christmas-crazy woman. I just hope she’ll forgive me when she finds out who I really am.
They went in for pie and left with something sweeter… Once upon a time Keri and Jeff were best friends — and secretly in love with each other. They were inseparable during college, but they lost touch after graduation. When Keri is hired as the new Director of Student Affairs at Evermore University ten years later, she’s shocked to run into her old friend in a pie shop. He’s a bit…different now. Bigger. Stronger. Hotter. And also…dating a man? Jeff and Miguel are finally recovering from a bad break-up with the mercurial woman who they thought they’d spend the rest of their lives with. They’ve moved to the small college town of Hopeton for a fresh start and a simpler life, intending to spend some time as a couple before they look for a new partner. Until they run into Keri, and their plans go right out the window. Friends turn to friends with benefits, and suddenly they’re thinking about forever… They never imagined that their visit to the Thankful Café to buy a pie would lead them to what they’ve always longed for: a relationship that’s as easy as pie.
I wanted to focus on my career, and move up the ranks entirely on my own. Then I was talked into one little “business date” with my boss, and everything changed in a heartbeat. Or rather, a flutter of them. Watching my family had taught me the wrong way to do things, and I never wanted to follow their lead. Working as a junior researcher at Wentworth, Sudhir and Carols was a great step for my career, and I would never do anything as foolish as to fall for the most senior of the senior partners. Except that I did. I wanted Charles completely. My body and my brand new libido had formed a gang, and kicked my logical mind out. No woman can resist a man who cooks and packs lunch for her, no matter how strong her resolve. Charles was so passionate, almost obsessive, making it too hard to remember where lines should be drawn. Maybe there was a way that I could turn off this whirlwind of lust and love. Maybe there was a way to convince myself that feeling cared for is not as satisfying as being totally independent. Maybe.