Quentin thought he had put his past as country singer Jackson Rose behind him after a horrific fire eight years ago left him scarred. Yet when the best cinnamon bun baker in town, Carol Langston, revealed she knew his secret he found himself resisting the old familiar urge to run and hide. Something about the gentle redhead inspired trust and despite his efforts to dig his boot heels in, she kept dragging him out and trying to include him in the holiday cheer.
With the holiday season in full gear, Carol wasn’t going to let Quentin miss out on all the Christmas fun, the poor man didn’t even have a tree! Despite her attraction to the man that had been her teenage crush, Carol’s time was already stretched pretty thin and she was getting tired of Quentin constantly dashing the minute things got personal. This year she had eagerly, and perhaps foolishly, agreed to head the town’s Winter Wishes festival. The local children’s home was the designated charity, and Carol knew with his star appeal Quentin could make this year the best yet for the children. She just had to convince him to stop being a Grinch and believe there was some good left in himself.