three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word;
never hurt a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to
a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding
the love he’s looking for.
pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a
supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather
has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her
trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter
engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she
can believe in all year.
loud this time, and the sound of her voice rang through the air, pure and
clear. He could listen to that voice for hours. “These are for my kids at the
hospital. I’m an R.N. at County. We’re decorating the pediatric ward. And spoiling
the children too, a bit. I’m baking cookies for our holiday party on Saturday.”
hand for a handshake. “I’m Heather Longhurst.”
himself and took her hand. He told her what he did and where he worked. Her
skin felt soft against his palm, though her grasp conveyed confidence and
chin. “What kind of cookies?”
of course. Is there any other kind?”
head. He could almost taste melted dark chocolate and smell the aromas of fresh
baked flour, eggs and sugar filling her kitchen. His mouth watered. He hoped
she couldn’t hear his stomach rumble. He hadn’t eaten in over fourteen hours.
a lopsided grin. “You’re not from around here, are you?”
Indiana, born and raised.”
the way of an elderly couple trying to pass with their half-filled shopping
cart. Jamey moved too and they strolled together toward the exit. “I’ll make a
plate of cookies for you, if you stop by the hospital to pick it up.” She said.
her, his heart lifting at the turnaround in his day. “That’s the best offer
I’ve had since I moved to Appleton.”
almost three months.”
you, Jamey Tucker. See you about one o’clock?”
Count on it.”
smiled back and their gazes locked. His mood soared with the realization she
was flirting with him. The day had definitely taken a turn for the better.
Firefighter Jamey Trucker finds an ordinary jaunt to the grocery store turning into a mesmerizing moment when he overhears a stunning women singing Santa Baby. With a little Christmas magic on his side, Jamey gets a phone number and a chance at another meeting.There is an alluring quality to the Santa Baby, this was the perfect choice to set the tempo for this quick read. It has a sassy, sultry, and sexy vibe to it. Perfect quick read to put you in the holiday mood.
romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former
journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and
Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as
past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance
Writers Report), the trade journal of Romance Writers of America, and has
presented workshops for writers.
current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book
on the nearest beach.