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Book: Daring Miss December (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #12)
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Seems strange to use your full name now, but I thought the occasion called for a bit of formality. I guess it’s odd for me to be writing you a note at all. I can still taste your kiss goodbye, and I’m pretty sure I’ll find scorch marks on the sheets when I finally go back upstairs to make my bed. But the diner is quiet, and I am using the lull to get caught up on my holiday cards. Aren’t you proud to have made my list?
I bet you’re surprised that I do cards at all. You probably think I’d be against the practice, but I’m not. I love sending them. Have since I was a little girl. I enjoy getting them too, and in this era of databases and online tracking tools, I figure I’d better be willing to wield my pen if I don’t want my mailbox to echo like Charlie Brown’s. For that reason, I try not to think about the horrors of deforestation or the inefficiency of the postal service while I’m scribbling lines of generic nonsense to my cousin, Julie, or wishing Aunt Bernice a happy and healthy new year.
It’s hard to believe this year is almost over. It seems to have flown by. It’s also impossible to believe it’s only been three days since you claimed a stool at my counter and took my heart hostage. Who knew three days could feel like a lifetime? Have the cravings for Easy Cheese eased yet? My craving for you grows stronger every day. I won’t lie and tell you such dependency doesn’t scare me. But I’m getting used to the idea of it. To the reality of you. To the possibilities of us.
When I plucked this card from the box I thought I’d write to say thank you. As small and inadequate as they may seem, those two words alone are filling me to the brim. Thank you for using the world’s lamest excuse to hit on me. Thank you for plying me with over-the-hill wine and letting me feed you cold pasta. Thank you for warming my bed and my heart. Thank you for not allowing me to hide. Thank you for letting me see the Ollie no one else gets to see. But most of all, thank you for loving me…whether it was heart-healthy or not.
Wishing you the happiest New Year.
With all my love and an extra fluffy stack of buckwheat pancakes,
About the Book:
Coming of age in the free-wheeling seventies meant that Oliver’s rebellion manifested itself in always doing precisely what he was expected to do.
With his wife gone and his daughter grown, the survival of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center has become his main focus in life. That is, until the results of a routine blood test give him the nudge he needs to indulge in forbidden fruit.
Dietician Anne Silverstein has enjoyed a smorgasbord of experiences, but none shaped her life more dramatically than finding a lump in her breast at the ripe old age of twenty-six. In the years since she triumphed over death, Anne has learned to embrace life by taking each new day as it comes.
When Ollie Watkins, stumbles into her office looking for more than a few tips on lowering his cholesterol, throwing caution to the wind is a no-brainer for free-spirited Anne. But the home remedies Anne and Oliver cook up together leave them both ravenous for more. Suddenly one finds one day at a time is not enough and the other fears it’s way too much.
About the Author:
Maggie Wells is a deep-down dirty girl with a weakness for hot heroes and happy endings. By day she is buried in spreadsheets, but at night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, this mild-mannered married lady has a naughty streak a mile wide.
Fueled by supertankers of Diet Coke, Maggie juggles fictional romance and the real deal by keeping her slow-talking Southern gentleman constantly amused and their two children mildly embarrassed. They are the food purveyors to three dogs, a passel of fish, and one impertinent house rabbit she claims is the love of her life. Shh. Don’t tell her husband.
- Digital copy of Jumping Mr. January (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #1)
- Digital copy of Daring Miss December (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #12)
- A signed 2014 Hot Nights in St. Blaise wall calendar
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