Breakfast With Santa by @CarolAnnHenry is a Snuggle Up Event pick #romance #holidayromance #giveaway
Title: Breakfast With Santa
Author: Carol Henry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Six years ago Katelyn experienced heaven in Mark Logan’s arms. But when Mark joined the Special Forces, he left her with shattered dreams—and, unbeknownst to him, carrying his unborn baby. Now, he’s back in Lobster Cove, and she’s engaged to another man. But with her fiancé in Norway, Katelyn volunteers to play an elf at the annual Breakfast with Santa event.
Mark Logan-aka Santa--can’t keep his eyes off Katelyn in her sexy elf outfit, which brings back feelings better left hidden. After all, he only returned to Lobster Cove to keep his two-year-old son safe from kidnappers, not to rekindle an old romance.
Katelyn, conflicted between her renewed feelings for Mark and the secret she’s kept from him, flies to Norway to reaffirm her feelings for her fiancé. But when she arrives, she discovers a startling truth. Will unearthed secrets be the key to her happiness or heartache?
Mark had all he could do to keep his eyes and mind on the kids all morning. Carrying on a conversation with them while watching Katelyn Sullivan out of the corner of his eyes was driving him nuts. She was more beautiful now than she had been six years ago. And hot damn, the elf outfit was just about the sexiest getup he’d seen in a long time. On her, it was like a beacon sending out come-hither signals, like the lighthouse next to her parent’s restaurant. And he had no trouble receiving those signals—loud and clear. They had drifted apart after high school when she went off to attend college and he joined the military. Was she in a relationship now?
There’d been rumors, but folks in town weren’t being very forthcoming with details. Lobster Cove’s rumor mill tended to be part myth, part truth, and all wrong sometimes, if he remembered correctly. Hell, he could only imagine what they’d been spreading about him—where he had disappeared to, and why he was back with a two-year-old son in tow. Secret missions for the military left little room for confiding in family or sharing secrets with loved ones. Not sure what his parents had told anyone, but he did know they’d kept his career and his wife’s death to themselves. Of course, they didn’t know the entire story, either.
Dammit! He was tired of guarding secrets.
Katelyn herded a pair of twin boys in his direction. His heart raced as she drew near enough for him to touch her. Instead, he lifted the two four-year-olds on to his knees.
“Ho, ho, ho, Miss Elf. Who do we have here?” He looked directly into her eyes instead of the boys’, hoping she’d recognize him.
“This is Ryan and Ethan Holmes, Santa. They have a list for you to take back to the North Pole.”
Mark ignored the list and continued gazing into Katelyn’s baby blues. The boys wiggled, diverting his attention back to the main reason he was there—to play Santa. He sighed as she walked away, and vowed he’d find an opportunity to talk to her before the end of the day.
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November is a time to be thankful. What are you most thankful for this year?
This year, as always, I am thankful for a loving husband, and a close family bond with my children and grandchildren, and for the many friendships I’ve accumulated over the years. In this crazy world we live in, it’s refreshing to have a constant connection with the ones you love. Living in a united, friendly, and caring community, as well, is beyond measure—no matter the season.
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Who can resist a sexy elf, a handsome Santa, and a young boy that needs a mom? When the community holds a breakfast with Santa event, all the bells and whistles ring out. High school memories of first loves and missed chances surface. Family and friends come together to help mend broken hearts. Snuggle up to Breakfast with Santa for a festive good time, and let the Christmas spirit warm your heart.
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Runs November 1 – 30
Drawing will be held on December 1.
Carol Henry, is a #1 best-selling author who writes award-winning, 5-STAR reviewed Romantic Suspense Adventures (Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone), as well as American historical, holiday, and contemporary novels. A world traveler, Carol has written for several major cruise lines’ deluxe in-cabin books, and Porthole Cruise Magazine, but also takes great pleasure in weaving her own adventures with her ‘characters’ in her novels. Her ‘Connection’ series novels includes: Amazon Connection, Shanghai Connection, Rio Connection, and Cairo Connection. Although, her more contemporary novels, such as her Lobster Cove series (Juelle’s Legacy, Breakfast with Santa, and Nora’s Redemption) has a few snippets from her travels, as well.
Carol teaches creative writing workshops, has been a speaker at various venues, is a member of Romance Writers of America®, and is a member of Published Authors Network. She is also a member and past president of RWA’s local chapter, STAR,--Southern Tier Authors of Romance, and is the president of the local Write Now Writers’ Group. Visit Carol’s website at www.carolhenry.org.
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