Title: Christmas Deadline
Author: Pam Binder
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
If Holly Lane can’t finish her romance novel by Christmas, she must return the advance she spent to pay off her parents’ mortgage. Reluctantly she agrees to collaborate with English mystery author Noel Atteberry to finish the book.
Working together in Noel’s English manor, they feel the same heat of attraction as their fictional hero and heroine. But for Noel romance mans heartbreak. With Holly, and in the novel they are co-writing together, he rejects a happy ending and demands their characters die in a fiery car crash.
Will Holly and Noel manage to write a happily-ever-after for their fictional couple – and themselves – by their Christmas deadline?
As the sleigh glided around a bend, Holly leaned her head on Noel’s shoulder, and he bent over to place a kiss on her forehead. The gesture felt intimate and natural as he focused on the deserted road ahead that meandered under a canopy of trees.
Their homes were still separated by an ocean and thousands of miles, but they were together now. She didn’t want to dwell on the future anymore. She wanted to live in the present and build a life from that point forward. And she hoped his kiss promised that he wanted her as much as she wanted him.
Feeling bold, she rested her gloved hand on his thigh and felt his muscles flex from her touch. His response sent a quiver of pleasure racing through her body as though lightning had electrified the air.
The horses picked up speed, and Noel chuckled softly, then reined them back down to a walk. “Whoa, boys.” He chuckled again and slid a sideling glance toward Holly. “We’ll be home soon.”
Under the velvet night’s ceiling of stars, the word took on a new meaning for Holly. Noel had said it as though it was their home. The word conjured a future together. A future that included days filled with heart-pounding adventures, and nights devoted to making love, interlaced with cherished moments of coffee and conversation by the fireplace.
“Holly…” he turned toward her, and his voice was as molten as his gaze. “I want to kiss you.”
He was asking for more than a kiss, and she knew she longed for that as well. But with so much still left unsaid between them could she risk her heart?
Time shifted, listening for her answer.
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For me, the holiday season brings out the child in all of us, and we see the good in people and believe in magic again. It is my favorite time of year.
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Christmas Deadline was so much fun to write. The holiday season is a wonderful time to fall in love. I included the magic of the season, the moment of enchantment when friends realize they are falling in love and added a pinch of mystery to complicate the lives of my heroine and hero.
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Pam Binder is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves Irish, Scottish and English myths and legends. Pam is a conference speaker and president of the Pacific Northwest Writers association and writes Historical, Contemporary, Young Adult, Time Travel and Fantasy Fiction.
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