Our Christmas Love Story by @carlakrae is a Christmas in July Fete pick #romance #rockstar #giveaway
Title: Our Christmas Love Story
Author: Carla Krae
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The Bassist and A Rockstar Christmas Wedding in one set! Dylan and Jen meet on Christmas Eve when she saves him from a mountain blizzard, but that’s only the beginning of the story. Dive into this book and find out how a rockstar and a sci-fi writer become Mr. and Mrs. Smith on Christmas Day one year later. This set is intended for readers 18 and over due to adult language, sexual content, and adult situations. West Coast Soulmates is a spin-off from the My Once and Future Love (Revisited) series featuring bandmates and their lady loves.
“Earth to Jennifer…”
I looked up into blue eyes. “Huh?” When did Dylan move that close?
“Penny for your thoughts?”
“They aren’t worth the penny.”
He sat leaning toward me, his weight propped up on one arm. “I know I’m a lousy substitute for family cheer.”
I shook my head. “You’re not lousy. This is better than being alone.” A lot better.
He smiled. “Thank you. How can I entertain you?”
That was a loaded question.
“You’re my guest. I should be asking you.”
“I’m just glad you didn’t let me freeze.”
Me, too. I leaned my cheek on my shoulder and smiled back. “Guess you owe me, then.”
We gravitated closer, centimeter by centimeter.
“Then may I tell you that you have the most beautiful mouth I’ve ever seen?”
I blushed, but didn’t look away. “You just did.”
His gaze flicked to my lips a second before he kissed me.
I had time to pull away or turn my head.
I didn’t want to.
For being the seducing stranger, his kiss was surprisingly gentle. God, I’d missed connecting. His breath still smelled like chocolate and his lips were soft. I sighed and tilted my head to deepen contact. He threaded his fingers into my hair.
When he pulled away to breathe, I whispered, “I haven’t been touched in a long time.”
He swallowed, then nodded. “I’m not trying to take advantage, Jen. Stop me when you want to.”
“I know. Just…please kiss me again.” I pushed Lee out of my mind and let myself feel. Lust, a crush, animal attraction…whatever you wanted to call it, I welcomed this moment. The months alone had felt like years. Maybe tonight gave me a way to move on.
Dylan moved into a kneeling position to have both hands free, one tunneling into my hair again and the other caressing my cheek. He kissed so sweet I might cry. It was unexpected.
I shifted closer to touch him too, wrapping my arms around his back, then crawled on his lap when the kiss gained intensity.
“I’ve been wanting to do that all night,” he said when we parted.
I grinned. “You always kiss strange women you meet in the middle of a blizzard?”
“Only the ones that save my life.”
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What I love most about the holiday season:
What don’t I love? I’m a Christmas junkie. My parents divorced early, so I had two Christmases every year for a lot of my growing up. I also sang and played handbells, so December was my busiest performance month and I loved it. So many wonderful songs, secular and not. I watch all the Hallmark and Lifetime movies and Great Christmas Light Fight. Own more decorations than could ever fit on one in-house tree. Still mail cards. Would be crafting if I currently had space. And the feast! My grandmothers were excellent cooks, so the turkey and potatoes and veggies and stuffing and cookies…mmm, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Why is your featured book a must-read to get you in the holiday mood?
Dylan and Jen’s story is all about Christmas – not just meeting on Christmas Eve, but family. I wrote their happy-for-now story years ago, but they kept talking to me, so I had to write their journey to the HEA and what would be more perfect than getting married on Christmas Day? Even though they only have two weeks to plan it! But when you have friends and family like they do, anything is possible.
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Romance writer. Weaver. History's daughter. Gardener. Retired singer. Nerd! Debuting in 2011, Carla Krae lives in California with a house full of crazy cats and a tech guy.
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