Holiday With A Twist
A Holiday Romance Novella
By Shannon Stacey
New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey celebrates the season in this brand-new holiday novella
After a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so she’ll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school.
Leigh’s best friend broke Croy Dawson’s heart, and Croy knows it was Leigh’s fault. They’ve never liked each other, but Croy isn’t cruel: he’d never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesn’t expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secrets—and he definitely doesn’t expect to get caught up in her holiday madness.
Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh can’t escape the truth: he can’t walk away from his family obligations and she has a life and career to reboot. But anything is possible if your holiday comes with a twist…
Are you looking for a sexy holiday romance to kick off the holiday season? Look no further, Shannon Stacey has delivered another delightful holiday romance just in time for the season. This novella reunites old friends and gives them a second chance at happiness.
Leigh and Croy have a history. It’s not a romantic history. They were best friends all their lives until his girlfriend broke up with him the first year of college. Croy has blamed Leigh for the heartbreak because she convinced his girlfriend to go away to college in Florida.
Leigh left New England for bigger and better things. She built a career and life in Texas after college. Now she’s returning home to help her parents sell her childhood home. She has kept several things about her life in Texas a secret from her family. She intends to keep those secrets until after the holidays.
Her return home isn’t exactly how she expected. Her older sister is back home with a new baby, an adorable pug, and an ugly divorce behind her. Her parents are different creatures than they were in her childhood. Her hometown has changed. She definitely needs a drink to get through this homecoming.
Croy is the bartender at the local pub/ restaurant his family owns. When his old friend Leigh walks through the door he doesn’t know whether to be happy or refuse to serve her. When she orders a candy cane martini, he knows his old friend is not the same girl that left town years ago. Maybe they can rekindle their friendship and weather the holiday season together.
Love is the air this Christmas. Leigh and Croy are in for a big gust of Christmas Romance.
Shannon Stacey always delivers a heartwarming holiday romance that has all the feel goods readers want. She also makes you crave a candy cane martini.
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Shannon Stacey married her Prince Charming in 1993 and is the proud mother of two incredible sons. She lives in New England, where her two favorite activities are trying to stay warm and writing stories of happily ever after. Her two cats refuse to curl up on her lap and keep it warm while she writes, but her Shih Tzu is never far away.
When she’s not writing, she’s indulging in her other passion—four wheeling! From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer.