Brady Sheppard is officially in hell. Trapped in his hometown recovering from the injury that ended his military career, he’d rather just be left alone. He doesn’t want to work in the family winery. He doesn’t want to reconnect with old friends. Especially after his former fiancée ties the knot with some other guy. Once Brady’s knee is better, he is so outta here.
Escape isn’t happening any time soon, however. When J.C. Montgomery announces she’s pregnant and he’s responsible, he’s stuck. How could that one night, which was all about him forgetting, have such massive consequences? Consequences he can’t handle.
Funny thing, though. Watching cute J.C. stand up to him makes him reconsider. Her strength and determination to do right by the baby inspire him. And every moment he’s with her, he sees more about her that is beautiful…and irresistible. Now his challenge is to shape up and be the Marine she deserves…before it’s too late.
Will Fraser has believed in love at first sight since the day he first laid eyes on Mina Harper five years ago. There was only one problem: She was happily married. Then, when Mina’s husband was killed by a drunk driver, Will figured she’d want nothing to do with a guy who owns a whiskey distillery. So he’s kept his feelings locked away, knowing that not even a Christmas miracle would be enough to melt Mina’s heart. . .
Mina believes her days of true love are behind her. Since losing her husband she’s kept to herself, content to do her own painting and stay out of the limelight that comes with her famous family. But when, after a freak accident, Will comes to her rescue, Mina can’t quite get him out of her mind. As curiosity turns into a fling during Cloud Bay’s first Christmas Festival, she finds it harder to convince herself that her feelings for Will are just mistletoe-inspired. Could Mina be ready to lay the past to rest and finally admit that what she really wants for Christmas—and forever—is Will?