Winter Heat (A Christmas Romance)

Darlene Gardner
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Kate Marino refuses to let herself tumble into love with Riley Carter a second time. Even though Riley has moved next door to Kate in charming downtown Charleston. Even though the magic of the holiday season is in the air. Even though memories of spending last Christmas in his arms weaken her resolve. 

Kate is sure all Riley ever wanted from her was sex, and she has a plan to get him to admit it. But trying to tempt Riley into another red-hot affair might not be her best move. 

Especially when she can barely resist him.

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About the author

 Darlene Gardner left her life as a newspaper sportswriter behind for love and romance. She's the author of more than 40 books, from single-title romantic comedies to emotionally charged family dramas. She's also written a paranormal mystery serial called Dead Ringers for young adults on up.

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Darlene Gardner
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Published on
Nov 21, 2016
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Pages
224
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
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