Promised Gifts

Castle Mountain Lodge

Book 8
Elena Aitken
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 <h2><b>You're invited back to Castle Mountain Lodge!</b></h2>
For as long as she could remember, Marissa Duncan had been completely and totally in love with her older brother’s best friend. She spent her teenage years secretly crushing on Nick Slater until one day—sure he felt the same way— she got up the courage to tell him how she felt. But instead of reciprocating her affection, the boy she’d fallen in love with had laughed in her face and sent her away broken hearted.
It’s been eight years since Nick has seen Marissa Duncan. Eight years that he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her and what could have been if he’d followed his heart the night she’d confessed her love to him. But the timing hadn’t been right, and there was a code between friends. He couldn’t date his best friends little sister. No matter what.
For eight years, Marissa has managed to avoid Nick, but there will be no way to avoid him at her brother’s wedding at Castle Mountain Lodge, the most romantic location in the Rockies. Especially since Nick’s the best man, and she’s agreed to be the maid of honor. She has no reason to be nervous, after all, she’s no longer the awkward, uncertain teenager she once was. Besides, what she felt for Nick was only a childhood crush.
Things have changed.
Haven’t they?
<b> ~A sweet contemporary romance~</b>
Author's note: While Promised Gifts can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel, check out the rest of the Castle Mountain Lodge Series for more mountain romance!
Unexpected Gifts--(Colin & Andi) Hidden Gifts--(Bo & Morgan) Mistaken Gifts--(Jeff & Eva) Secret Gifts--(Gage & Megan) Goodbye Gifts--(Dylan & Carmen) Tempting Gifts--(Jason & Lisa) Holiday Gifts--(Ryan & Julie) Promised Gifts -- (Nick & Marissa) 
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Publisher
Elena Aitken
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Published on
Oct 13, 2017
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9781927968680
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
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 Let it snow with a sweet contemporary romance!
Cozy up to the Castle Mountain Lodge in the middle of the remote Canadian Rockies for Unexpected Gifts.

Christmas represents everything Andi Williams is supposed to have, and doesn't. Running away to a remote mountain lodge in the Canadian Rockies sounds like the perfect way to escape, until a mix-up finds her sharing a villa with sexy, rough around the edges, Colin Hartford.

Colin's determination to enjoy the holiday he's missed for the last five years sweeps Andi into a season of joy that she's not sure she's ready for. Can Andi open herself up to everything the holidays have to offer...including love?

~A sweet, contemporary romance~
**Author's note: Like all my books, Unexpected Gifts can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel, but are even more enjoyable when you read them as a series. Catch up with your favorite characters with the rest of the books!Book 1: Unexpected Gifts (Andi and Colin's Story)Book 2: Hidden Gifts (Bo and Morgan's Story)
Unexpected Endings- A companion short story (Andi and Colin)
Book 3: Mistaken Gifts (Jeff and Eva's Story)
Book 4: Secret Gifts (Gage and Megan's Story)
Book 5: Goodbye Gifts (Dylan and Carmen's Story)Book 6: Tempting Gifts (Jason and Lisa's Story)

And don't forget to check out the sexy new resort romances at The Springs
Book 1: Summer of Change (Trent and Samantha's Story)
Book 2: Falling Into Forever (Rhys and Kari's Story) 
Book 3: Winter's Burn (Slade and Beth's Story) Book 4: Midnight Springs (Jax and Bria's Story)
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 When you're looking for a little escape to the rugged mountain landscape that's as beautiful as it is wild, unwind at Castle Mountain Lodge.


Morgan's looking to hide out from her life, but what she's not counting on is Bo, the handsome and rugged mountain guide at The Lodge who has his own heartache to bear and his troubled little girl who sneaks her way into Morgan's heart.

Opening her heart again means opening herself up to the hurt that threatened to destroy her once. But if she can let down her guard long enough, Morgan might just see that everything she's been looking for is right in front of her.

If it's not too late.

~A sweet, contemporary romance~

**Author's note: Like all my books, Hidden Gifts can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel, but are even more enjoyable when you read them as a series. Catch up with your favorite characters with the rest of the books!Book 1: Unexpected Gifts (Andi and Colin's Story)Book 2: Hidden Gifts (Bo and Morgan's Story)
Unexpected Endings- A companion short story (Andi and Colin)
Book 3: Mistaken Gifts (Jeff and Eva's Story)
Book 4: Secret Gifts (Gage and Megan's Story)
Book 5: Goodbye Gifts (Dylan and Carmen's Story)Book 6: Tempting Gifts (Jason and Lisa's Story)

And don't forget to check out the sexy new resort romances at The Springs
Book 1: Summer of Change (Trent and Samantha's Story)
Book 2: Falling Into Forever (Rhys and Kari's Story) 
Book 3: Winter's Burn (Slade and Beth's Story) Book 4: Midnight Springs (Jax and Bria's Story)

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Beau Remington has built a good life for himself. He's worked hard to make his real estate company a success. He owns one of the nicest houses in town and comes from one of the most well-respected families in Paradise Valley. It's not that he isn't close to his family, it's just that he's never felt he quite belonged in the same way his brothers do. 

Over the last few months he's enjoyed seeing his brothers meet some amazing women and settle down. He believes he'll do the same, some day. He just hasn't met the right woman yet. What he isn't expecting is that a chance encounter in the wine store will bring that someday a lot sooner--or that the right woman will have a five-year-old daughter in tow!

Corinne Watson has accepted a job at the Remington Guest Ranch. It's a chance for her and her daughter Ruby to make a new start in life. She's not looking for a man--dating can be too complicated for a single mom. She's certainly attracted to Beau Remington, but how could she go out with a guy who doesn't like kids, and especially her daughter? 

Beau has a lot to learn about family, and with a little help from Ruby he's about to learn fast.

This book is intended for adult readers aged 18+
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Remington Ranch series
Meet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy! 

Book 1: Mason 
Book 2: Shane
Book 3: Carter
Book 4: Beau
Book 5: Four Weddings and a Vendetta

A Chance and a Hope series. 
These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.

Book 1: Chance Encounter
Book 2: Finding Hope
Book 3: Give Hope a Chance

Summer Lake Romance Series
Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. 

Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack 
Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly 
Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan 
Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura 
Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan 
Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase 
Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée 
Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding 
Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with Charlotte
Book 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and Eddie
Book 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and Lily
Book 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's story
Book 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s Wedding

The Hamiltons Series
This series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.

Book 1: Red Wine and Roses
Book 2: Champagne and daisies

The Davenports Series
The upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.

Book 1: Oscar
Book 2: TJ
Book 3: Reid

 Meet the sexy alpha Jackson brothers (and their sassy, strong little sister) in the Bears of Grizzly Ridge Series.
His to Protect From the moment he lays eyes on her, Axel Jackson knows Harper Bentley is more than just a guest at his lodge. Much more. Every bear shifter has a mate. She’s his. And whether his brothers believe in fated mates or not, nothing will keep Axel from what is his. But first he’ll need to convince Harper that what she’s feeling is more than lust. It’s fate. His to SeduceChloe Karrington has spent her life running from the idea of needing a man, let alone a mate. After all, she’s an independent career woman, a man would only get in the way. Besides, she’s never met anyone who was worth the time. That is until she meets way too sexy, way too intense, Luke Jackson.His to Claim The last thing Kade  Jackson wants in his life is a woman. Particularly one who clouds his instincts and challenges everything he’s come to believe about love and mates. But Ella Santos is no ordinary woman, and she just might be worth opening up to. But before he can let himself commit, Kade must come to terms with his past, and the secrets that altered everyone’s lives forever.
Hers to Take Because of one bad decision—a no good, lying, son-of-a-bitch of a man—Kira Jackson became estranged from her tight knit family. She would do anything to rebuild the relationship with her bear clan instead of the life she is currently living. Alone. So when she meets the sexy shifter, Nash North, it doesn’t matter how hot he makes her blood boil. She’s not about to make the same mistake twice.
**Reader note: Each book in the Bears of Grizzly Ridge is a standalone story with a guaranteed HEA and No Cliffhangers! This series contains: strong, sassy, curvy women; sexy alpha males; steamy shifters and sizzling sex scenes.
Fall in love with the sexy mountain Men of Castle Lodge in this ‘steamier’ take on the best selling Castle Mountain Lodge series by USA Today Best Selling Author, Elena Aitken.  ONLY available in this exclusive box set.
Unexpected KissesChristmas represents everything Andi Williams is supposed to have, and doesn't. Running away to a remote mountain lodge in the Canadian Rockies sounds like the perfect way to escape, until a mix-up finds her sharing a villa with sexy, rough around the edges, Colin Hartford.Colin's determination to enjoy the holiday he's missed for the last five years sweeps Andi into a season of joy that she's not sure she's ready for. Can Andi open herself up to everything the holidays have to offer...including love?Hidden KissesMorgan's looking to hide out from her life, but what she's not counting on is Bo, the handsome and rugged mountain guide at The Lodge who has his own heartache to bear and his troubled little girl who sneaks her way into Morgan's heart.Opening her heart again means opening herself up to the hurt that threatened to destroy her once. But if she can let down her guard long enough, Morgan might just see that everything she's been looking for is right in front of her.If it's not too late.Mistaken KissesEva Andrews would do anything for her best friend Andi, especially if it means dropping everything to plan a last minute wedding at Castle Mountain Lodge.But planning the perfect wedding isn't proving to be easy, especially when Jeff Michaels, the rugged and all too good-looking ranch hand, is determined to get in her way.Despite the fact that Jeff knows how to push all of Eva's buttons, there's an attraction between them that can't be denied. But Eva's sworn off men and even if she did allow herself to act on the feelings that keep growing stronger, there's the small matter of her 'fake date' in the way.Castle Mountain is known for bringing couples together, but can Eva and Jeff get out of their own way long enough to see what they could have--together?Secret KissesIf party boy Gage doesn’t shape up, he’ll lose the role of a lifetime. A role he desperately needs. It’s Megan Powers job to make sure he stays out of trouble, but when the focus turns from staying out of trouble, to getting into it—together. They both stand to lose everything.Goodbye KissesFor Carmen Kincaid, working at the Lodge has always come before love. There’s never been time for more. Spending time with businessman Dylan Harrison, is a welcome distraction, but when things become more serious than a simple distraction Carmen must make a hard choice. Because sometimes falling in love means saying goodbye.Tempting KissesLisa Gibbs has been working hard to change her reputation and her life. The last thing she needs is a man. Even one as good looking and funny as Jason Porter. But when their mutual concern for a little boy they both care about brings them together, can they let down their guard long enough to see what’s right in front of them?
 For Chelsea McCormick, living in Cedar Springs is supposed to be temporary, nothing more than a chance to slow life down so that she can sort out the chaos of her life. Period. The painfully quiet lifestyle in a tiny, mountain town with a half-brother she barely knows—and certainly doesn’t like very much—is not where she sees herself for more than a couple of months. 
But when two very different men vie for her attention, Chelsea finds her beliefs challenged in ways she never thought possible. The owner of the town’s newest café, Scott Harding, has always loved the small town life. Settling down in a place with a sense of community, like Cedar Springs, then falling in love and starting a family is Scott’s idea of perfection. Is it possible to have the life he craves? Scott has had his doubts, until he meets Chelsea McCormick, a woman who makes everything he’s ever wanted, seem possible. The problem is, Scott isn’t the only man interested in Chelsea. New to town himself, Lucas Lee has been hired as the contract manager of Cedar Springs latest multifamily development. Driven and ambitious, Lucas sees this project as a turning point in his career, catapulting him into a more prestigious position, far from Cedar Springs. While Lucas has never been interested in a serious relationship, Chelsea just might be special enough to change his mind. As summer winds down, Chelsea realizes it should be time to move on. But now, she’s not so sure. Things in Cedar Springs have just started to get interesting with two available and smokin’ hot men who’ve just moved to town. Men who represent two very different paths. Men who both want her… Love, adoration and a future? Or, excitement, passion and the unknown? One man appeals to who she wants to be, and one to who she realizes she’s always been. How can she possibly choose?
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Meet the rest of The McCormicks with:

Book One - Love in the Moment: Ian’s Story

Book Two - Only for a Moment: Mitch’s Story

Book Three- One More Moment: Cal's Story 

Book Four- In This Moment: Declan's Story 

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