Dear Christmas

Secret Santa

Book 5
Nikki Lynn Barrett
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The fifth and final Secret Santa book is here. Many readers fell in love with six-year-old Ben in the first book. His special little wish set magic in motion. Now he's all grown up and gets his very own happily ever after. This is a bittersweet moment.

Can you fall in love with someone without ever meeting them in person first?

It began ten years ago as a school project. Pen pals from different parts of the world. For Ben and Zara, their bond grew deeper. As life continued to evolve and change, the two confided their wishes, fears, dreams, and so much more back and forth in letters and emails, until the day of Zara's last ominous message, warning Ben that she may not be able to write for awhile as her family had to flee for their safety.

He hadn't heard from her since.

Three years later at twenty years old, Ben's wish came true. Zara has been granted refugee status in the USA, living just over an hour away from him.

This Christmas, two best friends from different cultures get to spend the holiday together and see if their growing romantic feelings stand a chance.

Not everyone will understand their love.
Not everyone will accept it.
How will Ben and Zara fight for what they want when the odds are against them?

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Publisher
Nikki Lynn Barrett
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Published on
Nov 21, 2017
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Pages
403
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ISBN
9781386167440
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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Eligible for Family Library

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Lifestyle blogger Serena Raines is used to giving advice on how to "live your best life", but finds herself alone and devastated when her fiancé leaves her. Not ready to share the news of her breakup with her family, she goes into hiding for Christmas alone at a luxurious beach house.

European royal Sandro Leone refuses to let his friends spend Christmas alone, so he rents a house for them to share—and finds a strange and lovely woman already there.

Serena is embarrassed to be discovered in her hideaway and fights a fierce attraction to the charming playboy prince. Things get worse when a surprise winter storm prevents his friends from arriving and leaves them stranded—together.

EXCERPT:

“We all make mistakes,” he said again in that infuriatingly therapeutic tone.

“Do we? I bet you don’t ever make mistakes.” She couldn’t get herself to sound calm. Emotion that had built up in her in the last few weeks, heck, maybe the last year—or maybe her whole life—exploded to the surface. “Why would you? You’re the handsome prince—the knight in shining armor—who any girl would welcome into her life. I bet you’ve never experienced a single moment of rejection.”

He watched her, bemused, and she fought a powerful urge to slap him hard across his handsome, arrogant face. “Have you?”

Her answer came in the form of a hard, hot kiss.

Sandro’s lips crushed over hers, and her protest evaporated instantly in the fire of his kiss. Her limbs grew weak as his big, strong arms wrapped around her. The warmth of his body enveloped her, and his musky, masculine scent overwhelmed her senses.

For a crazy instant she was able to just let go—of all the pain, the embarrassment, the disappointment, the secrecy, the uncertainty about herself and her future—and lose herself in the fierce intensity of his kiss.

A sudden gust of wind threw sand against them and stung her cheek hard enough for her to pull back. She stared at him, blinking, for a moment. Then her heart sank and shame flooded through her. “I guess you just proved my point.” 

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