Must-Have Husband: Summer Grooms Book 1

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 If you liked the HOLIDAY BRIDES, get ready for the SUMMER GROOMS...


MUST-HAVE HUSBAND (Summer Grooms Book 1)

A girl in need of a groom ropes a bachelor in the wilderness, and brings him home. A sweet comedic tale about love and taking chances. Based on a true tradition!


SUMMER GROOMS SERIES
Must-Have Husband (Book 1)
My Lucky Groom (Book 2)
The Wedding Wish (Book 3)
The Getaway Groom (Book 4)

MUST-HAVE HUSBAND
Fall for Love. Take a Chance...

City girl Connie Oliver has a hard time hanging on to men, grooms in particular. Just nine weeks before her wedding, she's seen another one slip away. To make matters worse, her ailing grandfather's eightieth birthday is approaching, and he has one final wish: to see his last granddaughter married in the historic wedding gown that was first worn by his late wife and has been a family tradition for years. When her sister takes Connie on a girls' getaway in the wild to soothe her latest heartache, she quips that Connie wouldn't know a decent man if he fell on her. So, when a handsome stranger drops out of the trees, Connie's got to wonder whether he's some sort of madman - or an answer to her prayers.

Rugged outdoorsman "Mac" McCormack is down on his luck after having just lost his camping store in a forest fire. So he hits the trail to forget his woes and plot his next move. Little does Mac expect the fates to deliver an angel with a predicament in need of his skills. With Connie desiring a groom and Mac requiring a down payment, their meeting seems fortuitously timed. But how far will Mac be willing to go once he learns play-acting for the Olivers is not such smooth sailing? Despite the mishaps and mayhem that ensue, can Connie and Mac achieve an authentic happy ending? That all depends on whether both of their hearts can take a chance.

A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.Standard novella-length, approximately 25,000 words.
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About the author

Ginny Baird is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of romance and women's fiction. She has published several novels in print and online and also received screenplay options from Hollywood for her romantic and family comedy scripts. Her series include: Christmas Town, Holiday Brides, and Summer Grooms Novella Series.

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Publisher
Winter Wedding Press
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Published on
Feb 27, 2013
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Pages
113
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ISBN
9780988695344
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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 Come home this Christmas to...

CHRISTMAS TOWN, TENNESSEE

Where everyday dreams come true!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird brings you the start of a brand new holiday series...

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SHOP
(Christmas Town, Book 1)

Hannah Winchester is down on her luck and disillusioned with love, but her fortunes are about to change. When Hannah inherits a defunct bakery in East Tennessee, her first thought is to sell it and settle her substantial debt. Then the townsfolk welcome her warmly and she's taken with the joyful spirit of the place, where stores employ holiday themes and residents have surnames like Christmas and Claus. After a handsome lawman comes to her aid dressed as Santa, Hannah learns he's more than a hot guy in a red suit and shiny black boots. Sheriff Carter Livingston has joined in the cause of rejuvenating the town, and he's encouraging her to do her part. Hannah's great-grandmother, Lena, sold special holiday cookies that brought hope and renewal to the people of Christmas Town. Yet Hannah has plans elsewhere and isn't looking to stay. Can she possibly reopen the shop known for kindling romance--without sacrificing her heart?

EXCERPT 

The last turn she took was supposed to lead straight to the town roundabout, the one that connected with South Main Street. Hannah had been told to watch for a flagpole, the courthouse, a library, and a big town sign. But all she saw ahead of her in these near-whiteout conditions was more snow! That's when a flashing blue glimmer in her driver's side mirror caught her eye.Thank goodness! Help has arrived. It had to be a cop figuring her for a distressed motorist. Hannah certainly couldn't get any more distressed than this.

Hannah hadn't journeyed to Tennessee for a leisurely visit. She'd inherited a business she knew absolutely nothing about, and she was determined to sell it at the first opportunity. She tried to imagine herself running a cookie shop, but just couldn't. The only picture that came to mind involved huge plumes of black smoke curling out an open doorway. Where some people had a brown thumb in the garden, Hannah wore a charred oven mitt in the kitchen. She couldn't even microwave popcorn without the bag catching fire.

Hannah spun in her seat to better view the approaching figure in dark clothing. No, wait. It's a matching red tunic and slacks worn beneath an open field coat. The full silhouette of a man emerged from a snowy swirl and Hannah's heart thumped. It wasn't just any outfit; it was a Santa suit. Though she'd never seen Old Saint Nick looking quite like that. Rather than being short and stout, he was tall and built, with an obviously solid chest and a manly jaw thinly disguised by a fake white beard. A Santa hat sat slightly askew on his head, partially covering short brown hair. He strode to her driver's side window in shiny black boots and tapped on the glass. Hannah goggled at the apparition, then lowered her window a crack.

Evergreen eyes peered in at her and Hannah caught her breath. She didn't even know eyes came in that color. They reminded her of Christmas trees: the really fresh kind, not the plastic sort that normally stood on an end table in the corner of her apartment.

"Everything okay in there? I saw that you'd pulled over. No wonder, really." Little lines crinkled around his eyes, lending them warmth beneath the wind's chill. "Given the weather." He tugged off his fake beard and stuffed it in his pocket, exposing a rugged face.

Whoa, he was a good-looking Santa. She judged him to be a few years older than her but not more than five. As if his age mattered! Hannah wasn't in Tennessee to stay and she certainly wasn't in the market for a man. She'd had enough boyfriends to last her, thank you very much. And every...single...one of them had let her down. Love. Just one more four-letter word that had been canned from her vocabulary.

Copyright © 2016 Ginny Baird
 "I'm a virgin, and you need to relieve me of that." 


What respectable guy could say no to that? Yeah, she was my best friend. But she was also the hottest chick I've ever known. I thought it would be simple. I thought we'd have a good time, then pretend like it never happened. 


It turns out, I was an idiot. 


Now, she wants nothing to do with me, but I'm determined. I've spent the last five years without her and I refuse to waste another day. I have a solid plan. All of my figurative ducks are in a row. I'm going balls to the wall, and I'm not stopping until I win back the only girl I've ever loved. 


Too bad for me, Devyn Summers was sitting on a secret that nothing could've prepared me for. 


*Deal Breakers is filled with lots of laughs, a sexy romance, and an overflowing swear jar. It's the first installment in the Dealing With Love series, but each one can be read as a standalone. 



EDITORIAL REVIEWS:



"This is a beautifully written friends to lovers story. It made me laugh out loud, swoon, cry and make me want to slap someone. Perfect in my book!!" TWO BOOK PUSHERS 


"I loved this book. The story flows very well. You are hooked from the beginning."  JaM BOOK BLOG


"It held us captive from the very start. We fell in love with Riley and Devyn, we loved Riley's mouth and we loved Devyn's sass. The chemistry between Riley and Devyn was beautiful to read." BLOGGERS FROM DOWN UNDER


"This is an amazing book. I loved it. It's funny, sexy, heartbreaking, loving, just a wonderful read." 2 GIRLS A BOOK & A GLASS OF WINE



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If you liked the HOLIDAY BRIDES, get ready for the SUMMER GROOMS...


MY LUCKY GROOM (Summer Grooms Book 2)

A superstitious fortune cookie collector finds love and adventure in Washington, DC. A story about following your heart and finding your destiny.


SUMMER GROOMS SERIES

Must-Have Husband (Book 1)

My Lucky Groom (Book 2)

The Wedding Wish (Book 3)

The Getaway Groom (Book 4)

MY LUCKY GROOM
Follow your fate... 

It might just lead to the romance of a lifetime!

Superstitious fortune cookie collector Ventura Hart has embarked on a new adventure in Washington, DC. Armed with a masters degree in writing, she has ambitions of working for a major news publication. But the job market is tight, and after a while Ventura realizes she can't be that picky. When she meets a handsome young bachelor in need of a nanny, she thinks she's found a temporary solution. Little does Ventura know, she's headed down a new path that will lead to more than she's ever hoped for.

Single dad Richard Blake is at his wits' end trying to secure help for his mischievous five-year-old twins. Known as DC's most eligible bachelor, the entrepreneurial magazine editor never imagines he'll fall for the one woman he's sure he can't have. She looks after his kids and has a boyfriend to boot. So his attraction to her is beside the point. But when Ventura becomes enmeshed in his family and Richard finds himself losing his heart, is there a way to secure a happy ending? It could all depend on a little bit of luck, and a whole lot of destiny.

A sweet, traditional PG-rated romantic comedy.
Standard novella-length, approximately 30,000 words.

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