Oh, these December weekends. I always think I’m going to carve out so much writing time, and then holiday chaos has gingerbread martinis and Secret Santa shopping pulling away my precious, precious typing hours. “But I left Noelle and Will trapped together in a mountain cabin, and she’d only managed to talk him out of half his clothes so far…” I complain, but the holiday elves are unsympathetic. And so, Noelle will have to get back to her seduction tomorrow, and Amazon-willing, she’ll be ready to share her naughty tale with you late Sunday night.
Jingle jingle jingle…
Competitive and outrageous, Noelle Kringle doesn’t always play well with others, and lives a life of solitude out on a remote ranch, tending Santa’s magical reindeer and their families throughout the year. She’d be the last to admit that she’s a little starved for human companionship, and now that Santa’s rescinded her magical ability to pop from place to place for a whole month – after the silliest little argument – she’s really all alone. Forced to make the annual trek up to the North Pole by conventional means, Noelle picks up Will, an emotionally damaged drifter, on the side of the road. Fascinated by his quiet strength, she finds herself wondering if it’s time to leave her wild child ways behind.
Will has had all of his Christmas spirit stomped out of him by a vindictive ex-wife and a ruthless ex-business partner. All he wants is a fresh start in a quiet place, far away from the world. When getting stranded on the side of the road throws him in the path of the flirtatious, aggressive young woman who claims to be Santa’s daughter, Will wants nothing to do with her, even if she is clever, whimsical, and hot enough to make his head spin. As they travel together, the two find that a little vulnerability and a lot of heat can equal explosive chemistry, but can they survive the harsh journey to the North Pole with their hearts intact?