Mistletoe in the City is a novella in the Handmade for Christmas anthology.
Twenty-one year old Krista is trying to get on with her life after her no good boyfriend tosses her out. She finds herself in desperate need of an apartment, because she wants out from under her parents roof, and is determined she can make it on her own. While visiting an apartment building to view a possible new pad, she sees her former high school crush, Derek, who works on the grounds. For Krista, Derek was wishful thinking—the bad boy to her good girl.
Now, it’s several years later, and the attraction is mutual—and hot. But misunderstands abound. At Christmas can they come together as a couple, and leave the past in the past.
Mistletoe in the City is a great, novella length read. There is something wonderful about how both Krista and Derek have matured into young adults, and given a chance at love. A plot that will keep your attention and characters you can believe, await you this festive season. Not to mention is also quite a sexy little read! I enjoy a good Christmas story, and have found one here.
Krista Hartley never expected the unrequited love of her life, the irresistible Derek Weston, to work as the groundskeeper at the apartment building she just moved into. They barely spoke in high school but now, three years after graduation, they tore at each other’s clothes and jumped into bed together at every opportunity. After all, how could a hot-blooded woman say no to a sexy man with an eyebrow ring, a dragon tattoo and a deadly swagger?
A Christmas miracle drew Krista back into Derek’s life. He kissed her for the first time under mistletoe, pampered her with romantic candlelight dinners and memorized every inch of her delectable body with his tongue. He refused to let his dream girl slip through his fingers again but then another woman threatened their whirlwind romance. Hurt once before, Krista broke off their relationship and then Derek made a drunken mistake that could destroy their love forever. With just days to Christmas, he vowed to win back her heart and trust, and prove his innocence once and for all.
Stands Alone: YES