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The Christmas Cookie Challenge series features Christmas-themed instalove novellas from Pippa Brook, Hazel J. North and Emma Lynn Everly. All three books are guaranteed to spice up your holidays. NO cheating. NO cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed.
Christmas Cookie Challenge Series
Christmas Deal (Christmas Cookie Challenge) by Pippa Brook
Published 8th November 2022
Format: Kindle Edition
Part of the Heroes of Mercury Ridge
Christmas Deal is a steamy short instalove romance featuring a curvy heroine and a sexy-as-sin mountain man.
At forty, Carly is aware that she has not accomplished some of the key things she wanted from her life. Her biological clock is ticking. She is aware that she may have left it too late to have a baby. But she doesn’t just want a baby, she wants the man and father to go alongside. Hoping that a deal she made with her then-boyfriend William at seventeen will be the ticket to her future happiness. Returning to Mercury Ridge on a whim after her flight was redirected to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Returning to his cabin with his sister-in-law Sienna, William finds a strange car on his driveway and his corgis barking at a nearby tree. Thinking that it is a burglary gone wrong he threatens to call the police, but he’s shocked to discover it is Carly hiding in the tree – who is frightened of dogs. Getting the dogs to go inside, he gets her down from the tree but before he can find out why she is back he realises that she is cold and wet. His search and rescue training kicked in to rush her inside and light a fire.
As she attempts to warm up the sparks fly between the pair and they make love by the fire. Spending the next week wrapped up in each other but he wonders how long she will be staying (and how much his heart will break). Carly knows that she needs to confess her reason for being back but overhearing a conversation between William and one of his brothers has her ready to flee – can he clear up the miscommunication before she leaves?
Christmas Secret (Christmas Cookie Challenge) by Hazel J. North
Published 15th November 2022
Format: Kindle Edition
Christmas Secret is a steamy short instalove romance and part of the Christmas Cookie Challenge series
Every year Millie returns to her hometown with her siblings to celebrate Christmas as a family. Whilst making cookies her brother Dane casually mentions the Christmas tree that was her job to organise this tear. Suddenly remembering that she hasn’t organised anything she heads out to a few Christmas tree farms but not the local Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm as she doesn’t want to run into the man who broke her heart 10 years ago and is also her brother’s best friend.
Called over to help another customer find their perfect Christmas tree, Gabe is pleased to be home after a long overdue breakup. The customer is so surprised to see him that she almost falls but he reaches out to steady her, realising how lovely it is to have Millie in his arms. Bantering back and forth as they head out so she can find a tree. Attempting not to feel hurt when he realises that he went elsewhere first to avoid seeing him.
Agreeing to go out with him to the Christmas festival she is getting ready when her brother has a private chat with him about telling her the reason behind his sudden departure 10 years ago. Reconnecting after years of not speaking they share a kiss which ignites the spark between them and he sneaks her into the farmhouse. Finally getting the chance to be together. As he takes her home she is on cloud nine but her brother is shocked to see her happy especially if Gabe told her about the photos – oops he didn’t! What will this mean for their fledgling reconnection?
Christmas Bet (Christmas Cookie Challenge) by Emma Lynn Everly
Published 29th November 2022
Format: Kindle Edition.
Christmas Bet is a steamy short instalove romance featuring a curvy heroine and a sexy-as-sin mountain man.
Charity CEO Lauren is sitting at her desk contemplating her life when her assistant comes in with the mail. A thunk stirs her from her thoughts as a large envelope lands on her desk. Details of a prize she recently won at a charity auction – a Christmas week romantic getaway to Tinsel, California. Surprised by the win but looking for a way to get out of going, with her assistant tricking her into a Christmas bet that she won’t be able to say yes to a spontaneous decision during her stay – the forfeit being added to a dating app with a risque Halloween photo.
Cody has lived in Tinsel for the past five years in his little cabin. Not really the skype to settle down, he has enjoyed his time with those who are vacationing in the area. Although for the last few months, he has found himself uninterested in anyone who has crossed his path. While cutting some wood with his axe he hears a car pull up at the rental cabin next door. Seeing a woman in the driver’s seat who doesn’t get out immediately, he heads over to see if she needs any help.
Initially rebuffing the advance from Cody, Lauren remembers the Christmas bet and decides to see where saying yes will lead her this week. Agreeing to head out on a snowshoeing trail with Cody they share a kiss, then a whole lot more when they return to his cabin. Surprised to find that she has snuck out, Cody doesn’t see Lauren for a few days but meets up later in town. But as she shares details about the bet, Cody doesn’t know how to deal with his emotions for her. Did she only say yes because of the bet?