Readers will find this a heartwarming tale perfect for the holidays as it deals with the definition of family after a one night stand leads a man to the son he never knew of which has him wanting something more permanent with the woman who’s worried that his sudden love might be fleeting. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of A Family for Christmas by Nola Cross, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour. In honor of this second installment in The Burlesons of Texas series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 5 $10 bookstore GCs too!
He never thought he’d have a real family Christmas...
For the past eight years, Bill Smith has been unable to set down roots. But he never forgot the magical night he spent with an auburn-haired beauty in Last Stand, Texas. When she finally tracked him down, he was more than happy to donate a kidney to AJ, the son he never knew he had. But now that AJ is better, Bill wants more time with him and his mother. He wants a family.
Annie Burleson can’t help but be grateful to this almost-stranger for saving AJ’s life. Still, she’s a little wary. AJ has already been through so much—what if Bill leaves again? And with Christmas in full swing, it’s difficult to discern which emotions are festive and which are forever.
As Annie and Bill’s lives collide, their mutual love for AJ makes this more than a marriage of convenience. But is it enough to give them the family Christmas they all deserve?
Her door stood ajar, and he kneed it open. Inside, her bedroom was lit by candles that glowed softly from several locations. On either side of her bed, pink lightbulbs in the delicate glass lamps shed rose-colored light on turned-down bedclothes. She had prepared the room just for this moment. An invitation meant only for him.
“I see what you’ve had up your sleeve here, Mrs. Smith.” He laid her on the bed. Her still-damp hair rippled out in an auburn fan on the white pillowcase.
“Don’t you like it?"
“I love it. What I love most is knowing you’ve been thinking about the two of us being here, about us making love."
She gave him a sly smile. “I figured we’d end up here eventually."
He ran his finger along the opening of her robe, from her breastbone to her waist. She gave a tiny gasp. “Can I unwrap you now?”
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