Not the Same Season & Holiday Cure for the Cursed, The New York Christmas Novellas by Lindsey Gray- Blog Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway
The New York Novellasby Lindsey Gray Publication Date: December 1, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Novella
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Synopsis: Two broken hearts embarked on a holiday season in a way they never had before. Divorced.Mitch had been badly burned by love, but was willing to take a chance . . . with the right woman. Hannah had lived everyday with the grief love had brought her and followed her everywhere. Can two hearts find love and heal each other during the most difficult season of the year?
“Shit, speaking of high school, don’t look now.” Of course, he looked. “Becky! Hi. How are you?”
Mitch’s eyes went wide as he saw that seventeen years had not been so kind to his high school girlfriend, Becky. She had gained several pounds and several children, including the one attached to her hip.
“Austin. Mitch, is that you? Oh my, God, I thought he was pulling one over on all of us. You’re really back.”
“I’m really back.” Mitch smiled and raised his hands up in front of him in mock surrender.
“Well, give me a hug.” Becky pulled him in tight, which brought the child with her. Her son didn’t seem to happy to be smooched into some strange man’s chest and showed his dissatisfaction as he spewed his dinner all over Mitch’s shoulder.
“Shit!” Mitch jumped back as if he had been burned by the fires of Hell.
“Oh my God! I’m so sorry.” She turned to her son. “Buck, are you ok?” The child began to wail, disrupting the tranquil atmosphere of the evening.
Hannah ran over to see what the disturbance was. She came face to face with the vomit-covered man of her dreams.
“Well, Mr. Turner. What have you gotten yourself into this time?” Hannah bit down on her lip in an attempt to contain her laughter and shock at the fact that he was actually standing in front of her.
“Oh, Hannah. Buck just up-chucked. Can you help Mitch get cleaned up?” A mortified Becky rocked Buck back and forth in her arms, his little teeth protruding past his lower lip.
“Sure. Come with me.” Hannah offered her hand.
“Always.” Mitch tossed his jacket to Austin then laced his fingers through hers. They made their way through the winter wonderland into a back room.
Hannah nervously dug through a box of T-shirts until she found the one she had hoped to.
“This will have to do. I can wash your shirt or give you a bag to take it home in.”
Hannah watched in rapt fascination as he unbuttoned his shirt.
Mitch enjoyed the sight of her flushed cheeks and licked his lips in the hopes that they would be needed to be pressed against hers soon.
Once his shirt was off and the new one was on, he finally found his voice.
“So, this is your farm?”
“Yep. And your Austin’s older brother.”
He nodded as he took a step closer. “This means I live just down the road.” He raised his palm to cup her cheek. “And we can do this whenever we like.” He pressed his lips gently to hers. Her fingertips trailed up his ribcage as she opened her mouth at his tongue’s invitation.
The feeling was so familiar, yet so new. The realization that they were so close and could actually have a normal relationship overpowered them both. They almost took things to an entirely inappropriate level before a slam of a door in the distance brought them out of their impromptu reunion.
Hannah jumped back at the noise. They looked at each other for a few seconds before they broke into a round of hysterical laughter.
Once slightly calmed down, Mitch brought Hannah into his arms. “Let me take you on that date tomorrow night.”
“So, does that mean no New Year’s Eve?”
He grinned as she fluttered her eyelashes at him. “I’ve already made the reservations, so this will just be a bonus.”
“What will we do?” Hannah was curious. The nightlife in Clarkstown was nowhere near the hotbed of activity the city was.
“Austin’s restaurant closes at five. You can come after that, and I will make you a special private dinner. Please?”
“Hmm. It’s hard to turn down a man that can cook.” She ran her fingertip along the collar of his shirt.
“Then don’t.” He leaned in and began to peck small kisses up her neck until he reached her lips. He hovered above them and whispered, “Please?” He lightly placed three kisses on her lips before she sighed.
“Yes.” She let the word out so softly she barely heard herself. The smile he pressed onto her lips showed without a doubt that he had heard her response.
“I’ve got to get back out there now. We can continue this tomorrow.”
“Defiantly.” Mitch stepped back and fell under the spell of her bright crystal-blue eyes. “I’ll pick you up at six?”
“Yeah, just find me in the lodge.”
One last kiss and they thrust themselves back into the winter wonderland. As they slipped away from each other, they felt an excitement that had been missing from their lives. The excitement of maybe.
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Synopsis: Daniel Digby is cursed by his good looks. After years of sexual harassment, he’s convinced wearing a wedding ring is the answer to fending off unwanted attention.
CiCi Newport is cursed by her family’s money. When men look her way, all they see are dollar signs. After two years, her “no dating” rule is still in place.
After a chance meeting, they’re entwined for the holidays. What starts as attraction might just be the holiday cure they’re looking for.
CiCi sat impatiently waiting in her favorite chair at Villanova Coffee. She was early, but she couldn’t help herself. The last two days had been both wonderful and awful. Wonderful because she could text and talk with the man she felt safe calling her boyfriend. Awful because she was dreading telling him the truth.
She sipped from her favorite drink, and then turned her head when she heard the door open.
“You’re early,” Daniel sighed in relief before he walked over to her, ridding himself of his gloves and coat as he went.
“I told you I couldn’t wait.”
He dumped his things in the chair across from hers before grabbing her hands and pulling her into his arms. “I missed you.”
“I missed you too,” she laughed, but before she could take another breath, his lips were on hers.
They pulled apart when they heard a not-so-subtle clearing throat.
“Sorry,” Daniel said when he turned to the person to apologize for their public display. He paled at the sight of the woman standing before them. “Simone. What a surprise.”
“Yes, I saw you duck in here and thought we might have some coffee before work. I see I interrupted your date with the Missus.” Simone fixed a broad smile on her face before she offered her hand to CiCi. “I must have missed you the other night at the club. I’m Simone Westcott. I work with Daniel.”
CiCi shook her hand in somewhat of a haze of confusion. Missus? “Yes, well . . . We kind of rushed out of there. Sorry about that.”
Daniel had to think fast before everything imploded. “We were having a coffee before I head into the office.”
“Why don’t you bring Mrs. Digby into the office and show her around.” Simone turned her attention to CiCi. “You look so familiar. Have we met before?”
“I don’t think so.” CiCi faced Daniel with confusion. “Am I missing something?”
Daniel took her hand and brought it to his lips. “I know we haven’t announced it, but I couldn’t keep it from the people at work. I wore my ring the first day, and they all noticed. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you. Please forgive me.”
CiCi could see his plea in his eyes. Please go along with this, and I swear I will explain it all later.
“Oh, my,” Simone said in shock. “You’re CiCi Newport.”
“Guilty.” CiCi gave Simone a weak smile while she slipped her arm around Daniel’s waist in a show of support.
Daniel stiffened in her arms, and CiCi knew he’d realized she was Winston Newport’s billionaire daughter.
“Well, I guess it would be Digby now.” Simone let out a dry laugh.
“She hasn’t officially changed it.” Daniel squeezed nervously at CiCi’s hip below his hand.
“Now that the cat’s out of the bag, so to speak, why don’t we all share a cab to the office and you can show your lovely bride around?” Simone raised her brow as if to challenge Daniel.
Is there anything better than New York during the holidays? Explore the city and the country in two holiday romance novellas from Lindsey Gray.
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ABOUT LINDSEY GRAYLindsey Gray typed her first complete novel at the age of twelve and dreamed of making her writing into a career. When her eighth grade class wrote a twenty year reunion story, casting her as a mystery novelist, she wasn’t sure she could make it a reality. After years of writing off and on, she decided to make a go of it. In December of 2010 she finally made her dream come true with her first published novel, Lies Inside. Five years and thousands of written words later, Lindsey is releasing her seventh published work, Nerdy Girl Nation. When Lindsey takes a break from writing, she spends time with her husband of thirteen years and their two children, reading all kinds of romance novels, and hosting her own weekly radio show, Gray Matters, on TMV Cafe Internet Radio.
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