Wednesday, July 26, 2023

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Falling for Santa is not on Holly's to-do list

Back in town to celebrate his favorite season, Blake has firmly closed the door on romance, focusing on his family's thriving construction business. However, his world is turned upside down when he discovers that his brother has hired none other than his dream girl.

Holly has returned to Nashville, determined to steer clear of both office romances and the Christmas spirit after a heart-wrenching breakup last year. However, fate has different plans when she finds herself at the mall and encounters a playful, charming Santa who advises her on how to find the perfect gift and urges her to give the holidays a second chance. Can a mere stranger dressed as Santa really be the one to change her mind about love?🎅


Out of nowhere, a chunk of cubed ice smacked his cheek. He looked over his shoulder, wondering who had the gall to throw ice at Santa.

Surprise brought a gape to his mouth when he saw Holly sitting at a table. She wore a deep purple sweater, a matching ribbon in her thick hair, and her lips were a glossy plum color. He met her gaze. Did she recognize him? His eyes and the bridge of his nose were practically the only part of him that wasn’t hidden by the Santa costume. He even wore a pair of Santa’s wire-rim specs.

She motioned to the left with her head, and he kept staring at her like she was a mirage that would disappear. He adjusted his fake glasses. Had he thought about her so much he was hallucinating? When he didn’t respond, she tapped her hand on the table with her index finger pointing left.

He looked to the left and saw a three-year-old girl staring at him with wide eyes. He waved at her and said, “Ho, ho, ho.”

The child took off running back to her mother.

He turned in his chair, looking at Holly again.

“You need a different approach, Santa,” she called, and he realized she had no idea who he was. “Don’t you have a stuffed toy or something?”

“Not with me,” he answered. “I’m on break.”

“I didn’t know Santa took a break.”

“Sometimes.” He stuck his phone in the side pocket of his red Santa tunic. For all intents and purposes, he was Santa Claus. He wasn’t Blake Andrews, the guy who was damaged goods. For a little while, he could forget the past and enjoy the present.

After all, everybody loved Santa.

Maybe even Holly Ross.

He grinned behind the fake beard. “So, have you been a good girl this year?”


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Tena Stetler said...

Talk about a loaded question. Had she been good girl this year? What's next? Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Nice way to leave the excerpt!!

Adriana said...

Perfet line! "have you been a good girl?

Patricia Preston said...

Glad y'all enjoyed the snippet!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. 😀

Trevann said...

My kind of Santa!

J. Arlene Culiner said...

What fun! Love it.