Serena always loved Christmas, but her favorite holiday season only brings on heartache after her groom-to-be runs off with another woman only a week before her December wedding. Giving back the wedding gifts and enduring the humiliating gossip in her small town proves to be too much for the quiet librarian who’d been the brunt of nerd jokes in high school, and Serena leaves town—only to return a year later determined to take back her life, her pride, and her joy in Christmas.
Damien has his own reasons for hating Christmas. No sweet and silly stuff for this handsome Scrooge, who hurls himself into extreme sports, almost daring nature to break through his hard shell. So why does he find his icy heart melting when confronted with the timid librarian whose sweet smile haunts his dreams
Picked up the ebook edition of this from Amazon and read on kindle.
Serena has returned to North Fork a year after being ditched just before her wedding, in an attempt to face up to her fears and reclaim Christmas as her own. She meets Damien the day she returns, and is almost instantly attracted to him. She’s scared to break out of her comfort zone, he’s a thrill seeker who helps her overcome some of her fears and ultimately make a stand for herself.
This is a shortish story, so there is no room for “fall in love, split up only to get back together again” situations. A lot is packed in to the story, but that’s no bad thing. Read in an afternoon and a nice cosy read for a winter and Christmas afternoon