Heating Up the Holidays [NOOK Book]

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Nicky Paxton is up to her pointed elf ears in work—filling in for a sick Santa’s helper, corralling kittens in a mechanical winter wonderland and running her family’s department store chain. With only 14 shopping days until Christmas, the last thing she needs is the return of her high school heart-breaker.

Lawyer and single dad Chris Spencer leaves the Los Angeles rat race to raise his five-year-old daughter, Holly, in his sleepy Virginia ...
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Heating Up the Holidays

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Nicky Paxton is up to her pointed elf ears in work—filling in for a sick Santa’s helper, corralling kittens in a mechanical winter wonderland and running her family’s department store chain. With only 14 shopping days until Christmas, the last thing she needs is the return of her high school heart-breaker.

Lawyer and single dad Chris Spencer leaves the Los Angeles rat race to raise his five-year-old daughter, Holly, in his sleepy Virginia hometown. His first goal is to make sure Holly has a Christmas to remember. His carefully laid plans don’t include a second chance with his first love.

When Holly asks the store Santa for a “fairy pony puppy”, Chris enlists Nicky’s help to track down the elusive item. Despite Nicky’s resolve not to re-gift her heart to Chris, their sexual attraction could power the town’s holiday light display. With the help of mistletoe, a hairless dog and a lonely child, Chris and Nicky just might get their Christmas desires.

What book reviewers are saying about Marcia James' books...

“Ms. James does a fine job of threading heavy elements of humor throughout her story.” ~ Fallen Angel Reviews

“James has the readers wrapped around her little finger and eager to devour every single word.” ~ Tampa Book Buzz

“Marcia James writes characters that draw you in and have you rooting for them from the start.” ~ Joyfully Reviewed

“Marcia James pens an intriguing plot weaved with humor, suspense and extremely hot passion. I was laughing one minute at the sexy banter, then reaching for the fan from the sizzling scenes...” ~ Romance Junkies
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Editorial Reviews

The Romance Reviews - Jenn Shanks Pray
"Park this girl under the mistletoe and sign her up for elf duty. Marcia James' HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS serves up a dish of romance and second chances with panache! Full of sass and fun, this holiday heart-warmer guarantees heat like flannel sheets on a cold winter night."
Dear Author - Jayne n/a
I enjoy a good ‘second chance at romance’ story and the blurb, which mentioned the heroine standing in as an elf and later corralling kittens, sounded cute so I gave “Heating Up the Holidays” [novella] a shot. Mrs. Giggles 83 grade review didn’t hurt either. You manage to suck me into Chris and Nicky’s budding reromance... The writing is good, it’s got humorous moments...it’s a great little holiday truffle.
Mrs. Giggles' blog - Mrs. Giggles
"Heating Up the Holidays is a very pleasant and readable story...a fine read..."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014947442
  • Publisher: Marcia James
  • Publication date: 8/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 617,545
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marcia James writes hot, humorous romances and finaled in eleven Romance Writers of America contests before selling her first comic romantic suspense, At Her Command. Her latest release is Sex & the Single Therapist, a comic romantic mystery. In her eclectic career, she has shot submarine training videos, organized celebrity-filled nonprofit events and had her wedding covered by People Magazine. In addition to writing fiction, Marcia presents author promotion workshops. After years of dealing with such sexy topics as how to safely install traffic lights, she is enjoying “researching” and plotting her novels' steamy love scenes with her husband and hero of many years.

Website: www.MarciaJames.net
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