Under the Mistletoe [NOOK Book]

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HE GAVE NEW MEANING TO THE TERM TURNDOWN SERVICE

The devastatingly handsome manager of the Hotel Mount Jefferson, Gabe Trask, was all too eager to offer a wide array of amenities to Hadley Stone when he thought she was just a holiday guest. But once he learned that she was really there as a representative of the cost-cutting management company that had just acquired his hotel, Hadley expected Gabe to really be on her case. And he was—just not ...

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Overview


HE GAVE NEW MEANING TO THE TERM TURNDOWN SERVICE

The devastatingly handsome manager of the Hotel Mount Jefferson, Gabe Trask, was all too eager to offer a wide array of amenities to Hadley Stone when he thought she was just a holiday guest. But once he learned that she was really there as a representative of the cost-cutting management company that had just acquired his hotel, Hadley expected Gabe to really be on her case. And he was—just not in the way she’ d imagined….

For Gabe knew that despite all her down-to-business, cost-cutting talk, Hadley was a romantic at heart—one whom he was inexplicably finding hard to resist. And he could see in her eyes that the feeling was becoming mutual. Now all he had to do was convince her to check her business instincts at the door—and focus on the personal….

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459222076
  • Publisher: Silhouette
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Series: Holiday Hearts Series , #1725
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,309,299
  • File size: 766 KB

Meet the Author



Kristin has been book-crazy her entire life. When her mom would tell her to go to bed, she'd hide in the bathroom just so she could read a few more pages. In the afternoons, she'd play with her dog, Misty, in the backyard and tell her elaborate stories of princesses and Indians, dressing the dog up to play the part.

She grew up in Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland. When she was 12, Kristin started her first novel about a boy growing up with a racehorse. She managed to get only about 10 pages into it, but the seed of ambition was planted. She wrote short stories throughout junior high and high school, and entered college as a creative writing major. Unfortunately, the pressure of writing literary short stories for a weekly college course was far different than writing one story a semester in high school, and that was the end of that.

Shortly after, now as a geology major, Kristin read about category romance in a Sunday supplement and decided to give it a try. Her first effort brought together an aviatrix and a cowboy and had a great scene in which the heroine airlifted a sick ranch owner in the midst of a thunderstorm. Unfortunately, it didn't have much else. A few years later, now as an engineering major, she decided to try again with a book about a lady architectural engineer and the gorgeous owner of a shipping company. This time, she had a cute meeting scene and a great kiss scene, but still no real plot or conflict. She tossed it after three chapters.

The next year, this time as a physics major, she came up with a plot about a firefighter and an engineer. Things were looking good when she thought about plot points and conflict and actually developed a solid story line. A couple of chapters later, though, she moved away to attend grad school in Orlando, Florida, home of Disney World. (Are we seeing a pattern here?) The manuscript moldered in her closet.

After graduation, Kristin worked in Connecticut on the mirrors for a NASA X-ray telescope now orbiting the earth. Writing kept calling to her, though. She quit engineering and moved to New Hampshire to join the editorial staff of an engineering trade magazine. There she met and fell in love with her husband. Suddenly all those romance novels made a heck of a lot more sense.

Plot possibilities followed her when she left the editing job to join a business-to-business dot-com (where she was an on-paper millionaire for a heady 30 seconds). Around that time, a publisher tried to recruit her to launch a print magazine for an engineering society. Driven by the conviction that it was time to finally finish one of those danged books, she took the job and negotiated a four-day workweek that would allow her time to write.

Her ambition coincided with the announcement of the creation of the Harlequin Blaze line. Inspired by a presentation at a writers' conference, she plotted out a Blaze novel on the plane home and wrote the draft of chapter one that night. Ten months later, she typed the words The End and did victory laps around her living room. My Sexiest Mistake sold to Harlequin's Blaze line for publication in June 2002. In 2004, My Sexiest Mistake became a made-for-television movie on the Oxygen network!

Kristin lives in New Hampshire with her husband, also a magazine editor, who is her critique partner, copy editor, web master, and master of her heart.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2006

    A great holiday book

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I've read few books that manage to draw you into the story as quickly as this book did. Hadley Stone is a woman all of us can identify with. She has her own demons to put to rest with her family and longs for a place to belong. Gabe Trask is the type of man you can put your trust in. But as in real life, demons from the past manage to muck up the present. Set in a wonderfully romantic historic landmark hotel in the most romantic land in this country, this book will take you on a whirlwind ride and leave you with a smile. Don't miss it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2005

    A Special Holiday Romance

    Kristin Hardy delivers a heartfelt story in Under The Mistletoe. ________ Gabe Trask loves his job as the manager of The Hotel Mt. Jefferson. He is entranced by Hadley Stone. He doesn¿t realize at first that Hadley isn¿t a guest, she is part of the new owners cost cutting management. Gabe tries to keep things all business but something keeps pulling him to Hadley the woman. _____________ Hadley Stone has spent her entire life trying to please her perfectionist father. She comes to the hotel determined to trim the fat from the operation. But the hotel and its manager work their way into her heart. Can Hadley fight for this new relationship and also stand up to her father? ____________ Under The Mistletoe is an emotional, moving story. Gabe and Hadley relationship is a slow dance of desire. Kristin Hardy writes a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book. Looking forward the next book in this series.

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