Reyna didn’t think she needed anyone in her life. The Millers proved her wrong.
Now adopted, Reyna Miller has found that true family–the kind that will stand by you when things are tough, love you despite your shortcomings, and give you a safe place to call home–can be an invaluable thing.
But there are still some parts of her past that she’d rather forget. And there are still some wounds that haven’t quite healed, like when Neil, the boy she fell for five years ago disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again.
Now he’s back, and she doesn’t know how to handle it.
He’s in her home, with her family, celebrating Christmas with the rest of the Miller foster clan. What she thought she once wanted, she’s not so sure about now. And what she thought she knew may not be completely true.
Will Neil find a way to win Reyna back before the holidays are over? Or did the kindling of the love they once shared die long ago with one bad choice?
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About the Author
Hello! I'm new adult and contemporary romance author Kate Givans. Those closest to me might say I'm quirky, clumsy, and a little off-key . . . but they also know there's more to me than my oddities and eccentricities.
I've always been a bit of a book nerd, reading almost anything I could get my hands on. Now I'm fortunate enough to be the one writing the stories. No stranger to the darker and more painful aspects of life, I drag my complicated characters through unimaginable losses and pain--domestic violence, death, sex trafficking, child abuse, and more. But because I'm obsessed with creating more empathy, understanding, and compassion in the world, those same characters often find the happily ever afters that seem to evade us in everyday life.
In addition to my fiction writing, I contribute annually to the End the Silence Campaign. I also blog about parenting at Growing Your Baby, and I provide non-fiction copywriting services. In my "spare" time, I also offer formatting services to other Indie authors.
I'm also a wife and mother of five with a serious coffee addiction. I like to dance for no reason at all, I'm a day-dreamer who loves to play with the voices in my head, and somewhere in the midst of all the fun and crazy, I remind myself to "breathe" and enjoy the life I have.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kate delivers once again with this sweet novella that shows you that family isn't always blood. Family is who pulls you up when you're at your lowest and gives you the opportunity to spread your wings. Cooking, cleaning, school, working and taking care of her mother is all 16 year old Reyna knows. That is until the state steps in and places her with a foster family. Reyna doesn't want to be with the Millers, she wants to go home to her mother. It doesn't help her that they are a lot like the Brady bunch. All activities, outings and meals are done together. Family is extremely important to the Millers and they are always extending. One moment, that's all it took around the new kid, Neil, for Reyna's mind about her new family to start changing. Neil was her rock, as much her savior as the Millers. Happiness, hope and sure enough, first love developed real fast between these two. But Reyna knows enough about life to know it isn't always a fairy tale, not everyone gets the boy and lives happily ever after. Sometimes, the boy breaks your heart and then disappears for years without a single trace before storming back in to save you before you even knew you needed it. All I Want for Christmas is not your typical cookie-cutter holiday romance. Yes, it has love, hope and its own HEA. But this story is more than just that. It shows hardship, loyalty, betrayal, growth, love, forgiveness and of course, second chances. Seriously, this is a Must read.