A Christmas Affair

A Christmas Affair

by Adrianne Byrd
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Overview

A Christmas Affair by Adrianne Byrd



As president of the talent agency she built from scratch, Chloe Banks is a New York success story. But beneath the fast-track facade is a small-town girl who's never forgotten her humble beginnings—and whose past is a closely guarded secret. Until Chloe's family comes to visit and brings a special holiday gift. Sensual Southern charmer Lyfe Alton was her childhood sweetheart…and is the man who still owns her heart.

Lyfe was devastated when Chloe left their Georgia hometown for the bright lights of the big city. Now he has just four weeks to seduce her back into his bed…or lose her forever. With Chloe nestled in his arms where she belongs, can Lyfe turn their sizzling Christmas affair into a season for second chances?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459215764
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 612,179
File size: 296 KB

About the Author

National bestselling author Adrianne Byrd has been featured in many publications, including Today’s Black Woman, Upscale, and Heart and Soul. She has also won local awards for screenwriting. For the future, she looks forward to continuing to create characters that make people smile, laugh, and fall in love. She currently calls Georgia home.

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A Christmas Affair 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
A_N_H More than 1 year ago
A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR Adrianne Byrd 0-37386-234-4 4 Adrianne Byrd has another hit on her hands with A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR. It¿s a story of two high school sweethearts whose one night of love sends their entire life as they know it upside down. Corona Mae Banks in convinced that she is absolutely, positively in love with Lyfe Alton and is ready at the age of seventeen to take their relationship to the next level. Only problem is her parents walk in on them as they complete the act. Her father, the preacher in this small town insists that the two get marry. Corona Mae has no intentions of staying in small town Thomason, Georgia and refuses to be the participant in a shot gun wedding. So she flees to New York and never looks back. That is until her past comes barreling at her at a speed she can¿t control. Corona soon learns that secrets can never stay hidden forever. Corona Mae, or Chloe, as she¿s known in New York is a much sought after agent to the stars. She¿s also recently engaged to white actor Rowan James. Rowan can¿t wait to meet his future in-laws. Problem is Corona has told them nothing about him. It¿s only fitting that her soon to be mother-in-law has her investigated and brings her past to her engagement party. If that¿s not bad enough, her never could mine her own business sister Tess, brings her ex-fiancé with them. Corona Mae comes face to face with her first love that she hasn¿t seen in fourteen years and realizes that she¿s still in love with him. Lyfe is determined to get the answers he needs from Corona Mae in order to move on with his life once and for all. He doesn¿t realize how impossible that is until he sees her again and is forced to admit that they belong together. Lyfe vows not to leave New York until Corona Mae is his once and for all. That is until he discovers the thirteen year old daughter that he never knew existed and he¿s force to question just who is this woman that he¿s fallen in love with. Will Corona be able to attest for all the hurt and pain she¿s caused the people she loves, or will she lose the love of her life for the second and final time. This story takes place in Thomason and New York. The dialogue in the story is very interesting with recaps of teenage Corona through her diary. The supporting characters provide a great support system and constant advice for the main characters. I believe that this is the first in Adrianne Byrd¿s new series. I truly enjoyed A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR. I can¿t wait to see which Alton brother falls in love next. Something tells me Hennessey and Tess¿ story is up next.
SLA-Bookworm More than 1 year ago
A Christmas Affair has love, laughs, drama, secrets, runaway bride & grooms, shotguns, everything. Who needs enemies when you have meddling family members? I call Corona Mae/Chloe (CC) had a night planned for her and her boyfriend Lyfe to do grown up things while her parents are away. Back early in comes Minister Banks and Mama Banks after she and Lyfe are complete as one and naked. Papa Banks forbids sex before marriage so Shotgun blazing they'll have shotgun wedding. "CC" and Lyfe love each other always have always will, but her doubt along with them being young and her decision to make it in the big city make her a runaway bride. Fourteen years later CC and her new Fiance Rowan James(Superstar Brad Pitt actor) announce on national their engagement. Lyfe is back in Georgia for the holidays and sees this announcement with his meddling brother and CC's sister Tess, and Papa Banks. This is also the first time that CC's family is hearing she will marry as well. Meddling Tess calls CC and lets her know her first love was not too thrilled to see her on tv. Tess is funny she likes to test her sister to get a reaction. Corona Mae/Chole's family is invited to her engagement party by her soon to be mother/monster-in-law as a surprise to CC. Tess invites Lyfe along for the ride. CC and Lyfe still have chemistry but CC wants to keep her distance from Lyfe or he may find out her secret. Between Tess, Hennessey the rest of the Alton pack and some secret friends, Lyfe will get his closure. Chloe and Lyfe love each other always have always will. There will be some drama and twist but that's what keeps it exciting!! You will love this book. Adrianne please be sure this is the start of the Alton hit series. Next up Tess and Hennessey.
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Adrianne Byrd is becoming one of my fav authors! I have read this story twice since I purchased it. I know I will most definitely read it again!
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This book was very entertaining. Kept my attention from beginning to end. A must read!
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MzSexyDiva More than 1 year ago
Adrianne Byrd includes the whole package in all her novels: steamy love scenes, romance, comedy, and a surprising twist to every story (my favorite part)! I am always on pins and needles wondering what monkey wrench she will throw in the story to make it explosive and she never disappoints me!! "A Christmas Affair" proves it!! I have read all of her books and this book was one of her bests yet! It took me back to my teenage years just reading the intro! A must read to every romance junky in the world! You will not be disappointed! Gone with your bad self Ms. Adrianne!! Smooches!!!!
nynaevelan More than 1 year ago
First off let me start off by stating I do not like the cheating thing, never have and probably never will. That alone left a very unpleasant taste in my mouth. But if you take that out of the equation, this was a laugh out loud, never put down, wonderful story. Corona and Lyfe had a life long love that should have been saved. I enjoyed this book from start to finish, even with the cheating.
DAFort More than 1 year ago
A Christmas Affair was an entertaining and refreshing read. We meet and explore the relationship of Corona Mae (Chloe) Banks and Lyfe Alton. A relationship that started in the seventh grade and progressed to teenage love at the age of 17, but once the relationship advanced to a more intimate level the young lovers were forced to make decisions that changed the course of their lives. Fourteen years later, Corona (Chloe) is now engaged to another and Lyfe realizes he still loves her and tries to convince her in four weeks that they are meant to be together. With the help of family and a rebound fiancée, Corona struggles to determine what she really wants and how secrets have a way of revealing themselves through various avenues and inquisitive minds. There were several hilarious scenes that still have me chuckling, as well as very touching scenes of forgiveness that make you smile. I have to say the basement scene and the Rockefeller scene were my favorites in the book. I seriously hope Ms. Byrd writes a story on the remainder Alton clan as well Corona's younger sister Tess.