Merry Christmas, Baby (O'Connor Family Series #1)

Merry Christmas, Baby (O'Connor Family Series #1)

by Katie Reus


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Warm up with a sexy holiday tale of love and romance...

After unexpectedly inheriting a bookstore, Nora and her younger sister settled in Holly, NC, a place where it's Christmas year-round. As the legal guardian for her sister the past few years, romance has been the last thing on Nora's mind. But she broke her rules for the town's golden boy-former SEAL Jackson O'Connor.

When Jackson does something stupid and almost loses Nora for good, he realizes just how far he's willing to go for the woman who's stolen his heart. But it might take a Christmas miracle to get Nora to give him a second chance.

Length: novella

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942447856
Publisher: Katie Reus
Publication date: 08/14/2016
Series: O'Connor Family Series , #1
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Katie Reus is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Redemption Harbor Series, the Red Stone Security Series and the Darkness Series. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that, she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing action-packed romantic suspense and dark paranormal romance.

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Merry Christmas, Baby 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JKRindy More than 1 year ago
Katie Reus - Merry Christmas, Baby (O'Connor Family Series - Book 1) I read the first book in the series in the multi-author bundle ALL HE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS (December 1, 2015) The setting for the series is in a make-believe town, Holly, in North Carolina, located in Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s a town that is Christmas year-round. Our first heroin is Nora who is now her teenage sister’s guardian has inherited a bookstore in Holly. Former Navy Seal & sexy Jackson O’Connor. Jackson and Nora when out three weeks ago and he has not contacted Nora since. When Jackson showed up to make amends, Nora made it clear that they could only be friends. Once a Seal, always a Seal is what Jackson lived by. He is now on a new mission to change Nora’s mind. Jackson, however, is missing some key information about Nora. Someone that wanted Jackson told her that they were dating, so Nora is on her own mission to protect her heart. Can Jackson over come all the obstacles to win this mission?
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
This was a very sweet audiobook novella , and the beginning of Ms Reus series titled, O’Connor Family. Perfect for the holiday season, or anytime you want a lift me up story. I have to confess that I stay away from novellas, since the majority provide very little plot. Only a talented author like Ms Reus can give you a well developed plot and characters that make you feel like you know them personally by the time you finish the story. Even the secondary characters are interesting enough that you can see more stories coming our way. In this one, we have Nora, a bookstore owner and recent resident of Holly , NC . She inherited the store and has moved to Holly with her sister. A teenager she adores and has been her legal guardian for a few years. Dating and love are not in her immediate plans but former SEAL Jackson O’Connor just might be the one to break that plan. He does something that almost ruined a chance with Nora, but it’s the Christmas season and who knows, a HEA might be in the future. Looking forward to what Ms Reus has in store in her next book of the O’Connors. I must compliment the narrator, Sophie Eastlake, for an excellent performance. I was gifted this audiobook. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Like a warm cup of cocoa or your favorite scented candle, Merry Christmas, Baby hits just the right spot. The story is short but the characters linger on and will keep a smile in the heart all year long. Katie Reus proves the spirit of hopefulness, giving and love is state of mind that is not contained to one day of year.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
You'll love Holly, North Carolina where it's Christmas year round. This small town is filled with caring people and quirky neighbors. A happy ever after is guaranteed and lovers get a second chance. This anthology is a special holiday treat. I feel in love with the alpha heroes and their feisty independent ladies. Katie Reus had me sighing when Jackson O'Connor romanced Nora. He had turned tail and run when he found how much he wanted this woman in his life. Now he has to get her to give him a second chance. Can he do it? He has the charm. Will the holiday be filled with a HEA. I loved this feel good story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book.
JoRead More than 1 year ago
Sexy, short read that reminded me once more why I love Katie Reus' writing so much. The story takes place amid the Holiday season in a town where Christmas is pretty much the highlight of the year. Nora and her sister have finally found a place to call home and one would think they are happy, that is until Jackson does something stupid that makes Nora regret having opened her heart to a chance at love. The story in itself is fast-paced but because the characters are already acquainted when we meet them, the sexual tension and romance are totally believable and welcomed; and of course because it's Katie Reus it has to have a twist of suspense which I absolutely found funny and loved at the same time. Definitely recommend to any romantic suspense lover. ** I originally read this story as part of the ALL HE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS BOX SET **
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
Great story. I loved Jackson and Nora. They are both so sweet and kind. I loved how they dealt with the break in’s and how Jackson gave Brad the “I am going to kill you if you look at my girl” look. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Katie Reus in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
DMarie1971 More than 1 year ago
Loved the book.
hkmd7 More than 1 year ago
Merry Christmas, Baby. Jackson O’Connor (former Navy SEAL) now back at home in Holly messed up. Nora is the owner of the bookstore/coffee shop in Holly. She is also the guardian of her seventeen year old sister. Nora and Sasha moved to Holly when she inherited the bookstore from an estranged relative. Jackson and Nora had been friends since she moved to town. Jackson, wanted to make more of their relationship asks her out but then gets cold feet afterward and does not contact her. Nora, hurt and a little disillusioned, but still a little in love with Jackson, does not want to take the chance that he will hurt her again. Can Jackson get Nora to forgive him? Will they find out who had been sneaking into the bookstore after hours?
animation More than 1 year ago
Set in the small North Carolina town of Holly, Merry Christmas Baby is about second chances at love. Nora and Jackson have been flirting for months, but after one date, Jackson disappears. Upon his return, his sole mission is to get with Nora, but she's not having it. Even though the characters go through their trials and tribulations, the Christmas spirit is strong is the town of Holly, so Jackson''s Christmas wish just might come true. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY by Katie Reus is a second chance storyline for former SEAL Jackson O’Connor, and coffee shop/book store owner Nora Cassidy. For nine months Nora and Jackson have flirted and toyed with one another but three weeks ago, following what Nora believed was an amazing date, Jackson stopped talking and disappeared from her life. Upset and heartbroken, Nora went about her Christmas preparations never expecting to see Jackson again. What ensues is Jackson’s pursuit of Nora in the hopes of a second chance –a second chance that will ensure a happily ever after. . When there are several instances of mischief at Nora’s store, Jackson sets up a sting to discover who the guilty party could be. Katie adds a bit of romance, love and sex; intrigue and mystery; humor and a little bit of fun at the expense of our leading couple. The lone $ex scenes is intimate and sexy. You can’t go wrong with a story by Katie Reus.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
Nora owns the bookstore in Holly and she really has not let a man in to her life in a very long time. The one time she did was with Jackson who took her out once and that was it. It left her angry to say the least. Well now, he walks back into her store and expects her to just drop all for him. Nora and Jackson have been good friends and she allowed it to step across that line but not that far. Jackson comes clean with Nora about why he vanished but can she forgive him? First, they need to figure out who is breaking into the bookstore. Sweet, Romantic and such as Holly, NC dreams can come true. I read this book in the book bundle All He Wants which I purchased.