Merry Christmas, Darling

Merry Christmas, Darling

by Denise Annette Devine


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Rock Henderson needs a wife-and fast. His dying mother's last wish is to leave this world knowing her son is blissfully married...and producing grandchildren. It's just a small lie to make her eternally happy, one he doesn't think he'll have to make good on until Zelda shows up the week before Christmas with her nurse and her twenty pound tabby cat. With his ex-fianceé long gone and his wheelchair-bound mother sitting in the living room of his penthouse demanding to meet his wife, he's desperate-and hard pressed to find a stand-in on such short notice. That is, until he remembers his neighbor in 601E.
Kimberly Jo Stratton is looking forward to a hard-earned vacation the week before Christmas. Her calendar is filled with last minute shopping, lunch dates, holiday parties and catching up on old friends. There's just one problem-she needs to find someone ASAP to cast the tie-breaking vote to the proposed bylaws change of her condominium association, which is a total ban on all animals. If that change goes through, Kim and many of her closest neighbors will have to move. They're not going to give up their furry children!
Kim and Rock strike a deal. Kim will spend the week as Rock's wife in return for his vote. It seems like a fool-proof plan. That is, until Kim's Chihuahua tangles with Zelda's tabby, Zelda's health seems to take a sudden turn for the better and Zelda's nurse does more pouting than nursing, except when she's flirting with Rock. In the midst of it all, Kim and Rock discover that there is such a thing as love under the mistletoe...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991595662
Publisher: Denise Meinstad
Publication date: 10/29/2015
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Denise Devine is a USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic comedy, contemporary romance and she also loves to write inspirational fiction. She wrote her first book, a mystery, at thirteen and has been writing ever since. She's a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She writes about true love, happy endings and stories that touch your heart.

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Merry Christmas, Darling 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NadineTimes10 More than 1 year ago
I hear tell that animals are a hot trend in book covers these days, and the tabby cat on this novella's cover is cute, but it doesn't do justice to the romantic comedy inside. It's a light and amusing read with the right amount of backstory to give it substance, and indeed, I was reading nicely along when Merry Christmas, Darling went from simply substantive lightness and amusement to getting really interesting. I was shaken out of my pleasant lull of late night reading, suddenly wide awake so I could keep up with the story. I'll admit, I wasn't sure exactly how much each character knew about every other character when it was all said and done, but author Denise Devine certainly piled on the Christmas warmth, particularly at the end, and the read left me in the satisfied mood to deck a hall with a bough of holly. Bravo! ____________________ I received a complimentary copy of this book in a collection from Sweet Romance Reads in exchange for an honest review.