One Hot Holiday

One Hot Holiday

by Cynthia Eden

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She's running for her life. He's the safe haven she never expected to find. The holiday season is about to get HOT.

Hiding out for the holiday season in the heart of the South? Not something that Haley Quick ever expected to have on her to-do list but then...she never expected her ex to want her dead, either. Turns out, life is full of surprises. Time to deal. Haley has ditched New York for a crazy little dot on the map known as Point Hope, Alabama. It's a town gone extra crazy for the holidays, and Haley is sticking out like a sore thumb with her very much Grinch-self.

But enter sexy sheriff Spencer Lane...Tall, muscled, and made with an extra dose of sex appeal, he is exactly the kind of man that Haley should be avoiding. He's charming, he looks way too good in a Santa hat, and, oh, yes, he's her new landlord. The hits just keep coming. She can't afford to let Spencer learn all of her secrets, a tough job since she is living with the man. No sex, though. It's purely a business relationship. Except...the holidays in the South sure do get HOT. Or maybe that's just sexy Spencer. Usually, Haley falls for the bad guy. It's the whole reason she's running for her life. She can't help but wonder...What would it be like to fall for a man like Spencer?

He just got his Christmas wish.

Sheriff Spencer Lane can't believe his luck. The most beautiful, fascinating woman he's ever seen has just dropped into his life like a gift from, well, the big guy in red. Only the problem is that Haley seems to think Spencer is some by-the-book, nice guy. Probably because of the badge. And if she wants him to be the hero, that's a role that he's happy to play for her. But the truth is, Spencer has plenty of darkness inside, too. An ex Navy SEAL, he knows how to get sh—um, stuff done. He also knows how to be very, very naughty.

When danger threatens his Haley, all bets are off. No one is going to hurt her. No one is going to threaten her. Not in his town. Not on his watch. The nice guy will show Haley just how bad he can be.

Fake snow, a parade of wild elves, and a stalker ex don't make for the merriest of times, but in Point Hope, anything can happen—and it usually does. Ready for a steamy story that will get you in the ho-ho-ho spirit? Settle back, curl up with Spencer, and have yourself a jolly old time.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161130964
Publisher: Cynthia Eden
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 321
File size: 539 KB

About the Author

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes sexy tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over one hundred novels and novellas.

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One Hot Holiday 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 days ago
ONE HOT HOLIDAY is the sixth instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult WILDE WAYS romantic suspense series. This is Point Hope, Alabama Sheriff / former Navy SEAL Spencer Lane, and twenty four year old, art gallery manager Haley Quick’s story line. ONE HOT HOLIDAY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Spencer and Haley ONE HOT HOLIDAY follows the building relationship between Sheriff / former Navy SEAL Spencer Lane, and twenty four year old, art gallery manager Haley Quick. Haley Quick is on the run but refuses to admit to her new landlord, Sheriff Spencer Lane that trouble follows in her wake. From the outset, Haley is stalked by someone from her past, and within hours of arriving in Point Hope, Alabama, Haley’s life continues to spiral out of control. Sheriff Spencer Lane will call in additional help from Wilde Security, in an effort to protect the woman with whom he is falling in love. What ensues is the quick building relationship and love between Spencer and Haley, and the potential fall-out as Haley wants to run in an effort to stay one-step ahead of those trying to destroy her life, people who have found our story line heroine. Haley Quick was supposed to be in witness protection but powerful people have been ‘bought’ and Haley’s life hangs in the balance. From the FBI to private investigators, everyone is searching for our story line heroine, in the hopes of silencing Haley for good. Sheriff Spencer Lane knows immediately that something is wrong with his new tenant. Frightened and quick to run, Haley feels trapped even with the help of the local Sheriff’s office and the man with whom Haley will fall in love. The relationship between Spencer and Haley is one of insta-lust to love. Spencer Lane’s attraction to Haley is palpable, and within hours Spencer is hoping for his own happily ever after. Haley had hoped to start her life over in the small town of Point Hope, Alabama, and meeting Spencer Lane gave our heroine pause for a possible future but a future that is threatened by someone from her past. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Wilde Security’s new agents Blair Kincaid, and Linc Dalton; deputy Titus Malone; deputy Cody Waller PI / hitman Francis Callaway, and Haley’s ex Andrew Bradley. ONE HOT HOLIDAY is a suspense filled story of power and control; of acceptance and love; of vengeance and betrayal. The premise is engaging and captivating; the characters are colorful, energetic and dynamic; the romance is spicy and spirited.
Teresa Hild 12 days ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. Haley and Spence are an awesome H/H. Lots of action, lots of romance with twists and turns. Haley is on the run from an ex and runs to the small town of Point Hope. There, Sheriff Spencer Lane's first sight of her he has to save her from elves on bicycles. Their romance develops quickly and dialogue between the two is awesome. It was a great Christmas read and I love the town of Point Hope. If you love romantic suspense with lots of action, this is the book for you!
Evampire9 16 days ago
She never expected to have to hide out for the holiday season in the heart of the south, but then again, Haley Quick never expected her ex to want her dead either. But life is full of surprises and she’s in Point Hope, Alabama where her Grinch-self is sticking out like a sore thumb among a town one extra crazy for the holidays. Sheriff Spencer Lane can’t believe his luck as the most beautiful, fascinating woman he’s ever seen has just dropped into this life like a gift from the big guy in red. But as an ex Navy Seal, he knows that Haley’s hiding something and he knows how to be very, very naughty. Be prepared to get very warm indeed with One Hot Holiday…or should I say one sexy sheriff? Haley and Spencer are two strong, captivating with some fiery chemistry right from the start but with Haley running from her past so there’s plenty of resistance as well. The sheriff is protective and ready to be naughty in several different ways (LOL) but Haley isn’t really a push over and she could be just as feisty and protective. The plot is fast paced, full of holiday cheer and shenanigans as well as excitement and suspense as the bad guys come to town in search of Haley. So along with a few laughs and lots of red hot passion, there is some twists and turns to keeps readers on their toes and ensures that this romance is one spicy read that makes their toes curl in delight.
paytonpuppy 17 days ago
An alpha male who with one look recognized the woman meant for him. Haley Quick is running from her abusive and wealthy ex. She heard things that she was not meant to hear and now is on the run for her life. She arrives in Point Hope, Alabama and maybe she will finally be safe. Safe except for her attraction to the sheriff who is her new landlord, Spencer Lane. Spence, former SEAL and bodyguard, knows that she is running from something and hopes that in time she will share her fears. He can help her, but time is running out as she may not be as safe as she thought. I really enjoyed this story with the connection to the sexy “Wilde” series. Maybe there will be more Point Hope stories? I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
carvanz 17 days ago
Holy mistletoe…this was one crazy, danger filled, wildly romantic holiday read! When Haley arrives in Pointe Hope to hide out, the last thing she wanted was to land on the local sheriff’s radar. But she’s more than on Spencer’s radar, she immediately captures not only his desire but his suspicions. Haley Quick is running and fortunately, she’s run right into Spencer Lane’s life. Haley isn’t a kick tail heroine. Her strength comes from a past that is determined to catch up to her. As her relationship with Spencer grows and she fears that she may have brought trouble to him and his town, she continues to grow until she’s able to do exactly what’s needed to keep herself and the man who has captured her heart safe. I loved that she was soft and sweet while also fierce, loyal and determined. Spencer is absolutely perfect. A little rough around the edges, he isn’t one for flowy words. But when it comes to protecting Haley he knows exactly what he needs to do. With a bit of jealous possessiveness to color his character, he was everything I love in a hero. Of course, I tend to fall in love with every one of this author’s heroes. It’s a thing. This story is layered with danger at every turn and all of it laced with the growing emotions of both Haley and Spencer. Their chemistry is believable and watching their relationship develop was pure enjoyment. The steam between them was enough to melt the polar ice cap and have me tossing off my comfy sofa blanket and switching from hot cocoa to iced tea. Add in plenty of quick, sharp one liners and a list of characters that had me laughing and then longing for more of them, and you’ve got one perfect Christmas treat in your hands.
Sandyn461 18 days ago
Another great, suspense filled story! So enjoyed the story between Spencer and Haley. Haley is running and Spencer is immediately drawn to her. Spencer is a great alpha hero. Loved the appearance of some of the Wilde Security folks as well as the suggested reference to another character who gets his book soon! Great dialogue between characters as usual.