Carrie Ann Ryan
Justin Cooper wasn’t always the straight-laced Holiday Elementary School principal. In his youth, he broke all the rules and enjoyed being the bad Cooper brother. One Christmas Eve night he got a little too rowdy and things changed forever. Now the consequences of that fateful night have come back in full force and the myths of Christmas might be more real than he thought.
Rina Brewer is one of Santa’s elves. Not the tiny cute little toy maker, but the sexy, petite, energy filled bombshell kind. She’s come to Holiday to aid Justin in his new role as Santa’s executive, but as soon as she sees the sexy ex-bad boy, she realizes the job may be more than she bargained for.
As they work together to make this Christmas one to remember, an old foe has come to town to make sure that his holiday is the coldest yet.
Warning: Contains a perky elf who dreams of something more, a Christmas myth who may be a baddie, and a sexy ex-bad boy who craves Christmas cookies … and a certain perky blonde.
Justin finds it hard to believe what Rina tells him about himself even though it does explain some things.
This is a favorite scene right after they exercise Justin’s powers for the first time.
They stayed for a couple more hours and then left, leaving happier children than when they’d first arrived.
“That was amazing,” Justin said as they got in the car and started on the way back to Holiday.
She smiled right back at him and bounced in her seat. “I know. I’m so happy just watching those kids. You did it, Justin. It was you and your magic.”
He shook his head and took his hand off the steering wheel long enough to pat her knee. The tingles shot right up her body, and she bit her lip.
“You did most of it I think. All I did was release that tension, but you took care of it, and you made sure it didn’t hurt anyone or go wrong. You are the amazing one, Rina.”
She blushed and shook her head. “Let’s just say it was a team effort.”
“Deal. Now, I am hungry. I know we fed the kids there, but I didn’t feel comfortable eating their food since I wasn’t starving. Want to go to the diner and get some lunch?”
She looked at him, surprised. “Really? You want to spend more time together? I’d have thought you would’ve grown tired of me.”
“I don’t think I could ever get tired of you, Rina. Let’s go get some food.”
She warmed at his comment but didn’t say anything back. She wanted him, really wanted him. This couldn’t end well.
Ryan, Carrie Ann. Santa’s Executive (Holiday, Montana Book 2) (pp. 77 – 78). Kindle Edition.
Of course we need some added angst so Jack, Rina’s boss, shows up and all sorts of things start to go awry. Why he decided to be more of a jerk is extremely interesting.
A unique twist on Santa and his elves and another classic entity. Magic, love and some sizzling scenes to melt the snow around you.
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.
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