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Sometimes not knowing is better…
Spirit of Christmas Present, Kentucky born Coco Baker, has just been given the assignment of her career, but she must partner with a Scottish upper class snob, who thinks he knows what’s best for their living client. Despite him, she’s determined to do well on this case and find out what the arrogant man is hiding.
Ian Fergusson has carefully cultivated a standoffish presence in the afterlife, letting no one get close for fear of them discovering his greatest failing in life. When he’s required to work with the vivacious Coco, both his desire and his fear escalate.
Unfortunately, Coco won’t leave well enough alone and to protect her, Ian finds himself forced to face his past and risk his heart and soul…again.
Cameron has once again assigned spirits to visit with his wife on Christmas eve. This time the Spirits of the Present. While he is certain Holly has learned from the spirits of Christmas Past, she still hasn’t progressed as much as she should have.
Ian and Coco have very different approaches to showing clients the present, so much so that Coco finds herself growling at Ian’s one word answers, which most of the time is no.
This is a favorite scene.
Coco clamped her mouth shut to keep her growl of irritation from emerging. She’d known this assignment with Ian would be a pain in the neck, but it hadn’t even begun yet and she was ready to strangle him.
Maybe she should focus on the assignment and mull over why Ian was assigned only children’s cases later. “So you aren’t going to change?”
He floated in front of her, again just slightly higher with his arms crossed over his chest. “No.”
If she wasn’t so fed up with him, she’d be admiring the way his biceps stretched the sleeves of his shirt to the max, but she was too irritated to truly appreciate his physique at the moment. “Then I suggest we discuss our plan. I’ve watched Holly, as did you and I think we should visit Brody, Sophia, Luca, and Mr. Branson’s homes.”
She stared at him, her mouth open because she was pissed off now. Throwing up her hands, she floated out of the shop and straight to Cameron Douglas’ office.
She popped up through the floor only to see she’d interrupted him in a meeting with Joy, a spirit guide she admired greatly and tried to emulate, but her own temper was so hard to control. “I’m sorry. I’ll come back later.” She would just move through time.
Cameron nodded and she quickly adjusted her entrance to later. This time when she popped up from the floor, there was no one there but him.
He sat at the edge of his desk. “What do you need, Coco?”
She solidified and flopped into the closest chair. “He’s impossible.”
Cameron nodded. “I know, but I need him on this case. He’s the only one who can complete the job, and it’s as important to him as it is to me, though he doesn’t know it yet.”
“Then why do you need me?” So her voice sounded a little whiney. She was entitled after dealing with that arrogant asshole.
“Because he won’t succeed without you.”
Cameron stood and put his hands on her shoulders. “I’m sorry I have to make you work with him. If I thought anyone else could handle him, I’d let you off the hook, but the fact is, you’re the best spirit guide for the job. You won’t let him walk all over you, but you’ll listen to reason when he’s reasonable.”
She stared at her boss. Her heart jumped for joy because he recognized her abilities, but part of her was skeptical. “Why do I think you’re just saying that to get your way?”
Cameron laughed, his brown hair falling onto his forehead again. “Ach, busted. Yes, I was laying it on a little thick, but it’s still true. This is my wife, Coco. I need you to help her.”
Her heart froze at the look of desperation that flashed in Cameron’s hazel eyes, making them almost as gray as Ian’s. “Only for you. But I reserve the right to come back here and vent.”
Cameron stepped back, his face relaxing at her acceptance. “Anytime.”
Post, Lexi. Desires of Christmas Present (A Scottish Christmas Carol Book 2) (pp. 23-24). Lexi Post. Kindle Edition.
Now Coco also has another talent, she can see soulmates and what she finds with Holly is very interesting.
Much of this tale isn’t so much about Holly but the spirits themselves. They too come to some revelations that surprise them.
Plenty of heat between the spirits and lots of things that have Holly recognizing things she hasn’t yet done to help her move on.
I am thoroughly enjoying these spirited (pun intended) romps through Christmas visits.
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Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of erotic romance. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she’s read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.
But Lexi’s first love is romance novels. In an effort to marry her two first loves, she started writing erotic romance inspired by the classics and found she loved it. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides an erotic experience with a “whole lotta story.”
Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.