Published: October 2020
He’s ready for the lights…
Baker Grant Reed loves discovering new Christmas recipes, making people smile, and Angel Point—not necessarily in that order. But when his editor turns down his proposal for a Christmas cookbook, he must show her how serious he is about becoming the premier pastry chef in the country. He turns to his best friend, Faith—if anyone can give him a complete makeover that will turn heads, she can.
She knows how to make things sparkle…
In her past, Faith Hathaway was a costume designer for some of Broadway’s most prestigious plays. Now, after moving to Angel Point to help her grandfather, she owns and operates a vintage boutique and helps out at the local theater. When Grant asks for a makeover, she’s torn—she loves him the way he is, mismatched socks and all.
In exchange, he promises to show Faith, who has never enjoyed the holiday season, the magic of an Angel Point Christmas. But as the two grow closer, Grant can’t help but wonder…has he got his Christmas wish all wrong?
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“Don't wait too long to decorate. The mayor is having a Christmas window display contest. The winner will get an angel trophy. Wouldn't it be great if we were the first winner to display the trophy for the whole year?”
Boxes of decorations in the storeroom were stacked as high as the ceiling. All Faith could see was her granddad falling off a ladder and breaking his leg again. “I'll get it done. I promise.”
“I'm sure Grant will help. That boy loves Christmas,” Esther said with a sweet smile before following Stuart out of the shop.
Faith rolled her eyes. This wasn't the first time Esther had made up an excuse to throw her and Grant together. It probably wouldn't be the last, either, which should have bothered her but didn't. What was a teeny-tiny crush between friends, anyway? Still—
“Maybe that's not a bad idea,” she said to the now-empty store. Grant was decent, kind, and responsible. Look at how he took care of his grandma, though Faith was pretty sure Esther would protest loudly if she had an inkling of his subtle oversight.
And if there was a moment here and there when Faith wondered what it would be like to have his complete, undivided attention, no woman worth her salt would blame her for the tiny tremors that made her heart unstable whenever he tempted her with one of his experimental pastries.
Grant, with his neon shirts and mismatched socks made sense to her. If they weren't such good friends, she'd fall for him in a hot New York minute.
About the author:
Susan is an award-winning author of contemporary romance, women's fiction, and dystopian romance. Like all children of military families, she spent her childhood moving from one duty station to the next. She likes to say she is first and foremost a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and novelist. These days, when not working as a Registered Nurse, she remodels her house and writes whenever she can.
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