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The pleasures of Christmas. Love. The two things Jon Wilson doesn’t think he deserves, thanks to a holiday accident that took his parents. Under pressure from his uncle, Jon returns to Whispering Cove for the annual festivities, but he’s counting down the hours until he can hop a Christmas Eve plane back to his Miami medical practice.
Chef Lila Sheppard left the big city and its fast-talking men for Whispering Cove, hoping to settle down with a nice, small-town boy. Until Mr. Picket Fence appears, though, she’s not opposed to a tango on the wild side. When Jon shows up—gorgeous, hot and temporary—she figures Santa delivered her Christmas present a few days early.
Soon they’re heating up cold, wintry nights, but as they get lost in each other’s arms, Lila begins to realize their brief affair has become something more. Yet she wonders if there’s enough magic in Whispering Cove to show Jon that love can heal all hearts…and that there’s only one place he belongs.
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Silk is a charming, sexy/sweet, heat up the sheets, Christmas novella.Jon Carver is adverse to celebrating Christmas but when his Uncle Errol calls him back home, he heads out to Whispering Cove and the painful past that he tried to leave behind. Little does he know that his Uncle is a meddling matchmaker and thinks that the lovely chef of the B&B would be a perfect match for his nephew and a way to get him to come home for good. Lovely Lila Sheppard is a tempting package and one look at Jon throws her for a loop.
“Lila Sheppard took one look at the gorgeous man standing on her front porch and wondered if Santa delivered her Christmas present early. And if so, when could she start unwrapping him?”
Lila is more than willing to take a chance on the deliciously tempting stranger, even if he insists he’s only staying a few days. She’s also not afraid to let him know that she likes what she sees. Sassy and straight forward, she refuses to let Jon hole up in the B&B and drags him around to Christmas events in the town, even though all he wants is to avoid everyone and the memories the town brings. As she warms his bed, and his heart, Jon begins to wonder if maybe Christmas miracles could come true.
A perfect novella for the holidays, I loved the characters and the small town vibes. Errol is mischievous, Lila is spunky and Jon is just plain swoon worthy. An enchanting tale of the Christmas spirit and love that can heal even a heart that doesn’t believe that he deserves it. A wonderfully written 5/5 star read.