Do you like your Christmas romance novellas sweet with a touch of whimsy? I’m pleased to say that my online only Christmas novella Peanut Blossoms and the Matchmaking Kitten, which is part of Wild Rose Press’ Christmas Cookies series, is now available for pre-order. Its release date is November 2nd. Check out the excerpt and the buy link. Enjoy!
All my senses roared to life at the incredible, six-foot-two specimen of man. His hair was brown with streaks of red, and his eyes were the kind of color people called hazel. He had a marvelous body with wide shoulders that begged to be leaned on. His legs…well…I could imagine them on mine.
I stared at him for a beat too long. A smile tugged at Jethro’s lips. He held out his hand for his license. I handed it back to him, heat prickling my cheeks in the quiet.
“My uncle is named Jethro. I don’t cotton to the name. Been Jet all my life.”
He had a faint twang that placed him somewhere down south, but I didn’t know a Texas accent from a Louisiana one. I’d been told they were different.
“Hi, Jet.” I put the spoon down and offered him my hand. “I’m Oriane. Is this your kitten?”
The kitty meowed and clawed at my ankle. I swooped down to grab him. Jet held his hands out for the cat, and I returned him to his owner.
“Yes, ma’am. This rascal’s mine, at least for now.” He gave the kitten a scratch, and the loud purr that accompanied the caress rumbled through its small body. “Two days ago, I was at the mall, and I heard meowing. He must have crawled into the pickup’s engine and fell asleep there. Guy who owned the truck barely gave me time to get him out. He blazed out of there as soon as I freed the scamp.”
Good-looking and he rescued animals. I had to fight to keep from swooning right then and there.