One all-night marathon of good, old-fashioned steamy and anonymous sex is just what Kimberly Michaels needs right now. She found just that in the arms of a hunky stranger at a hotel on her way to the small town of Evergreen, California. Leaving his hotel room without waking him, she never expected to lay eyes on her mysterious lover again.
When she comes face to face with him again soon after and discovers he has some pretty intimate ties with the very town she is there to spy on to gather ammunition for a corporate takeover, she is understandably unsettled. Ricco Maza seems to see right through her claims that she is simply in Evergreen for a vacation. Worse, she finds that close proximity to the handsome detective has her libido going into overdrive. Even more devastating is the effect this Lothario has on her heart, knowing that he will never commit to one woman.
Every now and then I read a book that makes me wonder why in the world it took me so long to find the author and galvanizes me into shopping for their entire backlist. That is what happened for me with Karin Tabke's HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA. What I expected from this book was a sweet and sexy little holiday themed tale. What I got was that and much more - a story that comes to life on the every page, tweaking the readers' emotions along with the characters and leaving you feeling that you've experienced the story yourself.
Both the hero and the heroine are people who have been emotionally damaged in their youth, leaving them with strong walls built around their hearts designed to keep them safe from that dangerous thing called love. Kimberly handles her fear of love by brokering a relationship for business purposes only; Ricco simply runs at the first sign of commitment altogether.
When these people meet, the attraction is instant and explosive. Good thing for them, too, else neither might have stuck with it long enough to find there was something much more real and lasting underneath all that passion. As they both realize how much they have come to love each other, each must heal the wounds of their past so they can come together in a healthy way for their happy ending.
HAVE YOURSELF A NAUGHTY LITTLE SANTA is a beautiful love story about two people who find the strength together to heal themselves.
**Courtesy of Wild on Books**