Who needs mistletoe?
Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that—but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .
Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly’s brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can’t believe he’s drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who’s the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he’s ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he’s been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.
Shalvis's sixth Heartbreaker Bay book spices up Christmas with a hint of humor, a dash of suspense, and a whole lot of naughty fun under the mistletoe. Molly Malone is a 27-year-old investigator who's tired of being sheltered by her brother and the other alpha males of Hunt Investigations. She's ready to take to the field, but everyone else in the office is determined to keep her behind a desk, particularly her brother's best friend, Lucas Knight. Recovering from a recent gunshot wound, and not yet cleared to return to duty, Lucas is asked to keep Molly out of trouble; he's desperate to do anything that doesn't require convalescing, so he agrees. When he can't dissuade her from investigating sinister shenanigans perpetrated by a bad Santa at a small San Francisco Christmas village, he decides to step in as her partner. The characters come alive in this lighthearted, fun story written for cold winter nights.