Ugh, Christmas. Not a fan. So why am I wearing a Santa suit and letting frisky moms paw me at a reindeer ranch? It might have something to do with the family crisis that drew me home between tours as a career Marine. Or maybe it's my urge to cozy up with the prickly reindeer rancher whose curves give me visions of something way hotter than sugarplums. Jade King isn't thrilled I'm here, and she'd be less thrilled to know her sister hired me to keep an eye on things. Someone's set on sabotaging the ranch, so I've got a built-in excuse to get close to Jade. I could swear the attraction's mutual, but something's holding her back. Some secret in her past that has her pushing me away like a bad batch of eggnog. It's almost as baffling as all these accidents at the King sisters' place. Seriously, who'd screw with a reindeer ranch? Between sexy Santa suit malfunctions and risqué Christmas cookies, Jade and I keep ending up under the mistletoe together. Is there any chance we can mesh our Christmas wish lists, or will it all crash down like a fat man in a cast iron sleigh?