Rita Lavender is the last woman to be swept away by a smooth line and a seductive smile. And she's just beginning to savor the fruits of her success when she meets a man who will change everything. Mayor-Elect Taylor MacKensie is handsome, charming, and charismatic. Still, Rita never imagines that she'll leave a Christmas party with him, or that, caught up in the magic of a snowfall and a bottle of champagne, she'll give in to desire. Eight weeks later, Rita knows she's carrying Taylor MacKensie's child.
Desperate to spare her baby the pain and stigma of illegitimacy, Rita makes the only decision she can. Suddenly Rita is sharing Taylor's house, his name, and something infinitely more dangerous to her heart...a tenderness she never expected, a passion she can't seem to control.
tidings of great joy