This Christmas, a good reputation can really get in a girl’s way . . .
As long as she can remember, Bella Erikson’s been the unofficial sweetheart of Ghost Falls, Utah. And ever since Nate Evans dipped her braids in purple paint in the first grade, he’s been her dream guy. Not that she minds the attention, but sometimes she wishes people saw more in her than just the girl who still has a crush on Sheriff Evans. She has a life after all, a new dress shop to run, and more mature relationships to pursue . . .
Nate knows he’s not good enough for sweet Bella. But he’s pretty sure the new guy sending her heart emojis and giant bouquets isn’t either. And when Bella’s suitor turns stalker, protecting Bella isn’t just Nate’s instinct—it’s his duty. Crammed together for safety and really talking for the first time in years, Bella and Nate can’t fight the moment their chemistry turns into pyrotechnics. Whether it will burn them out or light up the sky, only time will tell . . .
Praise for Positively Pippa
“A world that readers will want to visit time and again.”
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“This is the type of romance that makes readers fall in love not just with characters, but with authors as well.” —Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
“Truly wonderful.” —RT Book Reviews
Christmas cheer abounds in Hegger's fantastic second Ghost Falls contemporary (after Positively Pippa). Sugary sweetness, not sassiness, has long defined goody-two-shoes Bella Erickson. She's been the perfect daughter, granddaughter, and business owner. This Christmas season, however, she's over it all. Her life is in a rut, she's 34, and, with the help of some self-improvement tapes, she aims to break free and truly live. Enter Sheriff Nate Evans, the self-defined black sheep of the Evans family. Like everyone else in their little town of Ghost Falls, Utah, he knows that Bella's been in love with him since they were in the first grade. But he's kept his distance until now. The good girl captures the bad boy's attention with her new, slightly naughty ways. When a stalker threatens Bella, Nate steps up to protect her. The plot draws readers in with style and substance, then keeps the pages flipping until the very end with delicious sensuality and intertwining story lines. Hegger excels at depicting familial relationships and friendships of all kinds, including purely platonic friendships between women and men. Tears, laughter, and a dollop of suspense make a memorable story that readers will want to revisit time and again.