You never get a second chance at a first kiss…
Eve Richards may have been born in a small town, but she's made all the sacrifices expected to become a rising corporate executive in the big city. It's been years since she could return to Masterson, Texas, for more than a quick fly-in on Saturday, fly-out on Sunday type of visit. This December is different. Her grandmother needs help running the family bakery, so Eve is using her weeks of accrued vacation to go home and count cookies instead of corporate cash.
Eve isn't the only person returning to town. Her childhood sidekick, the recipient of her very determined but fairly disastrous attempt at a kiss, has returned as well. Daniel Shepherd, the once shy boy from England, is now the town's swoon-worthy new veterinarian. Grandma's obvious matchmaking attempts are as mortifying as the memory of the awkward kiss that ended their friendship so many years ago, but the more time Eve spends with Daniel, the harder it is to resist the temptation to take a second chance at their first kiss.
But Daniel has come back to Masterson to put down roots; Eve will be gone after the holiday rush at the bakery. Nothing good could possibly come from letting herself fall for the man who was once her best friend. She's can't abandon the career she's worked so hard for, and Daniel admires her for making her own dreams come true. Or does she have that backward? Maybe losing Daniel is the one sacrifice she's not willing to make.
A kiss before Christmas could be the key…but can she risk taking a second chance on a first love?
A heartwarming wintery romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Award winner, set in a wonderfully unique 1980s setting. Perfect for fans of sweet and sincere happily-ever-afters.
"Caro Carson writes books that touch the heart; they're witty, wise, emotional and filled with intricately layered, fascinating characters."
--NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne