A toymaker with a dilemma, twelve hours to make it right, and a special ops paramedic at her side? Not exactly the Christmas Eve Serenity planned…
Serenity Yates is an hour away from closing her toy shop for the holidays and starting a much-needed break. But first, she'll hand over a custom-made dollhouse to her final customer of the year. At least, that's the hope--until the plan goes terribly wrong.
Jeremy Park hasn't visited his sister in two years, and he can't wait to see her face when he shows up with the gift from the top of his niece's wish list. But when he arrives at the toy shop on Christmas Eve, he learns he won't be giving Lilah her dream dollhouse after all.
Serenity promises Sergeant Park that she will do whatever she must to make this right, no matter how long it takes. When Jeremy offers to help, Serenity reluctantly agrees. As they work side-by-side throughout the night, a sweet bond grows. And Serenity begins to fear that, when morning comes, she'll find it hard to say good-bye.
Jeremy feels the tug of attraction too, but pursuing a relationship makes no sense. Serenity has deep roots in her hometown, and in a week, he'll return to Italy and his job rescuing others in the most dangerous places on earth. He isn't ready to let Serenity go, but he can see no way for their lives to fit.