Maybe this Christmas can thaw his frozen heart—and heal hers.
Hollywood starlet Tia Beckett knows one moment can change your life. Her career had been on the fast track before a near-fatal accident left her with a debilitating facial scar. Certain her A-lister dreams are over, she agrees to house-sit at her producer’s secluded estate in Silver Springs. It’s the escape from the limelight Tia’s been craving, until she discovers she’s not the only houseguest for the holidays. And her handsome new roomie is impossible to ignore.
Artist Seth Turner has good reason to keep his distance. Losing his wife after only a few years of marriage has left a deep scar, even if he is still happy to spend a semester teaching art classes at the New Horizons Boys Ranch for troubled teens. Despite nursing her own wounds, Tia finds her curiosity piqued by enigmatic Seth, whom she recognizes as something of a kindred soul. Maybe spending Christmas together could be another game changer for both of them—this time, for good.
Book 1: Finding Our Forever
Book 2: No One but You
Book 3: Until You Loved Me
Book 4: Right Where We Belong
Book 5: Unforgettable You
Book 6: Christmas in Silver Springs
Book 7: A California Christmas
Book 8: Home for the Holidays
Book 9: When I Found You
Book 10: Keep Me Warm at Christmas
Bestseller Novak serves up an appealing Christmas romance in her charming ninth Silver Springs novel (after When I Found You). After actor Tia Beckett is involved in a devastating and disfiguring car accident, she retreats from Los Angeles to tiny Silver Springs, Calif., to hide out at her producer Maxi's home while adjusting to her new normal (and caring for his high-maintenance parrot). But Maxi forgets to tell her that artist Seth Turner will also be on the property for the holidays. Seth too is nursing deep wounds: his wife, Shiloh, died of cat scratch disease three years earlier, right before Christmas. To make matters worse, Shiloh's grasping parents are still trying to use Seth as an ATM to subsidize Shiloh's father's gambling habit. When a paparazzo comes to town trying to sneak a clandestine photo of Tia's disfigured face, Seth's ex-in-laws seize the opportunity to make a buck by selling her out until Seth steps in to save the day. Novak is an expert at handling touchy topics, and her wounded hero and heroine ring true, as does their budding relationship. This contemporary romance combines heat, heart and hope into a magic blend that readers will savor. Agent: Dan Raines, Creative Trust Literary.
Keep me warm at Christmas
So disappointed. Got to page 128 and the next page is 161. The book (purchased new) is missing multiple chapters. May have been a good story and now I’ll never know. I have purchased well over 5,000 books in my lifetime and this has never happened!