RITA® award finalist for Best Romance Novella
California girl Ashley Turner never had much of a Christmas growing up. No chimney for Santa to climb down, or even much of a home. Now, thanks to a transatlantic house swap, she's finally getting the proper London Christmas she's always wanted, complete with snow and Christmas pudding. But she never expected Santa to deliver a sexy stranger straight to her borrowed bed. Naked.
For game designer Oliver Stansfeld, Christmas holds nothing but difficult memories. He can't wait to swap his London flat and spend the holidays in sunny California, as far away as possible from wassail and cheeriness. But when an ice storm grounds his plane, he returns to his flat to find his bed already occupied by the pretty schoolteacher from San Diego. The least he can do is show his houseguest where to find the perfect Christmas tree before he leaves.
As the ice melts and flights resume, things are heating up between them. Ashley's looking to create her perfect Christmas dream, while Oliver wants to escape his Christmas nightmares. Is he willing to let go of the past and risk his heart on a lifetime of steamy Christmas kisses under the mistletoe?
Note: This book was originally published in 2013 and was a Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award for Best Romance Novella