In "Mistletoe and Mr. Right," Jessica (not Jessie) takes a flying leap and follows her boyfriend home for the holidays for Christmas break, sure that Ireland will provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of their happily ever after. But it turns out his family--and his gorgeous ex-girlfriend--don't feel the same way, and the only person making the trip worthwhile is the local farmhand, who has a way of showing up when Jessica needs him most . . . and least.
The holiday hijinks continue in "Sleigh Bells and Second Chances," when Jessica's best friend makes her own way across the pond! Christina Lake does not want to be away at Christmas, but it's her duty to babysit one of London's hottest bands at their last-minute concert on Christmas Eve . . . even though she had a fling with Cary, the band's lead singer, that never officially ended. Now forced to reconnect, Christina is starting to think that maybe London is exactly where she's supposed to be to get the perfect New Year's kiss--at least until she finds out that he's been lying the whole time. Can Cary find a way to prove himself before the clock strikes twelve? Or will the New Year ring in a new romance?
Lyla Payne wraps up two perfect holiday novellas, ties them with a ribbon of romance, and tops them with a light dusting of snow. Perfect to curl up with under the tree. Just add hot cocoa!
English college roommates Jessica MacFarlane and Christina Lake learn valuable life lessons about trust, love, and faith in this two-part Christmas romance. Jessica, an uptight junior with a 10-year life plan, flies to Ireland to surprise her boyfriend for Christmas and nudge him towards commitment, but Brennan is not looking ahead at all. Jessica craves stability and security after a chaotic childhood, so when farmhand Grady Callaghan tempts her to live for the present, she's terrified. Christina is a communications intern supporting the biggest musical act in England. She dreads working with the lead singer, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart years ago and now wants her back. Adding to the chaos, her estranged father requests a Christmas visit. Christina is not ready for the twin requests for reconciliation to crack the high walls around her heart. Christina and Jessica are opposites, but their loyalty to each other helps them face their fears. They may be young, but they are smart and savvy enough to learn how to trust so that they can find happily ever after with their loves.