SOMETIMES THE BEST GIFTS CAN’T BE WRAPPED
All Mandy Carson wants for Christmas is a distraction…and maybe a date to her friend’s New Year’s Eve wedding. Ghosts from the past always loom larger this time of year, and Mandy’s having a hard time faking her usual fun-loving demeanor. But when her much-needed distraction arrives in the form of the man who rocked her world the long-ago night of their junior prom, she’s forced to confront the painful scars that caused her to bolt back in high school.
Wildlife rescuer Calvin Rocha always regretted letting Mandy slip out of his life, so when fate brings them together on a snowy mountain road with an injured hawk on Christmas Eve, he’s determined to make the most of this second chance. He agrees to be her wedding date, hoping the romantic weekend will bring them back together. And as the clock counts down to midnight, Cal and Mandy might just discover that the best gift they’ll receive this season is each other.
**A note from the author**
This novella is a crossover story, featuring characters from both my Risking It All series and my Almost Royal series, but you don't need to have read them all to enjoy My Gift is You! Like all my books, it stands alone.
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A Christmas Surprise
Mandy, on the way home in a snow storm, thinks she hears a "thunk". Upon further inspection, she realizes she's hit a hawk and it's alive, but tangled up in the grill of her car. Her friend calls for assistance from Cal, a wildlife rescuer. Cal, a blast from the past and the guy she lost her virginity to on Prom night, is even better looking than she remembered. After removing the hawk from her grill, she follows him back to the clinic to "help". What starts off as a night of overwhelming sadness, turns out to be the best decision she's ever made...
My Gift Is You is a story of second chances, loss, and love. Mandy's struggle over failing and then losing her sister is heartbreaking. Feeling as though she doesn't deserve love or a happily ever after, she's never considered pursuing a relationship--until Cal. I loved how Rachel Lacey returned to Rosemont Castle, successfully entwining her series! If you're looking for a quick, romantic read this is the novella for you. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.