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Publisher Description

A cowboy and an heiress find themselves a pretend marriage—and a very real passion—in THE MISTLETOE EFFECT, a delightfully sexy Christmas e-novella from Melissa Cutler.

The Briscoe Ranch is famous for its December nuptials. No couple that's ever gotten married at the Texas resort has divorced—a phenomenon that the wedding industry has dubbed the Mistletoe Effect. But when the resort owner's youngest daughter leaves her wayward fiancé at the altar, the Briscoe Ranch faces a publicity nightmare. So Carina Briscoe, the sister of the bride, steps in to exchange vows with James Decker, one of the ranch's loyal employees instead. Their marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Sometimes a little bit of Christmas magic is all it takes for two hearts to end up in the right place at the right time…Could it be that this unlikely couple ends up with the greatest gift of all?

October 7
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Stanhop3234 ,

Loved it!!!

I truly enjoyed this book!! It was a great feel good Christmas romance and a marriage of convenience story. Carina Briscoe and her family run The Texas Hill Country Resort an elite events and wedding destination that boosts "The Mistletoe Effect". Any marriage there during the month of December lasts forever. James "Decker" Decker Forman of the Briscoe stable has been Carina's dream and resident bad boy for ten years. Haylie, Carina's sister is getting married to kick off this years "Mistletoe Effect" but gets mad at her husband to be and storms out of the chapel. With the church filled with on lookers and Wedding magazines reporter and photo journalist the Mistletoe Effect is about to implode. Carina and Decker become the sacrificial lambs and enter in to a sham of a marriage. Decker agrees with one request...they spends the month as true husband and wife and Carina in his bed. Decker is one hot cowboy!!!
You will laugh and cry and you just might need a fan at times. I highly recommend this great holiday read.

emilyk52281 ,

Great, entertaining story!

'The Mistletoe Effect' by Melissa Cutler is a great story! This is a fun, hot read! I loved reading about Carina and Decker. Granny June is an absolute trip! I really hope Melissa writes more with these characters! I'd love to follow up with this highly entertaining group! Highly recommend for all fans of romance, cowboys, Christmas, family dynamics.

Cheryl SDS ,

One steamy Christmas!!!

Carina and Decker are pushed together and try to make the most and the best of their situation. Do they EVER! Decker is one hot cowboy in his Wranglers and cowboy hat. Now that he has what he wants, he needs to figure out how to keep it. He has a special way of pushing Carina to take what she wants out of life and she wants him but he's leaving after the holidays for a new job 4 hours away. She's also been offered a job on the west coast. Will they ask each other to go or will they go their separate ways?

I do love a sexy cowboy! Thank you Melissa Cutler for this fantastic Christmas romance. I look forward to reading more from this very talented author.

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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