It's no mystery why veterinarian Callie Webber is having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. When the residents of her small hometown aren't pitying her because of her ex-husband's very public departure, they're attempting to hook her up with a man...any man. Fed up with being everyone's favorite charity case, Callie considers closing her animal clinic and moving to the big city. But, before she goes, she decides to give herself a Christmas treat to remember: a romantic holiday fling. And who better to have a fling with than the gorgeous newcomer who is turning heads around Maplesville? When injured Navy pilot Stefan Sutherland reluctantly rescues a gutter cat for the sake of his five-year-old nephew, he never imagined it would lead to him discovering Maplesville's most fascinating attraction...its smoking hot vet. Getting involved with a woman was the last thing Stefan anticipated when he agreed to care for his nephew during his Army nurse sister's deployment, but if he's going to spend the holidays in this sleepy Southern town, why not make the most of it with the perfect holiday fling.
"Hello, Dolly," said Dotty Rose, over the telephone."Hello, Dot," responded Dolly Fayre. "What you want?""Oh! I can't tell you this way. Come on over, just as quick as you can.""But I haven't finished my Algebra, and it's nearly dinner time, anyway.""No it isn't,-and no matter if it is. Come on, I tell you! You'd come fast enough if you knew what it's about!""Tell me, then.""I say I can't,-over the telephone. Oh, Dolly, come on, and stop fussing!"The telephone receiver at Dotty's end of the wire was hung up with a click, and Dolly began to waggle her receiver hook in hope of getting Dotty back. But there was no response, so Dolly rose and went for her coat. Flinging it round her, and not stopping to get a hat, she ran next door to Dotty Rose's house.It was mid January, and the six o'clock darkness was lighted only by the street lights. Flying across the two lawns that divided the houses, Dolly found Dotty awaiting her at the side door.
Celebrate Christmas with The Cowboys of Cold Creek! Bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you a new story in her popular series!All widowed rancher Faith Dustin wants is a quiet Christmas with her two kids and her best friendcowboy Chase Brannon. Until he kisses her under the mistletoe! Chase lost his chance with Faith years ago; he won't blow this one. But he'll need all the magic of the seasonand two matchmaking kidsto unwrap a second chance at love.Included in this book, a holiday favorite from The Cowboys of Cold Creek seriesA Cold Creek Noel!After a devastating tragedy, Caidy Bowman wants only to hide out on her ranch. Then widowed veterinarian Ben Caldwell arrives in Pine Gulch for the holidays with his two children. For the first time, he's got hope for the future. Their futureif he can convince Caidy that Christmas is the season for miracles."
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