Title: Yuletide Acres
Author: M.L. Broome
Genre: Spicy Second Chance Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2020
★★★ A spicy, second-chance romance involving a free spirit, a drool-worthy single dad, his precocious six-year-old daughter, and a healthy dose of holiday magic. ★★★
I loved Dylan, but he left anyway.
He slipped away in the middle of the night with no warning, and he never returned. He didn’t even say goodbye. An abrupt end to the biggest love affair of my life.
Sounds like lyrics to the latest country song, but every word of this ditty is true.
Even now, ten years later, the man still haunts my memory. Is he healthy? Happy? Sexy and delectable?
Imagine my surprise when I move to a small Montana village, only to learn the mayor is the same man who ghosted me years earlier.
To answer that last question, the term delectable doesn’t do Dylan justice.
There’s only one obstacle to our joyous reunion. He hates me. At least that’s what I thought…until he kissed me.
The feelings between us still burn hot, but my heart was torched once by Dylan West.
Do I risk the fire or run for safety?
My biggest regret was leaving Poppy ten years ago. But she was a free spirit, and I needed to grow up and join the real world.
So, I left her—along with my heart—in the California desert, returning home to my tiny Montana town.
Time moved on, and I thought I had, too. Until one fateful morning when I went to greet our town’s newest resident and my past collided with my present.
Now, she’s under my skin, just like before, sexier and feistier than ever. I want nothing more than to make her mine, but I doubt a single father holds much appeal for a woman like Poppy.
There’s only one solution—I can’t let her near my heart again.
But I know the idea is moot. Poppy has owned my heart all along.
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“Did you make your Christmas list, Poppy?” Marissa chimes in.
“No, I can’t say that I have. Did you?”
Marissa nods, pulling it from her pocket and handing it to me. “You think Santa can fill all those wishes?”
I scan the list, my gaze catching on one particular entry at the bottom in bold crayon. “I’m sure he can try, but the last one might be tricky.”
“Why? You’re here.”
“What’s the last one?” Dylan inquires, peering over my shoulder.
“I asked Santa to send you a wife, Dad. He sent Poppy. You need a wife.”
My face flames at the little girl’s assumption, and I blurt out the first thing that pops into my brain. “He doesn’t believe in marriage.”
Funny thing, Dylan has his own response, spoken in stereo with my own. “She doesn’t believe in marriage.”
Our gazes meet, widening at the other’s admission.
“What?” we question each other, again in stereo. Much more of this and we’ll have to start a harmonizing group.
“I know you’re a free spirit, Poppy. Even if you believe in monogamous relationships, you’ve never wanted marriage or kids. I keep telling Marissa that, but she keeps asking me, regardless.” Dylan takes the list, handing it back to Marissa.
“I’m glad she does. Maybe one time you’ll give the correct answer.”
M.L. Broome is a bohemian spirit with a New York edge. She writes high-octane contemporary romance with a touch of angst and plenty of steamy goodness. Her characters are bitingly real, earning their happily-ever-after only after some emotional ass-kicking and personal growth.
When M.L. isn’t writing or holding one-sided arguments with her characters (spoiler alert—they always win), she loves losing herself in nature on her North Carolina farm, one of her rescue buddies by her side. She adores dressing up and kicking back, a glass of whiskey with an equally stunning view, and experiences that make the soul—and senses—tingle.
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