Title: EXES AND HO HO HOS
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About EXES AND HO HO HOS:
Brandon Frost has it made. Dream job. Nice car. Fancy house. Until one Black Friday, the defense attorney finds himself standing before a judge, while his future is decided by the one woman who knows how to bring him to his knees: Noel. His ex, and the assistant district attorney on his case.
Noel Winters knew that facing her ex again, after five years, would be difficult. That’s why she chooses the ultimate punishment for a man like Brandon Frost: playing Santa at a local community center for kids. Unfortunately for Noel, she finds herself right smack dab in the middle of Brandon’s punishment, playing Mrs. Claus.
Soon, the thin line between love and hate begins to blur. What happens when a once-dead relationship starts to rekindle? Will Mrs. Claus be able to trust her heart with the one man who has already destroyed it? Will Santa convince the Mrs. that love is worth fighting for?
*This 25,000 word Novella was originally published in November 2017 as part of the Mrs. Claus anthology.
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I continue to stare at her face while she openly appreciates the fine definition God gave me. I make sure to keep my eyes locked on her so that when she finally realizes what she’s doing, she’ll know I totally busted her perusal. It’s quite entertaining to watch, mostly because it’s a pleasant reminder that even though she hates my guts and wants to light them on fire (while they’re still inside my body), she’s still undeniably attracted to me.
Her eyes finally glance up at my face.
That sexy little mouth of hers drops open.
Those ocean blue eyes widen in shock.
And cue her blush in three…two…one…
“See something you like, Miss Winters?” I ask, giving her a cocky grin.
“Absolutely not,” she huffs, crossing her arms over her chest. Oh, that gloriously beautiful chest.
“Oh, come on, No. You don’t have to be shy around me,” I tease.
“Shy around you? When have I ever been shy around you?” she scoffs.
“I do recall you blushing a gorgeous shade of pink the night I finally got you naked and in my bed.” Yep. I went there.
“I can’t believe you said that!” she seethes between gritted teeth.
“Oh, believe it, baby.”
“You know what? Uhhhhh!” she practically screams.
Stepping closer, I invade her personal space and catch the slightest whiff of her perfume. “You can admit it. You want me.”
“Not today, Satan,” she growls.
“Same letters. You’re definitely more Satan than Santa.”
About Lacey Black:
Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.
Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.
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