Christmas in Santa Rosa
(Love Along Hwy 30A, #7)
Publication date: October 18th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
Will one incredible night be enough?
Felicity Haley has been trying to extract Scott Stover from her mind for a year now. Both coming off of rejection, they found comfort in one another. But they were on vacation, each headed back to their separate lives afterward. Felicity is no one’s second choice, and she couldn’t be sure he treasured their night together as much as she did, so she ghosted him.
Now, she finds herself in the same beach town with him once again. But she can’t surrender to her desires. She must protect her heart from inevitably crumbling after the post-Christmas vacation bliss dies down and they go back to their daily lives. Felicity must protect her heart no matter how much the Christmas spirit tells her to collect this gift.
Scott hasn’t been able to shake the memory of the amazing night he had with Felicity. When his entire family rents a house in Santa Rosa for the month of December and he finds out Felicity is there as well, it feels like a Christmas miracle. His life is in Nashville while hers is permanently in Santa Rosa now. But even so, he’s got a second chance to win her heart, and he won’t let her slip out of his arms again.
“When’s the last time a guy caught you, tied you down?”
She wiggled her shoulders. “Now we’re getting to the fun talk.”
“In a relationship.”
“Oh,” she said, letting her shoulders sag. “That’s no fun.”
“You do relationships, don’t you?”
He narrowed his gaze, turning his head to the side. “Seriously? You don’t do relationships?”
“I have done them. They’re just no fun.”
“Maybe you haven’t found the right guy to be in one with.”
“That’s for damn sure or I wouldn’t be sitting here single.”
“I have a feeling there have been many guys who’ve tried to tie you down and failed.”
“A few have succeeded. I’ve got the video to prove it.”
He shook his head, furrowing his brow. “I don’t know that I’ve learned when to take you seriously or not.”
“Good. Because it’ll be boring once you figure me out.”
He widened his smile. “I can’t imagine any day with you would be boring.”
She leaned in. “Then let’s make sure we keep it interesting.”
He met her in the middle. “Invite me home with you tonight and I’ll show you just how interesting I can make you feel.”
Heat rocketed through her core, waking up her senses in a way they hadn’t been awakened since the last time she was with him. She slid off the bench. “You’re getting warmer.” She gave him a wink, and then walked off toward the ladies’ room, sensing his stare on her backside and soaring higher than she had in a long time.
Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She has served as president for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of the Love Along Hwy 30A series, the Before Forever series (YA), and Courting Carlyn (YA).