Gingerbread & Jingle Bells

A sweet holiday romance

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Gingerbread and Jingle Bells Sweet Romance by Caro Carson

You never get a second chance at a first kiss…

Eve Richards may have been born in a small town, but she’s made every sacrifice needed to become a rising corporate executive in the big city--until this December. Her grandmother needs help running the family bakery, so Eve is finally taking her unused vacation to go home and count cookies instead of corporate cash.

Eve isn’t the only person returning to town. Her childhood sidekick, the recipient of her very determined (but fairly disastrous) first-ever attempt at a kiss, has returned as well. Daniel Shepherd, the once-shy boy from England, is now the town’s swoon-worthy new veterinarian. Grandma’s obvious matchmaking attempts are as mortifying as the memory of the awkward kiss that ended their friendship so many years ago, but the more time Eve spends with Daniel, the harder it is to resist the temptation to take a second chance at that first kiss.


But Daniel has come back to Masterson to put down roots; Eve will be gone after the bakery's holiday rush. Nothing good could possibly come from falling for the man who was once her best friend. 


A kiss before Christmas could be the key. Will it be the sweet ending to their childhood story…or will Eve risk everything for the chance to turn her first love into a forever love? 

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A 2021 finalist for
the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award and
the Contemporary Romance Writers of America Stiletto Award