River Lundqvist has a damn good reason for hating Christmas. Bangers Tavern is
the perfect place to lay low over the holidays—until Charlie walks in. His
first encounter with the saucy server nine years ago was utter humiliation. Her
reappearance stirs up powerful desires and hopes for a new start. But the
timing is all wrong.
in Tacoma to care for her estranged dad over the holidays, freelance web
designer Charlie Khoury braces herself for the suckiest Christmas ever. A
temporary job at Bangers Tavern gives her a chance to escape Dad’s criticism
and blow off some steam. But why does the hunky bartender seem to hate
pretend girlfriend is just what River needs to keep his family off his
back—until a kiss under the mistletoe flares hot enough to melt the North Pole.
When greedy developers threaten Bangers Tavern, River and Charlie must team up
to save it. Their sizzling chemistry feels like the real thing—but everyone
knows rebound relationships don’t last.
to Bangers Tavern for an enemies-to-lovers tale of reconciliation, found
family, holiday cocktails, and the steamiest Christmas miracle ever.