Dear Meri Winters: A Holiday Romance
Will sparks fly when Meri Winters and Paul Brodbeck are snowed in together?
Novella Blurb (which is a little different than what will be on the blog, due to salacious reasons 🙂 )
Meri Winters and her pretend boyfriend stage a very public breakup right before the holidays. In need of some major r&r, she opts to keep the mountain cabin reservation they had made for Christmas – where fans were sure they’d get engaged – and arrives in Felicity Falls to discover she did not cancel the home chef – Paul – they had hired for the week. At first, she wants to pay the cancellation fee, but quickly realizes she doesn’t want to be alone for the holidays. When an unexpectedly strong snowstorm forces Paul to spend the night, one night quickly turns into a week-long fling. She has no expectations when it comes to Paul, but the more they cook together in the kitchen, the harder it is to deny the heat between them.
Paul Brodbeck leads a delicious life. As a home chef for Felicity Falls Fine Dining, he has garnered a reputation for his humorous cooking instruction, elegant plating, and metaphorically charming the aprons off of his female clients. In a manner not conducive to the season of giving, his boss fires him just before Christmas. Suddenly jobless, Paul doesn’t think twice when Meri Winters offers to keep him on as the home chef for her couples-turned-solo-vacation. After a winter storm leaves him with no way to get off the mountain, he ends up spending the week with Meri. When sparks fly, Paul knows that what he’s feeling for Meri is deeper than the three feet of snow keeping them trapped inside.
When Meri learns the truth about Paul’s job, will she still want him? And when an unexpected visitor shows up, will Paul’s heart be forgotten in the snow?
continuing to the airport to catch her flight out of Colorado. When Paul shows up, Meri must decide whether to put her heart on the line or leave it behind in Felicity Falls.
In Part 6, Meri and Paul deal with the aftermath of not revealing their truths to each other. Get caught up on Parts 1-5 here. Paul Christmas Eve found Paul back in his apartment, laying miserably on his couch with a cold washcloth over his eyes. His head was pounding, but this time it was… Continue reading Dear Meri Winters: A Holiday Romance, Part 6/7
In Part 5 of Dear Meri Winters, Meri and Paul receive some unexpected visitors.
In Part 4 of Dear Meri Winters, Meri finally gets her suitcase. After a day in town with Meri, Paul spends the night, only to wake up and discover that they are snowed in at the cabin. Get caught up on Parts 1-3 here. Meri Meri awoke feeling surprisingly refreshed. A glance at her phone… Continue reading Dear Meri Winters: A Holiday Romance, Part 4/7
In our third installment of Dear Meri Winters, Meri anxiously awaits Paul’s arrival; when he finally gets to the cabin, an attraction blooms between them. If you need to get caught up, head to Part 1 and Part 2. Meri Greets Paul Meri hit the end call button on her cell phone and tucked it… Continue reading Dear Meri Winters: A Holiday Romance, Part 3/7
Yesterday, we were introduced to Meri Winters and Paul Brodbeck, the two leads in our holiday romance. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. Today, Meri is arriving at her cabin – still without her luggage – and prepares to settle in for the week ahead, while Paul is nursing a hangover. Meri… Continue reading Dear Meri Winters: A Holiday Romance, Part 2/7
Happy holidays and a joyous winter! This week, I will be posting chapters of Dear Meri Winters, a short story holiday romance. Meri Winters and her pretend boyfriend stage a very public breakup right before the holidays. In need of some major r&r, she opts to keep the mountain cabin reservation they had made for… Continue reading Dear Meri Winters: A Holiday Romance, Part 1/7