Meet Mia Wilkinson.
Mia Wilkinson doesn’t feel very thankful right now, despite it being Thanksgiving. She’s just found out her married boyfriend has no intention of leaving his wife. She heads north to her deceased grandmother’s house in a small town in Vermont. But her plans for a solitary Christmas don’t go as planned—especially when a gorgeous South African photographer shows up on her doorstep.
And then there’s Jake Groenewald…
Jake’s come to Hunters Grove to get over losing his best friend and colleague to the atrocities of war. The last thing he expects is to have his life turned upside down by Mia and her Rules of Cohabitation. And falling in love is definitely not on his agenda.
Will a little snow help them along the way?
I turn off the ignition and then got out of the car. It’s colder here than it had been in Philly and I want to make sure there’s enough firewood in the house, in case I decide to light a fire. I set my grocery bags on the porch and then go back to the car to fetch my battered weekend bag. That’s when I notice a dark figure coming up the driveway.
Whoever it is is tall and walks with care on the snow-dusted gravel. I call out a
“hey!” and the figure stops then comes toward me. Shit, maybe this was dumb.
“This is private property,” I say with more bravery than I feel. It’s dark enough now that the porch light isn’t providing enough light to see the stranger’s face.
“I know, so what are you doing here?”
“I own this place,” I say hotly. “Who are you? And just what are you doing here?”
“I live here,” the man replies and steps closer. “If you own this place, then you should know who your tenant is.”
“What are you talking about? I never said anyone could rent here—”
“Ruth Carter helped me set everything up,” he says. “I’ve got a lease.”
“Look, my grandmother left me this place—”
“Ah. you’re the prodigal granddaughter. .right, that explains it. You don’t live here.”
“Just who are you?”
“I’m Jake Groenewald,” he clarifies. “Like I said, I’m your tenant. I’m renting the guest cottage.”
Kim Golden is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic fiction. Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Kim left the US in 1995 and moved to Sweden for love with a capital L. When she isn’t writing fiction featuring sexy Scandinavians, she writes copy for a Swedish cosmetics firm.
She writes stories for people who know that love comes in every color.