#WOTR21 #Christmas #ShortStory #Newsletter #Freebie – Coldcocked by Saint Nick by Melonie Johnson

Coldcocked by Saint Nick

She never saw it coming…
Classic holiday story of boy meets girl,
boy knocks girl out with his giant candy-cane,
boy falls for girl and they live happily ever after.
Well, not exactly. But it’s a start.

As the pop culture liaison for Chicago’s biggest morning talk show, Tiffany Hunt spends her December covering celebrations, performances, and charity functions. Which is how she winds up onstage as a volunteer host of the annual Jingle Ball, a fundraiser supporting the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. Her packed schedule of holiday events might seem glamorous, but the stressful days often leave Tiffany with a headache—sometimes literally—like when one of the performers accidentally beans her in the back of the skull with a giant plastic candy cane.
The wielder of this oversized peppermint prop turned weapon of destruction is Nick Santos, an occupational therapist who moonlights as a caroling crooner in an a cappella group. When Nick insists on keeping Tiffany company for the evening to make sure she’s feeling all right after bonking her on the head, she’s unable to resist. How can she refuse a doctor’s orders? Besides, she is feeling a little woozy, especially when said hot doctor lays his hands on her…
Oh, she’s going to be on the naughty list for sure this year.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I received this book from the author off her newsletter sign up.

This was a super cute and super sweet short story.  It’s a perfect hour read when you are sitting by the fire and getting excited for the holidays!

This story is about a Christmas bu-hum bug named Tiffany. She is kinda down on the holiday. She doesn’t really enjoy the season and the magic around it.  While not paying attention to the band she is getting ready to talk about after they finish singing,  she gets knocked in the head by Nick…well Dr. Nick.

The story is about how a quick insta-chemistry with the Doctor, who also loves to sing acappella, turns the holiday into the romantic time it surely should be.

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin. Declared a “writer to watch” by Kirkus and a “fizzy, engrossing new voice” by Entertainment Weekly, her debut series from St. Martin’s Press, SOMETIMES IN LOVE, has appeared on the Amazon Best Books of the month, and been featured in Cosmopolitan and Woman’s World. Watch for her next rom-com, TOO GOOD TO BE REAL, arriving July 2021.

Visit her at meloniejohnson.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MelonieJohnson.

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