Recommended for those who like their holiday romances: Contemporary & Sexy with all the feels.
Farrah Rochon's A Perfect Holiday Fling is a sexy holiday novella featuring a small-town Louisiana vet and a former pilot, and it all begins thanks to a KITTEN because it couldn't be more adorable.
Callie's been through a divorce and is thinking of closing her private veterinary practice to move to Baton Rouge and join a bigger and established one. Stefan is an ex-Navy Pilot in Mapleton raising his five year old nephew for six months while his sister is on deployment. When he rescues a lost kitten from a ditch, it brings him face to face with the sexy town vet. There's immediate attraction. And I mean, Stefan is only going to be in town for a few months. Callie's ex-husband was a cheating jerkface, so why shouldn't she have a little fun? What's the harm of two attractive adults sharing a sexy holiday, right? ;)
Except it's a romance so GUESS WHAT HAPPENS IN AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT WAY?!
This book packs it all in -- cute kids, military family feels, smoldering glances, animal feels, and tons of smolder. Rochon's Moments in Maplesville series is non-stop sexy loveliness, and this short read (it took me like an hour) is a wonderful little candy button, though you don't have to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one. It's the perfect little book to curl up with for an evening and get lost in on a cold night.
Oh, and are you ready for the best part?
(Seriously, read it and then go on and read all the rest of the Maplesville books.)
Pairs well with --
1. "Louisiana Christmas" by New Orleans native Aaron Neville.
(Dude, I love Louisiana/New Orleans. I've never been there at the holidays, but I think I should remedy that! I'm a Chicago girl through and through, but I leave a part of my heart in New Orleans every time I go.)
2. Hot chocolate with Toasted Marshmallows!
Stefan talks about cooking over campfires, and I (like everyone else) think s'mores are an essential part of that.
I was looking for a go-to hot chocolate recipe anyway, since my kid is a recent obsessive. Bon Appetit's Hot Chocolate recipe is easy and so (SO!) good - and then we stove-burner toasted some marshmallows to top it with. (My husband added some whiskey to his and gave it an A+, if that's your thing!) Make a cup, get a blanket, and read this book. <3
See you tomorrow, friends! Read on! <3