Title: A DECEMBER BRIDE
Author: Denise Hunter
Genre: Christmas romance
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What started as a whim turned into an accidental---and very public---engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season---for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?
Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy---the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance---would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency---a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map.
Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she's landed her client.
For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.
A DECEMBER BRIDE is great. As a December bride myself, I totally love the idea, and the premise behind this story. Layla is a sweet heroine, hurting, and desperate to move out of her low paying waitress job into her dream career. And Seth is desperate to win her heart—whatever it takes.
Seth is a true hero. He can think on his feet, coming up with solutions quickly and seemingly effortlessly. I loved him. And I love Ms. Hunter’s toe-curling romances. This was a wonderful read, and even through it is short, it is satisfying. LOVED it. Don’t miss A DECEMBER BRIDE. 94 pages. $3.63. 5 stars.