A COWBOY UNDER MY CHRISTMAS TREE
In what has become a delightful annual tradition, Dailey creates a lovely Christmas romance, a smooth-moving story that progresses at an even pace. The hero and heroine are refreshingly morally sound individuals, and there is a glimpse of a secondary couple who will hopefully have their own story soon.
Colorado rancher Sam Bennett is in New York to deliver a Christmas tree and pick up some extra money doing Christmas installations. Nicole Young is a window display designer. Taking a job with Nicole brings the two into close contact, and though she insists they are just friends, their feelings for one another are more involved than she’s willing to admit. As their friendship evolves, Nicole finds herself looking forward to their time together. When a family emergency calls Sam home, is the attraction strong enough for him to return to New York? (ZEBRA, Oct., 400 pp., $7.99)