UNDER THE MISTLETOE
Meeting her father's exacting standards is impossible, yet Hadley Stone continues to try. She's dispatched to rural New Hampshire to implement his arbitrary profit-raising measures at a lovely old hotel and ends up going toe-to-toe with its manager, Gabe Trask. Personal feelings and business don't mix in Hadley's world, but Gabe's just the man to change that -- if she can find the courage to let him. Kristin Hardy continues Holiday Hearts with Under the Mistletoe (4.5), a potent fusion of sweetness and sensuality. Graced also by a strong plot and well-motivated characters, this is far from just another Christmas romance.