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Julie Marone isn’t your ordinary matchmaker. Instead of setting up singles, she matches already-happy couples with their dream homes. It’s her calling. Her gift. And since she lost the other half of her own happy couple, it’s become her passion.
Cody Brown isn’t your ordinary cowboy. Instead of roping runaway steers, he wrangles sick kids and strung-out junkies as an ER doc. It’s his job. His responsibility. And since his brother lost his wife to a drunk driver, it’s his mission.
When Cody moves from Austin to Boston, he wants Julie to find him a condo, and fast. But she’s got issues with that. Because not only is Cody single, he’s a doctor to boot, and ever since her fiancé died, she’s got a major grudge against doctors.
Cody charms her into breaking her “couples-only” rule, but when he angles to be her date for her sister’s Christmas Eve wedding, he finds out Julie’s “no-doctor” rule is unbending. Still, he’s not quitting, because as hard as Julie fights it, there’s heat between them. If Cody has his way, they’ll be a couple by Christmas, and the next dream house Julie finds will be their own.
About the Author
Cara Connelly is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara lives in rural upstate New York with her handsome husband Billy and magical rescue dog Bella. Cara is proudly represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal/Lyon Literary Agency.
He let out a startled chuckle. “Julie honey, you must have me confused with somebody else. I’m the most easygoing man you’ll ever meet.”
“Oh please.” She stalked to the kitchen, started sweeping up cookie crumbs. “Anyway, it’s dark out, and it’s snowing, and it’s Friday night. It’s too late to go looking at condos. You can go home now.”
He didn’t want to go home. He wanted to stay here, with her. But for once in his silver-tongued life, words failed him. He couldn’t summon the magic that might persuade her to share a meal with him, if not her bed.
He stared into the fire, dwelling on the irony. He’d finally found a woman who wasn’t impressed by his MD, and she didn’t want anything to do with him.
Ahhh….a poignant holiday novella that is sweet, fun and a real pleasure to read. Julie and Cody are such complex characters, and together, things seem to get messy. I found myself cheering for them throughout the whole story. I loved reading The Wedding Date by Cara Connelly. This is the first story I’ve read that she has written, but it certainly won’t be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday novella.