The Christmas He Loved Her
Book Two: Bad Boys of Crystal Lake
In the small town of Crystal Lake, Christmas is a time for sledding, hot chocolate, and cozying up to the fire with those you love. For Jake Edwards, it’s also time to come home and face his past. He thought there would never be anything harder than losing his brother. Turns out there is: falling in love with his brother’s widow, Raine.
Ever since they were little, Jesse was the Edwards brother who was always there for her, and Jake was the one who knew just how to push her buttons. Raine can’t imagine a life without them, which is why it was doubly decimating when Jake left town after his brother’s sudden death. Now he’s back and she doesn’t know whether to be mad or thrilled. Maybe both. Maybe it will be the perfect chance for both of them to finally find happiness again.
Library Journal says: “Two lost souls who’ve been friends forever struggle to overcome the past and get on with their lives in this heart-wrenching, uplifting story that overflows with family, friends, and holiday spirit and is infused with the healing power of love.”
Publishers Weekly says: “The second installment of Stone’s Bad Boys series is a heartwarming and intense tale of two lost souls. Readers will enjoy the passionate interludes, feisty protagonists, and smalltown charm.”
“A heartfelt look into pain and grief and the saving beauty of love. … Achingly beautiful.”
– New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips
“Showcasing the healing power of love, the characters are relatable and the feelings evoked are quite heartfelt. Prepare to run the gamut of emotions with this one! ” – RT Book Reviews
A Top pick from Night Owl Romance! “The storyline and the characters were so realistic and believable that I felt I knew Jake and Raine firsthand.”
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: September 2013
AISN (ebook): B00D2XA0ZM