Published by Entangled: Indulgence on December 17th 2012
Tessa Stoneman hasn’t been able to get long-time friend and business partner Nicholas Boone out of her head since they shared a single kiss in college. Even when she dated Nicholas’s best friend. Now that she’s giving up her position at GameNerdz to strike out on her own—and now that she’s single—maybe it’s the right time to see if there’s still something between them.
Nicholas knows once Tessa leaves the company she helped found, they might drift apart. Before she starts her own company in the new year, he wants to woo the woman he fell in love with during college. So he poses as her Secret Santa, gifts her with items from the song “Santa Baby,” and plans a big reveal at the company holiday party. But when his best friend wants to rekindle his romance with Tessa, will Nicholas lose his last chance?
Tessa Stoneman is leaving the company she helped start. She is hoping this Christmas she will be able to reveal her feelings for Nick that she has been harboring since college. Little does she know that Nick rigged the office Secret Santa so he would get her and dazzle her with presents from the song Santa Baby. He plans on revealing himself at the Christmas party until his best friend declares he still has feelings for Tessa. Nick is worried it won’t be the Christmas for declaring his feelings after all.
In an Oyster Shell – A little steamy novella that will get you in the holiday spirit.
The Pearls – I loved the theme of the book that was centered around the song Santa Baby. The meaning behind it was poetic.
The Characters were well defined which is hard to do with such a short amount of story.
The romance was sweet and tantalizing. I really liked Nick pursuing Tessa even though she did not know it at first. It was a really great love story! It was fulfilling even if it was on the short side.