Carson is trying to escape his home town of Potter Falls. Julie has a passion for Potter Falls that runs miles deep, just like the roots she’s set down, and it’s Carson’s fault for bringing her to Potter Falls in the first place, sixteen years ago, and leaving her there when he set out to make his mark on the world.
Back in Potter Falls to handle a family emergency, Carson has no where to stay but the inn run by the one woman he can never keep his hands off when he goes home. But this time, he’s determined to keep his distance.
Room at The Inn by Ruthie Knox is the first of three novellas in the brand spanking new anthology Naughty and Nice: Three Holiday Treats (Ruthie Knox, Molly O’Keefe, & Stephanie Sloane). My favorite thing about Ruthie’s writing is how real and vibrant her characters are. She brings them to life with fabulous dialog and manerisms so nuanced they might be living out their drama in my living room (or kitch, or bedroom, or coffee shop or wherever I am when my Kindle is glued to my hand). I’m loving my time with Carson and Julie, and need to go now so I can get back to them and the others I’m about to meet in this fun anthology.
Enjoy these favorite lines of mine from Room at the Inn and pick up Naughty and Nice now. It’s a real treat!
Less than six months since Carson’s mother had died, and Martin Vance had turned himself into a shambling, grumbling, Sudoku-obsessed cry for help.–Kindle Locations 61-62.
Maybe she thought he only looked like a territory-conquering slab of rough-and-tumble male charisma because he’d conquered her territory, tumbled her rough, and left her behind a long time ago.–Kindle Locations 147-149.
He checked himself. It was a terrible habit, baiting Julie. He needed to knock it off. She always messed him up this way, turning him into a version of himself even he couldn’t like.–Kindle Locations 232-234.
His hazel eyes held the same souped-up lust that burned through her, and he cupped her shoulder briefly, his hand heavy and hot before it dropped away. “I want you, too, Julia Marie. But I’m not going to take you, and that’s all there is to it.”–Kindle Locations 505-507.