Author: Caro Carson
Publication Date: October 12, 2021
You never get a second chance at a first kiss…
Eve Richards may have been raised in a small town, but she's made her dreams of a big-city career come true. For years, she's made all the sacrifices required of a rising corporate executive, only returning to Masterson, Texas, for quick visits by flying in on Saturdays, flying out on Sundays--until now. This December, her grandmother needs help at the family bakery, so Eve is finally taking her unused vacation to go home and count cookies instead of corporate cash.
Eve isn’t the only person returning to town. Her childhood sidekick, the recipient of her very determined but fairly disastrous attempt at a kiss, has returned as well. Daniel Shepherd, the once-shy boy from England, is now the town’s swoon-worthy new veterinarian. Grandma’s obvious matchmaking attempts are as mortifying as the memory of the awkward kiss that ended their friendship at age thirteen, but the more time Eve spends with Daniel, the harder it is to resist the temptation to take a second chance at that first kiss.
But Daniel has come back to Masterson to put down roots; Eve will be gone after the holiday rush at the bakery. Nothing good could come from letting herself fall for the man who was once her best friend. Besides, Daniel truly respects her for making her own dreams come true. She’s can’t abandon her career, not when she'll be going back on Christmas Day to a big promotion.
A kiss before Christmas could change everything…if she's brave enough to take a second chance on a first love.