Title: The Christmas Wish
Author: Katy Regnery
Release Date: October 27, 2013
Excerpt:Lucas uncrossed his arms, moving his white apron aside to put his hands in the pockets of his jeans. “Go out to dinner with me on Monday night, Tess.”
“I’m asking you out on a date.”
“Why?” she murmured, brows knitted in confusion.
“Because I’d like to get to know you better.”
“You don’t have to take me to dinner to get to know me better,” she said softly, dropping her eyes.
“But that’s the way I’d like to do it,” he said, holding out his hand, palm up.
She looked at his hand then back up at his face. She’d kissed many men in her life. So many men, she couldn’t possibly even guess at how many. But she’d never wanted to kiss a man as desperately as she wanted to kiss Lucas Flynn.
She placed her hand in his and watched him lift it to his mouth, brush his lips softly against her cold skin. It sent a deluge of shivers up her arm, down her back, made her tingle before turning her insides hot. A small, breathy sound escaped her throat as she stared at the dark brown, lightly wavy hair on the head bent over her hand. Then he released her hand and turned, reaching for the doorknob.
“Make a wish on a star before you come in,” he said softly, without turning to face her. “It’s Christmastime. It might come true.”
He slipped inside, leaving her hot and alone under the starry sky.