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About Wonder With Me:
Reed Taylor doesn’t pay much attention to the holidays—until he receives a surprise present. Four-year-old Piper is the daughter he never knew about, and with the death of her mother, is also now the roommate he never expected. He’s determined to make their first Christmas together one she’ll never forget.
Noel Thompson has gotten her share of strange requests in her career as an interior designer. The call to design a beautiful home for Christmas is more like a dream come true. And that was before she met her new employer—sexy and mysterious, he’s everything she ever hoped Santa would bring her.
As Noel showers his home with holiday spirit, Reed showers Piper with love. And the busy life he’s created for himself no longer seems nearly as important as the one Noel is helping him build with his daughter. But if he can’t convince his decorator to stay, this could be the only year he feels the true wonder of the season.
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“There’s a Starbucks up the road.”
I wrinkle my nose.
“Not a Starbucks girl?”
“It’ll do in a pinch. Cherry Street coffee is my favorite, but they’re at least thirty minutes away.”
“I’ll remember that,” he murmurs and drives away from his house. “It’s my fault you spilled the coffee. The least I can do is replace it.”
“It’s not your fault I tripped on a rock.”
“It was my rock.”
I shake my head and glance over at him. “I think we’re both stubborn.”
“Me? No way.” He laughs and takes my hand in his, linking our fingers. Before I can pull away, he kisses the back of my hand.
“Reed, you’re a client.”
“Yes, I am.”
“It’s unprofessional for me to have any other sort of relationship with you.”
“If you don’t like what I’m doing, all you have to do is say so, and I will never bother you again,” he says clearly, all humor gone from his face. “I have no interest in harassing you or making you feel uncomfortable.”
“I’m not uncomfortable.”
“Good. I’m not a jerk, Noel. Now, why do you need us to leave the house again?”
“You heard me the first time.”
“Tell me again, I like your voice.”
I can’t help the laugh that comes out at that statement. He grins at me. “There, I like that very much.”
“I need you both to relocate for a couple of days so you’re out of our way, and so I can do a grand reveal when it’s all finished. I think it’ll be fun for Piper.”
“I do, too. Well, the condo hasn’t sold yet, so we’ll go there for a couple of days.”
“Thanks. We should have it all wrapped up in less than three working days. There’s a lot to do, but the crew is organized and quick. I think you’re going to love it.”
“If it’s as good as the photos you sent, we’ll never want to take it down.”
I smile, pleased that he liked my proposal. I worked my ass off on it, and the design came easily to me, as if I’d done it many times before.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.Website: https://www.