Love by Christmas
Love by Christmas is a small-town friends-to-lovers story set in a snowy ski-lodge with a dash of banter, a sprinkling of Christmas cheer, and a generous helping of steamy kisses.
Julia Preston is done with Christmas. After her marriage went south last Christmas, all she wants to do is escape to Cancun for the holidays and recover from a grueling divorce. At least that's the plan until her best friend Lincoln calls and suggests she meet him in the ski-town of Crystal Falls, Colorado.
After years on the road and nearly no time at home, Olympic skier Lincoln Kidd just wants to see his best friend Julia for Christmas. So when a sponsored ski trip takes the champion athlete to Crystal Falls, he invites her to join him for a weekend at the lodge.
The friends catch up over skiing, drinking hot chocolate by the fire, plenty of good-natured banter, and a few unexpected kisses. As it gets closer to Christmas and their relationship begins to change, Lincoln realizes his feelings for Julia run even deeper than he'd ever imagined.
But as the relationship moves from friends to the possibility of being lovers, Julia has to decide if she's ready to take the plunge into a relationship again and potentially ruin the best friendship she's ever had.
Fans of Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, and Susan Elizabeth Phillips - and anyone who enjoys skiing, sipping wine in front of a fire, and trading good-natured insults with a close friend - will find plenty of reasons to fall in love with Christmas all over again.
About Lynette Lee (Portland, Oregon Author)
I began writing as soon as I could hold a pen. My grandmother was a writer and between her encouragement and my obsession with reading I was destined from birth to be a writer.
After reading my first romance (Outlander - what a book to start with, right?) I was hooked and I've been scribbling away at love scenes and creating my own HEAs ever since. I write contemporary small-town romance with plenty of sizzle.
I'm also a mom, dog wrangler, one-time chef, and traveler. I have a serious addiction to books, coffee, and red wine.
I currently live in Oregon with my husband, our son, and our two crazy border collies. I would love to connect with you! You can find me on many social media sites and through the links below. Thanks for reading and I wish you love, adventure, and many years of good reading!