Tabitha’s wide, frightened brown eyes stared at him, and her bottom lip trembled as she pleaded, “Don’t leave me.”
“Tell Gavin I’m going in with the paramedics.” It wasn’t usual procedure, but the way the tiny girl’s body shivered and her eyes filled with tears shattered all the rules. There wasn’t a parent waiting and worrying to take his place. She was orphaned, and that loneliness and vulnerability emanated from her.
He shifted her weight to one arm and removed his mask and helmet. He ran the back of his arm across his sweat-slick forehead. With a soft smile he said, “I’m not going anywhere, midget.”
The above is a snippet from Fire and Mistletoe. Check below to find out more about the sweet and sexy tale. 🙂
When Greyson Hayes envisions the perfect first Christmas with Mica Cruz he sees twisted sheets, a bottle of wine and a roaring fire. What he doesn’t see is a holiday spent with the uproarious Cruz family. Grey hasn’t taken part in a family Christmas since the death of his parents. Despite his misgivings, he can’t seem to form the word no when it comes to Mica.
Mica knows that Grey’s not a grinch. Hell, the man shares so much Christmas cheer during the holidays that he leaves no time to experience any for himself. Not this year. Mica plans to make a few changes, starting with a few wicked and whimsical gifts. He enlists the help of his co-workers at Firehouse Six. They band together and strive to provide Grey with the same joy he gives to everyone else–with five a.m. tree hunts, strategically placed mistletoe and Mica playing Santa’s not-so-little helper. But while Mica is busy being nice, Grey has plenty of time to be naughty…
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