Christmas is almost here. Only 9 more shopping days until the big day. I hope you have a merry holiday. ;-)
EXCERPT (The Prince's Christmas Vow):
The next evening, Demetrius’s shoulders sagged.
He was exhausted.
And now he had to do something that would only succeed in upsetting Zoe. He clutched the day’s newspaper in his hand as he knocked on the door. Accustomed to coming and going without any formality, he let himself inside.
He was immediately greeted by the most delicious aroma of butter and sugar. Was Zoe baking? His steps came a little quicker as he made a beeline for the kitchen.
Sure enough, Zoe was pulling a tray of cookies from the oven. She glanced in his direction and smiled. “You’re just in time to help.”
“Help? With what?” He sure hoped she didn’t want him to bake anything. It’d end up burnt to a crisp. He sat down on a stool at the kitchen island and tossed the paper on a neighboring stool.
She slid another tray in the oven before turning to him. “Don’t look so worried.”
“What are all of the cookies for?” He’d never seen so many cookies decked out in red, white and green sprinkles.
“I thought I’d do something special for the workers at the mansion. They’ve really gone out of their way to make this whole project a success.” Worry lines creased her beautiful face as she looked around the kitchen at the dozens of sugar cookies. “Do you think it’s a silly idea?”
“Silly? Absolutely not. In fact, I’m jealous.”
“No, you’re not.”
“Oh, but I am. In all the time I’ve known you, you’ve never baked me cookies.”
“I did too.” She paused as though searching her memories. “Didn’t I? Surely I must have.”
He shook his head, knowing he was right. He’d never forget having such a pretty young lady present him with homemade cookies.
“Hmm…” Her lips pressed into a firm line. “Well, maybe you won’t even like them.”
“Why don’t you pass me one and I’ll let you know.”
She snatched up one in the shape of Santa with red and white sprinkles. She held it just out of his reach. “You can have it on one condition.”
He arched a brow. “What would that be?”
Order THE PRINCE'S CHRISTMAS VOW (Twin Princes of Mirraccino, bk 2):
A PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS (Twin Princes of Mirraccino, bk 1):