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He left without warning in the middle of a Lake Bittersweet winter.
Now he’s back… just in time for the holidays.

For Gina Moretti, the holidays are bittersweet thanks to a history of romantic disasters. This holiday season, her friends are taking the reins and are setting her up. Little did she know the whole town would get into the act, but that’s Lake Bittersweet for you. When a date goes sideways, she’s shocked to be rescued by the one-and-only Kirk Williams–her brother’s best friend, who left town long ago and is now a celebrity hero. 

Kirk is back in Lake Bittersweet for some peace and quiet, but once he sees Gina, that’s out of the question. His best friend’s tomboy little sister is now a gorgeous woman with secrets of her own. When she asks him for help tracking down someone from her past, he jumps at the chance to win her trust. As for resisting their intense attraction…he might be famous for his heroic rescues, but he’s not that strong.  

Can Kirk and Gina banish the ghosts of holidays past and claim the future of their dreams …while dealing with family revelations, obsessed fans, and the endless parade of holiday setups?

Gina hasn’t always made the best choices when it comes to the men in her life but that doesn’t deter her from wanting to find that special someone to spend her life with. She has been convinced that the people in town will be able to find her the perfect match, but she is beginning to lose hope as she experiences another forgettable date until Kirk comes back into her life.

Kirk didn’t have the best family situation, but he found a second home within the Moretti family. He left town as soon as he could and has spent that time helping others until an injury sidelines him and he finds himself back in his hometown for the holidays. The one thing he hadn’t expected was that the girl he knew had become an intriguing woman and friends would no longer be enough.

This is a heartwarming story that is filled with romance, family, great characters and just enough suspense to keep things interesting.

About the Author:

Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life in Los Angeles for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea.

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