Waiting For Christmas by Cynthia EdenWaiting For Christmas by cynthia eden
Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on November 6, 2023
Genres: Contemporary RS
Pages: 158
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Unwrap a hot holiday romance.

How long has he been waiting?

His whole life. That’s how long Wyatt Roth feels like he has been waiting for Christmas “Christy” Sharpe to realize she’s meant to be with him. But gorgeous and vivacious Christy has always seen him as just her little brother’s best friend. One ridiculous year—he’s only younger than her by one year—and doesn’t she get that he’s grown up? He’s a doctor, part of an elite special operations surgical team—a team that has been trained in medicine and in military battle. There is no fight he can’t win. He won’t give up on her.

She’s home for the holidays…but running scared.

The last thing he expects is to find a terrified Christy on his doorstep just days before Christmas. But a stalker has sent her running to the only place she has a safe haven. Wyatt takes her in and vows to protect her. No one will be hurting Christy on his watch. And with her finally under his roof—finally staying close 24/7—he can show Christy that he’s been there for her all along.

Right. There. Waiting.

When did Wyatt Roth get so big? So dangerous? So…insanely sexy with all of his muscles and that tempting grin? Christy can’t believe it when the tall, hot doc answers the door and immediately vows to protect her. She has an ex who won’t let go, and the guy has been scaring her so badly that she had to rush away in the middle of the night. But now Wyatt is promising to keep her safe, the magic of the holiday season is surrounding her, and when she finds herself sharing a passionate kiss with Wyatt under the mistletoe Christy realizes…

Maybe what she’s wanted her whole life has been right in front of her.

What happens when the boy you knew grows into a rugged, too sexy to be true man? A man who has deadly skills, wicked wit, and an amazing kissing ability? During the magic of the holidays, anything can happen. But you have to be careful, because danger is always close, and the thing you want most in the world…just might be lost in the blink of an eye.

Time for some holly, jolly romance…with a side dose of suspense. WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS is a hot holiday novella designed to get you in the ho-ho-ho spirit. Fall in love, get your heart racing, and prepare to be both naughty and nice as you sink into the story.

This story opens up with Christy banging on Wyatt’s door in the middle of the night. He’s been her little brother’s best friend since they were kids. But Wyatt’s all grown up now. And they’re only a year apart anyway. Maybe it’s time she stopped seeing him as her younger brother’s best friend and instead as a man.

Christy has had some scary incidents happen in her home, and an ex who can’t take no for an answer. So after the most recent break in, she’s come back to her hometown, but her brother is out of the country. She doesn’t want to be alone, so she runs to Wyatt.

Wyatt thinks he’s dreaming when she wakes him in the middle of the night. But he isn’t, and not only is Christy very real, she’s in very real danger. But Wyatt is just the person for her to run to, because not only is he someone she knows and can trust, one thing she doesn’t know is that while he is a doctor, he was also a doctor on a Special Forces team and he’s got a lot of deadly skills. When her stalker shows up, slashes her tires, and tries to kill her all in the same day, Wyatt is less than thrilled. So when he can subdue the guy, he does. But it all feels a little too neat for him. But Christy feels safe for the first time in a long time, so he isn’t going to ruin that with his doubts. Besides, Christy’s brother Forth, and his best friend, has just landed and now Wyatt has more on his plate. Like telling his best friend he’s in love with his sister.

In true Cynthia Eden fashion, this book has it all. This is one of her lighter Romantic Suspenses, and it holds true to the genre, cute cartoon cover and all. Wyatt is a fantastic hero who knows exactly how to keep his woman safe. Christy is one of the best kinds of heroines-those who are just as protective of their hero as he is of them, and she doesn’t do anything dumb! I love a smart heroine!

One thing, I felt that Wyatt’s team could have been utilized more. The peak climax also felt a little rushed. This author is amazing at what she does, and usually has a bit more action. However this is a quick read, so it may just have been the fact that I was turning pages very quickly to get to the next! I really enjoyed this story, and plan on re-reading it soon, since I’m still kind of living in that world right now.

Oh, and I truly feel you could read this book at any point in the year, not just the Christmas season, so if you’re in the mood for a sexy Romantic Suspense, go for it!

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