When Cole Benson agrees to play Old Saint Nick at a Boston-area mall, the former actor is desperate to regain his career. What he doesn't count on is his seeing his ex, Stephanie Taylor, working as one of the elves. The fire that once simmered between them is lit all over again, and Cole begins to wonder if maybe he can bring about a second chance this Christmas.
He doesn't realize that Stephanie is hiding a big secret, one that will put this Santa in a compromising position, and make him wonder whether he did the right thing leaving town all those years ago. Stephanie takes a chance on falling for the playboy again, even if it means waking up alone on Christmas morning. Is Santa here to stay this time? Will he become the family man Stephanie needs? Or will he hop in his sleigh as soon as the holiday is over?
*Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!*
THE SWEET AND SAVORY ROMANCE series:
Book 0.5 – The Groom Wanted Seconds
Book 1 – The Bride Wore Chocolate
Book 2 – The Devil Served Desire
Book 3 – The Angel Tasted Temptation
Book 3.5 – The Millionaire Tempted Fate
Book 4 – The Playboy Savored Seduction
Book 4.5 – The Beauty Charmed Santa
Book 5 – The Boss Courted Trouble
Author's Note: While THE BEAUTY CHARMED SANTA can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other SWEET AND SAVORY ROMANCES, too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women's fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners.
Look for her Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, and her Sweetheart Club series for Berkley, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN.
Visit her website at www.shirleyjump.com or read recipes and life adventures at www.eating-my-words.com.