The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing . . .There s even a Christmas wedding.
When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend s sister Katie at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other . . . at his place. The next morning, Katie s gone, and Ryder tells himself it s for the best. It isn t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder s falling for the woman he s been missing in the town he hasn t missed at all . . .
Katie Cheek s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen. Katie s packed their hot night away in a box labeled fling or tried to. But Twilight s bad boy is the best man in her brother s wedding. And up-close and personal, Ryder s impossible to ignore. So Katie can either go into hiding or surrender to Christmas magic.