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About CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE:
Run for the hillsâtemporarily. Thatâs Colbie Albrightâs plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbieâs so over it that sheâs under it. Sheâs also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But sheâs pretty sure Spencer Baldwin wonât be a stranger for long.
Spenceâs commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesnât have to worry about the powerfulâokay, crazy hotâchemistry heâs got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself… just because sheâs gorgeous and a great listenerâ¦just because she âgetsâ Spencer immediately doesnât mean he wonât be able to let Colbie go. Does it?
â¦and hope for a miracle.
Now the clockâs ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime
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At the unexpected sight of Spence, Colbie startled hard. How was it that he was the one who needed glasses and yet sheâd not seen him standing against the window? âNo, I donât kill a lot of people,â she said cautiously because she was wearing only a towel in front of a strange man. âBut Iâm happy to make an exception.â
He laughed, a rough rumble that was more than a little contagious but she controlled herself because, hello, she was once again dripping wet before the man who seemed to make her knees forget to hold her up.
âI didnât mean to scare you,â he said and pushed off the wall to come close.
She froze, but he held up his hands like, I come in peace, and crouched at her feet to scoop up the clothes she hadnât realized sheâd dropped.
Leggings, a long forgiving tee, and the peach silk bra-and-panty set that hadnât gotten so much as a blink from the TSA guy.
But it got one out of Spence. He also swallowed hard as she snatched them back from him.
âHold on,â he said and caught her arm, pulling it toward him to look at her bleeding elbow.
âSit,â he said and gently pushed her down to a weight bench. He vanished into the bathroom and came back out with a first aid kit.
It took him less than two minutes to clean and bandage the scrape. Then, easily balanced at her side on the balls of his feet, he did the same for both her knees, which she hadnât noticed were also scraped up.
âYou mustâve hit the brick coping as you fell in the fountain,â he said and let his thumb slide over the skin just above one bandaged knee.
She shivered, and not from the cold either. âNot going to kiss it better?â she heard herself ask before biting her tongue for running away with her good sense.
Sheâd raised her younger twin brothers. Scrappy, roughhouse wild animals, the both of them so thereâd been plenty of injuries sheâd kissed over the years.
But no one had ever kissed hers. Not surprising, since most of her injuries tended to be on the inside, where they didnât show. Still, she was horrified sheâd said anything at all. âI didnât meanââ She broke off, frozen like a deer in the headlights as Spence slowly lowered his head, brushing his lips over the Band-Aid on her elbow, then her knees.
When he lifted his head, he pushed his glasses higher on his nose, those whiskey eyes warm and amused behind his lenses. âBetter?â
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About Jill Shalvis:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jillâs sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.