Clean Romance for Christmas Tour: Day 12 — Carol Ross

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His Hometown Yuletide Vow

(Pacific Cove Romance #1)

By Carol Ross

Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 249 Pages

November 30, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

All he wants for Christmas

Is a second chance…

Derrick Bright’s baseball career may be over, but his brother’s is just starting—until a scandal threatens to end things. PR specialist Anne McGrath hasn’t spoken to Derrick since he left her eleven years ago. But she agrees to help for his brother’s sake.

Escaping the press in Pacific Cove allows them to reconnect. Will she accept Derrick’s vow and make his Christmas dreams finally come true?

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“I didn’t even know you were participating in the auction until I saw the program tonight. Before I could find you myself, a friend introduced me to Todd, and Todd asked if I’d be willing to meet you…” Derrick’s mouth pulled up on one side like he was trying not to smile. He was all boyish innocence and every bit as appealing as Anne remembered as he added, “He, uh, he actually asked me if I’d flirt with you a little.”

Anne choked out a surprised laugh. “Thank you for sparing us both that awkwardness.”

Grinning, he assured her, “It wouldn’t be awkward for me.” His gaze traveled down and settled on a spot. “You have a little smudge of something on your dress. Let me guess—ice cream?”

She frowned. A combination of embarrassment and discomfort blazed through her. How dare he draw on their former intimacy like this?

Glancing down, she tugged clumsily on her wrap and thought up a lie. “No, it’s, um…oil.”

“Oil?” he repeated skeptically.

“Yep.” She shrugged and stared him down. “Moonlighting on the oil rig.”

He started to smile, to call her out, but then seemed to pick up on her back-off signal. He cleared his throat and composed his features. “How have you been, Anne?”

“For all eleven of the years it’s been since I’ve seen you?” She heard the clear edge in her voice. There was a chance she hadn’t gotten over this quite as well as she’d believed. But you know what? What he’d done had been really…hurtful, and perhaps she was still a tad angry. Now that she thought about it, there was no rule stating she had to make this reunion easy on him. 

Excerpted from His Hometown Yuletide Vow by Carol Ross, Copyright © 2021 by Carol Ross. Published by Harlequin Heartwarming. 

About the Author

USA Today and national bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small-town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep-sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of free-range parents, she developed a love of adventure and the outdoors at a very early age. She’s grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.

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Tour Schedule

Posts go live on the day they’re scheduled.

December 7th: Launch

December 8th: Nancy Campbell Allen – The Matchmaker’s Lonely Heart

December 9th: Rachael Anderson – Five Kisses

December 10th: Sarah M. Eden – The Merchant and the Rogue

December 11th: Arlem Hawks – Georgana’s Secret

December 12th: Jess Heileman – The Nabob’s Daughter

December 13th: Krista Jensen – Miracle Creek Christmas

December 14th: Jen Geigle Johnson – A Christmas Kiss

December 15th: Josi S. Kilpack – Love and Lavender

December 16th: Carla Laureano – Discovered by Love series

December 17th: Sarah L. McConkie – Meet Me Under the Kissing Bough

December 18th: Carol Ross – His Hometown Yuletide Vow

December 19th: Nichole Van – Brotherhood of the Black Tartan series

December 20th: Anneka R. Walker – Brides and Brothers

December 21st: Camron Wright – Christmas by Accident

December 22nd: Julie Wright – A Captain for Caroline Gray

December 23rd: Grand Finale

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