CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK - Linda Lael Miller
Brides of Bliss County - Book 5

A Perfect 10

HQN
October 2015
ISBN-10: 0-373-77908-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-373-77908-6
Contemporary Romance

Mustang Creek, Wyoming Present Day

Growing up in Mustang Creek, Charlotte Morgan dreamed of moving to the city for a fabulous job, then finding the love of her life and living happily ever after.  And she nearly managed it all.  She had the perfect job and the perfect man, until it all fell apart.  Charlotte's Aunt Geneva, who raised her, just moved into an assisted living facility, leaving a lady named Millicent Klozz to stay at her house with her pets.  Finally, Charlotte was laid off from her New York City advertising job.  And we won't even talk about that perfect man.  She met and loved Jax with all her heart, but that didn't work out either, and they went their separate ways.  Now, Charlotte is driving through a blizzard hoping to find a room at the only hotel in Mustang Creek in the wee hours of the morning.

Veterinarian Jaxon Locke snapped up the partnership his friend Nate Cameron offered him in Mustang Creek.  Now, he's driving in from Idaho, bringing a snowstorm right along with him.  A longtime friend, Nate already reserved the last available room in town, so at least Jax won't have to bunk down on the office sofa.  Call him a fool, but he's moving here in the direct hope of touching base once again with Charlotte Morgan.  Even though they broke off their relationship just over a year ago, he still has feelings for her.  Jax thinks they could have worked it out, but Charlotte was determined to stay in the city rather than marry a man who craved the small town life she left behind.  When he learns she recently left her job, he knows she'll head home to Mustang Creek, and he hopes to rekindle their romance.

CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK gets off to an explosive start when Jax offers to share the last remaining hotel room with Charlotte.  And, of course, Charlotte refuses.  She can't start up again with Jax; she has a big city career, and she does not want to spend her life taking care of children and baking cookies!  And the fun is only beginning.  When Charlotte and Jax cross paths with Millicent Klozz and her special brand of magic and mistletoe, romance can't help but have a home in their hearts.

CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK is full of all the wonderful characters who live in this small Wyoming town. Charlotte's friends Becca (Bex) Stuart Calder, Melody Nolan Hogan, and Hadleigh Stevens Galloway are here, now all married to their sweethearts.  (See the author's website for more information on the Brides of Bliss County series at
www.lindalaelmiller.com) .

Add a little magic and lots of romance, and CHRISTMAS IN MUSTANG CREEK becomes one of the best novels of the year for a Perfect 10 Award!  I love this book so much I've read it twice!

Diana Risso