Glenda Shaw knows firsthand what it’s like to be an ugly duckling, and now, she is roped into helping to organize her tenth-year class reunion. The speaker this year is none other than Hunter Teegs, the object of her dreams since their sophomore year in high school. She’s a dedicated social worker with a heart the size of Texas, but her hectic schedule doesn’t allow much time for dating or entertainment.
Hunter Teegs is a self-made financial powerhouse with a boatload of charisma and a winning sense of humor. He’s also a notorious womanizer and heartbreaker. He has no interest in settling down any time soon, if ever. To make matters worse, he has recently noticed details from his childhood that cause him to question everyone and everything he’s come to believe.
When Glenda and Hunter are brought together again, fireworks nearly knock both of them off their feet, and not necessarily in a good way. Glenda knows more than one secret about Hunter, and sharing the most crucial one could mean the end of their relationship before it even gets started.
Sometimes, a little Christmas magic delivers love in the most inconvenient places.
Cheryl Hightower has an iron-clad mind for figures, statistics, and organization. That’s all well and good, but she also has a creative side screaming to be unleashed from a desk, computer, and horn-rimmed glasses. When she finally finds the courage to follow her heart, her orderly life seems to unravel, leading her to a new job with vipers at every turn, and leaving her in a position of uncertainty for the first time since childhood. The resulting encounter with the object of her secret crush – who also happens to be her new boss – prompts both of them to acknowledge the emptiness they’ve endured for far too long. The challenge is figuring out what to do about it.
Jonathan Lassiter is kind to his employees, but stern and fair minded. He’s been sent to Lassiter Enterprises in Salt Lake City to get the company in order. Sent to be a henchman at their company’s many locations, he’s all about the business and doesn’t want a relationship of any kind. His busy schedule doesn’t allow time for entanglements. He moves all the time, he’s very logical, straight-laced, but doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty. He enjoys what he does, and fights his initial attraction to Cheryl. She works for him and he won’t do an office romance. He wants her though and finds what he believes to be a solution, until his idea blows up in his face and causes him to perhaps lose Cheryl forever.