Dilyn Hart hates Christmas, so when her boss (and ex-boyfriend) hands her an assignment to interview champion snowboarder and gorgeous playboy extraordinaire, Dash Grainger, on Christmas Eve, she takes it. There are several things she doesn’t plan for—a surly driver, a chalet in the middle of nowhere, a freak snowstorm—but the biggest surprise of all is Dash himself.
Dash Grainger lives for the high, and so far in his twenty-six years, he’s never met anyone or anything he loves more. Nothing has ever thrilled him as much as slick snow, cold air, and breakneck speed.
Until he meets Dilyn.
But one perfect night doesn’t mean clear, blue skies the next day. Some storms can’t be weathered.
Christmas might just be one of them.
I am a big fan of M Leighton’s and some of her books are in my frequently reread pile (especially the Bad Boys series), so when I saw this I couldn’t resist. It’s only 146 pages long so will only take you an hour or so to read and although it’s short it will give you a flavour of the author’s style and might tempt you to read something else of hers! Make sure you check out the reviews of her books throughout the blog.
The story sees reporter Dilyn and professional snowboarder Dash caught in a snow storm and what could be a more romantic setting than a beautiful chalet, a roaring fire, s’mores… well you know – nothing! Throw in a jealous ex-boyfriend some jumping to conclusions and you have this fabulously festive short story!
M Leighton is definitely an author I go back to time and time again and I think this little sample will set you up for the same.