He’ll make her forget all about the dress…
After years of ho-hum dating, Noelle Gregory is tired of fooling around. There’s only ever been one guy for her — Jake Conroy, her best friend’s older brother. Now that Jake’s back in town, she’s headed to his sister’s New Year’s Eve party to make her move. Purse full of condoms? Check. Sparkly dress guaranteed to show Jake the sexy woman she’s become? Check.
Carjacker that makes off with both two hours before the party? Check.
When Jake finds Noelle stranded on the side of the road — looking sexier than ever in her striped socks and silly holiday shirt, damn it — he’s glad for the snowstorm that cancels his sister’s party. His and Noelle’s friendship has tormented him for years, and now, Jake wonders if he should dare to sample what he’s always wanted… and if he’ll be able to walk away when it’s over.
“You know what the legend is, right?”
“That the person you kiss will be the one you kiss all year?”
“Yes. I take such legends seriously.”
She reached for his hands. Knotting their fingers one by one felt like an oath, and his heartbeat sped up at the feel of the pulse in her wrist.