A Christmas Kiss

Kissed by the Bay # 5

Susan Hatler



Harper Avery is a jaded divorce attorney who loves helping her clients move on to better things. After all, they’ve struggled enough being in an unhappy marriage. When one client’s soon-to-be ex-husband suddenly says he wants a second chance with his wife, Harper’s dubious, certain that her client is just going to get hurt again.

Despite his career as a divorce attorney, Gabriel Hart still believes that love can work miracles. Sure, there are no guarantees, but he totally supports his client’s efforts to reconcile with his wife—even if it means Gabriel has to go head-to-head with Harper to keep her from ruining the couple’s chances.

With the holidays approaching, husband and wife set out to see if they can work through their issues, while Harper decides to spend the long Christmas weekend at her friend’s cabin in Lake Tahoe. Only when she gets there, someone is already occupying her last-minute rental—Gabriel Hart. Both refuse to give up their holiday retreat. Will their adversarial working relationship make for a stressful weekend? Or will the magic of Christmas sprinkle them with a love that can beat the odds?





Susan Hatler has written yet another feel good romance story! A Christmas Kiss is a short story that is a part of the Kissed by the Bay series but can be read as a stand alone story.

Harper has vowed never to give her heart to a man but she finds herself doing just that when it comes to Gabriel. I can’t really blame her, what’s not to love about Gabriel? He loves his work and is a true romantic, believing in love that lasts a life time and giving people second chances. Harper has been through hard times in her life and is cautious and ends up pushing Gabriel away even after they spent days together alone in a cabin. Christmas has always been Harper’s favorite time of the year and it’s about time that she starts believe in the magic that comes with the Christmas season.

If this short and sweet romantic tale doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit than I don’t know what will! It was very well written and kept me interested the entire time. It is longer than some of the other short stories by Susan but it could still be read in one sitting, preferably snuggled up all nice and cozy by the fire place with some hot chocolate.



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About the Author:

SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan’s books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.

You can reach Susan here:

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Website: http://www.susanhatler.com
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