The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
Just call her Christmas Eve…
Eve Harmon has always enjoyed Christmas, but this year it reminds her of everything she doesn't have. Almost all her friends are married now, and that's what Eve wants, too. Love. A husband and kids of her own. But the B and B she manages, and even Whiskey Creek, the small Gold Country town where she was born and raised, suddenly seem…confining.
Eve's worried that her future will simply be a reflection of her past. There's no one in the area she could even imagine as a husband—until a handsome stranger comes to town. Eve's definitely attracted to him, and he seems to have the same reaction to her. But his darkly mysterious past could ruin Eve's happily ever after—just when it finally seems within reach. And just when she's counting on the best Christmas of her life!
I just love how Brenda Novak opens a book. From the first chapter, it starts off great and hilarious by Eve waking up in a stranger bed. Eve is having a rough time because most of all of her friends are marry and having children but she has no one. Eve runs a great breakfast in bed but she does not prioritize her romance life at all. She is still thinking about the one night stand man that she gets to meet with him again. Her mysterious man has a dark past that Eve has a challenge for herself.