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Fixing Christmas - A Dickens Holiday Romance - Dorrit's Diner

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Genres: Contemporary , Romance

Christmas has never filled writer Abra Charles with undiluted pleasure. If you’d been left on a doorstep on Christmas Eve morning, you might have a few issues with the holiday as well.
Abra’s avoided her hometown of Dickens for the past twenty Christmas seasons, but now she’s returned in an attempt to get her writing mojo back. Twice-divorced and with her third engagement ending in heartbreak, anger, and blackmail, Abra is now six months behind on submitting her current book. She hopes renting Copperfield House and immersing herself in solitude will cure her writer’s block and get her life back on track. The house she rents isn’t helping her achieve her goal, though, as one thing after another breaks, collapses, or floods.
Colton Bree, Dickens’ very own Mr. FixIt, can’t help but wonder if the new resident of Copperfield House is cursed. After being called to repair a broken window, he’s then needed to fix an exploding coffeepot, an overrunning toilet, and a washing machine that has a mind of its own. Bree doesn’t mind all the unexpected repair jobs, though, because the sexy renter is something to look at despite being a little neurotic and a whole lot of snarky.
Can Abra get her book done with all the distractions and craziness of her life, the biggest distraction being the flannelled hunk with the bedroom eyes and scowling yet oh-so-kissable mouth? Or will Dickens’ Mr FixIt have to step in and save the day and in so doing, fix Christmas for Abra forever?

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Ms. Jaeger hits the right note in this holiday romance. Colton Bree is a hero that charmed the pants off of the heroine and the heart out of this reviewer. Abra is a picture of what I believe we all feel about ourselves at one time or another. Insecure, yearning for that one true hero, and a place to call home. Fixing Christmas is compelling, charming, entertaining, and romantic all in one lovely wrapped gift.
Abracadabra Charles is an author with a secret that she’s hid from the world for fifteen years. A secret she mistakenly told her ex-fiancé who is now extorting her. She needs some peace, quiet, and a place to work. She hightails it to a small New England town where the temp is as opposite of Las Vegas as she is from the man who lets himself into her rented home with a key. From the moment she gazes into Colton Bree’s hypnotic eyes, she begins to have some not quite vanilla thoughts about the former Army commander. His incessant way of blaming Abra for anything that breaks down in her workcation house is irritating. So, what if she over-filled the coffee maker or didn’t set the washer on the right cycle. Sue her, she’s only human.
Bree Colton is a widower of four years with two teenage sons. He’s not looking for anything remotely similar to an emotional involvement with a woman. The business he started after retiring from the Army keeps him busy, especially when Abra Charles arrives two days early. The woman is an accident waiting to happen. Water gushes out of her shower when she breaks off the handle, she trips and falls on her lovely butt in the basement, and her insecure persona is just part of what makes up the beautiful writer. What she writes and under what name she writes he has no idea, but when she needs research for the love scenes, he offers up his services.
The month Abra plans on staying is dwindling down fast, and her third deadline for her publisher is going to be here before she can break something else. Of course, having the tall, gray-haired Colton as a research partner is quite a bonus, until she realizes she’s falling for him one research session after another. How is she suppose to leave when the month is up, and Christmas and New Year are behind her? When Frank, her former miscreant of a boyfriend/turned blackmailer shows up she sees a side to Mr. Fix It, she’s never seen before. But will his gallant manner keep her in Dickens or not? That is something you will find out when you read Peggy Jaeger’s installment in A Dickens Holiday Romance: Dorrit’s Diner.

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