In honor of Entangled’s Under the Mistletoe Blog Hop, I thought I’d share a little moment under the mistletoe from my newest contemporary romantic comedy. Here’s a little snippet of the fun when Grace Santiago starts to panic as she realizes that she’s been chasing the wrong guy.
=== Excerpt ===
Blain hovered over Grace by the fireplace with a handful of mistletoe. “Your mother wants me to put this up.” He tacked it to the mantelpiece over her head. “I believe tradition now dictates that I kiss you.”
Before Grace could do a thing about it, Blain leaned forward to press a soft kiss on her lips.
Now, this was where people were supposed to kiss. In private. In sweet, wholesome, intimate settings… Odd. The intimacy felt . . . not so intimate. Whereas kissing Ethan had been tumultuous and exhilarating, kissing Blain was merely pleasant and comforting—like sipping chamomile tea.
And really, there was nothing wrong with tea, was there? It was a very sensible drink, and Grace was a very sensible girl. She quite liked tea. Everybody liked tea!
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