Title: Stolen Kiss with Her Billionaire Boss
Author: Susan Meier
Publisher: Mills & Boon True Love
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The Excerpt …
I love writing Christmas books, so when I was asked to write one for the Harrington Park mini-series, I was thrilled. When I realized I’d get to research Christmas in London, I couldn’t believe my luck.
Erin is a widow with a three-year-old son, Noah. Hugo is a bachelor, estranged from his family, who is realizing just how much of life he’s missing by being a workaholic.
I thought it would be fun to show you a peek at Hugo and Noah bonding and Erin realizing just how much trouble she’s in falling for a guy who might not know how to love.
“I guess neither one of us thought about how interested a three-year-old would be sitting in a stroller while I browsed through shops.”
Hugo laughed. “Actually, I have the perfect place to take him. Trust me?”
Seeing him so happy, she smiled. “Sure.”
After calling Hugo’s driver, they put the stroller into the trunk of the limo and headed off. When the car stopped in front of Hamleys toy store, Erin gasped. “It’s adorable!”
The red facade and red awnings were dressed for the holiday. As she stepped out of the limo, waiting for Ronnie to bring Noah’s stroller, she paused and breathed in the cold December air. All this time she’d been worried about Hugo, but she suddenly realized how much she’d needed a break too.
Hugo and Ronnie took over the job of getting Noah into his stroller, and then Hugo pushed him to the store, Erin on his heels.
Joy warmed her. She forgot all about Hugo’s troubles because he had. Noah laughed and looked from side to side, amazed by all the toys and people.
They followed the crowd, slowing down to let Noah examine a toy or laugh at the magician. When they reached a set of stairs, Hugo lifted Noah out of his stroller, then texted Ronnie to come in and get the stroller and stow it in the limo.
“He needs to be up high to see all this,” Hugo said as they climbed the steps.
Noah seemed to be in awe. The toys and Christmas carols had lulled him into a state of blissful shock. They spent a few minutes in a room with elves who helped him write his Christmas list for Santa, and then they took the short walk into the room where the man himself sat on a throne.
“Come on back, young man.”
Hugo slid Noah to the floor and urged him to go see Santa. He shyly stepped forward until he reached the man with the red suit and white beard.
Erin said, “You can sit on his lap.”
But Noah didn’t look predisposed to doing that and took two steps back.
Santa laughed. “Oh, that’s okay.” He winked. “If you just want to tell me your list I’ll remember.”
Still dumbstruck, Noah handed Santa the list he’d created with the elves and when Santa took it, he raced back to his mom.
Hugo laughed. “I like his style. He gets right to the point. His list has what he wants. No need for technicalities like sitting on his lap.”
Erin scooped him up. “Did you like Santa?”
The little boy grinned.
They waved goodbye and Santa said, “Ho! Ho! Ho!”
Noah beamed, clearly pleased with the experience.
As they turned to leave, Hugo said, “Did you happen to take note of what was on that list?”
“Good. I had something in mind to get him, but if you’d rather I buy him one of the toys on the list, I’m okay with that.”
Her heart tugged but warning bells went off. He was behaving like a guy dating Noah’s mom. That wasn’t their deal. Especially since he’d said they’d only have one night and then made a point to distance himself from her. “You don’t have to get him a gift.”
“Are you kidding? He’s the first kid I’ve had in my life in…I don’t know how long. The first chance I’ve ever had to buy a child’s gift. I want it.”
Erin peeked at him as they headed toward the stairs and to the limo. It was the most telling thing he’d ever said. Even if he had been the villain in his family drama, he’d obviously suffered for what he’d done.
About the Book
Christmas has arrived… And she’s spending it with her boss!
New Yorker Erin is intrigued when Hugo Harrington asks for her help on a hotel renovation in London, just weeks before Christmas! But Erin soon discovers how personal this project is to her brooding boss. Watching him wrestle with the memories of his past uncovers a side to Hugo she’s never seen. And then a stolen snowbound kiss changes everything…
About the Author
Susan Meier is a lover of a great story and a fabulous turn of phrase. What better home for her than Mills and Boon where stories touch the heart? She found her bliss when Harlequin published her first book and hasn’t looked back. A mom of three and wife to the best guy on the planet, she loves reading almost as much as writing, and thanks the heavens for the internet and YouTube which have made research so much fun.
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