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Title:
Christmas at twilight
Author:
Wilde, Lori, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]

©2014.
Physical Description:
viii, 384 pages ; 18 cm.
Summary:
"It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator Hutch Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home, only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious-looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy--he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well. Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret--she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle--but what price will they pay?"--Page 4 of cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780062310248
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .

. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy--he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.

Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret--she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle--but what price will they pay?


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Injured Army Captain Brian Hutchinson comes home to Twilight, Tex., for Christmas. Discharged because of PTSD and his refusal to speak, Hutch just wants to be left alone with his anger. Unfortunately his flaky sister, Ashley, sublet his house to quiet Jane Brown, and when he walks in, Jane pepper-sprays him. When Ashley hops over to Mexico with a new flame and leaves her daughter behind, Jane helps him take care of the little girl and gradually begin to heal his physical and psychological wounds. Hutch is not the only one with baggage: "Jane" is actually a woman named Meredith who's on the run from an abusive husband and hoping to set down roots with Twilight's welcoming folks. Wilde heaps almost too many troubles on Meredith and Hutch, but they wade through it all and build a new family in this heartwarming Christmas romance. Agent: Jenny Bent, Bent Agency. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Wounded war vet Brian Hutchinson is taken aback (to say the least) when he walks in his front door and gets pepper sprayed. Meredith is being hunted by her sociopathic ex-husband and has good reason for her action-it's just that she attacked the wrong guy, her absent housemate's brother, the one man who just might be able to keep her safe. A psychosomatically mute hero who needs to forgive himself and a heroine who must overcome her paralyzing fear vow to keep the holidays happy for the two young children in their charge and find healing and love in the process. VERDICT PTSD, mental illness, abusive violence, and killer cops are not your average holiday fare. Yet tempered with love, a caring community, a dash of suspense, and the romantic delight of a Twilight Christmas, this engaging story brims with strength and hope-definitely one to savor. Wilde (Love with the Perfect Cowboy) lives in Texas. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.