Twelve singles, twelve fun-filled dates, makes for one hot Christmas.

That’s the plan anyway.

When Tennessee organised the Twelve Dates of Christmas event to promote her newly purchased bed and breakfast nestled on the Central Queensland coastline, she didn’t anticipate she would become a participant. But when a couple of singles pull out – she’s forced to fill the vacancy.

After a nasty divorce and a big dose of heartbreak, Tennessee is not willing to start a romance and definitely not fall in love. But when Hayden, the sexy resident tradesman, gets roped into joining her for Twelve Dates of Christmas, he could well be the man who changes everything.

What starts as a bit of Christmas fun soon turns into something more. If they can put aside past hurts and embrace what’s right in front of them, this Christmas fling may find momentum, opening up a beautiful future for them both.


107 pages - Novella length book




Pieces of Me


A story about starting fresh, letting go, and risking it all for love…

For Hannah, Mercy Island is a refuge, a new beginning, and a place to settle in the hopes of finding safety in her own skin. This peaceful beachside town is where she intends to rediscover all those pieces of herself her abusive ex thieved away.

For Bear, Mercy Island is a backwater, a place he can't wait to escape. Away, in the city, he'll chase his dreams and lose the bad memories haunting him. When Hannah's home is damaged in an ugly storm, Bear offers his handyman services to repair it–a last job and a pretty girl to pass the time before he heads out.

Hannah is terrified to lose herself in another relationship, and Bear isn't in it for the long haul. However, their simmering attraction refuses to be ignored, and just because love isn't on the line doesn't mean a fling isn't on the table. A no–strings–attached arrangement to curb the tension. No ties. No emotions. No pain.

But love has a way of coming in the windows, even when you've slammed the door, if only Hannah and Bear can stop looking to the past and find hope in their future.


289 pages

Pieces of Me and One Hot Christmas Duo


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    Jacquie Underdown 2018