If I Return is proud to be a part of The 12 NA’s of Christmas
12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.
Would you wait?
College student, Hope Camden, is relentlessly serious, awkwardly shy and in complete need of taking a walk on the wilder side. At least, that’s what her sister tells her when she drags her off for an impromptu Christmas getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Hope’s plans to keep her nose in a book the entire vacation are thwarted when she meets Jack Freeman, the gorgeous and enigmatic Army helicopter pilot staying at the same resort. What was supposed to be a quiet Christmas holiday turns into a life changing event for Hope and Jack. The only problem? Jack is headed off to war, and there is no guarantee he will come back.
What better way to kick off the holiday season (yes I said it…it’s November so bring it on!) than with a super schmexy Christmas time novella. Add in the fact that it’s by Sawyer Bennett and I am ready!! This short story is part of the 12 NA Novellas of Christmas and I am honored to have been chosen to read Sawyer’s contribution to the project.
Hope and her sister are spending a week at an amazingly luxurious ski resort for a friend’s wedding. Hope is out of her element, she is used to safe and reliable, laid back and planned out. She even describes her former sex life for us…
“I mean, it wasn’t earth shattering and my world wasn’t rocked, but it was…nice. Safe. Reliable. Oh God…my sex life was like a trusty old Ford truck.”
When she trips and falls into the totally sexy military man Jack she can’t stop thinking about him. Her sister urges to her just go for it, live a little, and have some fun. I definitely agree with her argument.
“Why not, Hopey? Why not just have some no-stings, curl-your-toes, shout-down-the -ceiling sex with that guy. I can tell by looking at him that it would be freakin’ fantastic.”
Jack and Hope come to an agreement, it will only be a week….it can only be a week. The chemistry between these two was intense, how was it that they had just met?? The sex…OMG the sex was amazing. But it wasn’t all about that. Jack ran hot and then cold, I couldn’t get a good read on him but let me tell you I love him now! (I think I love all of Sawyer’s men!!)
“Yes, really. You’re so fucking pretty; I thought an angel fell into my arms. And now…here you are in my arms again.”
This is a quick read, and a must read. Such strong emotions packed into a short story. I absolutely loved it!!
About the Author
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.