Tuesday Teaser #18 – Blame It On The Mistletoe – Contemporary Romance

Since Christmas is fast approaching I thought I’d give a few glimpses into the Holiday stories I wrote for Tuesday Teaser. This week I have Blame It On The Mistletoe.


Macy watched him expectantly, as did everyone else, and when he grinned and held up a large clump of mistletoe, laughter spilled across the room. “Where’s my wife at?”
Gwen pushed her way through the crowd, leaning up on her tiptoes to accept Greg’s kiss. When they broke apart at last, laughter and cheers echoed off the walls. The mistletoe was hung as it was every year and everyone rushed to make sure they all had a turn under it.
Everyone but her.
She left the room, walking back to the kitchen. The table was set and the food laid out, waiting for everyone to gather in the dining room. Macy grabbed the washcloth and wiped the already spotless cabinets while the commotion in the other room grew. She heard her mother squeal, her laughter contagious, and she smiled while listening. Their silly little Christmas ritual was one of the many highlights of coming home for the holidays and every year she’d sat and watched until every last person in the room was kissed.
Everyone but her.
She sighed and dropped the cloth, turning her head when she heard someone behind her. Sean was standing in the doorway. “Let me guess,” she said. “They sent you in here for me?”
“For a blonde, you’re rather smart.”
“Hey,” she said, laughing. “No dumb blonde jokes from you. I get enough of those as it is.”
He grinned and crossed the room, stopping once he reached her and turned, leaning back against the counter. “You should have told me your brothers were going to grill me on their little hunting expedition.”
“You’re a doctor. I assumed you were smart enough to figure that one out on your own.”
“I’m a vet,” he said. “Not a brain surgeon.”
She grinned. “So, what did you tell them?”
“That you’re a wildcat in the sack and loved bondage games.”
He laughed and glanced to the door before he reached out, hooking his arm around her waist and pulling her flush against him. His free hand slid into her hair and he lowered his head. “Don’t move,” he whispered in her ear. “We’re being watched.”
Her back stiffened and she wondered who was spying. She’d bet money on one of her brothers but her mother wasn’t out of the question either. Thoughts of who the unidentified spy might be vanished when she realized that for the first time in three years, she was exactly where she’d fantasized being on numerous occasions. She was pressed against Sean’s body, his breath teasing her cheek and she closed her eyes to savor the sensation.
His lips brushed the side of her face, lingering for long moments before skimming her jaw. His scent was drugging and she inhaled deeply to take in as much of it as she could. When he kissed the edge of her mouth, she looked up. He was staring down at her and she could feel his breath on her face. One tiny move and she would know how his lips tasted.
“If you want your family to think we’re a couple then you need to loosen up,” he said. “Your spine is stiff as a board.”

Blame It On The Mistletoe
by Lily Graison

When Macy Carter’s parents order her to bring her live-in boyfriend Sean home with her for Christmas she has no idea that her little white lie is just about to snowball into a fabrication of monstrous proportions. Sean isn’t her boyfriend, he’s her boss. Now she has to reveal the lie she’s been telling her family for the past two years or hastily concoct an elaborate ruse to fool them instead.

When Macy tells Sean Mathis of her predicament he does what any gentleman would – he laughs and then agrees to help her out. Little does he know that one misplaced word in their little scheme will backfire and land them both in the hot-seat.

 Secluded in the mountains, surrounded by snow and good will, Sean and Macy can’t help looking like the perfect couple. So perfect that the family decides a Christmas wedding will make it a holiday none of them would ever forget!


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About Lily Graison

Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. She also writes a variety of genres under the name L. R. Grasion. Most all of her stories lean heavily to the spicy side with strong female leads and heroes who tend to always get what they want. She writes full time and lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and a house full of Yorkies

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