Harry drew a bouquet of Tiger Lilies from behind his back and handed them to her. “We seem to have gotten off on the wrong foot, Cat. I was hoping we could start over.”
She stared at the extravagant arrangement, then lifted her gaze to his. “For me?”
He smiled. “For you.”
“I–I don’t know what to say. They’re beautiful. Thank you.” She meant it. Her ex hadn’t been a hearts-and-flowers kind of guy. The last man who’d given her flowers had been her father. They’d arrived the day she made detective. Three weeks later he died.
“My goodness, would you let him in,” her sister said, coming up behind Cat. “Sorry, you’ll have to excuse my sister’s. . . Oh, Harry, they’re exquisite. Thank you.” Chloe went to take the bouquet from Cat.
She clutched them possessively to her chest. “They’re mine.” She didn’t know what had gotten into her, but she felt like a seven-year-old being asked to share her favorite toy.
Chloe gave a shocked laugh, obviously as surprised by Cat’s reaction as she was. “Kit Kat, don’t be ridiculous. You’re embarrassing your . . . ” She tugged on the flowers and Cat tugged back .
Harry neatly inserted himself between them, ending their silent tug-of-war. With a gallant bow, her handed her sister a single pink sweetheart rose. “For you, Chloe. A perfect flower for a perfect woman.”
“Oh, I see. Thank you, Harry. It’s . . . lovely. Please, come in. I didn’t hear the bell.” She shot Cat an accusatory stare. “I was busy getting our dinner ready.”
“I can see that. You have a touch of–” Harry leaned in, wiping away the strategically placed white powder–“flour on your cheek. I hope you didn’t go to too much trouble on my account.”
Her sister was too much, Cat thought with a mental eye roll. Chloe wore a black apron– with a pink sparkly crown above the word Diva (fitting)–over a flirty pink dress.
She gave Cat a zip-it look as Harry toed off his loafers. Probably worried Cat would spill her secret that the gourmet shop did indeed do takeout. She wouldn’t of course. Though, admittedly, she was tempted to.
“Snowbound at Christmas” is a fun an entertaining read and a great addition to Debbie Mason’s Christmas in Colorado series.
Cat O’Connor is an ex-cop who despises her job as her twin sister Chloe’s assistant and bodyguard. Chloe, isn’t anything like Cat, she is spoiled and expects to get here way all the time and for everyone to bow down to her since she is a big soap opera star. Cat has had it with her sister and her ways and is ready to quit working for her when an attempt is made on Chloe’s life.
Grayson Alexander is a FBI agent, working undercover Chloe’s soap opera, trying to identify who is trying to kill her. The one things he never thought he would uncover was the sexy and tough twin sister Cat. Now between working with Cat and trying to keep his real identity a secret he is in for one hot Christmas shakedown.
As with most identical twins, Cat and Chloe have done their share or role swapping with no one being the wiser. When Chloe wants to audition for a role that could change her future, Cat steps in for her on the soap opera. Cat never dreamed playing the role of her sister would be so great until the day she met Gray on set but when accidents and notes keep popping up on the set it is up to Cat to find out who is behind the threats.
This is my first Debbie Mason book and I am hooked. It has just the right amount of romance and mystery to make this holiday book a delightful read.
I received an eARC compliment of the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
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Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.