Tommy Carter was just minding his own business, taking out the trash from his job at a local bar and grill, when he noticed the man hiding behind the dumpster. He couldn’t get a good look at the guy, and the less he can find out about him, the more curious he becomes. He’d lived through difficult circumstances in his past, and decides if he can help, he will. Tommy doesn’t have a lot, but he has a heart of gold that won’t let him walk away from someone he knows needs a hand up.
Zane Martin was left wandering the streets of Sacramento in a haze after tragedy struck. He’s afraid to trust anyone and suffering from a lack of food and adequate clothing to keep him alive and well against the weather about to hit the area. He’s not sure he can trust Tommy, but he wants to. There has to be one good person out there, and maybe he’s just found him.
A story of helping when you can, and accepting help when it’s offered.
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What a GREAT story!
The List is heart wrenching and had me in tears for so many reasons.
The story is about the helplessness and hopelessness of what happens to someone when they’re living on the streets. There’s not only the physical factor of braving the elements and hunger, but the fear and mistrust and loneliness is enough for so many to just give up.
Luckily, Zane has been finding shelter behind the right dumpster when he meets Tommy, who works in the restaurant.
This story revolves around one person’s concern for a stranger’s well-being and in helping him out by being pro-active, somewhere along the way those actions fall into the hands of others who want to do the right thing. If we all just did a little something extra to look out for others, the world would be a better place.
And of course this is a love story:
“I’m pretty sure you were put in my path for a reason. You saved me, Tommy. So many people never even saw me, even though I was right in front of them. But you saw me.” I sat next to him and pulled him close.
“There’s no way I could have missed you,” I breathed out before once more pressing my lips to his. “I think I’ve looked for you my whole life.”
There are some familiar characters who show up toward the end of the book, which made me jump for joy because they’ll always be some of my all-time favorites!
I really can’t recommend this book enough. It’s well-written with so much love and all the feels. Perfect for this holiday season and a fitting reminder of what’s important in life. Five stars for me.
Reviewed by Lisa Cullinan Bourbon, Bikes, and Books Book Blog
“OMG! I so loved this book. Zak and Aurora were amazing.” ~Stephanie Ditmore (Amazon Review)
“What a story is this book Sexy Zak, with his muscles and tattoos and sexy red hair. This story pulled at my heart both Zak and Aurora have both had hard times for different reasons. Passionate and emotional tale, with so much love to go around this book keeps you turning the page to see how hot and steamy the story has got.~ Mel (Amazon Review)
“This book is everything you could want in a Christmas love story!! Aurora has been lusting after Zak the buff work God at her gym for awhile. Well thanks to Mother Nature she get stuck in the parking lot during a snow storm. Zak comes to the rescue and offers her a ride home. Then you have to just read it because it takes your breath away! This books has laughs and makes you cry but it is so worth it!~ Mrs. Taz (Amazon Review)
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An unexpected business trip close to Christmas, however, brings three people into his life he never expected.
“Melanie Moreland’s Christmas Sugar is this season’s must have gift for romance lovers. The perfect holiday read.” – B. Cranford, author of The Avenue series
“You won’t even need a fire to make you feel warm this Christmas. Christmas Sugar has a sweet buy sassy heroine who melts the cold brooding hero’s heart will keep the chill away the entire holiday season. I can’t get enough of this adorable and extra fluffy Christmas story.” – Alexa Riley, author of Lift and Hungry for More
“Simply heartwarming. A perfect holiday story to enjoy by a roaring fire with a mug of hot chocolate.” – Mae Wood, author of Genealogy
“I loved their story. It was such a roller coaster ride for me. I laughed and I cried.” – Kaidans Seduction
“This story gives you love, joy, some danger and hope and is totally worth the 4 – 5 hour reading time!” – Lamplight Review
“Awesome writing with a fabulous storyline. Everyone loves an awesome Christmas story.” – Spunky N Sassy
Chiah Wilder writes about rough, sexy men who know how to treat their women.
Always a lover of books, she began writing at a young age and continued through college with collections of short stories. Figuring she had to grow up and get a “real” job, her writing was placed on the back burner.
Her love of reading has always been center front in her life. Chiah’s love of bad boys both in and out of fiction has inspired her books. She loves an alpha male whose softer side is brought out by a passionate, spirited woman. In fiction there are no rules or boundaries, and fantasies can go as far as the characters want to take them. Steamy, romances with tough, sexy bad boys are her guilty pleasure along with brownies, cheddar cheese, and movie marathons.