Title: The Christmas Rental
A Holidates Series Standalone
Author: Aurora Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2021
She’s a curvy, tech-savvy project developer that hates commitment.
He’s a hot bar owner with no desire to settle down.
What happens when you rent a date for the holiday, but a phone app matches you to your forever-plus-one?
Commitment wasn’t a priority. I was an independent woman and handled everything on my own, no man necessary. My family couldn’t understand the concept. So, I developed the Holidates app to help people like me who just needed a date to bring home to their families during the holidays. I tested it out on myself and my holidate turned out better than expected—nice, likeable, easy to be with. Of course, I forgot that relationships were simple when there was nothing on the line. No future, no heartbreak, no getting along for long periods of time. Then the unthinkable happened. We were snowed in and had to share a bed. No biggie. Until I realized I wanted to share more than one night. But a deal is a deal. And I wouldn’t break it…unless that’s what he wanted, too.
I never met a woman who didn’t want a long-term commitment. So when a dating app matched me with Alexis, we were the perfect couple, blissful in our “for now” arrangement. I could survive anything for a few days. Except with her, I wasn’t just surviving–I was actually enjoying myself. When bad weather ruined our chance to go home and end the date, I was happy about it. I wasn’t ready to be done, so I bit the bullet and asked her to be my New Year’s Eve holidate, too. She agreed, but she didn’t know I planned to have her all the days in between. I wasn’t a resolution kind of guy, but if I was, I’d vow to convince Lexi to be mine forever.
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“Merry Christmas, Wesley.” The woman behind the wheel smiled and hopped out of the car. Quickly walking around the vehicle, she headed toward me.
Then I met her, Alexis, my holidate.
She was beautiful. Her skin was a medium-complexion, and her face was made up with blush, lipstick, and a bit of eye make-up. It enhanced her natural beauty and wasn’t caked on. Her long black had soft waves, falling down her shoulders and back. Her mouth curled up into a wide smile, which revealed a dimple on each side of her cheeks.
She was petite, about a foot shorter than me; but her body…well, that was not in any way petite. This woman had gorgeous curves. My eyes scanned over her voluptuous figure from head to toe.
Alexis extended her arm, and my hand enveloped hers. The touch of her soft skin sent a wave of electricity through my body, awakening the nerves that have been suppressed. I didn’t think I felt that when I was with Gretchen.
“Merry Christmas, Alexis.” I smiled.
She released the handshake and reached for my luggage. Grabbing her wrist, she stilled.
Alexis’ head tilted up, a doe-eyed expression as our eyes locked—it was a look of innocence; one in which I wanted to see when she sucked on my length. I caught a whiff of her tantalizing scent—a mixture of flowers and sweet caramel.
Mmm. Heat rushed down to my manhood, growing and straining against my boxer briefs. Snap out of it, Wes! It’d been a while since I’d been close to a woman this enticing. Fuck, I need to get it together if I were to make it through the next couple of days with her.
Releasing January 31
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Aurora Paige is a healthcare professional by day and a FilAm writer of steamy contemporary romance with sassy heroines and sexy heroes at night. Each Aurora Paige story delivers a variety of Curvy Heroines, Multicultural relationships, Alpha Heroes, Steamy Heat, and a Guaranteed Happily Ever After.