Ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon: Rachel Murphy loves the scent of gingerbread baking almost as much as she enjoys creating custom edible houses at Christmastime. But she needs a bigger kitchen if she wants to make the most of her impromptu holiday business. Enter Nate Vaughn, handsome venture capitalist turned dude ranch owner and her brother's boss. Nate's commercial workspace is perfect for baking. He thinks she might be perfect for him…as a business partner.
But, after being burned by a celebrity cook who stole her secret recipes, Rachel's wary of Nate's interest in her gingerbread houses. Then there are his tempting mistletoe kisses: he’s good enough to eat but mixing business with anything else could be a recipe for disaster. Should she leave the Bar V5 ranch and return to the deserts of Arizona? Or can Nate convince her that, here with him in the mountains of Montana, she's already home?
About The Author
Melissa McClone's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University led her to a job with a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn't compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over twenty-five romance novels with Harlequin and been nominated for Romance Writers of America's RITA award. When she isn't writing, she's usually driving her minivan to/from her children's swim and soccer practices, 4-H meetings and dog shows. She also supports deployed service members by sending care packages and fosters cats through a local no-kill rescue shelter. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!