Entangled Under the Mistletoe with Nancy Fraser

As a grandmother of five, the holidays are an important part of our family traditions. Whether it’s teaching the two youngest grandchildren to help with the meal, or coaxing the older three into decorating and wrapping, the memories we make each year will last us a lifetime. To me, it’s all about family and creating at least one new memory or tradition each holiday season.

Favorite Holiday Song: Winter Wonderland

Favorite Holiday Food: It’s a toss-up between my daughter-in-law’s broccoli casserole or my sweet potato pie. If you ask the grandchildren, it’s all about the banana pudding.

Favorite Holiday Movie: The rom-com While You Were Sleeping (modern) or Miracle on 34th Street (traditional).

Are you the type of person who on November 1st…thinks it’s time to break out the Christmas music or thinks It’s not even Thanksgiving yet folks!

Because I’m a military daughter and mother, I don’t play holiday music until after Remembrance Day (Canadian Holiday) on November 11th each year. However, come mid-November, it’s every carol for themselves.

Are you one of those shoppers who has gone through your list and are done shopping well ahead of Christmas or are you elbowing people out of your way on Christmas Eve to finish your shopping?

I’m a year-long shopper, especially for the youngest grandchildren. I watch for toy sales in mid-summer and grab early. I’m usually done by the end of November and wrap as I buy. I admit, I occasionally go to the mall around the 22nd or 23rd but it’s to people watch not to shop. For a bit of holiday comic relief, nothing beats a nice white chocolate mocha from Starbucks and a bit of observation while everyone’s running around in circles.

About Pushing the Limits

Hero’s Name: Cade Tucker

Heroine’s Name: Julia McCormick

What would the perfect gift your hero would give your heroine and why?

Sexy lingerie. Why? Because she looks great in it and he enjoys removing it!

What would the perfect gift your heroine would give your hero and why?

Julia is practical. I could see her give him a yearly subscription to a legal journal. Or, perhaps, a new briefcase.

Where would your hero or heroine secretly hang some mistletoe to catch an extra special holiday kiss and why?

In the kitchen. Julia rarely goes there because she hates cooking (and she’s not very good at it). Cade could put it there and she’d likely not see it for days.

Your favorite kissing scene between these two characters.

Well, at least they hadn’t gotten sick.

Cade stood at her side, a cotton dishtowel in hand, drying the dishes as quickly as she could wash them.

“The ham turned out okay,” she said, handing him the wet serving platter.

“Yes, and the sweet potatoes were perfect.”

She let his compliment, warranted or not, sink into her senses. “The wine was delicious.”

He glanced in the general direction of the table. “I believe there’s a little left. If you’d like, I can pour us some.”

“Two is usually my limit. If you’d like another, though, it’s fine with me.”

Cade reached out and pulled her hands from the dishwater, drying them carefully before setting the dishtowel on the countertop. Taking her by the hand, he led her across the narrow width of her efficiency kitchen. “How about we take a break? We can finish off the wine and…”

Feeling especially daring, Julia raised herself up onto her tiptoes and pressed her lips to Cade’s. He tasted of cinnamon and wine. Spicy, yet sweet. “Nice,” she mumbled before kissing him again.

He returned her kiss with an even longer one and then raised his head and met her gaze. “I was going to ask about dessert, but this is good.”

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