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Today we’re getting to know Maggie Kelley and her hero and heroine from One Little Kiss!
I’m Maggie Kelley, lover of all things romantic, so naturally, I enjoy all the romance of the holidays. Movies that celebrate love and time spent by the fire and finding (and receiving) that special romantic gift. But most of all, I love cranking up the Christmas music and making cookies with my kids, spending time watching them grow up enjoying family traditions.
Favorite Holiday Song:
Please Come Home For Christmas by The Eagles
Favorite Holiday Food:
Not sure I have one holiday food because I LOVE it all. Christmas cookies, Mad Elf beer (not necessarily together, but hey—), the Grinch’s roast beast. For me, holiday food is more about Christmas Eve when my family enjoys The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or La Viglia, an Italian tradition celebrating the seven sacraments and the joy of family.
Favorite Holiday Movie:
A double feature of Christmas Vacation and Love Actually. The opening of the latter bends my heart every time, and who can resist Clark watching home movies in the attic? Not me.
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!
Not even Thanksgiving, folks!
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?
My Amex burns it up straight through Christmas Eve. Part of the fun is being in the fray.
Get to Know The Characters From One Little Kiss…
Hero’s Name: Jake
Heroine’s Name: Kate
What would the perfect gift your hero would give your heroine and why?
One of those trendy circle necklaces that represent eternity because Kate is a person in search of a love to last forever. And also, a studded toolbelt. I’ll let you guys figure out the why on that one. ?
What would the perfect gift your heroine would give your hero and why?
An out-of-print special edition of the Kama Sutra. Every good sexpert needs one.
Where would your hero or heroine secretly hang some mistletoe to catch an extra special holiday kiss and why?
Near the fireplace in Jake’s island bungalow so they could recreate that One Little Kiss all season long.
Excerpt from One Little Kiss
Jake crossed the dusty, demolished floor in three long strides, took her face in his hands and kissed her. He backed her against that damn wall of windows and kissed her. Kissed her the way he’d wanted to kiss her, every day, every hour, of the past six weeks. Slowly and completely. Kissed her to tell her that she’d inspired him. To tell he’d missed her. Tell her without words. Tell her with a kiss. To make her know he wanted her.
He kissed her.
His first, tender kiss tested its boundaries, slowly delving into the sweetness of her lips. He savored the feel of her body melting against him, the sweetness of her addictive scent, the sizzling heat of a Manhattan summer.
With every ounce of willpower left in him, he shook himself and pulled away from her. “Kate, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have—”
“You’re goddamn right you shouldn’t have. Who do you think you are?” She looked at him with the intensity of an atom bomb about to go off. She was either going to kill him or…
She grabbed him and kissed him. Deeply. Completely.
And he kissed her right back.
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Love blogger Kate Bell is finished with men—especially the hot ones. Of course her only chance to save her career requires snagging an interview with the man who literally wrote the book on love, reclusive and super-sexy relationship expert Jake Wright. Who happens to be her boss’s brother.
The last thing Jake Wright wants is to be dragged back into the spotlight as a bachelor for his sister’s dating website. But when a sweet and sexy blogger crashes onto his island in the middle of a storm worse than his love life, keeping his hands off proves to be a challenge—especially when they’re stuck sharing the same bungalow.