Monday, December 05, 2022

Christmas to the Max: A Return to Welcome Novel by Bonnie Edwards

Christmas to the Max:  A Return to Welcome Novel 
by Bonnie Edwards

Book Blurb:

Just in time for Christmas building contractor Kaylin Simpson returns to Welcome, WA to give her twins a better life in the small town she loved as a child. 

 But in a town where no one remembers her, it’s tough for a woman to launch a business, especially one dominated by men. Kaylin’s resourceful, determined, and a bit desperate. 

Single dad Max Whyte has bought a rundown Victorian house that needs a total renovation. When he saves a young boy from a near-miss with a car, he takes a chance and hires the boy’s attractive mother. 

The lovely, talented, and skilled Kaylin soon proves her worth as they work together to rebuild his home—and their lives in Welcome. The single parents soon share more than tools as they navigate their way through the work together. 

Max is drawn to Kaylin and her adorable twin boys despite his reservations about employee/employer relationships. Her wit and feisty spirit pull at his heartstrings. 

Kaylin is afraid to fall for her client, but good sense can be overwhelmed when two hearts fall into synch. 

As Christmas draws near, she and Max struggle to find a way to move beyond past hurts to let love blossom. 

 Excerpt :

Kaylin Simpson loved her twins. She truly, really, did. But some days she could scream until her throat collapsed and they wouldn’t hear a thing. She’d thought two two-year-olds were hard. Having three-year-olds was a brand-new level of hell. They talked back, got stubborn, and were more curious. And taller, stronger, capable of climbing onto chairs and getting into cupboards. 

And they were faster. 

It was being faster that would kill her one day. Or them. Whatever. Someone would be dead.  

Right now, Brody was telling a little girl to go down the slide when she clearly didn’t want to. The poor child looked scared and Brody yelling in her ear wasn’t helping.  

“Brody, please let the little girl take a breath so she’s not so scared. And DON’T PUSH!” But he did, and Kaylin dashed for the end of the slide to catch the wailing child. 

Too late, she realized she’d taken her other eye off Taylor. She scooped up the girl before she landed on the ground, and then spun her head to scan for her other boy. 

There. By the swings. “Taylor! Stop right THERE!” But he didn’t. 

No, not her Taylor. He turned his head, glanced at her with a devilish grin and dashed for the road. Chase. He wanted to play chase. 

In traffic. 

Kaylin set the girl on her feet and ran after Taylor who’d already stepped onto the road. A car took the curve on Cross Street too quickly and Kaylin screamed her boy’s name. Screamed it again. And again… 

A man, tall, dark-haired, and with broad shoulders got there just before Taylor ran headlong into the car’s path. Kaylin’s heart stalled and her eyes stung. 

Gasping for breath, she nearly collided with the big man who cradled her son in his arms, his large palm covering Taylor’s head in a protective move. Taylor didn’t seem to understand what had happened until he looked up into the stranger’s face. 

And screamed blue murder an inch from the man’s nose. 

Author Bio:

Bonnie Edwards has been writing all her life, starting with a poem about Santa suffering with gout. She was seven, Santa was a thousandteen years old. Delighted with writing, she went on to write family sagas, humorous contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic paranormal ghost romances and more. 


She may jump around within romance, but all her stories come with a tear, a laugh, and a happy ending. Published by Kensington Books, Harlequin Books, Carina Press, and Robinson (UK) Bonnie’s stories stretch from short stories to novellas and novels. Now, she's happy to be publishing her work herself.  


With 40 titles to her credit, she has been translated into several languages and sold books worldwide. Aside from standalone romances, she has 6 romance series that include Christmas romances and beach reads. Contemporary family sagas find a home in Return to Welcome. Learn about more exciting releases and get a free romance by subscribing to her newsletter, Bonnie’s Newsy Bits  

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Bonnie Edwards said...

Thank you, Caroline, for hosting me here. I'll point out now that to celebrate the season and my spotlight here, that Christmas to the Max is on sale for a limited time for only 99c.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Thanks for visiting, Bonnie.

MJ Schiller said...

Yay! I bought my copy! I like the twist that she's the one doing the manual labor and he's the one hiring her. I'm looking forward to reading it!