Book Spotlight: One Week to Win Her Boss by @BarbaraWDaille #Romance #Read

Book Blurb:

Single mom Amber Barnett loves family, kids, Christmas…and unfortunately, her boss, confirmed bachelor Michael DeFranco. It’s a crush she really needs to get over. Except, when she’s temporarily forced from her apartment, her only option is to stay at Michael’s private ski lodge, where she’s the housekeeper. No problem. Her handsome boss rarely visits Snowflake Valley unexpectedly, plus he’s spending the holidays with his family. Or so she thinks…

A stormy Christmas Eve reunion leaves Michael seeking the solitude of his lodge, where he finds Amber in residence—and in trouble. Attempting to save her from her matchmaking family, he announces they’re a couple. His good deed backfires when they’re instantly included in each and every holiday event in town. So much for solitude. 

Only the more time he spends with the beautiful, cheery brunette, the more he yearns to make things real between them. But he and Amber want different things, and Michael could never be the family man she’s looking for. 

Excerpt from One Week to Win Her Boss:

“Oh, look at this,” Amber’s sister Lyssa said suddenly. Michael looked up to find her grinning at him. “Here’s one thing Mom doesn’t add to her meatloaf. Mistletoe.” She took the sprig of parsley from his plate and dangled it over his head.

“Uh-oh,” said one of the twins.

“You know what that means,” said the other twin.

“I have to kiss Lyssa?” he asked.

“Hey, man,” Nick said, “kiss your own woman.”

Everyone at the table laughed. Except Amber, who stared at him, wide-eyed.

His own woman. Since he’d met her, he’d fought not to think of her that way. At first, she was married. Then, she was pregnant. Last and always, she was a mom focused on family.

He looked overhead. Lyssa waved the parsley. It wasn’t real mistletoe, and he and Amber weren’t really a couple. But her entire family sat watching. He’d started this whole “together” thing and now he had to see it through. With a quick kiss, that’s all. For her sake.

He slid his arm around her shoulders. “Guess we’ve got to uphold a Christmas tradition, don’t we?”


No big deal. One quick kiss to satisfy her family. One kiss just long enough to feel the softness of her lips, to taste a trace of iced tea, to catch the scent of perfume so light he hadn’t known she was wearing any, to hear… Bells?

No, not bells. The ringing of silverware against glass.

He sat back. Amber looked starry-eyed. The ringing died down, replaced by laughter.

“Thought you were never coming up for air,” Nick said.

“Maybe Mom does need to add some mistletoe to her recipe,” Lyssa said with a laugh.

“In any case,” Mr. Barnett said, “Mom needs to put meatloaf on the menu one of these days. It’s been a while since we’ve had it at home.”

“It has,” Mrs. Barnett agreed. “That’s a good idea. I’ll plan it for later this week. And Michael, you’re invited for supper that night.”

Earth to Michael. He blinked, refusing to look at Amber. “Thanks.” He forced a smile. No sense announcing that no matter what night it was, they wouldn’t need to set a chair at the table for him.

He’d gotten Amber off the hook with her family. But when it came to his feelings for her, he was still dangling like that phony mistletoe. Still fighting. Still trying to pretend those feelings didn’t exist.

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About Barbara:

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate.  Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life:

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