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The Christmas Mistake by Josephine Templeton



Dressed in nothing but Christmas lingerie, Carina has a bellhop deliver her in a gift box to her fiance’s hotel room, but the last thing she expects when she is unwrapped is to see a sexy stranger in holiday boxers who looks like he just stepped off a magazine cover – definitely NOT her fiancé! How in the silver bells was she delivered to the wrong room?

As the owner of a small flower shop, Carina’s surrounded by romance on a daily basis. Her workaholic fiancé has been distant for the past several months, so she decides to drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to surprise him on Christmas Eve. However, that distance between them has brought loneliness, and the mere thought of the sexy stranger plucks at her mistletoe. When she discovers the reason for her fiance’s lack of attention, will she put him on Santa’s naughty list and take the stranger for a sleigh ride?

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I’m always a sucker for friends-to-enemies-to-lovers themes and this one is set at Christmas time no less. 

Carina’s idea to surprise her fiance for Christmas is out of her comfort zone, but their relationship needs a little kick and she’s determined to see it through. Little did she know she would be surprising the wrong man who happens to be her estranged and transformed best friend from high school. 

Rad is recovering from his previous night out with friends in New Orleans so when he gets a knock on his hotel room door with a large delivery, he didn’t expect to come face to face with the girl he loved in high school. 

The chemistry between Rad and Carina is immediate and I like the way their story unfolds. They are not perfect characters by any means having made bad relationship choices along the way, but they eventually figure it out. 

Overall, this is a sweet and fun Christmas novella with plenty of laughter, anticipation, and a happy ending.

Thank you to Ms. Templeton for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Josephine TempletonJosephine Templeton has six published novels that range from historical romance to urban fantasy. She has been to numerous conferences, including Heather Graham’s Writers for New Orleans, as well as a former member of Romance Writers of America.

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