Christmas Romance Novel: Snowbound with Mr. Wrong by Barbara White Daille Offers Winter Heat

Christmas romance novel

It’s getting to be the time of year for a good Christmas romance novel! Barbara White Daille has the perfect book to cozy up with this holiday season. Barbara 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. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too! Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed “The End” to her first novel many years later…in the eighth grade. Now she’s writing contemporary romance on a daily basis, with a brand-new series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), an ongoing series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), and many more books on the schedule.

Stacy – thanks so much for celebrating my book birthday with me this week!

Readers – thank you for taking a peek at this new Christmas romance novel. I would love to chat, so feel free to leave a comment or question – or share what you like about holiday stories and/or sweet romance.

Snowbound with Mr. Wrong: Worst. Day. Ever. After Lyssa Barnett’s sister tricks her into reprising her role at Snowflake Valley’s annual children’s party, she doesn’t think anything can be worse than squeezing into her too-small elf costume. Then tall, dark, and way too handsome Nick Tavlock shows up to play Santa…and an unexpected storm leaves them snowbound in the isolated lodge. The last thing Nick wants is to spend a cozy Christmas Eve with a trio of kids and the woman who dumped him. But as much as Lyssa frustrates him, he can’t stop thinking about her. And soon, he’s fighting very un-Santa-like thoughts of kissing a certain sexy Miss Elf under the mistletoe. As Nick starts to fall for Lyssa all over again, he knows it will take nothing short of a miracle to have Lyssa in his arms on Christmas Day.



Lyssa had begun what she suspected would be an unsuccessful attempt to fluff her hair into place when a door on the opposite side of the room opened. A door she assumed had led to a linen closet.
Not even close. Not unless Nick had somehow taken a wrong turn during the night.
He stood reflected in the wide mirror above the sink.
His unbuttoned shirt looked rumpled, as if he’d just rolled out of bed. A night’s growth of beard stubbled his chin and jaw. His hair looked even more uncontrolled than hers, but on him it looked oh-so-touchable and unbelievably sexy.
“Good morning,” he said.
“So far, so good,” she agreed, hating that her voice sounded shaky, too. She cleared her throat. “But it would have been nice of you to announce your entrance before you barged in.”
“I didn’t know you were here,” he protested. “After I heard the kids’ voices and then all the footsteps pounding down the stairs, I figured you were with them.”
“Yeah, I noticed.” His gaze drifted downward.
Almost without thinking, she resettled her sweater over her hips.
“Don’t worry, you already had everything covered. Darn it.” His mouth curved in a slow smile that made her heart forget a few beats. “You still look good first thing in the morning, Lyssa.”
She frowned. “What do you mean, still? We’ve never spent the night together.”
“Yes, we did. Once. Did you forget all about it already?”
Oh, right. That night… How could she have forgotten?
“Maybe I don’t want to remember. It wasn’t one of our most memorable dates. Don’t you recall?” She’d tried for archness, but her voice cracked in irritation on the final word. “And I wouldn’t classify that evening as doing anything together. I fell asleep on your couch while you stayed in your office making international calls all night.”
“Business never sleeps.”
“Evidently,” she snapped, biting back what she really wanted to say. They would have a long enough day ahead of them without her spending most of it engaged in battle with him. A battle she couldn’t win, anyway. Nick would never understand her perspective.
“Speaking of sleep,” he said, probably wanting to get away from the touchier subject as quickly as she did, “did you have a good night?”
“Fine, thank you.” Not in a million years would she admit the truth. Especially the part that involved her fantasy of going to him in the next room during her long, lonely, not good night.
His sudden politeness grated on her nerves. Or maybe her stress level was shooting up from seeing the picture he made. He stood with one hip resting against the doorjamb, his arms crossed carelessly over his bare chest. His eyes looked heavy-lidded, bed-ready, and even sexier than his tousled hair. Heat flooded her cheeks. Get a grip, girl. And get your mind on something else.

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  1. Stacy – thanks again for inviting me back to the blog to help celebrate the new release!

    Readers – hope you enjoyed the excerpt!

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