“Do you believe in second chances, Chaney?” His voice rumbled near, tickling the bare skin on her neck.
Was he referring to them? Or to his skating career? The air compressed from her lungs, but somehow she managed to squeeze out a raspy, “Yeah.”
His gaze never left her face, but his fingers moved to toy with the ends of her hair. Sliding the strands through his fingertips, a tic tightened his jaw and his lips firmed into a straight line.
Of its own accord, her palm reached up to cover his cheek, his whiskers scratchy against her skin. It wouldn’t ease the pain or regret over his past choices, but perhaps she could offer small comfort now.
“Do you think we might have a second chance?” His lashes dipped to hide his expression from her. She almost missed the naked vulnerability, the loneliness.
“A second chance at…?” She held her breath, waiting, hoping he wasn’t referring to their Olympic dreams.
“Us.” His lips covered hers, gentle and tentative, soft and tender. When her hand curled around his neck and dragged him closer, he deepened the kiss and slid one arm around her waist while the other cupped her cheek, his thumb wreaking havoc with her pulse.
Oh, dear God in heaven, I love this man. What will I do if he leaves again?
What readers are saying about Christmas in the Rink:
"Tis the season for love, faith and joy and what better way to experience them than by reading this book!" ~ Sally Shupe
"...a marvelous novella that reminds us dreams may be set aside for a reason and forgiveness can heal hearts. A lovely story for the season!" ~ Julie Steele
up Olympic hopeful looking for part time mechanic's job.”
quite the glamorous life Conner Weddington envisioned during those countless
hours of high school skating practices; but after his mother’s untimely death
on Christmas Day, Conner joined the Army and left everything behind, including
the father who despised his dreams, and his beautiful skate partner, Chaney
Mitchum understands why Conner left, but he stole her Olympic aspirations along
with her heart. She's never matched that graceful rhythm with another partner,
so with her dreams squelched and an adorable niece who requires her attention,
Chaney fills her days with diapers and students, not pleasure skating or
that Conner's back in town, will he reclaim the joy he once felt about
Christmas and faith? Can Chaney and Conner rediscover their poetic elegance on
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