Dr. Jules Montgomery needed a hero for just one night. Dane Andrews, Boss to his men, had only one rule—never mess with any woman in his home town. All it took was a stranger’s arms wrapped around his neck, and her soft, warm lips whispering in his ear, "Help a girl out. Your name's Gary, and you're my boyfriend," for Boss to break his rules.
Boss quickly stepped into the role of hero and fantasy boyfriend, finding it impossible to say no to the mesmerizing beautiful redhead. He played Gary to her Red. For one night only, they belonged to each other, fulfilling each other’s fantasies.
Five years later, fate and a redheaded four-almost five-year-old named Becca reunite them once again. Their lives have taken different paths, although neither has forgotten the other. Jules returns to her home town to reconcile with her aunt, only to discover that her aunt is the housekeeper to Boss, a man with an occupation that goes against everything Jules holds dear. Boss is considered a hero by those who know him, although he now needs a service dog by the name of Lucky to keep him safe. Together, man and dog become the heroes that Jules needs once again to keep her and her family safe for more than one night.
Deborah Armstrong believes in love, romance, and happily ever after. Although she is still in search of that perfect cup of coffee, she finds time to enjoy her favourite past times: reading, music, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.
Do you have a favourite Christmas tradition or one that you wished you had? Is there a Christmas scene in a favourite book or movie that always pulls at your heartstrings? Does the song "White Christmas" make you feel all warm and fuzzy?
Dane, the hero in Boss, loves Christmas. He loves everything about it: the snow, the decorations, and the possibilities that come with it--love, hope, and joy. His dreams of the perfect Christmas are what helped him get through the tough times, and now? Now, Christmas has become more important to him for many reasons, including two redheads that have captured his heart.
During his fourth tour, he spent Christmas in Afghanistan. Dane found himself dreaming of his favorite time of the year. He didn’t have anyone special waiting for him, but if he did, he knew how he would make the Christmas holidays memorable for both of them. At night he’d take his special someone out to his ranch, have the sleigh readied and then take her on a sleigh ride across the fields. They would snuggle under a fur lap throw and drink his favorite blend of hot cocoa and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Sleigh bells would jingle and the sound of the horses moving through the snow would be the only things they heard. They wouldn’t talk, both of them taking in the moment. And then, when the time was right, and they stopped to gaze up at the moon and stars, Dane would take the ring box out of his pocket and ask her to marry him. She would gaze into his eyes, tears forming, and then she’d say—