‘Tis the season… For unexpected love!
Officer Jonathan Maxwell is just as devoted to his job as he is to his two young daughters, leaving zero time for a social life. Until he meets Brooke Novak. The newly hired community center director is a single parent, too, and also part of his latest investigation. Jonathan needs Brooke’s help if he’s going to close his case by Thanksgiving…but she might be the biggest distraction from keeping his mind on his job.
These weren’t phony lines. This was her personality, a peek at the real Brooke, fiery and passionate underneath the cool facade.
He had to take a lesson from her playbook and become more reserved and cautious. He couldn’t pursue anything with her. Not right now. Then there were all the what-ifs in his life he had to get under control. What if they hired the other candidate as detective? What if the perpetrator behind the fake IDs became violent?
What if he lowered his shield of corny jokes and one-liners and let her see the real Jonathan?
“I’ll wait to make sure you leave safely. Good night.” He fled to his squad car without giving her the chance to say another word.
He slammed the trunk door and groaned.
Excerpted from The Single Dad’s Holiday Match by Tanya Agler, Copyright © 2021 by Tanya Agler. Published by Harlequin Heartwarming.
About the Author
Tanya Agler is a write-at-home mom, wife, and beagle and bunny wrangler who writes sweet contemporary category romance, three of which have been published by Harlequin Heartwarming. She moved often as a child, attending twelve different schools before attending the University of Georgia where she received degrees in journalism and law.
She lives in Georgia with her wonderful husband and her four kids (Kath, MJ, Cupcake, and Chunk). She often talks about her new rescue beagle, Linus, on Twitter and Facebook. One of her favorite things to do is to curl up with a glass of iced tea and a dessert while watching a classic movie (think all the way back to Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, snappy dialogue, and shoulder pads).
She loves visiting new parts of the country while attending writers’ conferences.
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