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Christmas in July

Written By: Marc Jarrod
Published by: Devine Destinies
ISBN #:978-1-55487-455-2
Word Count:22306
Page Count: 106
Heat Level:
Price: $3.99
Available in: Adobe Acrobat, Palm DOC/iSolo, Microsoft Reader, Hiebook, HTML, Mobipocket, Rocket, Epub, Sony PDF, Sony LRF

    Emma poured the eggnog, "Jenny, I truly hope Dr. Burnett stays here. I will say, besides him being a doctor, he is really good looking. It is hard to believe he hasn't settled down."

    Jenny shrugged, silently grateful Jon hadn't settled down. "He's been so busy with his studies, I'm sure he hasn't had time to do anything, much less get married." He hasn't mentioned having a girl somewhere. She smiled to herself. Then again, he wouldn't have kissed me like that if he had a girl in another town.

    "He sure seems to take a liking to you, Jenny. Maybe you can talk to him."

    "Mom, he has to make up his own mind. I can't talk him into or out of anything, especially staying here in July." God I truly do hope that he does stay here. The odds were against it. He is a surgeon. Even with Stan paying off Jon's tuition and setting him up in his practice, Jon wouldn't make money by staying in this one-horse town. Still…will he accept Stan's proposal. Maybe he will go for it. Maybe he will stay. She was being selfish and knew it, mainly because she was hopelessly in love with Dr. Jon Burnett.

    Feeling mixed emotions about the situation, Jenny smiled to herself again, feeling better as she placed the glasses on a tray. She was happy because she remembered the kiss she and Jon shared before they came downstairs. It was the most erotic kiss she had ever had to the point that she had to relieve herself of the sexual tension before she headed downstairs. However, the feelings of lust and love dissipated to despair because she knew in a day or so, as soon as the roads were cleared, he would be leaving--perhaps forever, if Jon rejected Stan's proposal.

    Though she had only met him yesterday, if Jon did leave, it would shatter Jenny's heart as if he had died. She looked out the kitchen window. It was still snowing pretty good. Jenny hadn't seen such a huge snowstorm in recent history.

    Jenny continued to stare out the window. She didn't really believe in fate, but couldn't help thinking that maybe fate did step in and bring Dr. Burnett and she together. Most importantly, fate giving July County the doctor they had longed for these past two years. This made her think of the snow. In some respects, she was glad that it was still snowing in that it would give Jon time to mull over the proposal that Stan offered him. Snowbound in this town, perhaps fate again was stepping in for him.

    Finally, Jenny grasped the tray and she, along with her mother who also had a tray, made their way to the dining room. As soon as she entered the living room, for some reason, even with the room full of people, she immediately noticed that Jon was missing. She frowned and then asked her father, "Where's Dr. Burnett?"

    July County. Sleepy town. Midwest United States. Everyone knows their neighbors and no one locks their doors. This quaint town has a dark secret. July County--population 250--doesn't have…a doctor! Until fate directs a snowstorm across one man's path and forces him to spend Christmas with these country folk. Will a Harvard-educated doctor with the chance to make a mid six-figure income willingly stay in this one-horse town and give this small town a Christmas gift to last a lifetime? He might if the beautiful Jenny Stevenson, one of the citizens of July, has anything to say about it.

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