A love story for Christmas from the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk
Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years
earlier her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a
bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.
one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court.
Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never
formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers
her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of
December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a
contract with four rules:
1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day
lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade
progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly
broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held
secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship—but she might not
be the only one with secrets. Download and start listening now!