Playing Santa (Summer Beach Vets Christmas Romance) ~ Escape Down Under

| November 15, 2014


Playing Santa (Summer Beach Vets Christmas Romance) ~ Escape Down Under

escape Down Under this Christmas…and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!
Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago… until a house-sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas. When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds herself tempted to give up everything for a chance at love.

The last thing billionaire Dr Nick Forrester expected when helping out at the animal hospital was to meet this pretty American. He knows that they belong together – but with malicious gossip and culture clash coming between them, can he convince Holly that all he wants for Christmas is her?

* EACH NOVELLA CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE, or read them in order for more fun!Characters you loved from past books often return to delight again in this sweet romance series set inSummer Beach, Australia.

  • Playing for Love (Summer Beach Vets #1) ~ Sara & Craig     OUT NOW
  • Playing to Win (Summer Beach Vets #2) ~ Ellie & Dan     OUT NOW
  • Playing by Heart (Summer Beach Vets #3) ~ Pippa & Matt
  • Playing the Fool (Summer Beach Vets #4) ~ Charlie & Todd
  • Playing Santa (Summer Beach Vets Christmas Special) ~ Holly & Nick     FREE FOR LIMITED A TIME!


What was the inspiration for your book?
Having emigrated out Down Under myself, I always found it strange celebrating Christmas on the beach! Because the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are upside-down, December is summertime and Christmas is more likely to be celebrated by a barbecue than by a log fire. I thought it would be fun to write a “different” holiday romance, featuring a heroine experiencing a “Down Under Christmas” and finding love when she least expects it.

I’ve always had a thing for “hot vets” (who doesn’t love a handsome man in sexy scrubs who is powerful & knowledgeable but gentle and caring too??) – so I thought I’d like to write a series set around an animal hospital and follow one of the vets in each story.

Tell us about the setting.
The stories are set in Summer Beach, a beautiful seaside town on the east coast of Australia, a couple of hours north of Sydney. From the gorgeous white sand beaches to the delicious cafe meals out on the sunny terrace – this is a glimpse into the “Aussie way of life” and a chance to travel to Australia right from your sofa.

Readers always tell me how much they enjoy being able to travel to exotic locales through my books (eg. I have a romantic thriller series set in Singapore) and I wrote these stories with this in mind – so that a reader could almost feel like they’re arriving in Australia, listening to the quaint (and often hilarious!) slang, meeting the fascinating (and sometimes deadly!) native wildlife… and of course, enjoying a wonderful romance with a hot Aussie vet! 😉

What makes this book a great read?
It’s pure escapism! 🙂 It’s a chance to escape Down Under for a few hours and get swept up in a sweet, feel-good romance while also experiencing “Aussie culture” first-hand and meeting some cute furry guest stars.

My books are known for being “page-turners” and this novella can be read in one sitting – so whether you want a great story that you can escape into during a break or something to curl up with on a cosy evening, Playing Santa will leave you smiling and wanting more…

…which you can get by checking out the other books in the series! 😉


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