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Contemporary
Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift
By Chrissy Dionne
Jan 1, 2006 - 11:33:00 AM

Jessamyn Parker is the proud owner of Delectable Delights. She’s owned the business for almost ten years. She’s a full-figured girl with a forthright personality and intelligent enough to realize that her current relationship has become strained.

Caleb Morgan is the new sheriff in Serenity. He’s also the new owner of Jessamyn’s boyfriend’s house. He’s stuck with the unpleasant duty of telling Jessamyn that Bennett won’t be returning from New York. It’s beyond him how Bennett can let Jessamyn go, but Caleb knows a good woman when he sees one and he fully intends to claim Jessamyn.

With Bennett becoming more and more distant, Jessamyn decides to make one last ditch effort to save their crumbling relationship. Bennett was due to arrive back from New York on Christmas Eve so Jessamyn dresses up in a little provocative outfit and lay in wait for him under the Christmas tree. To her utter humiliation however, it isn’t Bennett who arrives and sees her in all her womanly glory. Caleb and Bennett had met in college and both are in law enforcement. Their chance meeting led Caleb to the sheriff position and because Bennett had already accepted the job in New York, he sold his home to Caleb. Of course, he didn’t bother telling Jessamyn. Caleb had no choice but to tell Jessamyn that Bennett wouldn’t be returning, effectively having to dump her for his friend. That was almost one year ago, Caleb lives with visions of finding the perfect gift under his tree for Christmas this year -Jessamyn.

N.J. Walters has created a story involving what many of us would consider to be one of the most humiliating events imaginable and put a positive spin on it. Jessamyn loses Bennett who couldn’t appreciate her anyway, and gains Caleb who not only accepts her but also desires her and craves everything she has to offer. JESSAMYN’S CHRISTMAS GIFT is a wonderfully entertaining tale, it’s full of fun characters and amusing incidents . . . of course, they’re only amusing when they happen to somebody else, which makes this story so perfect.



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