by: Traci Douglass
Genre: Contemporary Medical Romance/Christmas
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Harlequin Medical Romances
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…under the mistletoe!
GP Nick Marlowe returned to his hometown to focus on raising his young son. The last person he expects to see in Bayside is high-flying Beverly Hills surgeon Belle! The childhood sweetheart he’d let go so she could pursue her dream of attending medical school. Only, now they’re working side by side to reopen her late aunt’s free Christmas Eve clinic, their magical connection returns… Could a mistletoe kiss spark another chance—just in time for Christmas?
Date of birth: May 19, 1983
Physical Description: Six-three, brown hair, brown eyes.
Occupation: Former Pediatric surgeon, now working as a family doctor in his hometown of Bayside, Michigan.
3 likes in no particular order:
Hockey (Go Blackhawks!)
House of Flavors Blue Moon ice cream
Sailing and fishing on Lake Michigan in the summer
3 dislikes in no particular order:
Pretense (Nick likes to keep it real)
Drink of choice: Lucky Penny Ale from the Jamesport Brewing Co. in Ludington, MI
Favorite food: Big Buster Burger from Pat’s Diner in Bayside
Favorite song: The Boxer (feat. Mumford and Sons & Paul Simon) by James Douglas. It’s a remake of the Simon and Garfunkel tune and just super powerful, man. Gets you right in the feels every time. An oldie but a goodie.
Choice of transportation: His Hemi-V8 pickup truck, Mabel.
Favorite way to spend an evening: By the fire at home with Belle and Connor, just chilling and watching TV or playing games.
Best memory to date: Christmas night at the Bayside town tree when Belle said she stay in Bayside with me and Connor.
If you could have a do over, what would you do differently?
Hmm, good question. Looking back now, I think maybe I wouldn’t have been so quick to let Belle go after high school. Would’ve tried harder to find a way to make things work even though we were on different sides of the country. Not sure though, since I do think everything happens for a reason, and maybe we wouldn’t be where we are now—together and happy and planning our wedding for next Spring—if we hadn’t had that time apart. And no way would I miss out on having Connor either. That kid’s my life, man.
Is it possible to survive tragedy and find happiness again?
Pfft. (Gestures at himself.) Living proof right here. There were times in my past where I wasn’t sure I’d survive, it hurt so bad. Like losing my first wife, Vicki. Or like letting Belle go. Those were dark, dark days. But those things also make you stronger, teach you lessons that perhaps you couldn’t learn any other way. And I can honestly say that today, I’ve never been happier. So yes, you can absolutely survive and even thrive after tragedy. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep moving. Having a support system helps too. And something to live for, whether it’s work or family or even a pet. Just something to make you get out of bed in the morning.
Most romantic gesture:
That I’ve done? Hmm. Well, Belle seemed to appreciate that picnic on the top of the dune at the state park. Even though it was winter and we froze our butts off, it was nice. Brought back lots of old memories… and feelings.
Words to live by:
“If you’re going through hell, keep going,” by Winston Churchill. I really admire him and his tenacity and character as he dealt with the worst times of WWII. Also, another one of his quotes I keep the wall in my office, “Never, never, never give up.” I mean, a person who just keeps trying, no matter how hard or difficult or fruitless things may seem? That’s a person who can’t be defeated!
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She’s an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA), and the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.
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