by: Jody Holford
Series: Kendrick Place
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing ~ Bliss
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Owen Burnett planned on a quiet, easygoing Christmas, hanging out with his best friend and neighbor, Gabby Michaelson. So when his mom pressures him to come home for the holidays, he tells a little white lie…that he’s spending the holidays with his new girlfriend. But when his family shows up unexpectedly, Owen pulls the best friend card and asks Gabby to play his fake girlfriend.
Gabby’s been hopelessly in love with her best friend Owen for what feels like forever, but playing his "fake" girlfriend when the entire boisterous Burnett clan visits is easier said than done. The more she tries to deny the attraction between them, the more obvious their chemistry becomes. But even though she's not the only one feeling it, putting their friendship on the line is a risk she can’t take.
Date of birth: July 11
Physical Description: About 5’2” & a ½, long, dark, wavy hair that often falls in my face despite tying it up. Brown eyes, curvy build. Clothing that is often paint spattered and mismatched.
Occupation: By day, I work as a secretary at the university but during every free moment, I paint and draw. One day I plan to be a full time artist.
3 likes in no particular order: Owen, food, cozy socks
3 dislikes in no particular order: Secrets, cherries, and getting out of bed early
Drink of choice: Hot chocolate or tea
Favorite food: I’m a pasta girl
Favorite dessert: Ply me with chocolate
Favorite song: Taylor Swift, Mine
Favorite color: Dark blue. It changes frequently.
Favorite way to spend an evening: Cuddled on the couch with Owen after a great session of painting. Cozy fire going while we watch our favorite shows and share popcorn.
Best memory to date: The night Owen proposed.
If you could have a do-over, what would you do differently? Maybe I wouldn’t hide my feelings for so long.
Is it possible to survive tragedy and find happiness again? I’m living proof.
What’s something you’ve said you would never do, but in fact have done? Tried calamari. If I don’t think about it being little squid, it’s yummy.
Most romantic gesture experienced: Owen braving a crowd to tell me how much he loves me.
Words to live by: "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." -- Emily Brontë
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