Brandon Frost has it made. Dream job. Nice car. Fancy house. Until one Black Friday, the defense attorney finds himself standing before a judge, while his future is decided by the one woman who knows how to bring him to his knees: Noel. His ex, and the assistant district attorney on his case.

Noel Winters knew that facing her ex again, after five years, would be difficult. That’s why she chooses the ultimate punishment for a man like Brandon Frost: playing Santa at a local community center for kids. Unfortunately for Noel, she finds herself right smack dab in the middle of Brandon’s punishment, playing Mrs. Claus.

Soon, the thin line between love and hate begins to blur. What happens when a once-dead relationship starts to rekindle? Will Mrs. Claus be able to trust her heart with the one man who has already destroyed it? Will Santa convince the Mrs. that love is worth fighting for?

*This 25,000 word Novella was originally published in November 2017 as part of the Mrs. Claus anthology.

© 2019 Lacey Black