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Grounded for Christmas


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Curvy but nerdy pharmacologist Mary and handsome #pilotbae Joseph steal away from her brother's wedding to set off some sparks of their own!

My thanks to the author, publisher and Reedsy-Discovery for an ARC of this novella in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

Mary Jefferson is a "nerdy scientist" - with abundantly curvy, beautiful ebony dark skin and a pair of glasses to camouflage her passionate nature. Science is just one of her passions. Five years ago, she and Joseph Douglas shared a steamy night of "wedding sex" at her step-brother's wedding. The next morning, Mary heard her brother and his friends mocking the fact that Joseph had slept with Deon's nerdy older sister. All of her life, Mary has had to put up with unfavorable comments about her size. Mortified, Mary had sneaked out of her brother's house and snubbed all of Joseph's attempts to contact her.

Now, five years later Mary and Joseph meet again as they both head out to spend Christmas at Deon's home. Using his connections as a pilot, Joseph manages to get the seat next to Mary on the same flight, and circumstances continue to conspire to smooth the path to true love. Alas, their flight is grounded due to bad weather, and there is "no room at the inn", so they have to stay at a friend's place while waiting for the weather to clear. You can guess that sparks start to fly once all the misunderstandings and hurt feelings are cleared away.

This novella was a fast read and I was pleased that Joseph was attracted by Mary's intelligence as well as her "abundant curves".

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About the author

Savannah J. Frierson is a USA TODAY best-selling and award-winning author who crafts full, happily-ever-afters for the independent women who are late-bloomers in love. She taps into women’s softness to show this vulnerability as a strength to be embraced and celebrated. view profile

Published on December 17, 2019

20000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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