Isn’t it gorgeous? There’s something about that wreath with a big red bow hanging on the vine that I just love. A subtle hint that yes, this is in fact a holiday novella. Leaning Into a Wish, is my first published holiday story. I figured it was only appropriate to write one in the Leaning Into series since I’m currently immersed in my San Francisco boys’ world. This one takes readers a little north of the city, however, to Conrad Winery in Napa Valley. If you’ve read Leaning Into the Fall, you may remember Wes, Nick and Geordie and perhaps, Ryan. *If you didn’t read it, don’t worry, as with all of my books, Leaning Into a Wish is a standalone.This story belongs to Ryan and Danny. Ryan is a longtime employee at Conrad Winery who loves his job and considers the people he works with family. Everyone except the handsome former jock with the winning personality. Ryan can’t deny Danny is a nice guy, but he’s not permanent. He’s the intern. And Ryan knows too well there’s danger in getting attached to someone who’s bound to leave sooner or later. However, neither man counted on falling in love. Forever seems like a long shot… unless they lean into a holiday wish.Leaning Into a Wish will be released next week on November 22 in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. There’s a rafflecopter giveaway at Love Bytes Review today for a $10 Amazon gift card and another giveaway at my FB readers group, Lane’s Lovers. Stop by for a chance to win! In the meantime I’ll leave you with my inspiration pics for Ryan (above) and Danny (below) and the blurb for Leaning Into a Wish!
Blurb from Leaning Into a Wish:
Ryan Haskell loves everything about the wine business. He’s fortunate to work at one of the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley doing something he enjoys with the people who are like family to him. But he could do without the good-natured intern slash former jock with the wicked grin who always seems to be in the way. Ryan isn’t sure why the new guy is under his skin when everyone else loves him. Thankfully he’ll be gone after the holidays.
Danny Meyers can’t believe his luck when he lands an internship at Conrad Winery. It’s the perfect temporary gig to wrap up his graduate studies. He’s left his dreams of tennis stardom on the court to focus on a new career and a new life. However, he didn’t count on the spark of attraction he feels for his prickly co-worker. When their tentative friendship blossoms into something more than either man counted on, they may have to change direction and lean into a holiday wish.
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Happy Holidays and Happy Reading! Lane xo