Thursday, December 15, 2022

Blog Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane by Melissa McClone

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The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane Title: The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane 
Series: Hope Crossing #2 
Author: Melissa McClone 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: December 14, 2022
Genre: Sweet/Clean Contemporary Romance (Christmas/Holiday)

She’s his Christmas miracle. Now all he has to do is convince her of that…

Figure skater Tasha Ramson used to love the holidays. But with her career on the skids, she needs a break from the festive season—and Berry Lake is the perfect place to take it. Organizing a Christmas fundraiser was not on her agenda. Neither was falling for the small town’s handsome lawyer. But…she did… 

Elias Carpenter needs a break, too. Between the demands of his family firm and managing the ice show fundraiser, he’s at the end of his rope. Tasha showing up is the best thing that could’ve happened for him professionally and personally. Now, if only he could convince her to move him out of the friendzone… 

When a pesky ghost from Tasha’s past arrives to wreck her present, will she hang onto Elias when it matters most? Or will she let her happily ever after skate away forever?

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“I haven’t skated since I was a teenager.”

“What’s stopping you now?” she asked.

“No idea. Especially with the money going to a good cause.”

She peered around him. “The line for skates isn’t long.”

Elias glanced over his shoulder. “That’s the shortest it’s been compared to earlier.”

“Nothing to stop you.”

“Except I might fall flat on my face.”

She couldn’t tell if he was making an excuse or not. “Everyone falls. I did this morning. No big deal.”

“You fell because of Higgins. You wouldn’t have otherwise.”

Ninety-nine percent true—because slips happened to everyone—but she wouldn’t admit that aloud. “Skate.”

He opened his mouth and then closed it. “If you’ll skate with me.”

Yes. Desire hit hard and fast. The joy coming from the rink was palpable. But self-preservation warned against it. “I…can’t.”

“Come on,” Elias urged in a playful tone. “I can tell you want to.”

Tasha did, but his recognizing that surprised her. The only problem? She hadn’t skated in public—outside of choreographing—in three years. Berry Lake might be a small town—with fewer people than Wishing Bay—but she no longer wanted to be in the limelight. Not that anyone would recognize her after quitting the sport after Worlds.

She struggled with what to say. “I do, but…”

“No buts. I don’t know what to do out there. It’s been that long.” The words rushed out. He didn’t even stop for a breath, but she discerned each one. “Follow me.”



Melissa McClone

USA TODAY bestselling, award winning author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Tule Publishing Group, Harlequin Books, and Cardinal Press. She has also optioned two screenplays. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends her time in the rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping with her Norwegian Elkhound and two mini panthers, and decorating her Happy Planner. Melissa graduated from Stanford University with a mechanical engineering degree, but discovered she prefers writing happily ever afters to jet engine testing and analysis.

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(1) winner will receive a Christmas Mystery Prize Pack including a $10 Amazon card, a $10 Starbucks card, and Christmas items!

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