Celebrate the holidays with 25 Days of Holiday Fun with author Jennifer Simpkins
If you could ask Santa for one thing, what would it be and why? I would have to say tickets to see the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. I know going to New York isn’t possible this summer since I live in TN, but my family and I are hoping to travel to St. Louis or Chicago to see them.
What is your favorite holiday candy? I can’t really think of a specific kind of candy, but I love all desserts—especially if they have chocolate in them. My sisters-in-law’s are the best cooks. One of them makes these cupcakes with cookie dough in the middle…yum.
It’s the season of Egg Nog. Do you prefer it with rum, without alcohol or can’t stand the stuff? I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had Egg Nog. I might have to give it a try. What do you recommend I add to it? Leave me your comments below.
What is one of your holiday traditions to do each year? We try to spend as much time as possible together as a family. My mom usually slips in before my daughter wakes up on Christmas morning. It’s also before me and husband roll out of bed. She makes coffee (bless her heart), and waits because she wants to see the kiddo’s face when she sees what Santa left under the tree.
If you could kiss any character under the mistletoe, who would it be? If I had to pick a character from one of my books it would hands down be Jake Lawrence, the hero in Forgiving Patience. What can I say, I’m partial to men wearing tight baseball pants.
Holiday cookies are my favorite to bake each year. Do you have a favorite holiday cookie that you enjoy each year? I’m a simple girl. You can’t go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie.
Trusting Patience by Jennifer Simpkins
Secret Cravings Publishing
Is it worth the risk of ruining their friendship over the possibility of finding love?
After a scorching hot kiss that happened years ago, Jesse Daniels has wondered what it would be like to have something more with her longtime best friend. The only problem is, besides some mild flirting, Bradley Lawrence has never hinted at sharing her feelings. In fact, he doesn’t even remember the kiss.
Bradley has many loves—his hometown, farming…and women. For the most part he lives a carefree life with no plans of changing—until he discovers the feelings Jesse has secretly had for him. Now, she is all he can think about, and it’s going to take a lot of convincing to get Jesse to see that he is a changed man. But in the end it all comes down to one simple fact—is it worth the risk of ruining their friendship over the possibility of finding love?
During a commercial break, Bradley spoke up, “I don’t like this.” When she didn’t say anything in return, he sighed. “Tell me you’ve thought about us…together.”
Together…as in sex? If that’s what he meant, then yes…she thought about it often. She would have to be dead to not think about the possibility of being with him.
He muted the television as he turned to face her, making him a lot closer than she was comfortable with. “I have lately.”
She took a chance and stared back at him. “I don’t know what else you want me to say, Bradley.”
“Maybe I don’t want you to anything. Maybe I really just came here for this…”
Bradley was cupping the back of her head, drawing her in, and she was too lost in the heat in his eyes to know she needed to push him away. His lips were touching hers before she could suck in a breath.
At first the kiss was slow—too slow for how she was feeling.
The more his mouth moved over hers, the more she allowed herself to go with it. When his tongue swept inside her mouth, she leaned into him, leaving little to no space between them.
His hands glided along her bare skin. With every tantalizing stroke of his work-hard hands, she found herself wanting what he had to give her…just for the moment anyway. She’d accepted the fact that he was not going to suddenly fall in love with her. Wanting a commitment and leaving a life of bachelorhood was not him, and she had to be okay with that. It was either accept him…or drive herself crazy.
About the Author
Jennifer Simpkins has always been an avid reader, but it wasn’t until she became a stay-at-home mom did she start to read romance. Her passion of reading romance turned into another passion she had as a child—writing. One late night of writing about sexy heroes and strong-willed heroines turned into two nights, until seven months later she had written her first novel.
She lives in a small town with her supportive husband (whose dream is to be on the cover of one of her books), her daughter, and two dogs who can’t seem to get along. If she is not writing, you can find her reading, hanging out with her family, or cheering on the New York Yankees.
Where to find Jennifer….