“And if I walk away?” she asked. “If going back to New York is what I choose?” Sadness washed in his eyes, and she wished she hadn’t put it there. “Will you ever forget Brutus Pope?” he asked. She shook her head. “Never.” ----- TV baking star, Padgett Greene, reluctantly agreed to spend her December holidays in Florida with her aged aunt, in spite of her desperate need to cling to her waning fame. It could be she’s passing up her next big opportunity toward success by leaving. She has a well-known boyfriend and walks in important social circles here. Brutus Pope took the opportunity to meet the woman on TV, having decided with one TV episode that they’d be perfect together. She can cook, and he loves food. Add in, how beautiful she is, inside and out, and their relationship seems like destiny. All it took was one kiss to prove it to him. But what does a woman with so much going for her need with an ex-con who works at a packaging store? And how can the woman, swept away by the man who plays Santa, set aside her golden future for him? Except in his gentle smile and kind heart she sees the happiness she’s longed for and the true meaning of Christmas. A sweet, clean romance novella by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS. 21,000 words.