Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy, the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency, a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she's landed her client. For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart. A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
"December Bride" is a quick, fun, light read. I love anything involving Christmas and reading about such a great guy like Seth Murphy was a great Christmas gift! He was patient, kind and so considerate of Layla. It took me a bit longer to warm up to Layla - I had a bit of an issue with the anger she had towards Seth. However, she steps up and I grew to like her much more and was cheering them on for that HEA! ★★★★ (Received copy from NetGalley)