Vivacious college student Alicia Whittaker wants to see the world, even if it means leaving her beloved Winter Grove behind. She has her eye on the European Exchange program for the next semester, but she has yet to break the news to her best friend and roommate, Celeste. She is sure she'll find the right moment after she helps Celeste introduce her boyfriend, Sterling, to her parents, but Alicia gets caught in the middle as Celeste's family isn't as approving as she hoped... Accomplished and stubborn, Zeke Brighton demands only the best--for himself, for his career, and definitely for his little sister Celeste. When he arrives in Winter Grove to meet her boyfriend Sterling for the first time, he's less than impressed--and he's not afraid to say it. But his dismissal of Sterling earns him the ire of Celeste's best friend, Alicia. Usually, Zeke wouldn't be worried about the opinion of a spunky little pest, but he can't help but feel drawn to his little sister's best friend... -- This is book 2 of the Winter Grove Christmas Series, though it can be read as a standalone. Written for my 2023 NaNoWriMo project, chapters will go up in December. Add it to your library to be notified of updates.