A young nurse tormented by her past. A rags-to-riches businessman too busy for love. A Christmas neither of them will forget!
Beth Maybury is more at home in field hospitals than London parlors. She’s been the victim of society’s elite before, and the scars—and the epithet ‘Mistletoe Maybury,’ are as fresh to her as the Crimean War. Now, with her spirits at rock bottom, and her mother too distracted by her charity to bother with Christmas, Beth agrees to provide round-the-clock nursing for a patient from her Bethnal Green clinic. However, the position comes with a catch: her charge’s handsome, yet curmudgeonly nephew.
When Nate Hillier, head of the Hillier’s Sweets empire, goes looking for his war veteran uncle to invite him home for Christmas, he hadn’t expected his uncle to be near-death. The old man insists on Miss Elizabeth Maybury caring for him, so Nate is forced to invite the annoying do-gooder into his home, even though it’s almost Christmas.
A rags-to-riches success, Nate has no desire to expose his family to the thinly-veiled scorn of an upper class lady playing at nurse, no matter how gentle her manner or beguiling those toffee-colored eyes. Nate is far too busy running the family business for romance… and most certainly not with a woman whose world is so different to his own.