If Christmas marks your favorite time of year, Twelve Days by Shirley Jump is a sure to become a yardstick by which holiday magic can be measured.
The story comes complete with a modern-day Scrooge, ready to protect his own birthright, by throwing whomever he needs to the lions - though he's the one it needs protection from. A hero who doesn't know he wears the cape underneath his business suit and has to uncover it layer by layer, and how delicious the striptease becomes! And a heroine, bound and determined to do the right thing, despite the obstacles placed before her, even if her heart gets battered and bruised along the way.
If office shenanigans fan your embers, this office contains a mosh-pit of characters you can really sink your teeth into. The family-owned business boss who should be turned in for sexual harassment, the receptionist who is the poster-child for "the most likely to be sexually-harassed and says 'thank-you,'" and the office geeks and freaks round out the drama charged space. The characters are so rich, you may feel as if there's been a fly on the wall in your own office at one time or another and the fly had a notepad!
In this boss' version of the 12 days of Christmas readers will be delighted at what can happen in a mere 12 days. Ms. Jump's Twelve Days may have you suggesting your own version for your office this year, or perhaps a little one-on-one version for the love in your life. Twelve Days is one of four stories within Sugar and Spice (a holiday collection) set to be released by Zebra books in November 2006. Twelve Days is holiday magic in the making, perfect reading for a cold night, in a toasty warm chair, under a nice soft throw. It'll make a great stocking stuffer!
• Sugar and Spice at Amazon.com
• Sugar and Spice at Amazon UK
• Sugar and Spice at Amazon Canada