In the retail business, Christmas isn't a holiday, it's an endurance contest - and as manager of the Tyler-Royale department store in a major Chicago shopping mall, Brandi Ogilvie knows that surviving December will be a challenge. Merchandise is going astray and her staff is decimated by flu, but at least Brandi has a full roster of Santas. Then Zack Forrest shows up in her store, insisting he's the perfect candidate to fill Santa's red velvet suit.
Brandi's new Santa is too tall, too lean, too dark, and way too sexy for the role. But he's enough to make a jaded department store manager think twice about what she'd like to find under her tree on Christmas morning - if only she wasn't so certain that Zack is hiding something.
The Unlikely Santa was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA contest for best sweet traditional romance of the year.
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