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Welcome to Cupid Island Christmas, the first anthology in the Cupid Island Series, featuring novellas from three of contemporary romance’s most exciting new voices!On a private island in the Florida Keys, magic is brewing and love is in the air...MoreWelcome to Cupid Island Christmas, the first anthology in the Cupid Island Series, featuring novellas from three of contemporary romance’s most exciting new voices!On a private island in the Florida Keys, magic is brewing and love is in the air...Mysterious billionaire, Rafe Westermere, has reopened his grandfather’s posh resort, a place with a reputation for romance that earned it the nickname “Cupid Island.” Using his family’s knack for knowing when two people are meant to be—and his considerable fortune—Rafe offers vacation scholarships to the unlucky in love. These guests arrive lost and alone, but they’ll leave with the love of their lives.LARISSA LEARNS TO BREATHE by Ruby LaskaIt’s hard to stay uptight when the island breezes blow…Larissa Lawson spent years fighting her way to the top of the corporate ladder. When it gives out under her, an unexpected lifeline arrives: a mysterious invitation to join the staff of the Cupid Island Resort in the Florida keys. Arriving two days before Thanksgiving, she’d just as soon work straight through the holiday as dwell on her shattered dreams. Besides, rolling up her sleeves will show her new staff that she’s all business.Tommy Reid is quite happy spending his days in the sun and salt air on Cupid Key. The once-nerdy grad student has been transformed into an easy-on-the-eyes cabana boy with an advanced degree in relaxation. When Larissa shows up with an agenda and an attitude, can he slow her down enough to enjoy what the island – and its number one beach bum – have to offer?AUDITIONING YOU by Jessie EvansThe role of a lifetime…Costume assistant, Beth Perkins, is in for the worst Christmas ever. Her actor boyfriend landed his dream job, only to end their relationship and have her banned from the set of her costuming gig. Within twenty-four hours, Beth finds herself homeless, boyfriend-less, jobless, and too ashamed to go home to Summerville, Georgia for the holiday. Thank goodness for her scholarship to Cupid Island. Beth is determined to make the most of her week in paradise, but she’s not interested in romance, especially if it comes calling in the form of Hollywood’s Sexiest Man Alive. She’s done with actors, once and for all.Superstar Tanner Bryson is sick of the Hollywood machine. He longs for a more authentic life, and a connection with someone who loves him for who he really is. The second he pulls Beth Perkins from the sea—rescuing her from death by giant fish—Tanner feels the same connection he felt when she took his measurements weeks before. Tanner convinces Beth to give him a chance at her heart, but when Tanner’s Hollywood life intrudes, will Tanner and Beth’s newfound island love have what it takes to last in the real world?KITTY’S SONG by Lila AsheMusic heals a broken heart…Kitty Bannon is a songbird with a voice of gold who always thought that once you got to Nashville, dreams could come true. Over the years, though, Kittys found out that you have to be noticed in order to find country singer stardom, and no one notices Kitty. Producers dont, agents dont, not even her ex-boyfriend notices her anymore. When a mystery invitation to Cupid Island arrives, Kitty knows she has nothing left to lose but her little-remaining pride.Gabe Becker, lead guitarist for the Waves, has come home to take care of his dying mother. Playing incognito gigs at the Palmetto Manor gives him a nice break until the moment he needs a singer, and fast. Kitty steps up to the spotlight and steals the stage--and his heart. He can give her the fame shes always wanted, but will that same fame end up ripping them apart?