Yuletide Spirits pub owner Ella Maclean doesn’t do holidays. In fact, she’d be perfectly happy if the calendar jumped from November to January, bypassing December all together. Known as Holly, North Carolina’s infamous Scrooge, Ella’s singular focus is to capitalize on the silly tourists who flock to the winter-wonderland-themed town so she can forget everything she lost on a cold, snowy night long ago. Then rock’s latest “it” guy, Tate Kendrick, rolls into town.
Tate’s determined to break through Ella’s frigid barriers, and though Ella tries to resist his wicked charm, the heat they once shared as teens flares hotter than ever. Slowly, Ella’s frozen heart begins to thaw. But when trouble linked to the rock star strikes at her pub, Ella suddenly starts to wonder if the return of her first love is the holiday miracle she’s been too afraid to hope for, or if bad boy Tate Kendrick is nothing more than her nightmare before Christmas.