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He was an Olympic Gold Medalist.

She was his best friends sister.

Together, they started a love affair that would shock a nation.

Brooklyn Myles was returning to her hometown after college with no clear direction in life—but she gets more than she bargained for when a cruel twist of fate sends her long-time crush calling.

Hayden Jaxon had a competitive snowboarding career, six gold medals, and women falling at his feet—except, it wasn't enough. He wanted more, and his heart wouldn't settle for anyone but her.

Can Brooklyn survive her brother's best friend? Or will she be another victim of his winter games?

The Cringle Cove Christmas Chronicles is a collection of six stand-alone romance books. Don't miss the full series!

Winter Games by Victoria Renteria
Mistletoe Not Required by A.D. Justice
Unexpected Gift by H.J. Bellus
What the Elf? by Kate Benson
Christmas on the Rocks by Michelle Dare
Wrapped in Love by Kristen Luciani

Published November 29, 2018

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Victoria Renteria

9 books141 followers
Former Director of a major corporation, Victoria has spent most of her life inside of a book. When she wasn’t reading, she was busy scribbling down stories of her own. Meeting her husband while he was in the United States Army, Victoria quickly adapted and learned the role of the military spouse.

After finishing her Business Management Degree in college, she spent years working in the corporate world where her writing quickly fell by the wayside. Finally, taking time away from the corporate world, Victoria has been able to dive into her stories and create a whole new world for you to live in. She now resides in the sunny Tampa, Florida area with her husband, son, and two amazing boxers. When she isn’t writing you can find her on the beach or hiking. Maybe even writing on the beach…

Connect with Victoria on Facebook: www.facebook.com/VictoriaRenteriaAuthor

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Profile Image for Kim  Brewing.
3,155 reviews31 followers
May 7, 2019
It may be a short read, but it's a full story. I loved how Hayden was determined to get the girl. My only complaint was the turmoil Brooklyn was experiencing in the beginning...I wanted to know what life choices she was going to make.
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543 reviews47 followers
April 8, 2019
Short, sweet and steamy. Although this is a Christmas Novella, it wasn’t “too Christmassy” if that makes sense. Lol! It set around Christmas time and I love the cute little town, Cringle Cove, all decorated and snow covered. This really can be enjoyed even if it’s not Christmastime.

This may be short, you you still get all the goods packed within the pages, a couple wanting to be together but obstacles standing in their way, they have to find a way to overcome them to be with the one they truest want to be with. You get some back story and then you get a big obstacle in current time that threatens them.

***“I’ve known you were mine since we were kids, Brooke. There’s a soul kindling connection between you and I, one I do not intend to ignore a moment longer. Fight us all you want, but there is one thing you should know. I play for keeps, and I always win. Although, I have a feeling that winning your heart will be sweeter than any gold medal I’ve ever won in my life.”

This is only the second book (first was a series) that I’ve read where the main character was a snowboarder and i appreciate the glossary of terms at the beginning on what the tricks are! And Hayden calls Brooke “Pebble”, I love his explanation on why! It’s super sweet.
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862 reviews21 followers
May 10, 2019
Going for the gold

With Brooklyn home from college, Hayden knows now is the time for them to be together. With his best friend/Brooklyn’s older brother’s blessing, all Hayden has to do is convince Brooklyn to take a chance on him. But will his playboy ways get him in trouble before things can even start between them?

Brooklyn never thought she would have a chance with Hayden, a hot Olympic gold medalist & her brother’s best friend. What she doesn’t know is that Hayden has liked her quiet, bookworm ways since they were kids. When a scandal threatens to destroy Hayden’s public image, will Brooklyn be there for him? This was a good best friend/little sister read. Looking forward to reading more from this author!
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562 reviews16 followers
December 22, 2018
Great winter time story

This was a super sweet, fun read. I liked that it was to the point and jumped right into things. Hayden wasn't playing any games. He knew what he wanted and he went right for it. I enjoyed that the big, almighty and popular man went for the girl he wanted and she was clueless to any of it. When he made his feelings clear she was like a deer in headlights. I enjoyed this winter read right before the holidays.
11.3k reviews48 followers
May 4, 2020
He has medals from the winters games and all the women he could ever want but there is only one he wants. She is his best friend sister. She is going nowhere at the moment when she gets a call from him. Will she become just another notch on his bed post? Will be break her? Will she ever find true love with him?.see what will happen between them

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for Sheila Schoenauer.
793 reviews9 followers
December 16, 2018
First time reading this author. Really enjoyed this quick read. A bit of drama to keep you worked up and tons of love. I have to say, though, it really irks me when people don't get both sides of the story first. Especially when one side is someone they have known their entire lives. That and the fact that Cynthia was still working at the coffee shop?? Those were my only issues. Other this was another great novella in the Cringle Cove series!
Profile Image for Crystal Gray.
1,082 reviews30 followers
December 26, 2018
I really enjoyed this one. I have not read anything by this author before but I am loving her style.
Brother's best friend, family support, celebrity status, drama, oh the drama! I was hooked. Cringle Cove is a small town where everyone knows everyone else, so I loved seeing the characters from the other books also. These do NOT need to be read in order, I actually read this one last.
Profile Image for Sherry Westendorf.
4,461 reviews19 followers
December 31, 2018
Very well written and captivating. He is her brother's best friend and also a gold medalist. A list of other things too. She has had a crush on him for a long while. He hurts her inadvertently, not knowing how she felt. He feels the same way but now how does he convince her to take a chance on him. I highly recommend this. I received a review copy and voluntarily review it.
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16.8k reviews8 followers
January 1, 2019
Brooklyn Myles and Hayden Jaxon's story is well-written and the story flows smoothly from page to page. It is about two people knowing each other since childhood and just coming to realize there is more to the way they feel for each other. A story that held my interest until the end. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for The Literary .
587 reviews19 followers
February 17, 2019
Baby it's cold outside, but you don’t need a fire to keep you warm! All you need is Victoria Renteria’s Christmas love story to keep you warm. This story is heartwarming and relatable. You can't miss with this novel! I give this 5 stars!
Profile Image for joline gish.
98 reviews
April 6, 2019

This book was very sweet, I love How everyone knew that they were meant to be together from the beginning! Very great characters, I love the plot! Can't wait to read more by this author
Profile Image for Nate.
16.3k reviews19 followers
February 21, 2019
This one was short but good. Good book. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book via booksprout.
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2,059 reviews23 followers
February 8, 2020

This was a really cute story and easy to read. I did think there was too much inner reflection and that we started the story in the middle rather than the beginning.
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582 reviews4 followers
December 13, 2021

I didn't finish this one unfortunately. I just couldn't connect with the story. I think the first person narrative threw me off and took away the connection to the characters.
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