Their New Year's Beginning

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At the stroke of midnight, a stranger’s kiss changes everything…

Brian Fortune doesn’t think he will ever find the woman he kissed at his brother's New Year's wedding. So when the search for the provenance of a mysterious gift leads him into a local antique store a few days later, he's stunned to find Emmaline Lewis, proprietor—and mystery kisser! Surprise turns to shock when he realizes that she's also six months pregnant. Brian has never been the type to commit—and he’s really not ready to become a family man in one fell swoop! But suddenly he knows he’ll do anything to stay at Emmaline's side—for good…

Read an Excerpt

“May I kiss you, Emmaline?”

Welp. There it was. He was actually asking her permission. As if Emmaline could be more taken with him, his quiet question pushed her over the edge of reason.

She was smitten. The kind of enamored that had her wondering if he might be able to hear her heart pounding against her rib cage. As if her anticipation was a palpable thing.

After a moment, she nodded, not trusting her voice.

Brian’s warm hands lifted to her face, and he cupped her cheeks as if she were precious to him. She felt precious.

He leaned in and brushed his lips against hers, featherlight and controlled. Her body erupted in goosebumps and she let out a tiny moan, both in satisfaction and frustration. She reveled in the sensations swirling through her and, at the same time, wanted more.

Brian must have heard the sound—another tally in her list of embarrassments for this night—but he didn’t seem to find anything wrong with it.

In fact, it seemed to spur him on. The kiss turned deeper as he shifted both of them into a nearby alcove so she couldn’t be seen by the crowd.

He continued to cup her cheeks, the softness of his touch in sharp contrast to the hard planes of the chest she could feel under her hands. But when he lowered one hand to the small of her back to pull her closer, Emmaline wrenched away.

She could not allow herself to be pressed up against him. Not now. Not without revealing…too much.

He looked as dazed as she felt as he stared at her.

“I have to go,” she whispered, more to herself than him.

Before he could answer, she turned and ran away.

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Michelle Major loves stories of new beginnings, second chances and always a happily ever after. An avid hiker and avoider of housework, she lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, two teenagers, and a menagerie of spoiled furbabies. Connect with her at


  1. This has a very attractive cover. I love the character name, Emmaline

  2. I enjoy reading these kind of books and well would love to review on a few sites also. Hope you get a lot of new followers on this tour. peggy clayton


  3. Their New Year's Beginning by Michelle Major sounds like a sweet read for the new year!

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting! Glad to be here with you.

  5. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. I really liked it and can't wait to read the rest.

  6. Love the cover and would love this this book in print as well as review the print format of book.
    Never read a New Year's book but this one looks and sounds like a great read. So intriguing and romantic and much, much more.
    Happy New Year

  7. So, I'm going to assume after one kiss that the baby is not his.

  8. What a great theme, cheers to the holidays, and your book.

  9. Michelle, unfortunately I didn't get to experience this wonderful sounding kiss last night, so I'll just have to experience through your wonderful romance! Thanks for sharing New Year's Beginning with me and have a happy & successful New Year!

  10. There is certainly a lot unsaid in the blurb, since a 6 month pregnancy is normally hard to conceal, and he supposedly just found her a 'few days later'.


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