Things are going well for Autumn and Gabriel, but just when she thinks things can’t get any better, he gives her the surprise of a lifetime on Christmas Eve night.
NOTE: If you haven’t read An Ashton Grove Thanksgiving, you’re going to be confused if you read this story. This is a free short story, as my way of saying thank you to my readers for all of your support.
Ashton Grove Werewolves Reading Order
Moonlight Haunting (prequel) Moonlight Protector Moonlight Hero Moonlight Guardian Moonlight Champion Moonlight Hero Moonlight Savior Moonlight Warrior Moonlight Angel Moonlight Drifter An Ashton Grove Thanksgiving An Ashton Grove Christmas
The scent of pine and holly hung in the air, bathing Autumn in the warmth of the Christmas spirit. She leaned against the doorframe and looked at the brightly lit tree in the living room. Cole and Michael had bought the tree as a gift for them. She smiled, remembering the night Gabriel had strung the lights on the tree, nearly one thousand of them. Autumn had never seen a brighter, prettier tree in all her life. The spun glass ornaments that had belonged to Mrs. Andrews hung on the thick branches. Tucked here and there was red and green tinsel.
Strong arms wrapped around her waist as her mate nuzzled her neck, brushing his lips against her delicate skin. A shiver raked down her spine at the intimate caress. Lifting her hand, Autumn ran her fingers through Gabriel’s too long hair. He’d told he was going to get it cut weeks ago, but it hadn’t happened yet. Truthfully, she kind of liked it.
“What are you thinking about, beautiful?” Gabriel murmured against her ear, giving it a lick.
Autumn swatted him. “Stop that. You know we don’t have time to play right now.”
“I can’t help it.” He caressed her belly. “Ever since you told me that you’re pregnant, I can’t seem to keep my hands off you.”
Autumn snorted. “You couldn’t keep your hands off me before that.”
She felt him smile against her neck.
“I’m expecting Marin any moment. She said Chloe might come with her. Your brothers were offering to babysit so we could do some last minute shopping.”
“While you’re gone, I’ll wrap your presents and put them under the tree. I’ve been so busy with the garage that I haven’t had a chance to get to them yet.”
She turned in his embrace and placed her hands on his shoulders. “I told you that you didn’t have to get me anything. Just having you in my life, knowing that we’ll have a child this fall is enough of a gift for me.”
Gabriel pressed his lips to hers. “Nothing could be more precious to me than you, and I want to show you how much I love you. Get used to receiving gifts.”