Spotlight on sweet, contemporary romance from Susan Hatler


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the work of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susan Hatler.

If you like sweet and funny contemporary romance and young adult novels, you're going to love Susan's writing. Get started with the three books featured in today's special edition newsletter: The Christmas Compromise, A Sugar Plum Christmas, and Million Dollar Date. Each book is the first in a series—a
nd each of the Christmas books are available in audiobook format with narration by Andrea Kummer. 

Tip: Audiobook editions of many of Susan's books are available FREE via her YouTube Channel!

The Christmas Compromise

Genre: Holiday Fiction, Christian Romance
4.5 stars, 2800+ ratings
Audiobook: Multiple listening options (including free!)
Paperback: $9.99
Ebook: $4.99

A sweet holiday mix-up that will make you smile and inspire you to believe in happily ever after.

Morgan Reed is excited to return to her hometown of Christmas Mountain, Montana, and open her beauty salon. But when she arrives to her rented business space she’s shocked to find it already occupied by Dallas Parker—her brother’s best friend, the guy she had a childhood crush on, and the one her mom blames for their family’s greatest tragedy.

With their landlord out of the country and unreachable, Morgan and Dallas must open their businesses together. But, no worries, all small towns need a combo furniture store/beauty salon, right? Ugh. As they work together, Morgan tries to keep her emotional distance, but time and off-the-charts chemistry soon turn a childhood friendship into a blossoming romance.

Unfortunately, just when their relationship develops into something deeper, an unexpected crisis re-opens her family’s old wounds and the blame is on Dallas once again. Will Morgan’s sadness and fear pull them apart, or make her realize Dallas has always been her heart’s true safe harbor?

Christmas Mountain Romance Series, Book 1. 

A Sugar Plum Christmas

Genre: Holiday Fiction, Romance
4.5 stars, 132 ratings
Audiobook: Multiple listening options (including free!)
Paperback: $9.99
Ebook: $4.99

City girl and former foster child Lacey Lane arrives in Christmas Mountain to do research for a hit reality dating show she produces.

If the location gets approved for filming, she’ll receive a bonus that will allow her to buy her own house—a forever home after a lifetime of moving from place to place.

Jacob Curtis is a small-town guy who doesn’t want his hometown exploited for ratings. Lacey might think he’s her tour guide, showing her all the best places to film her show, but he has a different agenda: show her all the reasons the town wouldn’t appeal to her TV audience.

Lacey catches on quickly to Jacob’s goal to undermine her research, and soon they’re engaging in a dance that takes them from one end of Christmas Mountain to the other. Before long, she’s charmed by the town and its people, including Jacob, who is funny, heartfelt, and honest. For once in her life, she’s slowing down long enough to focus on things other than her career.

But when it’s clear Lacey and Jacob have developed feelings for one another, Lacey is torn. Regardless of where the show is filmed, will she return to the city to buy her dream house? Or will she stay in Christmas Mountain and make a home with the man of her dreams?

The Mistletoe Book Club Series, Book 1.

Million Dollar Date

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance
4.2 stars, 1500+ ratings
Paperback: $9.99
Ebook: $2.99

A lighthearted tale that will make you smile and let you believe that dreams really do come true.

Abigail Apple is running late to meet her blind date when she’s pulled over for speeding. Unfortunately, the follow-the-rules cop doesn’t care that she’s late, let alone that she’s heartbroken because her favorite dog rescue is in danger of being closed. Now she has to meet her date with mud drying on her heels, dog hair covering her dress, and the smell of a barn perfuming her hair. But when she arrives, Abigail learns her handsome blind date is none other than the cop who pulled her over.

Abigail has no intention of staying until she learns Cooper Hill is heading a committee for the city that will award a six-figure donation to a charity of their choice. So, what’s a girl to do? Abigail decides a second date is the perfect way to convince Cooper to vote for the dog rescue. But soon, Abigail is less interested in Cooper’s vote than she is in his deep voice, kind heart, and tender touch.

Will this follow-the-rules cop and this follows-her-heart animal lover learn that despite poor first impressions, second chances can lead to love?

The Do-Over Date Series, Book 1.

About the Author

Susan Hatler writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan’s books have been translated into German, Spanish, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too. Learn more at

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