Hi everyone! We are now into the third day of the 12 Days of Christmas, which will be another Book Day, as we spotlight A Love, Life, & Happiness Christmas.
This is the seventh book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series as “The Crew” spend the holidays together. This story has so many elements, as it gave different stories on each couple from the series. As many of you know, this series is one of my favorites, mainly because it gives the true meaning of family.
Here is an excerpt from the book, as “The Crew” celebrated Christmas together. Enjoy! 🙂
(This excerpt is from Riana’s POV)
After an amazing night with the fam, it was finally Christmas day. I slowly opened my eyes and smiled at my two favorite guys. When we got in last night, the kids were still up since they were so hyped about Christmas. They begged us to open their gifts, but we all agreed that later in the morning would be better. Instead of Elis sleeping in his room with Preston, he opted to sleep with us.
“Is it Christmas, Mommy?” he asked, rubbing his eyes.
“Yes, it is, sweetie.”
“Yay!” he yelled and jumped up.
Shawn quickly sat up and began looking around.
“I think you startled your dad,” I said, laughing.
“It’s not funny. That scared the crap out of me.”
“That’s a bad word,” Elis scolded.
“That isn’t a bad word, and don’t do that again.”
“I’ll go get Preston,” Elis announced, trying to get out of the bed.
I gently pulled the back of his shirt, preventing him from moving. “You can’t just barge in his parents’ room,” I told him. “Let’s get cleaned up, and we’ll go in the main room.”
After doing just that, we walked into the room and saw that Preston was already unwrapping one of his gifts. I looked at Cheryl, who shrugged. “He couldn’t wait,” she explained.
“You still could have waited. Elis wanted to unwrap presents with him.”
He looked at one of the gifts like it was a foreign object as he stared at the wrapping.
“Just open it,” Marcus said.
Cheryl and I giggled as Elis ran to join Preston by the tree.
“Y’all started the party without us?” Jayden asked as he and Britney walked in with Carter and Isabella.
“Well, these two did,” I said, pointing to the boys.
“Cool! I got a Lego set!” Elis yelled, showing it off.
“We know. I almost had to fight a dude to get it,” Shawn whispered.
Everyone started coming out of their rooms, and my mom turned on some Christmas songs. As I watched my family open their gifts, Shawn came over to me with a black jewelry box.
“You know you didn’t have to get me anything.”
“I know, but I thought it was perfect for the occasion.”
I gasped and smiled when I opened the box and saw what was. I looked up at Shawn, and he smiled.
“I know you will always love your promise ring, but I think this really describes our relationship.”
I stared at the ring, noticing that it had two sets of diamonds on the platinum band. I looked at Shawn, confused, wondering what he meant by his statement. “What do you mean?”
“You see, the ring represents two points in our life. You’re my wife and also my best friend. That’s what the diamonds represent.”
A tear slowly rolled down my cheek, and Shawn wiped it away with his finger. “We started off friends, and now, we’re living the life that most people only dream of. I can’t wait to continue our journey together, because I know there’s more to come.”
I nodded. “Me too. I love you so much.”
“I love you, too.”
He took the ring out of the box and took my promise ring off of my ring hand. He replaced it with the new one, making me smile even wider.
To read more, please download A Love, Life, & Happiness Christmas, which is available on all online platforms. But, if you prefer the paperback version, I will be doing a giveaway of the book. To win, all you have to do is tell me in the Comments section your favorite Christmas memory. I will randomly choose the winner. You will have until Thursday, December 16th, to enter. Good luck to everyone, as I look forward to reading everyone’s favorite memory.
That’s it for day three. Check back tomorrow as we go into day four of the 12 Days of Christmas with a throwback to part 1 of The Love Interviews. This one will be with Tamara and Lamar from the Something Just Ain’t Right series.
Until next time, everyone! 🙂