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Mary Alice O'Dell is the alter ego for romance author Melody Heck Gatto. While Melody writes spicy, heat-filled romance, Mary Alice's books are sweet and cute.

Sweet Romance author Mary Alice O’Dell was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, son, dog, and two cats.

Mary is a Hallmark movie junkie. She adores the cutesy movies and the sometimes cliché romance and loves to get swept away in it all. She also enjoys binge-watching her favorite tv shows: Friends, General Hospital, Chicago PD, Fire, and Med, Gilmore Girls, Blue Bloods,

and Hallmark Mysteries.

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Wanted Boyfriend for christmas Mary Smit

(The Holiday Series - Standalone)

Lily O’Connor’s favorite time of year had finally arrived and she even won an ultimate Christmas adventure.


Now, all Lily wanted was someone to go to Christmas events with who enjoyed the holiday as much as she did. There was only one thing to do, put out an ad in her favorite coffee shop as a last ditch effort.

Wanted: Fellow Christmas Enthusiast to enjoy the twelve days of Christmas.

Zane Miller had to grow up fast, and with that he lost his child-like enthusiasm for the holiday. When his cousin answered the unique want ad as him, he wasn’t sure what to think.


One thing he never expected was a young woman like Lily being on the other end.

They agreed to the twelve days with no strings attached.

Was it really going to be that easy?

Or would the spirit of Christmas bring a boyfriend for Lily?

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The next installment of the Holiday series is a classic tale of Mr. Wrong vs Mr. Right...

**first in three book series but can be read as a standalone**

Harley Brady has a plan for her life: Finish college, get a job, get married, have kids. In that order. She craves stability since her childhood was less than ideal. And Isaac can give that to her. He’s older, stable- Sure, he might be a little boring, and lacking in the romance department, but no one’s perfect. Most importantly, he can give her the home life she never had growing up.

Spencer Wilson is living his best college life, waiting for the next party. With one devilish smirk he has the ladies falling at his feet. A player with a heart of gold whose only plan is to have fun before he graduates into the real world.

As Harley and Spencer’s friendship blossoms, Harley starts to wonder if she is simply settling for Mr. Right-Now, while Mr. Right is standing right in front of her.

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Book Two in the romance of Harley and Spencer.

One year ago, Harley found her happily ever after. Spencer and Harley’s relationship went from friends to lovers on Valentine’s Day.

From the moment Spencer fell for Harley, he knew she was the only one for him.

So much had changed in the last year, and it was just getting better. He found a happiness that he never knew existed, and he wanted more. He wanted her to be his forever Valentine.


Valentine’s Day was coming up, and it was their one-year anniversary. It was the perfect time. Everything was falling perfectly into place… until her ex-boyfriend came back and ripped his life apart.

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The third installment in the romance of Harley and Spencer in the Holiday Series.


You’re cordially invited to the wedding of Spencer Wilson and Harley Brady.

Spencer and Harley are finally headed to the altar to start their happily ever after as man and wife.

Until disaster strikes and a string of unfortunate events threaten their big day. Will the wedding be ruined, or will they finally say, “I do”?

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