A Bit of Holly Jolly Read Online Kelly Elliott

Categories Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi, Paranormal, Romance Tags Authors:

Total pages in book: 35
Estimated words: 33542 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 168(@200wpm)___ 134(@250wpm)___ 112(@300wpm)

Mistletoe hung.
Christmas tree done.
Presents wrapped.
Holiday plans on track.

My first Christmas with Lucas couldn’t be any more perfect! So, a little holly jolly spell can’t hurt anything, right?
Love sometimes needs a little push by elves … or me.
The Jingle Mingle Spell
Evergreen brine.
Piece of twine.
A bit of red berry.
A hair from the one you’ll marry.
I take this string in a line. And with my love, I will entwine. I’ll be yours, and you’ll be mine … until the end of time.

Note: When true love needs a little holiday magick, use this spell but beware, if one doesn’t follow exactly, it could cause more than a little jingle mingle if you get my drift.

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Two Months Ago

Shawn put a bottle of beer in front of my face and gave it a small shake. I took it and nearly downed the entire thing. I set it down next to me and stared out at the sun setting over the field behind his house.

“I called Kristin. She won’t tell me anything other than Hollie doesn’t want to see you right now, that she needs some time to process.”

Closing my eyes, I muttered, “Fuck.”

“Did you know Wendy had recorded you guys having sex?”

I turned and gaped at my best friend.

He cleared his throat. “I’ll take that as a no.”

“Who the fuck does that?” I asked. “Who films someone without their permission?”

“I’ve got a call in to my dad to see if you might be able to press charges.”

I shook my head. “I’ve never hated anyone as much as I hate that woman. Does she think this would ever make me be with her again?”

Shawn raised his brows. “I think she’s obsessed with you, and the only goal she had by sending that video was to hurt Hollie and nothing more.”

“Is it wrong, I want to just…?” I clenched my fists.

“I’d feel the same way. But what Hollie needs to realize is that video was taken a long time ago. Way before the two of you got together.”

I sighed. “If you were with a girl, would you want to see a video of her fucking some guy regardless of how long ago it was?”

He frowned. “Point taken. I’d want to hurt the guy.”

I closed my eyes and tried to get the memory of seeing the hurt look on Hollie’s face out of my mind. The fact that she wouldn’t even talk to me nearly had me going insane. Not to mention the desire to go to Wendy and give her a piece of my mind.

Shawn’s phone went off with a text, and he pulled it out. “It’s from Kristin.”

“What did she say?” I quickly asked.

Shawn looked down at his phone, then back up to me. I could see the corner of his mouth twitch slightly.

“Shawn, why do you look amused?”

Turning the phone, he showed me the text. It took me a second to move past how he had Kristin’s number stored in his phone to read her message.

The Bitch: She’s at the place in which I do not care to ever see you again...so don’t come!

I looked at Shawn. “What in the hell is she talking about?”

“They’re in the old cabin that is on Kristin’s family’s place. Where she used to live.”

“Why can’t you come?”

He looked away, then back at me, and I swore, he was blushing. “It was where I kissed her once upon a time.”

My eyes widened. “You kissed Kristin? When? Why didn’t you ever tell me?”

He shrugged. “It was nothing.”

“If it wasn’t anything, why won’t she let you come then?”

Shawn rubbed at the back of his neck.

Sighing, I grabbed my keys. “Come on, you can show me where it’s at and tell me on the way why Kristin doesn’t want you there.”

“I think I should just–”

“Right now, I don’t give a shit about what happened between you and Kristin. I want to get to Hollie. Let’s go.”

Shawn let out a long breath and said as he followed me, “This isn’t going to turn out good.”

As we drove toward Kristin’s parents’ place outside of Salem, Shawn filled me in on what happened between the two of them four years ago.

“I was helping her father with some electrical stuff because he’s best friends with my dad.”

“Yes, I know that,” I said as I tried not to speed.

“Anyway, they have an old cabin on their place at the back of the property, and he wanted me to take a look at the electrical box. He had some meeting he had to be in, so he gave me the keys, and I went by myself. Kristin was there, sitting on the front porch with a bottle of wine nearly finished off.”

I turned to him. “Tell me, you guys didn’t.”

He grimaced.

“I don’t even want to know right now,” I said as I pulled up to the small cabin. Kristin’s car was parked there but not Hollie’s.

“I should probably stay in the car and, um, watch it.”

Rolling my eyes, I got out of my car and raced up the two small steps that led to the porch and front door. I was about to knock when Kristin opened the door.

“She’s upset with me that I told you where she was.”

Looking past her, I saw Hollie sitting on a small loveseat, her legs pulled up and tucked close to her body. She was staring out a large picture window that overlooked a hill with a creek that flowed through it. The cabin was actually really cute; I could see why Kristin had lived here.