Trish Ackerly never expected to cross paths with Ian Rafferty again, but when she spots the former bully of her childhood years through her bakery window, she thinks she may just have been given the best Christmas gift ever: the opportunity to finally give Ian the comeuppance he deserves.
But clearly she does not have a knack for this whole revenge thing because before she can make good on her plans, Trish gets drawn into Ian’s life in an unexpected way that lets her see just how different the man is from the boy he used to be. In fact, much to her astonishment, she actually starts to like the guy.
Trouble is, Ian doesn’t know who she really is, and explaining it to him is going to be a little difficult now—which is bad news, because Trish is starting to realize that all she really wants for Christmas this year…is Ian.
“Christine is one of those writers who will surprise you on about every page with something that is cleverly worded. The characterization is great, the dialogue is phenomenal.”
“Delightful, witty, cute, funny, engaging, well-written… did I say delightful? Yes, I did.”
Self-assured Nadia Normandy knows everything there is to know about men and dating, which seems to be why little old Mrs. Beasley maneuvers her into taking unsuspecting and bookish accountant Benji Garner under her wing. Her mission? Shape him up for the opposite sex, preferably in time for New Year’s Eve.
A challenge? Sure, but Nadia discovers that Benji’s got a charm all his own, and she finds herself avoiding her usual social scene in favor of time spent with him—all in the name of mentoring him, of course.
Except that after a while, it starts to feel less like mentoring and more like something else—which could present a problem, because just as Nadia begins to realize she didn’t know quite as much about men as she thought, other women are starting to notice her unlikely protégé.
Much like Nadia is beginning to notice him in a whole new way herself…
“The perfect length for a evening at home or read for the beach!”
“Hysterical moments between a guy and girl.”
Much as she loves her meddling matchmaker of a grandmother, free-spirited Aimee Beasley is tired of dodging the dull and downright tiresome dates the older woman keeps trying to arrange for her. So when she notices her beloved Gran preening in the presence of a distinguished elderly gentleman who’s been visiting their apartment building, Aimee is delighted at the prospect of turning the tables on her.
But her plans to match her grandmother up with the gentleman in time for Valentine’s Day hit a snag when Aimee realizes he’s the uncle of their downstairs neighbor, a stodgy thirty-something history professor named Doyle with whom she butts heads on a regular basis. She’ll need to find a way to make nice and enlist his help, or her plan to see her long-widowed Gran happily matched again will never work.
For Gran’s sake, she’s determined to find a way. In the process, she starts to realize that her cranky downstairs neighbor has a softer side she never suspected existed.
And when it comes to romantic heroes, history professors may not have gotten a fair shake…
“Feldman has a way of bundling delightful, heart touching romances in a novella length story. Playing Cupid not only gives us one but two sensational couples…and we get get to watch their love grow.”
“A perfect Valentine’s Day book.”
Author note: Well, all three stories center around a bakery called Heavenly Bites (hence the series’ name), so I got to combine my love of sweet romance with my love of sweets in general. What more could a girl ask for? And I love the holidays, so I had a great deal of fun featuring budding romances in different holiday settings. I’ve had a couple of readers say they think these novellas would be perfect to adapt for the Hallmark Channel, and I think they’re on to something there. In addition to being sweet and clean, each novella has some subtle, positive underlying messages that would be right in line with a Hallmark production.