Fed up with a string of bad blind dates, health blogger Alyssa Wu just wants to drown her sorrows in ice cream. But there’s one more evening she must endure – a fake date with her best friend Barry Chang. They must convince her family they are in love, an act which may (or may not) be easy to pull off, thanks to the magic of some mistletoe.
“Absolutely heart-warming. It’s funny, sweet, charming, and romantic.”
“This story is sure to banish any bah-humbugs.”
Josh Pepper has one goal: to become the next manager in the IT department. But his career plan gets sidelined when the first woman, bubbly Cin Thomas, joins his team. He now needs to keep everyone from being distracted by her presence, a task that appears easy to accomplish … until her piercing green eyes start invading his dreams.
“Liwen Ho is a masterful storyteller. It takes a deft touch to get a short story romance just right and she concocted this one wonderfully. Highly recommended for fans of sweet romances that have depth and humor and happy endings.”
“Sweet with a little bit of humor and a lot of heart. This is the second of these short romances I’ve read, and this one was my favorite of the two. I actually choked up a bit because this charted a very real emotional arc for the leads.”
Librarian Chloe McAlister finds solace in her books—and hats—but doesn’t know where to turn when her longtime crush gets engaged. On a whim, she signs up for a speed-dating mixer and convinces her best friend, Dill Thomas, to attend. All goes as planned until she realizes Dill means more to her than she thought … and he goes and falls for someone else.
“Liwen Ho writes with such empathy for her characters and the result is character driven storytelling — my favorite kind. It takes a deft touch to make a short story or novella feel complete, and this author has mastered it.”
“Heartwarming story. Although the main theme is a romantic love, this story is much more.”