Pastels and Jingle Bells (Heavenly Bites Novella #1)
Author: Christine S. Feldman
Release Date: 1 November 2013
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 inadvertently 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.
This was a great little introduction to Christine Feldman's writing. There's a lot of warmth and humour suffused in her writing style, and the characters were all very likable.
It's short and sweet, and exactly what I was in the mood for. I'm also a sucker for holiday stories, and this is a cute, heart-warming Christmas novella.
Ian sounds hot, and he's a single father to an adorable little girl. It was so sweet to see that side of him, the father just trying to make Christmas a happy time for his daughter.
Trish is very relatable and likable, I loved the little scrapes she manages to find herself in- a surprising amount considering the short length of the book!
With fun friends and a cute kid thrown in the mix, this was a very sweet romance and I'm looking forward to the rest of the novellas in the series!
*I received a review copy from the author, for my honest review. Thank you!