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.
Christine S. Feldman is becoming one of my favorite authors. She makes me laugh in her books and anytime I talk to her via email.
When I found out she had a Christmas novella, I couldn’t wait to read it. And after seeing the excerpt of the book where the heroine hid from the hero behind a counter in her bakery, I was definitely sold.
As kids, Ian Rafferty made Patricia "Trish" Ackerly's life miserable. At twelve-years-old, Ian consistently called Trish names and bullied her. Now, almost twenty years after disappearing out of her life he suddenly is back and offering Trish a job.
Trish has the brilliant idea to finally put Ian in his place. Only Trish's plan gets blown to smithereens when she gets a look into Ian's life and the man he has become. As always, things are not as they appear.
Pastels and Jingle Bells is a heartwarming, sweet Christmas romance that will make you laugh and smile and wish it would never end. The only thing missing for me was a puppy or a kitten. I’m definitely looking forward to the other books (Love Lessons and Playing Cupid) in this novella series.
Favorite quote: "Life's too short to let your past screw up your future."
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Book Length: 60 pages
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available only in eBook
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