Monday, November 25, 2013

Pastels and Jingle Bells by Christine S. Feldman

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.

 A lot.

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.

My Review:

I am really starting to like these short novellas.   It is a great break from reading a full book.   Christine S. Feldman got straight into the story with just enough background for the reader to know what is going on.   Trish is a great and lovable character.   She has spunk, I mean she does want to confront her jr. high school bully, but her heart wins out.  When she arrives at Ian and sees Kelsey she knows that he is a changed man and that his history is in the past.   The connection through art that she has with Kelsey is my favorite part of the story.  The fact that she took the time to have the little girl help her with her art work and gave her the positive female role model she was in need of.

If you are looking to take a short break from everyday life,  this is the book for you.  I recommend that anyone looking for a fun holiday, romantic read check out Pastels and Jingle Bells.

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