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Review: PASTELS AND JINGLE BELLS by Christine S. Feldman

This was the first book I have read by Christine S. Feldman but it will not be my last. Pastels and Jingle Bells is the first in the Heavenly Bites Novella Series.  I found this book to be a great quick read with many of the elements I love: awkward good girl growing up into a confident, attractive young woman, cute bad boy transforming to sensitve good looking guy, and great friends to help the heroine along the way. (Pop is the best!!)

While I rarely read novellas due to always wanting more from the story, I was pleased with the character development Feldman was able to achieve in only 40 pages.  During my read I found myself anxious to see what would happen next and I was pleased with the way everything gets wrapped up.  I didn’t find the ending rushed or unbelievable and I felt good after reading it. Looking forward to learning more about Nadia in the second book.

Reviewed by Paulette

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About the Book:

Title: Pastels and Jingle Bells (Heavenly Bites Novella, #1)
Author: Christine S. Feldman
Publisher: Christine S. Feldman
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Author

Buy Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Official Summary:

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.

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