Smittened by Jamie Farrell is the absolute perfect title for this book. A sweet little novella that is sure to have you smittened with the hero and heroine. After reading about Mikey in Matched I wasn’t so sure about him. He was, afterall, trying to keep my favorite couple in Bliss apart so I was a little frustrated with him. He redeemed himself in Smittened for sure.
Dahlia is not a heroine I am used to reading about. She isn’t the girl that stands out. She lives with cats, a lizard and a guinea pig with next to no furniture in her living room because she had to sell it since she was kind enough to loan money to her ex boyfriend who up and left. She runs an ice cream store in Bliss and it doesn’t see a lot of business in the winter months. Money is tight.
Mikey, country superstar Bill Brenton’s drummer and best friend, is a little lost, lonely and just needs a friend. He is also a bit of a manwhore, charming and flirting with every woman he sees. I didn’t expect him to fall for someone like Dahlia who doesn’t typically fall for men like Mikey. This unlikely pair was heartwarming to read about. Both of the characters grew so much in a short time frame and I flew through the story.
I thought it was brilliant to have Smittened take place during the same time period of Matched but from Mikey and Dahlia’s points of view. The overlap of events was fun and just makes you feel more a part of this town and characters’ lives.
Smittened is a novella in the Misfit Brides series, but I think it could be picked up and enjoyed as a stand alone just the same. If you are looking for a sweet romance read this winter, give Smittened a try. You will be left with a warm heart and a craving for ice cream.
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About the Book:
Author: Jamie Farrell
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased from Amazon
A Bad Boy, a Good Girl, and Ice Cream Collide in the Best Little Wedding Town in America!
Dahlia Mallard has finally found her destiny—running an ice cream shop in the happiest bridal town in the Midwest. Problem is, her heart is bigger than her bank account, and she needs a serious influx of cash to get through the winter. Her last-ditch effort? Getting country music superstar Billy Brenton to commit to attending her risqué flavor-tasting event to boost ticket sales. But the closest she can get to Billy is his drummer, the womanizing Mikey Diamond.
Mikey loves the ladies, and he makes no secret of it. But he’s not such a fan of this town devoted to weddings, love, and marriage. And he’s even less of a fan of people using him to get to Billy. When circumstances land Mikey in Dahlia’s house, though, all his caution—and all his interest in any other single ladies—flies out the window. Dahlia’s quirky and funny and, unlike all the other women he’s ever known, she doesn’t tolerate any of his baloney. But when Mikey discovers that Dahlia, too, is using him to get close to Billy, will he take the chance to be her hero instead, or will he revert to his manwhore ways?