Happy last Wine Wednesday before Christmas everyone! Likely, you are doing the same thing I am and scurrying around to make last minute preparations for holiday celebrations. But I do hope you have time to take a moment for yourself and settle in with this week's wine / book pairing. Romance, Reads & Wine's couple today is brought to you by Jen Pfeiffer's The Rebel Cabernet Savignon (because, OMG, look at that label!) and USA Today Bestselling Author Celia Aaron's Christmas Cake. Christmas Cake promises to be as sweet of a read as the title denotes and the wine is a fun, sassy treat to be sure. So pull up a cozy spot, pour yourself a glass and grab a copy of this book for some holiday romance. Wishing you all happy holidays and, as always, happy reading!
"A Hallmark movie in book form!" - Goodreads reviewer
Now an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller
Ezra Grayson sits in his palatial estate and lords over the hamlet of Brooktown. He owns everything. Except her. Adeline Bishop runs Bishop Bakery, one of the last non-Grayson businesses in town. She's sent the mysterious Mr. Grayson one of her signature Christmas cakes--while also refusing all his offers to buy her bakery--for the past 5 years. This year's cake delivery brings their feud to a head. Ezra decides to confront Adeline, but he doesn't expect the curvy baker to be quite so sweet. When naughty meets nice, who will get their just desserts?
Author's Note: Merry Christmas! This is a safe, sweet* enemies-to-lovers Christmas novella. (*Author is not responsible for cavities or sugar highs as a result of reading.) The holiday collection stories are: Christmas Candy, A Cowboy for Christmas, and A Stepbrother for Christmas.
Olive had a major crush on Hank in high school. She was the too-smart, slightly chubby girl who gawked as Hank ran track and made all the cheerleaders swoon. After high school, the two went their separate ways. Olive opened a yoga studio and swore off sweets while Hank traveled the world. No problem, right? At least there wasn't a problem until Hank moved back to town and opened a candy shop across the street from Olive's studio. Now, Olive will do everything she can to shut her old crush down. But Hank has other plans, and all of them end with an Olive sundae.
A Cowboy for Christmas
I don't need a woman in my business--especially not one with a smart mouth and a curvy body. Molly Gale has been nothing but trouble ever since she showed up at the ranch next door. And now, right before a huge snowstorm hits on Christmas Eve, I have to go to her homestead. Have to see her, have to get another whiff of her strawberry scent. It's enough to drive a man mad. But I'll keep things professional, keep my hands to myself, and do what needs to be done. It's the perfect plan ...
Until my horse throws me and I need help from none other than the woman with the fiery tongue and the deliciously thick hips.
Yippee ki yay and Merry Christmas to me.
A Stepbrother for Christmas
Annalise dreads seeing her stepbrother at her family's Christmas get-together. Niles had always been so nasty, tormenting her in high school after their parents' had gotten married. British and snobby, Niles did everything he could to hurt Annalise when they were younger. Now, Annalise hasn't seen Niles in three years; he's been away at school in England and Annalise has started her pre-med program in Dallas. When they reconnect, dark memories threaten, sparks fly, and they give true meaning to the "hard and dirty holidays."
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.