A Christmas novella where everyone gets their just desserts.
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.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in the small town of Hollyton.
Characters: The main characters in this novella are Olive Granderson and Hank Winters. Olive can’t stand her once high school crush turned business owner of a candy shop. Especially due to the fact that he has set up shop right across the street from her yoga studio! But desperate times calls for desperate measures and Olive will do anything to get him shut down. But little does she know that Hank has grand plans for her that all end in her covered in chocolate. Can Olive overcome her feelings of hate to see the real Hank? Or will Olive go too far in her quest to get rid of the only man who has ever held her heart?
Plot: This is kind of a second chance romance between Hank and Olive.
Writing: This novella is written in first person points of view of Hank and Olive, and is a standalone novella.
Curb Appeal: I love this cover! I love how it plays up the holiday theme and the Christmas colors are so pretty! The blurb gives a great rundown on the situation and what could possibly come!
Ultimately: I loved this little Christmas story!!! Hank was so sweet and I loved how they both liked each other but never had the courage to pursue one another! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero who is sweet on the girl of his dreams and a heroine who finally gets what she’s been craving then come check out Christmas Candy!!!
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