Title: Cookies for Courting
Author: Amber Kell
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 68 Pages
At a Glance: A short and sweet coming together.
Reviewed By: Angel
Blurb: After his sister’s death, businessman Marshall Hunter gains custody of his niece. Unused to children, Marshall struggles to connect with her. In an effort to make her more comfortable in her new home, he hires professional muralist Pace Barlow to personalize her room.
Pace is intrigued by his tiny client, and even more interested in her handsome uncle, but Pace isn’t certain he’s ready for the commitment of an instant family.
When Marshall decides to move for the sake of his niece, will he be able to keep his relationship with his young artist, or will he have to give up love to become a good father for a lonely little girl?
The love baked into an old-fashioned recipe might bring the two men together, but some things take more than magical cookies to fix.
Review: Cookies for Courting is a sweet short story. I really enjoyed some aspects of it. Alice and Pace were both darling, and I love stories where the men have children, especially when the kid isn’t some horrible monster. Alice seemed very much like a regular eight-year-old.
I loved how Amber Kell incorporated the cookbook into the story, and I loved the sweetness of the cookies being done when the kitchen ‘smelled like love’. I really want to read the other novellas in this series.
Pace and Marshall hit it off instantly, but I think the frottage in the office was a bit much. I didn’t sense the love aspect between them, and it was almost instant love. They were sexy and steamy, though. I think a few more words and the relationship would have really come through for me.
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