One Enchanted Eve

One Enchanted EveOne Enchanted Eve by Melissa Tagg
Series: Enchanted Christmas Collection #2
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance
Published by Larkspur Press on November 22, 2016
Pages: 134
Also by this author: From the Start, Keep Holding On

 

Publisher’s Summary:

After years of mistakes and regret, Colin Renwycke finally has a plan: Hone his baking talent at the Denver Culinary Institute and embark on a new career as a pastry chef. If he’s lucky, he might even manage to earn back his family’s respect. But despite his skills in the kitchen, Colin’s a mess in the classroom and his ongoing disasters are proving too much for his prickly instructor. If he loses his spot at the school, he’s out of backup plans.

Culinary school instructor Rylan Jefferson has the chance to reclaim her dream of running her own bakery. But she only has until Christmas Eve to come up with the perfect recipe to impress an eccentric investor. She has no time for holiday parties or family plans . . . and especially not for the unruly student baker who couldn’t follow a recipe if his life depended on it. 

But Colin has the one ingredient Rylan needs most—talent. Lots of it. And when he makes a proposal that just might solve both their problems, Rylan can’t say no—even if it does mean traveling all the way to Iowa. It just might be that the snow-covered plains and a charming small town full of postcard Christmas cheer are exactly what her hungry heart needs . . . along with a man who is much more than he seems.

One Enchanted Eve is as charming and as effervescent as I’ve come to expect from a Melissa Tagg story! If you’ve picked One Enchanted Eve to start your Christmas reading for the season, then you are in good hands. I’m not sure how she does it, but Melissa Tagg manages to take a shorter tale and bring characters with history and depth to life. Set in the charming town of Maple Valley, Iowa, a place that readers will recognize from the endearing Walker Family books, this little tale is filled with endearing characters with realistic struggles and an adorable romance.

This little tale is filled with endearing characters with realistic struggles and an adorable romance.

Though we see Colin through the eyes of his responsible older brother Drew in One Enchanted Christmas – side note, if you’ve not read it, please do – in One Enchanted Eve, we see things from his perspective. A late bloomer, Colin is determined to prove himself to his family, but not reaching out may have cost him this time. Ryland Jefferson has kept her hurts to herself, shutting herself out from her family to better distance herself from her pain. Their sweet interactions and the cozy setting of a renovated farmhouse – with trips to the park and a certain bridge in Maple Valley – are the perfect pairing.

With real-life situations, a sweet romance, and tasty details about baking, this novella pulled me in immediately.

With real-life situations, a sweet romance, and tasty details about baking, this novella pulled me in immediately. I was glad to see the Renwycke family again and can only hope that Colin’s sister Leigh gets her own story as well!

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