Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Candy Hearts Romance

Ask Me by Laura Strickland

Alone on Valentine’s Day, Leo Rankin attends the library’s Blind Date With a Book event hoping for something he can take to bed with him that night, and finds himself competing against Gerri Webb for the last remaining book. Wild child Gerri is not his usual type. Yet he feels an immediate, sizzling attraction and agrees to share the book and its accompanying bag of candy hearts. 

The whole idea of a Blind Date With a Book is to go off genre, so Gerri doesn’t mind when their flirty conversation suggests they unwrap each other rather than the mystery book. When a candy heart advises, “Ask Me,” she asks Leo back to her apartment. She never expects button-down Leo to hit all her buttons, but by the next morning she fears her heart’s in danger. Can one night spent off genre translate to real life?

Two lonely hearts collide on Valentine's Day, thanks to a library book giveaway and some candy hearts that say "Ask Me." These two believable, likable, and root-able characters are not usually risk takers but something about those candy hearts makes them willing to step out on a ledge and get a good look at the view from there.

Ms. Strickland has crafted a delightful story that checks all my boxes for a successful and heart warming romance!

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