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Love Lessons: Heavenly Bites Novella #2 (A Contemporary Holiday Romance)
     

Love Lessons: Heavenly Bites Novella #2 (A Contemporary Holiday Romance)

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by Christine S. Feldman
 
At the Heavenly Bites Bakery, three very different women bake up delectable treats and find romance with some unexpected but equally delectable men--and just in time for the holidays!

Self-assured Nadia Normandy knows everything there is to know about men and dating, which seems to be why little old Mrs. Beasley maneuvers her into taking unsuspecting and

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At the Heavenly Bites Bakery, three very different women bake up delectable treats and find romance with some unexpected but equally delectable men--and just in time for the holidays!

Self-assured Nadia Normandy knows everything there is to know about men and dating, which seems to be why little old Mrs. Beasley maneuvers her into taking unsuspecting and bookish accountant Benji Garner under her wing. Her mission? Shape him up for the opposite sex, preferably in time for New Year's Eve.

A challenge? Sure, but Nadia discovers that Benji's got a charm all his own, and she finds herself avoiding her usual social scene in favor of time spent with him--all in the name of mentoring him, of course.

Except that after a while, it starts to feel less like mentoring and more like something else--which could present a problem, because just as Nadia begins to realize she didn't know quite as much about men as she thought, other women are starting to notice her unlikely protégé.

Much like Nadia is beginning to notice him in a whole new way herself...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149100101
Publisher:
Christine S. Feldman
Publication date:
12/01/2013
Series:
Heavenly Bites Novellas , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
790,255
File size:
779 KB

Meet the Author

Short Bio: Christine S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and, to her great delight, she has placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts—and has even won a couple of them. In 2012 one of her screenplays was featured as a staged reading in New York City at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival ( and later that same year she signed her first publishing contract. When she is not writing, she is teaching kindergarten, puttering around in her garden, ballroom dancing with her husband, or doing research for her next project. Please visit her at her website , on Facebook at or follow her on Twitter at

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Love Lessons: Heavenly Bites Novella #2 (A Contemporary Holiday Romance) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
NadineTimes10 More than 1 year ago
Certainly, all that borderline-stiff accountant Benji needs to amp up his social life and find a woman of his own are lessons from an outspoken, confident baker and dating expert like Nadia. But, certainly nothing Nadia teaches Benji would be an opening for anything romantic-like to happen between him and Nadia herself. Certainly not... As the first book in this series by Christine S. Feldman is a Christmas novella, I'm sure Love Lessons can safely be called a New Year's novella. There's humor and quirkiness, smart romantic chemistry between the main players, and believable seriousness underlying Nadia's central challenge. And two enthusiastic thumbs up from this bookworm for the idea of being able to "meet someone" in a bookstore! Now, while Benji's physical features are described well, if there are details in the book beyond the cover image to describe what Nadia physically looks like, I missed them. But as far as who these people are, the characters are nicely developed, and the pacing of the story is excellent. A fun and even touching example of a holiday novella done well. Thorough enjoyment on my part!
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Love Lessons is book two in the Heavenly Bites novella series by Christine S. Feldman and Elaina Lee. Its Christmas season and business is booming at the Heavenly Bites Bakery. Nadia and Trish couldn’t be more pleased. Nadia doesn’t think twice about dishing out advice, especially of a romantic nature. It worked out well for Trish didn’t it?! But she wasn’t prepared for meddling matchmaker old Mrs. Beasley when she came in one day and wanted Nadia to help her young accountant make himself more desirable to the ladies. What could be so wrong with this guy that he needs a makeover? And Nadia doesn’t have time for this right now. But, no is not an answer Mrs. Beasley is prepared to accept. Nadia finds herself pleasantly surprised upon her first meeting with Benji Garner. He’s a little nerdy in his buttoned up shirt and tie and glasses. But those are the bluest eyes she has ever seen. But it seems that Benji is the one that had the biggest surprise. He didn’t realize the real purpose of this meeting. It seems as though Mrs. Beasley has been a little bit devious in getting Benji to meet with Nadia. Hesitantly, though, he agrees to let her help him. Nadia enjoys her dating life but she is a bit of a commitment-phobe. She never lets anyone get close. She enjoys the club scenes on the weekends and lots of casual dates. The more time she spends with Benji, no one is more surprised than she is that she in having so much fun just spending time with him. It seems as though perhaps she might be the one that learns something here. She is supposed to be helping Benji get dates right? Then, on the night they go salsa dancing, why does it bother her so much when the other women notice him and want to dance with him? The deal was one week which ends on New Year’s Eve. That way Benji could find himself someone to kiss at midnight at his party. But does Nadia really want someone else to be the one getting that New Year’s kiss? This is a super sweet story about finding love when you least expect it. As an added bonus, we get a little glimpse of little Kelsey, Ian’s little girl from the first book. That little girl definitely stole my heart. I’m loving this series and am so excited to read the next one, Playing Cupid, and to get to know Aimee, the newest employee of the Heavenly Bites Bakery and Mrs. Beasley’s granddaughter. Thank you so much to Christine Feldman for allowing me the opportunity to read this book.
DeborahONeillCordes More than 1 year ago
The following review will be written for the entire Heavenly Bites Collection by Christine S. Feldman. Delightful, witty, cute, funny, engaging, well-written... did I say delightful? Yes, I did. I've fallen in love with Ian, Benji, and Doyle, and the trio of ladies who fall for them. I love the character of Gran as well; her "meddling" was spot on and reminded me of one of my great-grannies, whom I was lucky enough to know. I hope Ms. Feldman considers doing sequels for each story, as I would be interested in knowing what happens next in their lives. Oh, and I ADORED the fact one of the heroes was a history professor. He is a treasure, Ms. Feldman. Five stars for this entire series!
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Nadia Normandy is asked by her sneaky older customer, Mrs. B,  to help Benji, short for Benjamin, become a ladies’ man.   Mrs. B sets up a meeting for December 26th at a coffee house for the two to meet and get started.   From the very first meeting both Benji and Nadia know they have been set up by the ultimate matchmaker, but also know that if they don’t follow this through Mrs. B will be working on setting them up with someone else.    Nadia continues to spend time with Benji, giving him directions on how to talk to a woman, how to flirt with a woman, how to dress to attract a woman, and how to dance with a woman.   The more time they spend together, the more this “chore” starts being something more enjoyable and feelings start developing.  My Review: Christine Feldman wrote the perfect follow up to the first book, Pastels and Jingle Bells, in this novella series.    Each book is written expertly.   The stories move along at a great pace and manage to keep the reader entertained and with enough knowledge of the characters to truly enjoy the story. Nadia is a fun character, who throughout the story discovers things about herself that she didn’t know or chose to ignore.   Benji appears to be clueless to women, but I am not convinced that this wasn’t a little bit of an act.  Reading how the two of them both circled each other, not wanting to make the first step was great.  I read the book in one setting and cannot wait to read the next book, Playing Cupid, due out in 2014.  I definitely recommend this series and this book, which can be read as a standalone, to all my chic-lit lovers.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim for Read Your Writes Book Reviews Do you want to read a book and smile the whole time? Then Love Lessons is the book for you. In classic Christine S. Feldman style, she has you laughing in the beginning and anxiously waiting for the couple to get together. I love stories where the couple actually dates each other, but don’t realize that’s what they're doing. That’s exactly what happens in this book. Benji Garner (an accountant) and Nadia Normandy (a baker) are thrown together by mutual client/friend, Mrs. Beasley who has a love match in her sights. After getting the two together under false pretenses, Nadia convinces Benji that it would be better for him to just go along. But what Nadia doesn’t expect is to fall for the seemingly square, strait-laced accountant who is more than he seems. Be prepared to fall in love with two people who seem to be so totally opposite and wrong for each other. While this is the second novella in the Heavenly Bites Series, it is a stand alone. Source: Author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the sweet story and the humor. Pastels and Jingle Bells, the first novella is just as sweet.