For A Rainy Afternoon

For A Rainy Afternoon

by Rj Scott

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Overview

Maybe it's not just Robbie and Jason that can have the greatest love story ever told.

Robbie runs a small Post Office made from a converted Station House in a village northwest of London, England. He is stunned when a close friend dies and leaves him half of her estate. The only proviso is that it is to be shared equally with an American stranger, Jason, who has recently moved to the village.

The sealed box that they jointly inherit includes several rare first editions and an old cookery book. Only when the secrets of the ingredients in a particular recipe are finally revealed does everything begin to make sense... and a love story that began seventy years ago can finally be celebrated.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161270592
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Publication date: 02/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 316,886
File size: 436 KB

About the Author

RJ Scott is the author of the over one hundred published novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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For a Rainy Afternoon 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
A quick novella is perfect for a rainy afternoon right before a nap. It’s a sweet tale about match making from the grave. We’ve got Maggie, who passed away but before she did she befriended a lost soul Robbie and left him her shop. But the cottage she left to her distant relative Jason.  Jason lives in NYC, works at a job he hates so he decides to pack up and move to England and write a book involving the history of that area. While living in the cottage. Once Jason and Robbie meet the chemistry is instant. String of bad luck has Jason living with Robbie and they fall into an easy life together, one I could see them living. The author does a good job painting a daily picture of a routine for these two. The one thing I would have liked was a little more back story, on the actually main MC, we got the distant stories of the Great grand’s but very vague on Robbie and Jason. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many reviews
CoffeeBreakandaGoodBook More than 1 year ago
Robbie and Jason are thrown together after Maggie’s death. One was her dear friend and co-worker. The other is her long lost relative from America. She match makes from the grave, leaving them each something precious to her in her will. Their story is a sweet one, especially when Maggie’s backstory of her lost love comes out.  It’s not a fast and intense attraction, but a slow, sweet, full of passion love story. There are wonderful recipes and mentions of food throughout this short tale. This is the kind of book that warms the heart and soul and makes the reader feel good after it’s all over. I wish more was focused on Robbie and Jason, but I enjoyed the first installment of the Tales from the Curious Cookbook series. *I received a complimentary copy for review 
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
RJ Scott's contribution to the Tales of The Curious Cookbook series is a heartwarming one that will make readers misty-eyed but with a smile on their face. When a young Englishman who's always felt a bit lost waiting for something he can't define, meets a carefree artsy American, their unexpected connection brings them together in a sensual journey to HFN that's richly rewarding. Throw in a bit of mystery courtesy of the matchmaking elder Maggie, who recently passed, and you have an entertaining story with a rich atmosphere that fully immerses you into their journey. Robbie was left adrift after graduating college but was luckily taken under the wing of the sweet and wise Maggie who gave him a job and a home that fed into his creativity. The only thing missing was love which once again arrived courtesy of Maggie's long-lost relative Jason. When fate puts them in close proximity the sparks fly in a slowly sensual burgeoning relationship that crackles in intensity yet is sweet in the support they give one another. Robbie is a quiet soul, self-deprecating when it comes to his art but in Jason he finds the other half to his artistic heart. Robbie's the legacy left behind by Maggie and he works very hard to keep her memories alive in subtle ways like perfecting her famous cake recipe after discovering the most important ingredient...love. Jason is more of a mystery as we only find out things through Robbie's view. What I saw though I liked immensely. He too wanted to do right by his family's memory and uncovering the past was a big part of that with the breadcrumb trail intriguing. Though Maggie's dead for almost the entire book her character still loomed large. Through her matchmaking and mysterious background she brought two young men together to live out the love story she never had and it made for a sweetly satisfying endeavor. The small town surrounding these characters also plays a part in showcasing the closeness of everyone over one woman's memory and is vividly depicted as to further immerse me in the story. Along with its sweetness was a nice amount of steamy sexual interludes between Robbie and Jason that intensified as they grew closer. All in all it was a short read long on sentiment and sensuality and was a decadently delightful way to spend the afternoon.