"A comedy of errors and mistaken identities, funny, warm and really entertaining." ~Kumotteiru
Good Humor Abounds When the Ice Cream Man Falls for His Suspect
Divorcee Jenny Lake suspects the new ice cream man, Nick Barnett, is selling more than bompops off his truck. The neighbors think Nick is dealing drugs.
Nick fears Jenny is more than the frazzled mom of two she portrays, as all evidence makes her suspect number one in his check-kiting case.
Of course, Nick also knows a cop should never fall in love with his suspect. And a man who can't tolerate kids shouldn't love a woman who wants a houseful. But somehow he keeps forgetting as he does everything possible to prove the evidence wrong.
RITA Award, Winner
Publisher's Note: Dive in and enjoy these classic romances from Eileen Dreyer. Amusing, sweet and oh-so romantic in the best way, these timeless tales will leave you feeling good all-over. Fans of humorous contemporary romance by authors such as Sally Thorne, Lauren Blakely, Addison Cole as well as Molly Harper, Sarah Maclean and Emma Chase will not want to miss this enduring and sweet romantic series.
KORBEL CLASSICS: HUMOROUS SERIES, in order
The Ice Cream Man
Isn't It Romantic?
A Prince of a Guy
Princess and the Pea
A Fine Madness
ALSO by Eileen Dreyer:
If Looks Could Kill
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is drug dealing in the area and divorcee mum, Jenny, thinks it could be the gorgeous ice cream van man whose the chief suspect. Little does she realise that he is a cop and she is HIS chief suspect but he's trying to prove that evidence wrong. Nick shouldn't fall for this gorgeous woman with a houseful of kids. They're not in their 20's and both have 'baggage' but does it really matter in the end when there is that sizzling chemistry between them? The dialogue is fast and witty and I loved the way they skirted around each other. This is a light hearted, humourous romance that will keep me coming back for more from this fantastic author. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Definitely recommended
It's A Blast From The Past Discovering What The HEART always knows... She's a struggling Single-Mom who only wants to do right by her kids; unfortunately, her Ex is making that virtually impossible... Now, she's being embroiled in an investigation into "The Ice-Cream Man" who everyone's sure is peddling MORE than just Pops outta his truck of Frozen Delights... However, the closer she gets to the neighborhood Ice-Cream STUD, the MORE she's convinced he's innocent... In fact, she just wants to drop the whole thing, but it seems forces are conspiring against her... You see, "The Ice-Cream Man" might not be dealing Snow Rock to kids, but he's not on the up & up either... He's carrying his own secrets around, close to his chest, which only makes him look more suspicious... To bad for him that he's falling for his primary target, & getting in deeper by the day... Will either of these lovebirds survive his stint as "The Ice-Cream Man" intact as their HEARTS discover how to be the BEST judge of character?! I was granted an ARC of Eileen Dreyer's "The Ice Cream Man (Korbel Classic Romance Humorous Series, Book 1)" via Booksprout; I really enjoyed this Blast from the past, & the struggles each character not only was presented with, but also overcame. Sometimes, it really is ALL about your outlook!! I recommend this book based upon its own merits. All opinions expressed within this review are uniquely my own & freely given. Until next time... Happy Reading!
I had no idea that Eileen Dreyer, an author I have enjoyed reading in the past, also writes under the name of Kathleen Korbel. What a happy surprise to be offered a romance written by her in 1988! Now, when reading a book from decades before it is wise to remember that life and romances were different then and books written will reflect that. That said…I thoroughly enjoyed this book :) The story took me back to a simpler time when doors were often left unlocked, women were more often stay at home mom’s and ice cream trucks visited neighborhoods where I lived. Jenny Lake is scraping to make ends meet for herself and her two young children. Her wealthy ex-husband is a deadbeat dad living the highlife with his new wife and delinquent in child support payments. Into Jenny’s life comes The Ice Cream Man, Nick. Nick is fantasy material for Jenny but a hot questionably drug dealing conversational item among the women of Jenny’s neighborhood. Nick is not what he appears to be on the surface…nope…not at all. As the story progresses Nick and Jenny get to know and begin to fall for one another. They have ups and downs and interesting things happen that I found thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you to eBook Discovery for the copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 Stars
4.5 stars! Single, divorced mother of two kids meets Nick, the ice cream man, and a romance begins. This is set in 1988, and the story still works today. There are some cool characters in this story. Nick Barnett is a mystery man, assumed to be a drug dealer by the neighborhood women. Jenny is 'volunteered' to go undercover to bust him. Her daughter, Emma, is a treat. Nosy neighbors, suspicious mail activity, and Jenny can't help falling for sexy Nick. And then there are a couple of twists that made it even better. I enjoyed how well this was written and how easily I was absorbed in it. The book cover is a bit goofy, but I chose it because of the blurb. I'm glad that I did. Her marriage ended in divorce and dashed her dreams. This schoolteacher was relatable, and parts of the story felt realistic. I liked her and her big test for Nick. The mystery was a bit on the side and not the main focus. It was mainly the reason they got together. I figured one part, but was surprised by the other. Worth reading if you're looking for a romance with a cozy mystery, a hot guy, an adorable daughter, and a single mother that you can't help but root for. I received a free copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.
I thought this was a cute book, a fun love story. It's a great book to read when you just want to kick back & let all your cares fade away for a couple of hours. There are no crazy twists or turns but the writing is engaging & the characters are sassy. Enjoyable read. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.