5 stars for Cookie Collision (Christmas Cookies) by @darlene_deluca1 #womensfiction #holidayromance
Title: Cookie Collision (Christmas Cookies)
Author: Darlene Deluca
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Holiday Romance
Before she can let up and enjoy some holiday cheer, real estate agent Alana Drake has work to do. With Christmas moving in fast, she has clients to meet with, houses to show, and cookies to bake. Every open house deserves her special touch—homemade and hand-decorated sugar cookies for a warm welcome. And she needs several dozen for upcoming holiday events and open houses.
But a poorly timed stop at the grocery store could upend more than her bag of groceries.
Running into Doctor Justin Teague—literally—shakes up Alana's tidy world. The chance encounter leaves her with a bum ankle, forces her to reconsider some dating ideals, and reveals new information about a longtime nemesis.
When all she wanted was to bake some cookies…
After colliding with a doctor leaves Alana injured, her carefully organized life crumbles like overbaked Christmas cookies. Real estate agent Alana Drake knows her secret to selling houses is her homemade sugar cookies. With Christmas fast approaching, she better get her bake on. She pops into the grocery store but she winds up with an injured ankle after an accident with Dr. Justin Teague. Suddenly, her life takes a swift turn she didn’t expect. House calls, cookie baking, dating expectations beat Alana’s heart into a frenzy. Can she overcome it all with a fresh outlook and enjoy the holidays or will she deflate like overwhipped frosting?
Cookie Collision is a lighthearted holiday romance with a heartfelt message. Darlene Deluca is a talented women’s fiction writer, so I thought I knew what was in store. Cookie Collision surpassed my expectations ten-fold. It has all the feels, from the realistic heroine to the circumstances to the unexpected romance. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Alana grow and shift her perspective. Sometimes we need a shake-up to our life to discover what really matters. The setting at Christmas adds so much warmth to the story. The plot moves at a good pace with natural ebbs and flows. When reading Cookie Collision, it’s easy to get caught up in the story. The reason is simply flawless writing. Darlene Deluca is a gifted writer. She writes realistic stories everyone can relate to. Give your holiday spirit a boost and pick up Cookie Collision. Yule love it. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Hello, dear readers!
Thank you for visiting. While you're browsing, I hope you'll take a few minutes to read some of the wonderful reviews that other readers have written about my novels. I write a variety of genres, so I hope you find something that appeals to you.
My novels are about people and their relationships - what brings them together, what keeps them apart. My intent is to bring to life interesting and 'real' characters that you, the reader, can relate to in real-life situations that combine a little fun, plenty of drama (with perhaps a tear or two), and big helpings of friendship, love and self-discovery, and will leave you either cheering or sighing with a satisfied smile as you turn the final page.
With a degree in Journalism, I began my writing career as a newspaper reporter, then moved into corporate communications, writing and editing for business-related employee, company and industry publications. I launched into fiction writing just a few years ago, and published my first novel in 2013.
So far, my completed novels and works-in-progress fall into the genres of women's fiction, contemporary romance, and mainstream with romantic elements.
Books have always been a part of my life, and reading has always been a favorite pastime - from my childhood bookworm days when I would hide away with Trixie Belden or Laura Ingalls Wilder, to my busy parenting days when I forgo laundry, housecleaning and sleeping to carve out time for my latest book club read. I love curling up with a cup of tea and a bite of dark chocolate, and getting lost in a good story.
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p.s. Please note that while some of my books fit the contemporary romance category, they are fairly mild in terms of heat level. If you're looking for hot and steamy romance with explicit sex scenes, these probably aren't for you!
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N