Jingle Belle by Delia Latham
"Jingle Belle Knowles is excited about the opportunity to write a Christmas jingle for a new restaurant in Pohono, Oklahoma—until she meets the company’s cocky PR man. Despite an immediate personality clash with much-too-handsome Italian Nick Santini, Belle finds herself irresistibly and unacceptably drawn to her insufferable client.Nick isn’t pleased about working with the lovely jingle writer. But with a grand opening date just two weeks before Christmas, he and his brother need something to draw shoppers off the streets and into their Tuscan-themed restaurant. Given Belle's stellar reputation, Nick makes up his mind to grit his teeth and get through the project.
They’re both adults. They’re both Christians. And they’re both determined to make the project a success. But when a passionate, self-assured, hard-headed Italian butts heads with a stubborn, auburn-haired, confident Irish spit-fire, the results could make for a highly chaotic Christmas season."
Jingle Belle lives up to this exciting blurb. The characters were so strong, they felt like real people to me, and I found myself thinking about them when I wasn't reading. Significant, heart-wrenching issues that plague both main characters come to a satisfying conclusion. There are plenty of heart-warming moments as well. Even though the Christmas Season has passed, I highly recommend this book for any time of the year. Oh, yes, and prepare to be hungry as you read about the cuisine in Nick's restaurant.
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