Oh my gosh! This was the cutest and heartwarming story ever and so christmassy! I'm really glad I got a chance to read it. Again a huge thank you to Christine S. Feldman, the author of this lovely short story.
When Trish Ackerly crosses paths with Ian Rafferty, who used to be her childhood bully she decides to tell him exactly what she always had wanted to and finally get her revenge. But things don't plan out as Trish wants when she learns Ian isn't the same guy he used to be.
There aren't many novellas like this that are as great because usually they're not decently written or edited in a good way. Pastels and Jingle Bells wasn't like that at all. It was actually really well done. Though this genre isn't my favorite ever, every now and then I like reading stories like this, especially one that was so sweet and funny.
I loved the main character, Trish. The things she did were so funny at times, like hiding from Ian when he walks into the bakery she works in or trying to make Ian "eat his heart out" over her. I also like the way she was with Ian's daughter, Kelsey, the way she pretty much dropped anything to make her happy and paint her windows.
Ian was also really, really great. I like the name Ian for male characters but this Ian was epsecially amazing. The way he takes care of his little girl, was so sweet. I awww'ed a lot over him. I also loved Trish's friend and co-working, Nadia. I'm so glad the next story will be about her. I can't wait to read it!
Overall, this book was all possitive for me. A cute and at times really funny story, characters that I loved reading about, great writing that never got boring and sweet romance. What else can you want for Christmas?