Can an icicle-themed festival thaw the most unlikely hearts?
California lawyer Mina Richards spent her childhood helping her mom bake at their winter-themed café in the snowy village of Gosberg, Germany. When her retired parents want to sell The Icicle Café, Mina returns to facilitate the sale. She needs this to go right—she’ll fly in, finalize the deal and fly out to rescue her once high-powered career. But faced with Scott, her childhood friend and crush who doesn’t want to sell, Mina’s plan quickly falls apart.
Rising chef Scott Dawson has turned The Icicle Café into a destination restaurant. His parents and their partners want to sell the café to a hotel chain, and Scott can't meet their price. When Mina arrives—more beautiful and determined than ever—he sees the possibility of a new future for the business and the town he loves. He just needs to change her mind…about more than selling the café.
When Scott asks Mina to help with the café’s annual Icicle Fest, their icy relationship warms. Can these former friends find a future together in the snowy village of their past?
High school sweethearts get a second-chance at love in this chaste, charming romance from Wheatley (Wards of the Women). Mina Richards is on the fast track to become a partner at her California law firm. But on the cusp of the promotion, her father injures his back and her parents have to cancel their plans to head to Gosberg, Germany, where their family establishment, the Icicle Cafe, is preparing for the annual Icicle Fest. They ask Mina to take their place, as it's the last year the caf will participate in the event before closing. Chef Scott Dawson, who Mina briefly dated in her teen years, has taken the caf to new levels while managing it and is determined to save it from shuttering. He enlists Mina's help to find an investor and along the way learns that Mina has some impressive baking skills of her own. As the pair rekindle their romance, mouthwatering descriptions of desserts, cozy small-town closeness, and lively secondary characters add excitement. This affecting love story is a delight.