From a summertime fling with a twin’s ex, to a snowed-in adventure for two strangers, this pair of standalone novellas from a USA Today bestselling author give readers a taste of the popular Ponderosa Resort romantic comedy world, plus a peek at the brand-new Juniper Ridge rom-com series.
About Mancandy Crush (novella 1)
A SPECIAL PONDEROSA RESORT NOVELLA!
Josh Mattis is totally over getting his heart stomped six years ago, so what’s with the mule kick to the chest when he spots the girl who ghosted him? Turns out she’s not his teenage fling, but her twin sister—and she needs a fake date to her cousin’s wedding.
Valerie Vincent would rather shove sewing needles in her eyes than have one more person tell her she needs adventure. All she needs is a quiet reading nook and a chance to enjoy Bree’s quirky Christmas nuptials in the summer sun at Ponderosa Resort. Okay, she’d also like to skip the pitying looks when her twin trots out her fab new fiancé, but Val can fix all that with one rugged river guide who’s happy to play her arm candy.
As Josh and Val bond over weird eggnog and messed-up mistletoe hunts, the July sun isn’t the only source of scorching heat. Will the past be a blast of icy cold reality, or can their fling last longer than a peppermint fudgesicle on a hot day?
About Snowbound Squeeze (novella 2)
A SPECIAL PONDEROSA RESORT NOVELLA!
Gable Judson needs a hideout. A safe place to escape the shambles of his Hollywood life. When college pal James Bracelyn offers a secret cabin an hour from Ponderosa Resort, Gable’s got the car pointed toward Oregon faster than paparazzi pouncing on a nip slip.
Gretchen Laslo needs a retreat. Not just to work on her PhD dissertation, but to flee the messy breakup that left her inner critic shouting “duh, girl.” Meeting sexy, mysterious Gabe the night before she leaves is just another reminder to stay focused on her brain, because her heart’s kind of a dumbass.
When a Bracelyn family mix-up collides with the worst storm to hit Central Oregon in years, Gretchen and Gable end up accidental roommates. Roommates without internet or TV or—God forbid—an ice cream maker. With both hiding secrets they’d rather not reveal, whatever will they do to pass the long winter nights?
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Entertaining. Liked the stories and the characters.
Enjoyed this book and novella
Enjoyed all the stories in this series book.
Two great novellas in one fun set!
These two novellas are a great way to get your feet wet in the Ponderosa Resort series if you’re not ready to commit to a full length book. But my prediction is you’ll be searching out the rest of the series!
In Man Candy Crush I’m totally smitten by Valerie and Josh. But I’ll be honest, the fact that Valerie’s twin had a summer fling years ago with Josh kinda gave me the willies. But I overcame that quickly, thanks as always to Fenske and her writing. Great dialogue is a huge turn on for me. There’s nothing better, even the sexy parts! Shocking, right!?
As much as I enjoyed Valerie and Josh, I adored Gretchen and Gabe in Snowbound Squeeze! What can I say about a book that starts with the most unique meet-cute I’ve ever read! Gretchen and Gabe meet while she’s borrowing dill for her salmon chowder...which she invites Gabe to come try. That right there shows the signature fun and zaniness in both the Ponderosa Resort series and author Tawna Fenske’s writing.
The Bracelyn family is full of interesting, funny, complex characters and this box set is just a small taste. If you like small towns, with hilarious dialogue and loving family dynamics, grab this set and enjoy an afternoon at the ranch.