Be my Valentine, Blueberry Springs.
Three short stories of sweet, clean romance from the Blueberry Springs series. Forbidden kisses, tough choices, and a question that will change the future of one of the town’s favorite couples.
This set includes the latest standalone short story romances from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jean Oram: Whiskey and Gumdrop Hearts, Vodka and Chocolate Hearts, and Tequila and Candy Hearts.
Tequila and Candy Hearts
One new job. One chance to prove herself. And one crush on the man she most definitely shouldn’t.
Nicola Samuels has spent the past two years traveling the world with her best friend Todd Haber and is ready to settle down with her first real career as Blueberry Springs’s community planner. Eager to make her mark on the small town, she creates the first annual Valentine’s Day Love Extravaganza. Thinking she is immune to the holiday, she hires a man dressed as Cupid, not expecting to fall under the spell of the holiday…
But when Cupid strikes, will she kiss the man she shouldn’t—or will she hide her true feelings in order to prevent ruining the one thing she can’t risk losing?
Vodka and Chocolate Hearts
One happy couple. One friend with a not-so-secret crush. One Valentine’s Day that could change it all.
Months ago, Amber Thompson returned to her hometown of Blueberry Springs with hunky newscaster Russell Peaks on her arm. But lately her boyfriend has been spending more and more time in the city as well as talking about moving back. No problem; Amber can work as a mail-order database lackey anywhere there’s internet—as long as Russell asks her to come along.
When the town’s first Valentine’s Day Love Extravaganza gets underway, Amber’s boyfriend gets held up in the city, causing her best friend Scott Malone to pick up his slack. Will Scott’s good intentions be noticed for what they truly are and create a Blueberry Springs love triangle, or will Russell find a way to redeem himself in time to reclaim his girlfriend?
Note to readers: This short story can be read before Amber's novel Vodka and Chocolate Drops.
Whiskey and Gumdrop Hearts
One woman. One man. One question.
Award-winning baker Mandy Mattson is tired of feeling as though she’s always leaning on her boyfriend Frankie Smith to make her dreams come true. Struggling to expand her new restaurant in hopes of becoming more financially secure, she doesn’t know what to do when her boyfriend asks for the one thing she doesn’t have— more time to spend with him.
When Frankie runs out of patience, Mandy finds herself having to choose between two dreams. Will she make the right choice? Or will she find a way to have her cake and eat it too?
Note to readers: This standalone short story is an ‘after story’ from Whiskey and Gumdrops. It can be read as a standalone, but does contain spoilers for that novel. It contains no cliffhangers.