Life is like ice cream: you have to take it one lick at a time…
Those of you who’ve been with me for a while will know I have a bit of a thing for ice cream. Three books – Tempted By Trouble, Anything But Vanilla and Vettori’s Damsel in Distress – have charted the romances of the three Amery sisters who founded the ice cream events business “Scoop!”.
Often one book will lead to a spin-off – great characters cannot be left dangling while the main event sweeps on to its inevitable conclusion.
Two such characters were that magician with ice cream, Ria (Knickerbocker Gloria, herself) and uptight millionaire with a passion for opera, Graeme Laing.
Sorrel Amery’s parting gift to him was to tell him that Ria loved the opera. Great Uncle Basil’s response was that she would “shake the creases out of his pants”.
Melting Mr Frosty’s Heart is a short story that catches up with the moment when Graeme, much against his better judgement, decides to ask Ria to join him in his box at Covent Garden.
Will she say yes? Do opposites ever attract? And what does happen to his pants?
Fielding’s writing is spot on in this opposite attract short story than shows us the heat between the uptight hero and the non uptight heroine.
I loved everything that was here but want more time for falling in love and blending. Just a few more chapters