Olive had a major crush on Hank in high school. She was the too-smart, slightly chubby girl who gawked as Hank ran track and made all the cheerleaders swoon. After high school, the two went their separate ways. Olive opened a yoga studio and swore off sweets while Hank traveled the world. No problem, right? At least there wasn't a problem until Hank moved back to town and opened a candy shop across the street from Olive's studio. Now, Olive will do everything she can to shut her old crush down. But Hank has other plans, and all of them end with an Olive sundae.
Author's Note: Christmas Candy ends at 25%. As a special holiday treat, The Hard and Dirty Holidays (a set that includes A Stepbrother for Christmas, Bad Boy Valentine, Bad Boy Valentine Wedding, and F*ck of the Irish) is included at the end of this sweet tale for a limited time. Happy Holidays from Celia Aaron!
- Original Title:Christmas Candy
- Author:Celia Aaron
- Rating:7.9 / 10
- Publisher:Published November 26th 2016 by Celia Aaron
Can you smell it? I can. Sugar in the air, on my tongue, swirling through the cracks in the door and polluting everything inside my studio.
I frown and lean forward on my mat. “Transition into the child’s pose.”
My class follows my lead, stretching their arms out in front of them. Instead of pressing my forehead to the mat and breathing deeply, I stare at the shop across the street, at my enemy.
“Candy” the sign says in big red letters. He’s in there. Hank. I can see straight through my wide glass windows, across the dark, snowy street, and into his sparkling shop. He has a wide ribbon of taffy looped around a hook. With steady movements, he pulls it, loops it, pulls it, loops it.
I can’t quite make out the tone of his muscles, but I know it’s there. Irritat...