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Frankie Taylor is a pastry chef in need of a fresh start, and Cap Roberts is a coffee shop owner in need of a pastry chef. Should be a perfect fit. But the delicious pastries he bakes aren't the only thing about Frankie that makes Cap's mouth water, and as a newly single father, Cap can’t afford to risk not only his heart, but his daughter's as well. Especially since they Frankie Taylor is a pastry chef in need of a fresh start, and Cap Roberts is a coffee shop owner in need of a pastry chef. Should be a perfect fit. But the delicious pastries he bakes aren't the only thing about Frankie that makes Cap's mouth water, and as a newly single father, Cap can’t afford to risk not only his heart, but his daughter's as well. Especially since they don't know if Frankie will stay in River Gorge. With the help of a few meddling friends, one determined little girl, and a few snowflake kisses, the two men will discover a love that is worth the risk.


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Frankie Taylor is a pastry chef in need of a fresh start, and Cap Roberts is a coffee shop owner in need of a pastry chef. Should be a perfect fit. But the delicious pastries he bakes aren't the only thing about Frankie that makes Cap's mouth water, and as a newly single father, Cap can’t afford to risk not only his heart, but his daughter's as well. Especially since they Frankie Taylor is a pastry chef in need of a fresh start, and Cap Roberts is a coffee shop owner in need of a pastry chef. Should be a perfect fit. But the delicious pastries he bakes aren't the only thing about Frankie that makes Cap's mouth water, and as a newly single father, Cap can’t afford to risk not only his heart, but his daughter's as well. Especially since they don't know if Frankie will stay in River Gorge. With the help of a few meddling friends, one determined little girl, and a few snowflake kisses, the two men will discover a love that is worth the risk.

30 review for Snowflake Kisses

  1. 4 out of 5

    Denise H.

    Devin + Annie + Frankie = Family happiness ! Completely adorable Annie is being raised by her Uncle “Cap”/Devin, who runs the coffee shop in River Gorge. Frankie quits his bakery job, happy to leave his horrible boss. Frankie comes here to be closer to his best friend Riley, and lands a fantastic baker job at the coffee shop. The men quickly find they are attracted. This short story is fun, super sexy, and the men are cute together. I wanted to taste some of the bakery delights ... The side char Devin + Annie + Frankie = Family happiness ! Completely adorable Annie is being raised by her Uncle “Cap”/Devin, who runs the coffee shop in River Gorge. Frankie quits his bakery job, happy to leave his horrible boss. Frankie comes here to be closer to his best friend Riley, and lands a fantastic baker job at the coffee shop. The men quickly find they are attracted. This short story is fun, super sexy, and the men are cute together. I wanted to taste some of the bakery delights ... The side characters are terrific, but we do get to see our guys blindsided by Frankie’s old boss and Devin’s ex, wow ! That bit of tension is short-lived. Enjoy ! =====

  2. 4 out of 5

    Emily Seelye

    Really cute short story between a cafe owner and his pastry chef.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    What is it with these adorable little kids that just make the book so much better?? Little Annie. So sweet and adorable and you can’t help but fall in love with her. It also helps that she has a sexy, sweet Uncle that is just the perfect man with a heart of gold. At least in Frankie’s case. Frankie loved being a pastry chef. But after a new chef came in to take over, it became a dreaded thing. When the man had the audacity to suggest he find a new job after all the work Frankie has done and all t What is it with these adorable little kids that just make the book so much better?? Little Annie. So sweet and adorable and you can’t help but fall in love with her. It also helps that she has a sexy, sweet Uncle that is just the perfect man with a heart of gold. At least in Frankie’s case. Frankie loved being a pastry chef. But after a new chef came in to take over, it became a dreaded thing. When the man had the audacity to suggest he find a new job after all the work Frankie has done and all the years he’s been there, he had finally had enough and left the man stranded. Meanwhile, it was time for a break and a visit to his best friend. When he makes his visit, they happen to pop into the local coffee shop, and Cap had asked if Frankie’s best friend, Ripley, could help him. When Frankie offered to help instead with something homemade, it became a hit and a partnership was starting to form. Cap knew he could have a big boom in business with a pastry chef back. After his ex left him high and dry, things had slowed down. And with as good as Frankie is, he was right. Business was booming again. It also helped that Cap had a gorgeous man to look at every day. He was Cap’s every fantasy come to life and Cap was Frankie’s. Now if Cap can make sure Frankie has everything he needs in his life for Frankie to stay, it will be the best ever. For him and for Annie. I love these adorable little kids in these books. You guys are killing me with them. They are just so special. They just all have this way about them that makes the book so much more special. But I loved how Cap and Frankie just fit together as well. They have this chemistry that is just amazing. It’s like, you know how you have those friends that are like best friends and when you haven’t seen them in a while, it doesn’t seem to matter. That you just pick up right where you left off. That’s kind of how they are. They just have this natural rapport that just has them working well together and when they decided to take the next step, it made the chemistry that much more explosive. It didn’t matter that Cap had Annie to take care of either. He was aware that Cap came as a package deal. And for Frankie, that was just perfect. It didn’t matter to him. He loved her as much as he loved Cap. This is just the sweetest little story. I loved it so much. And I also loved that the ex boyfriend and ex boss got what was coming to them. You will see what I mean. Served them right. Never overestimate your worth. Someone else can be just as good and much nicer lol. But don’t underestimate yourself either. Anyway. It’s a great little story. I hope you guys love it as much as I did. http://lovebytesreviews.com/

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cindi

    4.5 stars, rounded up. I've been slowly making my way through the Snowed In - Valentine's Inc. series for the past few weeks. When I opened my Kindle to read Snowflake Kisses I didn't know that the main characters had already been introduced in Finding Ripley. While I would've liked to have known a little more about Reed and Ripley before starting this, I was still happy with it. Snowflake Kisses can be read as a standalone. I loved Frankie and Devin (Cap) from the minute I met each one in the sto 4.5 stars, rounded up. I've been slowly making my way through the Snowed In - Valentine's Inc. series for the past few weeks. When I opened my Kindle to read Snowflake Kisses I didn't know that the main characters had already been introduced in Finding Ripley. While I would've liked to have known a little more about Reed and Ripley before starting this, I was still happy with it. Snowflake Kisses can be read as a standalone. I loved Frankie and Devin (Cap) from the minute I met each one in the story. Then there's Annie, Devin's four-year-old niece that he's adopting. I'm a sucker for books with kids in them and I simply adored Annie and her goat and unicorn loving ways. ;) She was precious. Great story. Full review can be found at -

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mrs.V

    Oh, this book is absolutely cute and adorable! It has anything you may want in a book: baking, an adorable little girl, an awful ex (who happens to also be the one who ruins the other MCs work life), a snowed in layover and tons and tons of fluff.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    Taking changes head on This was a wonderfully adorable story of finding love and happiness. The way the two worked there was low angst, just honest concerns that were talked through and addressed as they came up, allowing the growing love to shine through everything. Devin is a coffee shop owner in a small town who has just adopted his niece. He spends his time running the shop and then taking care of the little girl who means so much to him. His ex made pastries for the shop, something he hasn't Taking changes head on This was a wonderfully adorable story of finding love and happiness. The way the two worked there was low angst, just honest concerns that were talked through and addressed as they came up, allowing the growing love to shine through everything. Devin is a coffee shop owner in a small town who has just adopted his niece. He spends his time running the shop and then taking care of the little girl who means so much to him. His ex made pastries for the shop, something he hasn't had since the man split. Frankie worked for the premiere pastry shop in the big city, but his new boss suggested that if Frankie so enjoyed his decorating and helping out small parties he should find a job elsewhere. Frankie quits and moves closer to his best friend and only family, finding himself looking for a job. When his trip to the coffee shopmleads him to Devin and the possibility of making pastries for the shop and cakes as his own boss it seems to be a match made in heaven. Liking the owner doesn't hurt either. Devin and Frankie are both attracted to each other and it just grows as time goes on with them working together. They have similar values, with both wanting to be a successful business, but not willing to sacrifice the small jobs in the community to ensure they do so. Frankie sees how important Devin's niece is and not only respects the time he takes for her, but makes time for her himself. When Devin has concerns about committing to another person when he has just recently taken on the adoption, and his concerns about neglecting one of the other person in attempting to build both relationships, they take the time to talk about it and work it out. They also lean on friends and family as it takes many to make a family and raise a child. It was a very sweet story with growing love and small town feel.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Devoted❤️Reader

    Balentime’s Love Bugs This book made me hungry, and I may need to visit a bakery. Jacki James knows how to write places that feel like home and characters that leave a lasting impression. Whether you love them to pieces or want to cliff a prissy jerk, you won’t be able to forget them. I love, love, love Frankie. His spirit, attitude and generosity are unparalleled. Plus he’s amazing with kids. Cap, well, he’s a dream come true. In fact, he’s a real-life teddy bear that I would cuddle up with any Balentime’s Love Bugs This book made me hungry, and I may need to visit a bakery. Jacki James knows how to write places that feel like home and characters that leave a lasting impression. Whether you love them to pieces or want to cliff a prissy jerk, you won’t be able to forget them. I love, love, love Frankie. His spirit, attitude and generosity are unparalleled. Plus he’s amazing with kids. Cap, well, he’s a dream come true. In fact, he’s a real-life teddy bear that I would cuddle up with any night or day. “...special doesn’t come from what we do, it comes from who we’re with.” Everyone in River Gorge epitomizes this statement but none more so than Cap and Frankie. They are a Hallmark moment but with a dash of spice. It’s extremely sexy how Frankie uses Cap’s real name, Cap’s fascination with Frankie’s wardrobe, and above all their creative uses of furniture. These two are sinfully sensuous, but they’re also delightfully sweet together. They’re amazing and the source of my joy. We can’t forget about Annie and how adorable she is. I hereby reserve my spot for any tea party with her and Frankie. I am so happy we got to revisit with Ripley and his goats; he’s such a character. I am looking forward to many more stories in this town. There is so much heart and happiness in this book, it made mine overflow.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Deb Swietek

    Cakes & love bugs, coffee & unicorns & goats, oh boy! What a great, feel- good story! I was pulled in from the first pages. It was so easy to become involved with the characters lives. This book has it all: an adorable little girl, a pastry chef extraordinaire, a hunky coffee shop owner, loyal friends, small town ethos, steamy sex, and a sleazy ex. Oh, and did I mention goats in pajamas? What's not to love? Frankie is a baker with serious cake decorating skills. Leaving the big city for small Cakes & love bugs, coffee & unicorns & goats, oh boy! What a great, feel- good story! I was pulled in from the first pages. It was so easy to become involved with the characters lives. This book has it all: an adorable little girl, a pastry chef extraordinaire, a hunky coffee shop owner, loyal friends, small town ethos, steamy sex, and a sleazy ex. Oh, and did I mention goats in pajamas? What's not to love? Frankie is a baker with serious cake decorating skills. Leaving the big city for small town living is a huge step. But meeting coffee shop owner Cap, really changes everything. Devin has been called Cap since high school. After his sleazy ex leaves him without a pastry chef, his coffee shop suffers. Frankie is just the boost he needs. It's a win- win for them both. Devin is a single dad raising his sister's daughter as his own. Annie loves unicorns, and goats in 'jamas. When she falls in love with Frankie, who lets her 4 year old self help decorate cupcakes, all bets are off. Come. Join Devin & Frankie as they discover what's important. Laugh with them, hope with them, fall in love along with them. With the help of wonderful friends and family, HEA is assured. You will love this book! This book contains adult themes and language, mm sex and is intended for mature readers only.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    4 stars even. The thing with Jacki James is that I love her writing, enough that I find myself sometimes enjoying books by her that I probably would have only skimmed if written by a different author. This novella is one of those books. The story follows two secondary characters in Finding Ripley: baker Frankie and coffee-shop owner Devin are a sweet couple, and reach their deserved HEA with a minimum of fuss and a lot of affection. I didn't really feel that much chemistry between them, especiall 4 stars even. The thing with Jacki James is that I love her writing, enough that I find myself sometimes enjoying books by her that I probably would have only skimmed if written by a different author. This novella is one of those books. The story follows two secondary characters in Finding Ripley: baker Frankie and coffee-shop owner Devin are a sweet couple, and reach their deserved HEA with a minimum of fuss and a lot of affection. I didn't really feel that much chemistry between them, especially in the beginning, but that could be because I haven't yet read Finding Ripley. However, add in cute preschooler and caring found-family, and the whole thing is a nicely put-together small-town romance a la a Hallmark movie. Unfortunately, I am completely burnt out on Hallmark-style romances right now and probably would have found the whole thing forgettable if written by a different author. Overall, though, Jacki’s warm writing style kept me engaged until the end, even when the characters themselves didn’t. For those NOT burnt out by the trope, this is a fun low-angst read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    M.

    I cannot get enough of these River Gorge men. This was such a sweet book. I’m so excited we got Frankie’s story!! So you don’t have to read “Finding Ripley” to understand this book but i highly suggest picking up that book too, especially if you want to read about Ripley and Reed. You’ll also be introduced to all the secondary characters from this book & the a’hole ex-bf. So Cap (a.k.a. Devin) owns a coffee shop, takes care of his 4 yr old niece, and is in need of a pastry chef after his a’hole I cannot get enough of these River Gorge men. This was such a sweet book. I’m so excited we got Frankie’s story!! So you don’t have to read “Finding Ripley” to understand this book but i highly suggest picking up that book too, especially if you want to read about Ripley and Reed. You’ll also be introduced to all the secondary characters from this book & the a’hole ex-bf. So Cap (a.k.a. Devin) owns a coffee shop, takes care of his 4 yr old niece, and is in need of a pastry chef after his a’hole ex left. Frankie is in need of a new job, especially since the new head chef where he works is such a tool. Well, Frankie ends up saving the day when he makes these love bug cake balls for Annie’s Valentines class party. Seriously, reading about all the pastries and cakes Frankie made had me wanting to hop on over to Pinterest to see if I could find a visual representation. Omg, the scene with him and Annie decorating the cupcakes was toooooo cute. Oh so much goodness. Anyways, I don’t want to give away too many spoilers. I really enjoyed reading this book. It just gives you all those good happy feels. So go pick it up. You won’t regret it. Can’t wait to see which character gets their story next.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews

    Snowflake Kisses, Jacki James' contribution to the Snowed In - Valentine's Inc series, is a great small town romance. Devin's a cafe owner who's raising his niece. The fun starts when he invites Frankie to work with him. It's superb the way this helps both men, and brings out the best in Frankie. There are fun bakery creations, with are wonderfully described, both fun and easy to envision. My favorite character however is Annie, Devin's niece. The four year old is absolutely cute, sweet, and fun Snowflake Kisses, Jacki James' contribution to the Snowed In - Valentine's Inc series, is a great small town romance. Devin's a cafe owner who's raising his niece. The fun starts when he invites Frankie to work with him. It's superb the way this helps both men, and brings out the best in Frankie. There are fun bakery creations, with are wonderfully described, both fun and easy to envision. My favorite character however is Annie, Devin's niece. The four year old is absolutely cute, sweet, and funny. The way she bonds with Frankie is superb and is a huge part of the story. If you enjoy kids, you'll love her. Honestly, if you enjoy kids, Jackie James excels in weaving adorable children into her stories. As a couple, Devin and Frankie are amazing. Their connection is strong both in and out of the bedroom. But, best of all, there's lace! Oh wow, I love the lace! The writing is great, with excellent dialogue and a quick pace. As I've come to expect from this author, she excels in the development of a fantastic group of friends, family, and small town feel. Although a predictable plot, it's still wonderful and riveting. Snowflake Kisses is perfect when you're looking for your next fluffy romance. Jacki James will not disapoint.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Xanthe

    This was such a cute story to read and perfect as an addition to the Valentine's Inc series. From the first few pages, I knew this was a story that I was going to enjoy. the author pulled me right in, to both character's lives as they each have their own little bit of drama going on. Frankie and Cap hit it off straight away, a need for cakes for a Valentine's Day party at Cap's daughter's school brings them together. Frankie offers to help and brings to light his baking skills and fulfills Cap's This was such a cute story to read and perfect as an addition to the Valentine's Inc series. From the first few pages, I knew this was a story that I was going to enjoy. the author pulled me right in, to both character's lives as they each have their own little bit of drama going on. Frankie and Cap hit it off straight away, a need for cakes for a Valentine's Day party at Cap's daughter's school brings them together. Frankie offers to help and brings to light his baking skills and fulfills Cap's need for this at his coffee shop and voila, a new business venture is born. They do their very best to remain platonic but a snowstorm puts an end to that. This is a sweet, contemporary romance with little/no angst and a real family feel to it. Cap even finds a new kink that he enjoys, but only with Frankie :-) There is a great mix of characters in a small town where it feels like everyone knows everyone and news clearly travels fast around them all. Annie especially stole my heart. Cap's daughter had a rough start but now she's with Cap, he does his very best to make sure her she knows she's loved and happy. Loved this book and highly recommend as a quick, romantic read. Definitely one you'll enjoy I received an ARC and am happily giving a review

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tanja

    This was a quick read, funny, sexy, and sweet, that gave me the warm fuzzies. The beginning is a bit fast-paced, although it didn’t cut any corners. Then it slowed down, and we experienced the heartwarming growth from one-night stand and business arrangement to so much more between Frankie and Devin. Frankie and Devin were loveable, real-life characters. Ordinary guys who make their living by baking and serving coffee. A match made in heaven. Even though the hot scenes are not plentiful, the chem This was a quick read, funny, sexy, and sweet, that gave me the warm fuzzies. The beginning is a bit fast-paced, although it didn’t cut any corners. Then it slowed down, and we experienced the heartwarming growth from one-night stand and business arrangement to so much more between Frankie and Devin. Frankie and Devin were loveable, real-life characters. Ordinary guys who make their living by baking and serving coffee. A match made in heaven. Even though the hot scenes are not plentiful, the chemistry between the two men is undeniable. They just click. Frankie has fled the hustle and bustle from the big city to the quieter life in a small town and to be near his best friend. And meeting Devin is just what he needs to get his life back together. Devin is a wonderful father to his four-year-old niece, Annie. He’s set aside everything to give her a steady home. His and Frankie’s interactions with her are done just right, never over the top. The author hit the right tone with Annie. She’s a whirlwind, but an adorable one. The presence of Ripley and Reed from one of Jacki James’s other books was a welcome surprise. It gave this story something extra.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Claudia Lezár

    3,5* PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: A 3,5* is clicked with a 4* but in review marked as 3,5*: 5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow-Away-book like ‘Jesse's Smile’ or ‘Joey’ from Angelique Jurd, ‘Save the the kids’ series from EM Leya, ‘Love’s Tethered Heart’ from C.L. Etta or ‘Liberty’ from Seth King), it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises (like most of Andrew Grey books and Davidson Kings 'Haven Hart'-se 3,5* PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: A 3,5* is clicked with a 4* but in review marked as 3,5*: 5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow-Away-book like ‘Jesse's Smile’ or ‘Joey’ from Angelique Jurd, ‘Save the the kids’ series from EM Leya, ‘Love’s Tethered Heart’ from C.L. Etta or ‘Liberty’ from Seth King), it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises (like most of Andrew Grey books and Davidson Kings 'Haven Hart'-series) it's like an A 3,5* - a really good book, which will be reread a few times (most romances where you can enjoy for relaxing and during waiting times in hospitals). I can recommend them definitively! It's like an B+ 3* - it could be more then a one-time-reader (2-3 times a year), it's like a B 2* - it was ok to read, but it's more a one-time-reader (I wouldn't recommend it heartily, but it was ok) It's like a C-, D 1* - sorry, but that isn't really a book for me (too many mistakes, not nice plot, illogical, so an absolute NO-GO). It's like failure in the whole line, dismissed, repeat the class

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anabela.M.

    I made the mistake to start reading Snowflake Kisses on an empty stomach, and soon I was ready to dive into the pages and snatch all the yummy things Frankie was baking. And let me tell you, the romance between Frankie and Devin (Cap) was just as delicious as the cakes and pastries. At first I thought that it was serendipity that brought them at Cap's coffeehouse at the same time, just a fortuitous coincidence that led them to starting working together. But I couldn't stop laughing when events f I made the mistake to start reading Snowflake Kisses on an empty stomach, and soon I was ready to dive into the pages and snatch all the yummy things Frankie was baking. And let me tell you, the romance between Frankie and Devin (Cap) was just as delicious as the cakes and pastries. At first I thought that it was serendipity that brought them at Cap's coffeehouse at the same time, just a fortuitous coincidence that led them to starting working together. But I couldn't stop laughing when events further in the story proved me wrong, and showed that it's been fate at play, aligning their destinies. I enjoyed the way Jacki James put Frankie and Devin into each other's orbits. No insta-fireworks, just a slow meshing  of their lives, until they seamlessly clicked and belonged to one another. That's why 𝗦𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗳𝗹𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗞𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 is such a heart-warming romance, all about finding family, joy and love. Because now the two men have their cute little daughter, the support of their friends and family, so they can walk hand in hand toward happily ever after. Loved it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Katrina Pitt

    After meeting Frankie, and Cap/Devin in Finding Ripley by Jacki James, I was eager to spend more time with them. Snow Flake Kisses is the story of Frankie and Devin. Frankie is in River Gorge to spend time with his best friend Ripley. Devin is a local who returned home to take care of his mum and niece, Annie. Devin owns a coffee shop, that needs a baker, after his stuck up ex left. Frankie is a baker in need of a bakery after leaving his job due to a stuck up boss. These two find they are a per After meeting Frankie, and Cap/Devin in Finding Ripley by Jacki James, I was eager to spend more time with them. Snow Flake Kisses is the story of Frankie and Devin. Frankie is in River Gorge to spend time with his best friend Ripley. Devin is a local who returned home to take care of his mum and niece, Annie. Devin owns a coffee shop, that needs a baker, after his stuck up ex left. Frankie is a baker in need of a bakery after leaving his job due to a stuck up boss. These two find they are a perfect match, not just for business. Devin is a total sweetheart, kind, caring, and solid as they come. Frankie is a creative, caring, sunshiney dynamo. We get to meet more of the locals, most importantly Annie, Devin's niece, soon to be adopted daughter. This book contains, forced proximity, oh no, only one bed, lace and silk underwear being properly appreciated, two guys who are perfect for each other, found family, and delicious baked treats.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Myeshia Cole

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I received this book as an arc and I loved it. After meeting Cap in Frankie and Finding Ripley, I was hoping that they would get a story of their own, I didn't know if they would end up together though, but I am happy that they did. Cap is a coffee shop owner who grew up with Ripley and has gained custody of his young niece. Frankie is Ripley's best friend from the city who just wants to be the best pastry artist that he can be. After dealing with a jerk of a boss, Frankie quits his job in the c I received this book as an arc and I loved it. After meeting Cap in Frankie and Finding Ripley, I was hoping that they would get a story of their own, I didn't know if they would end up together though, but I am happy that they did. Cap is a coffee shop owner who grew up with Ripley and has gained custody of his young niece. Frankie is Ripley's best friend from the city who just wants to be the best pastry artist that he can be. After dealing with a jerk of a boss, Frankie quits his job in the city and moves to Ripley's hometown where he becomes the town's baker. He works out of Cap's coffee shop in order to help Cap drum up new business. Their romance what sort of a whirlwind oh, but I enjoyed it. It was cute, no angst, and really fluffy, and I lik5e that. I also enjoyed getting to see Ripley and Reed again. I really enjoyed Annie. She was adorable. I cannot wait to see what else happens in this little town.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Cute, quick read First I’ve got to say that this is one of the best opening scenes I’ve read! Set the tone for Frankie’s character and made me laugh and cheer out loud. Frankie is a pastry chef who gets a job in Cap’s coffee shop providing the pastries. There’s not a lot of character development and that was disappointing as I really wanted to know more about Frankie’s background. We get a little more info on Cap. You can really see the big conflict moment coming from a mile away and while it was g Cute, quick read First I’ve got to say that this is one of the best opening scenes I’ve read! Set the tone for Frankie’s character and made me laugh and cheer out loud. Frankie is a pastry chef who gets a job in Cap’s coffee shop providing the pastries. There’s not a lot of character development and that was disappointing as I really wanted to know more about Frankie’s background. We get a little more info on Cap. You can really see the big conflict moment coming from a mile away and while it was gratifying I think I wanted to see more comeuppance for the antagonist. Cute story in this Valentine’s Inc series though once again there is virtually no mention of the dating app as a story element.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    If you have read Finding Ripley and loved Frankie you have to read this story. It is not a Daddy/Boy relationship. It can be read as a standalone. Frankie has moved to River Gorge to spend time with his best friend, Ripley, after quitting his job. Cap runs the coffee shop and looks after his young niece Annie. When he almost forgets the cupcakes he needs for Annie's school Frankie offers to help. And soon a business partnership begins. This is not a story of insta-love or insta-lust. It is a slow ge If you have read Finding Ripley and loved Frankie you have to read this story. It is not a Daddy/Boy relationship. It can be read as a standalone. Frankie has moved to River Gorge to spend time with his best friend, Ripley, after quitting his job. Cap runs the coffee shop and looks after his young niece Annie. When he almost forgets the cupcakes he needs for Annie's school Frankie offers to help. And soon a business partnership begins. This is not a story of insta-love or insta-lust. It is a slow getting to now the characters and them falling for each other. An enjoyable read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Laina Gruver

    4.25 stars This was a very sweet and sexy read. I LOVE books that include small children and men that adore them! Devin “Cap” Roberts’ coffee shop has been kind of slow since his ex, who was the baker, left him. Frankie is a pastry chef and a friend of a friend. Cap asks Frankie to bake for his shop while he attempts to decide if the small town needs a bakery before he opens one. Devin goes with Frankie to help pack up his stuff and on their way back to town, a snow storm hits and they stop at a h 4.25 stars This was a very sweet and sexy read. I LOVE books that include small children and men that adore them! Devin “Cap” Roberts’ coffee shop has been kind of slow since his ex, who was the baker, left him. Frankie is a pastry chef and a friend of a friend. Cap asks Frankie to bake for his shop while he attempts to decide if the small town needs a bakery before he opens one. Devin goes with Frankie to help pack up his stuff and on their way back to town, a snow storm hits and they stop at a hotel to avoid an accident. Sparks fly and feeling erupt. ***** POV... multi first person Standalone or series... standalone Hangover... slight Recommend... yes Reread... yes

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Tolen

    Valentine's Inc continues to be a series full of fantastic books and Jackie James did an amazing job with her addition into this season's books! I love the fluffiness of this series - it allows someone to get swept away in a sweet love story with little to no angst. James's addition has fantastic characters with chemistry that just flies off the page. You can't help but see how perfect Cap and Frankie are for each other. I was so excited that they finally got their own story! This series is a fa Valentine's Inc continues to be a series full of fantastic books and Jackie James did an amazing job with her addition into this season's books! I love the fluffiness of this series - it allows someone to get swept away in a sweet love story with little to no angst. James's addition has fantastic characters with chemistry that just flies off the page. You can't help but see how perfect Cap and Frankie are for each other. I was so excited that they finally got their own story! This series is a fantastic read, and this book is a must read for everyone!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    Yes, this was totally adorable, as was Frankie and Devin... but, let's be honest... Annie stole the show! Yep, sweet adorable kids are always icing on the cake... pun intended! LOL!!! But, now I have a problem... no time to chat because I have to jump right in and read Finding Ripley! I guess I will be getting me some Daddy/boy time in the VERY near future! *grin* Yes, this was totally adorable, as was Frankie and Devin... but, let's be honest... Annie stole the show! Yep, sweet adorable kids are always icing on the cake... pun intended! LOL!!! But, now I have a problem... no time to chat because I have to jump right in and read Finding Ripley! I guess I will be getting me some Daddy/boy time in the VERY near future! *grin*

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shawna

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book appears to be a sequel of sorts, or at least is connected to another book (confirmed by skimming other reviews), because we get this whole side story about Frankie's best friend that is distracting in what is billed as a series of stand alones. Beyond that, the story was just too treacly for me, and featured a kid that was more annoying that cute (to me). And the twist near the end, where we learn that Cap's (sorry, Devin's) ex was Frankie's ex-boss, had me rolling my eyes. I'm glad ot This book appears to be a sequel of sorts, or at least is connected to another book (confirmed by skimming other reviews), because we get this whole side story about Frankie's best friend that is distracting in what is billed as a series of stand alones. Beyond that, the story was just too treacly for me, and featured a kid that was more annoying that cute (to me). And the twist near the end, where we learn that Cap's (sorry, Devin's) ex was Frankie's ex-boss, had me rolling my eyes. I'm glad others enjoyed it; it just wasn't my thing.

  24. 5 out of 5

    My2CentsBookReviews

    This is for your soul - to see how a loved one should treat you, the treasure you are to them! Romance Cap know around for the football hero is the local coffee shop owner. He also raising his niece Annie - precious! Cap also known as Devin has opened up to letting Ripley best friend bake in his coffee ship. It's a match made in heaven a coffee & baked goodies. Frankie the optimist is the best friend and giving person. The three together will earn your hearts. Not mention help with work, home & s This is for your soul - to see how a loved one should treat you, the treasure you are to them! Romance Cap know around for the football hero is the local coffee shop owner. He also raising his niece Annie - precious! Cap also known as Devin has opened up to letting Ripley best friend bake in his coffee ship. It's a match made in heaven a coffee & baked goodies. Frankie the optimist is the best friend and giving person. The three together will earn your hearts. Not mention help with work, home & sexy time balance. V1, S2 More reviews @my2centsbooklover Thank you!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ali

    Aww, this was so adorable. I loved Frankie and Cap in Finding Ripley and was glad they got their own story and it was just like I had hoped since there was no hint of who would be written about next in River Gorge. These two really did put a lot of faith in each other but there’s times that’s the only right choice. I do love that Ripley’s friend from his past and present are getting along so well. In the Finding Ripley I was wondering if there was a certain unknown connection between these charac Aww, this was so adorable. I loved Frankie and Cap in Finding Ripley and was glad they got their own story and it was just like I had hoped since there was no hint of who would be written about next in River Gorge. These two really did put a lot of faith in each other but there’s times that’s the only right choice. I do love that Ripley’s friend from his past and present are getting along so well. In the Finding Ripley I was wondering if there was a certain unknown connection between these characters and I was right and thought it was just a funny coincidence. I received a copy of this book and am giving an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    E.Muddle

    Frankie and Devin are sweet and gorgeous and I just devoured their story! To top it off, there was also a very charming and adorable little girl, and all the unicorns, sprinkles, and cakes you could possibly need to make it that much sweeter. It definitely wasn't too much though. Rather, I think it was well-developed for a fairly quick read, perfect for all those gooey romantic, low-angst, feel-good vibes. Frankie and Devin are sweet and gorgeous and I just devoured their story! To top it off, there was also a very charming and adorable little girl, and all the unicorns, sprinkles, and cakes you could possibly need to make it that much sweeter. It definitely wasn't too much though. Rather, I think it was well-developed for a fairly quick read, perfect for all those gooey romantic, low-angst, feel-good vibes.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    What an adorable book! This was light, romantic, sweet and sexy. Even though it was a shorter book, the character development was well done and I felt like I knew Devin and Frankie and completely understood how they fit together. Annie was such a cute little 4 year old and I loved how she was so integral into the story. This was a well written, low angst, lovely story. My only complaint is that is was too short, I would have enjoyed spending more time with Devin and Frankie!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    A sweet, sweet story, along the lines of what I've come to expect from the Valentine's inc series and Jacki James as well. This book features characters from previous books of hers, however I can attest that it can be understood well as a stand alone. This book can best be described as the text equivalent of a hot mug of cocoa on a cold afternoon; warm, sweet and comforting. Plus, pastries, coffee and cakes. What's not to love! A sweet, sweet story, along the lines of what I've come to expect from the Valentine's inc series and Jacki James as well. This book features characters from previous books of hers, however I can attest that it can be understood well as a stand alone. This book can best be described as the text equivalent of a hot mug of cocoa on a cold afternoon; warm, sweet and comforting. Plus, pastries, coffee and cakes. What's not to love!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Angie Juarez

    Perfect Partners in business and love Devin (Cap) and Frankie are so sweet, sexy and perfect together. So glad Devin got rid of his stuck up ex and gave love a chance with Frankie. Not only did Frankie bring happiness and goodies to Devin's business but also to his personal life. And Annie was just adorable addition to this sweet, low angst story. Overall, it's a great addition to the Valentine's Inc series. Loved it Perfect Partners in business and love Devin (Cap) and Frankie are so sweet, sexy and perfect together. So glad Devin got rid of his stuck up ex and gave love a chance with Frankie. Not only did Frankie bring happiness and goodies to Devin's business but also to his personal life. And Annie was just adorable addition to this sweet, low angst story. Overall, it's a great addition to the Valentine's Inc series. Loved it

  30. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Minor

    Another Winner!! Frankie gets his story! Ahh!! First off I loved meeting Frankie in Finding Ripley—not only do we get to know more of Frankie and Cap, but we get to see Reed, Ripley and meet more of Cap’s Niece as well. This story is fun and sweet, and awesome to see how things end up with the awful Chef Mercer. Definitely a must read, and read Finding Ripley to get the scoop on all things goats and the daddy/boy relationship for Reed and Ripley.

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