~A humorous feel-good Christmas story about following your heart, holiday wishes, and a second chance at finding love. The best things in life can’t be planned, and sometimes love is sweeter the second time around. Oh, and there might just be an elf.~

Clara Parker was a small-town girl from Overlook, Nebraska who followed her dreams to New York but ended up working as a literary agent instead. On her way home for the holidays, she encounters a strange man and finds herself in possession of a unique book. Unexpected news from her sister, hilarious family gossip, and running into the man who once stole her heart force Clara to acknowledge the truth.

Successful restaurateur Luciano Ventura can’t forget the passionate first love of a high school sweetheart. As the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events with the health of his father tore the young couple apart. A meddlesome sister helps these two former lovers discover undeniable truths about the choices they’ve made. He never thought tiramisu would lead to such a searing reunion, but only if he can convince Clara that she can live her dreams and be with him too.

Is a merry-ever-after the recipe this holiday season or is their relationship just yesterday's leftovers?

***Reader Note: This story still contains smoking hot sex, so if that's not your thing, maybe don't read it. I was feeling Hallmark vibes, but I don't know how to write sweet or clean. I don't have it in me.