A fun Novella I read last night…

15 Apr

So, I made it through another weekend at work and when I got home Sunday night I wanted to kick back and relax. Nothing interesting on TV, no movie I wanted to pop into the blu ray…so I picked up my Nook. As soon as I opened it the latest book I had purchased appeared. I’ll be honest, I’d completely forgotten I’d even made a recent purchase, but I do remember when I found THE VALENTINE CHALLENGE by Marisa Cleveland I thought the story sounded fun and cute. And, heck, for .99 I couldn’t go wrong…right?

So, I flicked it to the first page and started reading.

I read this novella in about an hour and it was a great way to spend my night. I relaxed as I got caught up in Stacey and Marsh’s story. When I finished I had that total “FEEL GOOD” feeling you have when you know the characters got their HEA!

So, I’m decided today I’d share. If anyone is looking for a quick read to pass the time during their lunch hour, or while they are waiting for the kids to get out of practice, or just need a little pick me up sometime throughout your day…this is your story.

I’m posting my little review and then all the info about the book…including where you can buy it.


I really enjoyed The Valentine Challenge. Loved Stacey and Marsh and especially enjoyed the quick dialogue. This story moved right along and didn’t disappoint. I won’t spoil anything, but I absolutely loved the ending…I’m still smiling. This is a keeper. I know for sure I’ll be revisiting this story again 🙂 Thanks for an hour well spent Marisa Cleveland!!!


Stacey Bradford believes in love, but when her hot boss, Marshall Royce, decides to close her best friend’s flower shop – days before Valentine’s Day! – Stacey declares war.

Intrigued by Stacey’s devotion to her friend, the hearts and flowers holiday, and belief in true love, Marsh issues a challenge – prove love exists or deliver the closing documents to her friend herself.

Stacey never could resist a challenge, but when Marsh makes Valentine’s Day the deadline for their deal, Stacey must decide how far she’s willing to go for love.



Title: The Valentine Challenge
Author: Marisa Cleveland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 61 pages
Release Date: February 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-063-6
Imprint: Flirt


Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Entangled Publishing, Review


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13 responses to “A fun Novella I read last night…

  1. Pamela Hargraves

    April 15, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I also purchase this novella and loved it just as much as you did. A fun and quick read!

    • ChristineWarner

      April 15, 2013 at 8:26 am

      Hi Pamela…thanks for dropping in to share! I’m glad you enjoyed it too. I’m looking forward to reading more from Marisa 🙂

  2. Sharon Cullen

    April 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for the recommendation. I love a good, short story. Definitely will check it out.

  3. ellaquinnauthor

    April 15, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Sounds interesting!! I tweeted.

  4. D'Ann

    April 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Sounds really good!

    • ChristineWarner

      April 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      It was D’Ann…hope you get the chance to read it. Perfect quick read.

  5. Melissa Limoges

    April 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Sounds like my sort of read. Thanks for the heads up, Christine. 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      April 16, 2013 at 7:24 am

      Thanks for coming by Melissa…hope you enjoy the book as much as I did 🙂

  6. Sara Walter Ellwood

    April 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Sounds like a great read. Congratulations!

  7. Marisa Cleveland

    April 21, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read my debut novella! 🙂

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