Werewolves Prefer Shortbread
by Dakota Issacs
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 25 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2021
Callum McAllister is not a bad guy. Not really. He doesn't want to evict the nice old lady who lived on his property for the last forty years. But he has to. Trust me. He can't explain his reasons because they involve things like Werewolves. And now everyone in town seems to hate him. Especially the beautiful young baker, who under any other circumstances, would be his kind of girl. Except now that's never gonna happen because that 'nice old lady' he's evicting...that's her Grandma. He knows he's not welcome but he's finding it awfully hard to stay out of her kitchen.
The last thing Lily Harris wants for Christmas is a man who cares more about things than he does about people. But Santa has other ideas and Lily's about to wind up with one very handsome, Scottish Werewolf under her tree. If she's willing to risk her heart she may wind up with the best Christmas gift in the world: true love.
A Note From the Publisher
A sweet holiday paranormal romance
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 13 members
What a fun read! I greatly enjoyed reading about a baker and the lovely treats she created. The relationship with Callum and his adopted children was adorable. This book will make you want cookies, a cup of tea and romance. A longer book would have made it even more enjoyable.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Wild Rose Press for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a Christmas novella very very short only 45 pages. It is part of Christmas cookies a collection of 51 short stories. I enjoyed this one, It was fun. Callum and Lily had chemistry and I just enjoyed it overall. Very cute. Quick but cute. 4 stars
Okay what’s with the tartan trousers he’s Scottish but normally they put them in a kilt, okay this book would have been an amazing read but something was just blocking me with getting into it I think it’s because it was so short and maybe there could have been more. I liked Callum and his kids, it’s a very cute read but I just wasn’t really in the mood to read it.
Callum is attracted to Lily but she hates him because of what he did to her Grandmother. Yet she is attracted to him also. Can he change her mind without revealing his secret. Cute book.
This was a charming, romantic read about an exceptionally talented baker who meets a charming young man who is raising his adorable three young nieces - who love, love, love her cookies and cupcakes. I would have liked a few of those myself - they sounded scrumptious and were so beautifully decorated. The problem with the charming young man is that he is also the man who evicted her and her Grandmother from the house they had lived in for decades. He is naturally not her favorite person, even though her Grandmother is having a ball in New York City. This is a very short read, and I would have liked an extra chapter or two towards the end, but I recommend it. Be prepared to be wistful about baked goods for a while. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a review copy of this book. It was a pleasure to read and review it.
Going in know it's important to know two things: 1. This is a novella!! 2. It's part of a much larger novella Christmas Cookies series which you can get on Amazon, it's like 50 some books none of which are related to each. I truly enjoyed this book, while short, the banter and chemistry between Callum and Lily flies off the pages at you. The backstory of how Callum and his brother came into taking care of three orphan girls made my heart sore and how Lily is just so taken with them. The worldbuilding and character building is amazing for a short story and I would give anything to know more about these characters and what happens with the girls. A wonderful holiday read.
Such a sweet albeit short read that made me smile. Callum is the Werewolf who has recently arrived in town determined to do anything to keep his three young wards safe. Sadly he has got on the wrong side of Lily, the woman of his dreams but with Christmas around the corner and cute but interfering family around maybe a happy ending is possible ? I really enjoyed this although I do feel the end felt a little rushed. Likeable characters with just enough humour to keep my interest. Plus the author includes a couple of recipes so definitely a book I'm glad I read. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
Cute holiday novella about Scottish werewolf shifter, Callum, and Lily, an exceptional human baker. Lily is furious that Callum evicted her grandmother from her cottage on his property. He had to since he's adopted three little girls who can't control their shifting yet. When he shows up in her bakery, she's livid and when he makes a remark about her shortbread selection Lily starts revenge baking. I really enjoyed this fun enemies to lovers story.
Thanks to Netgalley and publishers for this eARC. Werewolves Prefer Shortbread is a lovely chick lit romance short story. It follows baker and owner of the cookie shop Emily and werewolf Callum. Emily doesn't like Callum, she thinks he's a big shot who evicted her Grams. Callum, who is obviously hiding a secret is intrigued by Emily. The story is from both characters POV which is good as you get an insight into each character, though sometimes the writing did throw me as it seemed to be set in past tense and present tense.. This didn't effect the enjoyment of the story though. Werewolves Prefer Shortbread is a typical enemies to lovers. It mixes supernatural element with a romance story, that's not over the top and gives cozy familyish feels. I did enjoy this little story and loved the recipes at the end of the book.
Werewolves Prefer Shortbread is one of a set of 51 books in the Christmas Cookies collection. This was truly a short and fun book to read. Lily and Callum have a definite chemistry between them. The recipe in the book will send you to buy the ingredients and make this yummy dessert. Thank you NetGalley and The Wild Rose Press, Inc for the copy. This is my personal review.
Callum has recently moved from Scotland to the US, to a very large house he has inherited, where he can raise the three girls he’s recently adopted. Unfortunately, these girls need a significant amount of privacy, because like Callum, they are werewolves, and to get that privacy, Callum had to evict the old lady who has lived in the caretaker's house for 40 years. Granny doesn’t hold a grudge (she’s living large in Manhattan now), but granddaughter Lily, owner of a small bakery in town, still can. Until she gets to know Callum and the girls, that is! This was absolutely adorable! I found it while browsing on NetGalley and took a chance. You may have heard once or twice that I’m not the biggest fan of novellas...but I am generally a fan of short stories. At 44 pages, this is as short as it is sweet, with a tiny little plot arc, a decent bit of worldbuilding, and some really intriguing characters. I’d love to read a little more in this world, whether with the same characters or others in the werewolf clan. Plus, there are a couple of cookie recipes in the back!
This was a super quick read that had everything you need (minus the smut) to make a wonderful Christmas read. Callum has recently become the guardian for a bunch of young girls. Sounds weird, but when you throw in the fact that they are all shifters, all bound to hide themselves from outsiders, it makes a lot more sense. Unfortunately, to Lily, the woman who had her grandmother evicted from Callum's property upon his arrival, it makes less sense. Their feud begins there, and fireworks start. Lily is the local baker, known for her awesome cookies and whatnot. She's surprised when the evil-doer, Callum, shows up one day and buys some of her treats. Throw in some further misunderstandings, some attraction, adorable kids, and you have the making for a reluctant romance that spirals out of control. The "out of control" part is really what ends up testing them both. I loved this sweet, short story and would gobble up a dozen!