Gingerbread Dreams – A Sweet Christmas Romance

It’s early, I know, but I’m already dreaming of gingerbread, hot cocoa and romance. You know what that means … a new book for your reading pleasure.  Gingerbread Dreams is a sweet Christmas romance you’ll enjoy.

Welcome to Cranberry Cove, a quaint small town that you’ll adore.Gingerbread Dreams A Sweet Christmas Romance by Katie O'Connor

Today, I’m proud to announce the upcoming release of my latest novella, Gingerbread Dreams. I had such fun writing this story. It features two tropes I adore, enemies to lovers and second chances. *Swoon*

Gingerbread Dreams popped into my head when I took a few spare minutes to visit the mom and pop bakery I used to adore. It isn’t, or rather wasn’t close to my home, but at one time I was a frequent visitor. Having a craving for the best gingerbread cookies I’ve ever eaten, and for a delicious sausage roll, I hopped in the car and made the journey to the shop.

I nearly wept when I discovered that the shop was gone! No more gingerbread! No more sausage rolls! Tragic. It started me wondering why they had to close. What events lead to their downfall and what could possible have been done to save their small shop.

Enter, Poppy Holiday, a young woman bent on saving the bakery her parents and grandparents had owned and operated for years. Like many dreams, Poppy’s dream isn’t easy to fulfill, all she needs is a quick shot of cash for a new oven and she’ll be all set. Of course it’s never that easy, and love sneaks up on you when you’re least expecting it.


For Poppy Holiday, only one thing matters, rebuilding the bakery she inherited from her grandmother. But that’s going to be difficult with her primary oven out of commission. She needs money and needs it fast. The best way to get it is to win Cranberry Cove’s annual Christmas gingerbread house competition. There’s only one thing standing in the way of certain victory and the cash prize she so desperately needs; Darius Badeaux, the one man she swore she’d never love again.

More than a decade ago, Darius left his hometown in shame. Caught up in his reputation as a bad boy, he did the most unforgivable thing a teenage boy could do. He’d stood up his prom date. Now, he needs her help to prove he is no longer the renegade they’d known. It was too much to ask, but he needs Poppy to allow him to be part of her gingerbread team. She has every right to refuse him after what he’d done, but he’s counting on her generous nature and the spirit of Christmas.Hugs, Kisses and Mistletoe Wishes cover

Will the season of giving bring them together to build the perfect gingerbread house and salvage their careers, or will the past crush their dreams and their hearts?

I hope you love Poppy and Darius as much as I do.

This story is also available for a limited time in the Hugs, Kisses and Mistletoe Wishes anthology.