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Kiskeya Burgos left the tropical beaches of the Dominican Republic with a lot to prove As a pastry chef on the come up, when she arrives in Scotland, she has one goal in mind win the Holiday Baking Challenge Winning is her opportunity to prove to her family, her former boss, and most importantly herself, she can make it in the culinary world Kiskeya will stop at nothing to win , that is, if she can keep her eyes on the prize and off her infuriating teammate s perfect lipsSully Morales, home cooking hustler, and self proclaimed baking brujita lands in Scotland on a quest to find her purpose after spending years as her family s caregiver But now, with her home life back on track, it s time for Sully to get reacquainted with her greatest love, baking Winning the Holiday Baking Challenge is a no brainer if she can convince her grumpy AF baking partner that they make a great team both in and out of the kitchen before an unexpected betrayal ends their chance to attain culinary competition glory


10 thoughts on “Mangos and Mistletoe

  1. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) says:

    Y ALL This is the best smutty F F romance I ve ever read It was SO smutty but also so sweet and pure and gave me all of the Bake Off feels THIS WAS SO GOOD YOU NEED TO READ IT IMMEDIATELY


  2. K.J. Charles K.J. Charles says:

    An f f novella set in a Great British Bake Off type reality show In other words, it is right here to offer you comfort which may be much needed in these God awful times Two Dominican bakers with very different experiences working together in pursuit of victory and falling in bed then love along the way It s not cosy the heat level is high and the relationship is often quite jagged and awkward as one of the women struggles to let the other in and, well, not be a jerk but that means it shows An f f novella set in a Great British Bake Off type reality show In other words, it is right here to offer you comfort which may be much needed in these God awful times Two Dominican bakers with very different experiences working together in pursuit of victory and falling in bed then love along the way It s not cosy the heat level is high and the relationship is often quite jagged and awkward as one of the women struggles to let the other in and, well, not be a jerk but that means it shows us forgiveness and listening and the real effort to do better by each other I think I findcomfort now in people screwing up and managing to forgive and doing better than in books where everything is angst free I want to know there s a way back when all seems lost, and Herrera does that terrifically, here and in her stellar Dreamers series Also, the food descriptions are amazing The cake I really need the cake Please send me cake.I had an ARC from the author


  3. JenReadsRomance JenReadsRomance says:

    Mangos and Mistletoe is a sexy and awesome Christmas novella The two heroines, Sully and Kiskeya are in Scotland to participate in a baking competition show They are assigned to be partners and Adriana packs a lot into the novella It s a Novella, so there s a bit of insta lust, but when they are assigned to be partners in the competition, sparks fly It was super hot and I liked that and also ONLY ONE BED Both women are Dominican, but they disagree on how much flavor from their culture shou Mangos and Mistletoe is a sexy and awesome Christmas novella The two heroines, Sully and Kiskeya are in Scotland to participate in a baking competition show They are assigned to be partners and Adriana packs a lot into the novella It s a Novella, so there s a bit of insta lust, but when they are assigned to be partners in the competition, sparks fly It was super hot and I liked that and also ONLY ONE BED Both women are Dominican, but they disagree on how much flavor from their culture should be included Kiskeya is worried that if they overdo it, the judges will mark them down, while Sully isn t going to hide her her culture from anyone The exploration of these difference and their families and the role of toxic masculinity and how it impacts them is really engaging I was impressed by how these explorations of how each woman is impacted by her family and culture vs her own drive were so deftly handled Anyways, it s a pretty quick wrap up, but that s how novellas are It was a great holiday read, lots of cooking action in the kitchen for those of you who like that, and lots of cooking action in the bedroom for those of us who like that ARC provided by the author in exchange for a fair review Full disclosure Adriana is a friend of mine and has appeared on the Fated Mates podcast a few times


  4. b.andherbooks b.andherbooks says:

    I finally finally finally got to read the Great British Bake Off inspired romance of my holiday dreams Yay Extra special because it is from Adriana Herrera and features a buttoned up professional patisserie chef who is completely unwound by her baking partner, the ray of sunshine and confident Sully who I totally have a book crush on now The push and pull between Sully and Kiskeya s differing opinions on expressing their Dominican heritage, both in their personal lives and for the baking show I finally finally finally got to read the Great British Bake Off inspired romance of my holiday dreams Yay Extra special because it is from Adriana Herrera and features a buttoned up professional patisserie chef who is completely unwound by her baking partner, the ray of sunshine and confident Sully who I totally have a book crush on now The push and pull between Sully and Kiskeya s differing opinions on expressing their Dominican heritage, both in their personal lives and for the baking show, showcases Herrera s amazing ability to write romances that are both delightfully sexy and emotionally poignant.My only regret is that I wasn t immediately able to don an apron and get into a kitchen after reading, but reading this story made me feel like I was there anyway Is it too soon to ask forstories set in this world Thank you to the author for the ARC My own copy is on preorder


  5. Acqua Acqua says:

    3.5 stars.An adorable F F romance novella following two Dominican women who meet at a baking show, feat dislike to love dynamic And, did you know that there was only one bed I really liked this one the writing might not always have been the best the sense of setting was completely lacking , but the food descriptions, the relationship and the sex scenes were all well written.While Kiskeya and Sully are both Dominican, they have very different relationships with their culture, as Sully was b 3.5 stars.An adorable F F romance novella following two Dominican women who meet at a baking show, feat dislike to love dynamic And, did you know that there was only one bed I really liked this one the writing might not always have been the best the sense of setting was completely lacking , but the food descriptions, the relationship and the sex scenes were all well written.While Kiskeya and Sully are both Dominican, they have very different relationships with their culture, as Sully was born in America and Kiskeya grew up in the Dominican Republic, and have different experiences with growing up queer and Dominican as well I loved seeing how this influenced their dynamic, made them clash just as much it made them understand each other and fit together.Overall, a light, fun holiday read This book was making such a big deal out of the fact that the show took place in Scotland that it reminded me of Her Royal Highness Then it barely bothered to talk about anything at all that would have made it feel as if it actually had a setting


  6. Timitra Timitra says:

    Rated 4.5 StarsMangos and Mistletoe was amazing I loved it It was heartwarming and relatable I loved the tension, the smoking hot sexy times, the heroines, the issues that were highlighted, it all just worked for me I must mention the food, I ve never been hungrier while reading than I was with this book, all of the food sounded so good and the fact that I grew up with some of these foods just made it that much sweeter This was my first book by this author and have every intention of devour Rated 4.5 StarsMangos and Mistletoe was amazing I loved it It was heartwarming and relatable I loved the tension, the smoking hot sexy times, the heroines, the issues that were highlighted, it all just worked for me I must mention the food, I ve never been hungrier while reading than I was with this book, all of the food sounded so good and the fact that I grew up with some of these foods just made it that much sweeter This was my first book by this author and have every intention of devouring her backlist I highly recommend this book to one and all.Copy provided by the author


  7. Anna Banana Anna Banana says:

    A book with two Dominican girls, filled with Dominican culture and talking about how two people can be from the same background and have vastly different experiences with it Sign me tf up This book was so freaking cute and I flew through it There were some grammatical errors throughout but I enjoyed it enough that it didn t affect my reading I could definitely see myself rereading this again and it was the perfect read for the christmas winter season.


  8. Madalyn (Novel Ink) Madalyn (Novel Ink) says:

    well, this was just delightful


  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    3.5 stars Thanks so much to the author for the ARC of this book I enjoyed this holiday romance novella about two Dominican women who find themselves in Scotland together, paired up in a TV holiday baking challenge As they clash over how much of their culture to incorporate into their baking, they also feel building attraction to each other There were some things I didn t like the villains seemed like paper thin caricatures, and the final conflict the two leads had seemed way overblown but 3.5 stars Thanks so much to the author for the ARC of this book I enjoyed this holiday romance novella about two Dominican women who find themselves in Scotland together, paired up in a TV holiday baking challenge As they clash over how much of their culture to incorporate into their baking, they also feel building attraction to each other There were some things I didn t like the villains seemed like paper thin caricatures, and the final conflict the two leads had seemed way overblown but overall this was fun and exactly what I was in the mood for The detailed descriptions of the food were delicious just to read, and the sex scenes were steamy If you re looking for something romantic to get you into a holiday mood, this might just hit the spot


  10. Ness (Vynexa) Ness (Vynexa) says:

    a f f novella who are bakers in a competition that takes place in Scotland YES, PLEASE this was a quick, cute and smutty read exactly what I needed my only complaint was that both of the characters sounded the same to me there wasn t really anything to tell them apart it felt like I was reading from the same POV every chapter however, the smutty scenes were A1 4 STARS