Includes these stories and authors--
Saints Alive by Anne Stuart
Chocolate Kisses by Judith Arnold
Simple Charms by Anne McAllister
Ms. Scrooge Meets Cupid by Linda Randall Wisdom
A collection of four stories...
SAINTS ALIVE by Anne Stuart
When Shannon Donnelly met divorce lawyer Patrick Lockwood in a crowded courtroom, the attraction was inexplicably instantaneous. They were complete opposites--him cynical, her sentimental--but there was no denying that sudden sizzle. What they didn't know was that they were pawns in a love-or-lust contest between Saint Valentine and Eros.
CHOCOLATE KISSES by Judith Arnold
Caterer Claudia Mulcahey was known for her kisses--chocolate kisses. The ones that were ruined by a near collision with a crazed byclist. Now, with only hours before a gala Valentine debutante ball, she demanded the crazy Ned Wyatt help her replace the confections. But why did she suddenly dream of how those chocolate kisses would taste...on Ned's lips?
SIMPLE CHARMS by Anne McAllister
Twenty-three second graders couldn't be wrong--Jane Kitto needed a real man in her life, not just a secret admirer who every Valentine's Day, sent her a tiny charm. Jane wasn't sure she agreed with her pint-size Cupids, especially when their candidate turned out to be Zack Stoner, a man from Jane's past, presently determined to charm her more than any simple trinket ever could.
MS. SCROOGE MEETS CUPID by Linda Randall Wisdom
They called her the "Scrooge of February 14: but Claire Madison had had more than her share of Valentine horrors. Now summoned to her grandmother's country inn, she was forced to spend two weeks in a town called Cupid's Corners. She made it through the Cupid Cake Fest, but what she found at the town's Valentine dance was too mush to bear!
My fave of the 4 stories was Simple Charms, by Anne McAllister. Catholic school teacher Jane Kitto has a special charm bracelet. Her grandmother gave it to her, along with the first charm, but every year afterward a new charm has arrived from someone else. Someone who has loved her from afar for years. She wishes her admirer would come forward, because this man knows her better than anyone else every has.
Enter Zack Stoner, famous NFL wide receiver and infamous troublemaker and former student who comes back to see Jane. As a girl, she crossed the street to avoid him when she saw him walking home from school, but she hasn't seen him since the day she lied for him (good little girls in Catholic school don't LIE!) to cover up Zack's crying over a particularly humiliating punishment when they were kids.
Can Jane give up on the idea of her perfect Admirer? Will she have to? Zack is imperfect, but he's here...and her admirer has never chosen to reveal himself...unless...
I enjoyed reading this book very much.
This a great collection of stories.