Gelato Surprise

Gelato Surprise

Book 12: One Scoop or Two
She came to the beach to find herself—and found him.
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For steamy romance, filled with exceptional realism for the plight of single parents as they navigate the potholes and pitfalls of post-divorce behaviors, Sadira Stone has created a perfect story—and it's a true delight.
On a scale of 1-5, Gelato Surprise deserves a 7.
Kat Henry Doran
Wild Women Reviews
Ms. Stone's gift with words, whether describing luscious flavors of gelato, the town's funky Main St., or the sounds and scents of a secluded beach cove, is unparalleled.
Every aspect of the story is relatable and real from the town's unique folks to Dani's stalwart bookgroup girlfriends. What happens at the end of this fun, second chance romance?
Bring it along on your next trip to the beach and find out.
Bookbub review
What’s not to love about a gorgeous, young, Italian guy who falls in love with a beautiful older woman who recently had her heart handed to her by her cheating husband? This story is hot and sexy and wonderful. I didn’t want it to end. The characters were charming, sensual, and did I mention hot? Thank you, Ms. Stone, for giving Danielle her Matteo. Even his name is hot.
This book is a delightful novella which is part of the One Scoop or Two Series, and I have to say I haven’t been disappointed with any of them. Fantastic
Maria I
Amazon reviewer


Forty-two-year-old divorcée Danielle Peters ends up alone on her family's annual beach vacation. Maybe time to herself is exactly what she needs. That and gelato from her favorite ice cream shop. But when the owner's intoxicating young nephew offers more than sweet treats, she's tempted to indulge in a hot summer fling before returning home.

Thirty-one-year-old Matteo Verducci craved a fresh start to mend his broken heart, and he's found almost perfection in Ocean View, where he scoops gelato by day and crafts furniture by night. But when a sexy older woman stops to sample his wares—Mamma mia! He only has two weeks to convince her their passion is more than a delicious surprise.


Release date: June 29, 2020

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Print pages: 155

Content advisory: Adult language and situations

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Behind the book

Gelato Surprise is a steamy contemporary romance novella set in a Washington State beach town. Forty-two-year-old divorcée Danielle Peters is determined to keep her kids’ lives as normal as possible. But her ex spoils their annual beach vacation by whisking the kids away for a surprise Disney trip, leaving her stuck with a two-week rental. Her friends convince her to take the trip solo, time to think about her next chapter. Skeptical and glum, Danielle heads for the beach alone—until she meets Matteo, a gorgeous young Italian gelato vendor. She agrees to be his pretend date to thwart the matchmaking nonna mafia, but their first kiss flares into something much hotter than make-believe.

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