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Tonight's sinful dessert special...Valentine's FantasyThe tasty dish from Benedict restaurant is everything Jessica Lafayette could want... or crave. And it's not the dessert in front of her--it's her waiter. A guy with dark, intense eyes that suggest he wants to slowly lick whipped cream off her skin. A smile so wicked it makes her insides lava-cake gooey. And a too-hot-tTonight's sinful dessert special...Valentine's FantasyThe tasty dish from Benedict restaurant is everything Jessica Lafayette could want... or crave. And it's not the dessert in front of her--it's her waiter. A guy with dark, intense eyes that suggest he wants to slowly lick whipped cream off her skin. A smile so wicked it makes her insides lava-cake gooey. And a too-hot-to-handle body that was meant to be tasted...Yup, Sam The Waiter is better than chocolate.But what Jessica doesn't know is that her one-night-waiter is actually Sam Benedict, Upscale Restaurateur. And that her little lie about being from out of town is going to turn into a Big Deal. Now Jessica is in deep hot chocolate... because her Valentine Fantasy is starting to look a lot like a red-hot reality!...

Title : Her Valentine Fantasy
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ISBN : 9781460311936
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Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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Her Valentine Fantasy Reviews

  • Andrea Guy
    2019-03-13 13:43

    This story is 90 pages of hot fun! Its a super quick read for Valentine's Day. (Yup, I'm a little late on this one)Nancy Warren is one of my favorite writers for the Blaze line, so I was excited to see what one of this short novellas would be like and I wasn't disappointed.Nancy treated us to a hot holiday read that was full of great sex and a touch of romance, topped off with a pleasant HEA that doesn't lead Jessica and Sam straight down the aisle. (Which fits the Cosmo theme better than love and marriage)Jessica really had it bad, trying to have hot sex before Valentine's Day and getting the worst possible date ever and Sam was fabulous. I loved that they kept themselves mostly anonymous. It made their relationship hotter. I only wish, Sam really was what he appeared to be.I secretly think it would be fabulous if a hero weren't always gorgeous and wealthy. (Cos we all know they aren't out there!)I loved how Jessica and Sam got together, and it was made better knowing it was rooted in something that actually happened to Nancy! Oh and the dessert at Benedict made me so hungry!Considering this was a novella, I found all the characters to be well developed and it was easy to connect with our hero and heroine.A fantastic quick read!

  • Judy
    2019-03-17 14:50

    Her Valentine Fantasy by Nancy WarrenSam Benedict is the owner of a restaurant that is taking Seattle by storm. He didn't mind playing the waiter when needed, like the night he met her. The woman at table 12 became more than a patron, more than a seat number. And he wanted her.Jessica Lafayette set out to have good hot sex before Valentines Day. Her date was not going to be it. Especially after his disappearing act before the dessert even arrives. In her distress she leaves her room key instead of a credit card. Was it the worst or best mistake she ever made?What starts out as a woman determined to have casual sex, just a one night stand, becomes much more. Sam and Jessica have both left out important facts about their lives and yet as they email back and forth they build a relationship. Something much stronger than just a night of pleasure. **Sexual content**Received through NetGalley for review

  • Darci Goodman
    2019-03-12 11:02

    This review pertains to Her Valentine Fantasy, by Nancy Warren. Thank you to Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review. I loved this book. It was a quick fun and steamy read. I really am loving the Red Hot Reads! I have read works by Ms. Warren in the past, and she does not disappoint to deliver a fantastic story with characters who are easy to love and relate to. I think her work shines in the newer Red Hot Reads format and I look forward to more. All in All, a great fun read and Highly Recommended to romance readers looking for a hot romance!

  • Nakeesha
    2019-02-25 15:06

    Have you ever loved something that made you so mad! That is Her Valentine Fantasy. Jess and Sam are awesome characters that deserve each other. Their romance over one physical day together and then a series of emails is stuff of every single woman's dreams. Warren builds the tension of will they come back together all the way until the last paragraph. And then I got to the last paragraph, which is the perfect ending, but it pissed me off! I'm grinning-mad! I'm happily-angry! I'm huffingly-satisfied! Well done!

  • Patty
    2019-03-25 14:54

    2.5/3 StarsI gave Her Valentine Fantasy 3 stars for writing, structure and a great plot. However, it gets 2.5 stars for the fact that there was a lie told and Nancy Warren spent a good chunk of the pages talking about it but it was never resolved or mentioned! This seriously bothered me, Her Valentine Fantasy should have ended with the truth coming out between Jessica and Sam and then they could have their steamy Valentine’s Day night together.

  • Jennifer Gallagher
    2019-02-28 16:01

    This is the first book by Nancy warren I have read.. and it will not be the last...This book is a fantastic afternoon read... The chemistry between Sam and Jessica was so intense.. thought my kindle would catch fire....I thought the ending was too sudden and hurried... I would love to read this couples life after the end of the novella in a full length book..If you like Erotic romance you have to read this book..I highly recommend it..

  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    2019-03-03 13:05

    *I received a free ARC of Her Valentine Fantasy from Cosmo Red Hot Reads by Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*Whirlwind romance, humor, sexiness and longing. Very cute story in Her Valentine Fantasy!This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog(un)Conventional Bookviews

  • Maggie
    2019-03-18 14:44

    This little novella totally blew me away! I've come to expect that these little Cosmo Red-Hot Reads are quick and fun, and this one definitely was, but it was also so much more. After I requested this one on Netgalley I actually got cold feet. I was worried that the fact that the main lady character, Jessica, was hesitant about dating a waiter would bother me. I mean, it's a job, it's respectable, let's not be a snob about it. But that never came up when I was reading and Sam, the main guy character, put Jessica in her place when she kind of implied he shouldn't want to be a waiter his whole life.I'm getting ahead of myself though. This book first surprised me by having the book open with Sam's POV. I don't know why, but I always expect the female POV first. Sam owns the hot restaurant in Seattle and he's acting as a waiter, something he occasionally does to interact with diners, the night that Jessica comes in on a first date. A first date that does not go well. Luckily Sam and Jessica get a little flirty together and after she mistakenly leaves her hotel room key rather than her credit card and he has to chase her down (why was she leaving without her credit card? I mean wouldn't he have to chase her down if she just left her credit card?) and they end up back in her hotel room for some steamy sexy times. Another surprise was how much of the book actually takes place after Sam and Jessica's hot one-night stand. The book follows them both afterwards as they both spend quite a bit of time thinking about each other. Sometimes novellas leave me underwhelmed and wanting more, but not in a good way. I know it's hard to tell a complete story in less than 100 pages, but Nancy Warren pretty much beat all my expectations. Unlike many novellas I really felt like I had a good grasp on Sam and Jessica's backgrounds, who they are, and who they want to be. This novella left me wanting more, not because I felt sold short, but because I loved the writing and the characters so much that I wanted their story to continue. Bottom Line: This is a great short read that features likable, interesting characters and fun situations. It's very modern feeling and, for those like me who are kind of "meh" on Valentine's Day, not any mushy, over-the-top Valentine's things. I received an electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley (thank you!). All opinions are my own.

  • Ashley F
    2019-03-03 09:08

    This review was posted at Tsuki’s Book Blog on March 3, 2014.So I'm a little behind on the times when it comes to Valentine's Day but aw well. I'm trying to work my way through my NetGalley backlog all while keeping on top of my March list and library list. Daunting, I know...Anyway, I read this one which came out on January 1 but then I switched to my March list so this is the only one from the backlog. I have a love/hate relationship with the Cosmo Red Hot Reads. I find them too short and too pricey but enjoyable nonetheless. The problem is over the shortness of the story leads to underdeveloped stories and characters.The romance follows a chance meeting between Jessica, an events planner, and Sam, a restaurant owner and temporary waiter. When Jessica's blind date falls flat, her sexy waiter Sam is willing to step in with dessert and some sexy times. When the one night stand isn't enough both worry whether the lies of ommission they told will be the relationship's undoing.Okay this was a lovely little novella of a Valentine's Day romance and hopeful for the future ending. Jessica was interesting in her inability to commit when her relationships has been duds. Sam was scared to be honest because he was afraid she wouldn't be interested in a business owner versus a waiter. Weird, I know. Apparently Jessica was in the market for a normal man instead of a career man and Sam was afraid to ruin the relationship. For the record, Jessica pretended to be a tourist (yeah...that was going to be a problem when he found out).It wasn't amazing when it came to story but it was a fun little read for an afternoon at home. It was sexy and cute and contained some characters I would have been interested in. Unfortunately it had the same problems the other ones in the series have had. The shortness led to lack of character development and lack of story development. The story ended abruptly with no real conclusion and no actual resolution to the problems. Neither character ever fully comes clean with the other. Bummer.Not worth the price but a cute read nonetheless.3 StarsPublished by Harlequin--Cosmo Red Hot ReadsJanuary 14, 201491 PagesProvided by--NetGalley

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-03-18 11:49

    Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsReview copy provided for an honest review4 STARSI’ve really been enjoying these offering from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads by Harlequin but the one thing I have to remind myself before I read one is that it’s most likely going to end in a happy for now and that the story will have unanswered questions. It’s hard for me to do because I want every question answered, no stone left unturned but I’ve found I really love the authors featured in these offerings so I’m working at being happy with what I get. Her Valentine Fantasy is a sexy, lovely, and funny romp between a woman who was dumped on a blind date in one of Seattle’s finest restaurants but picked up by the man who she thinks is just a waiter but is the owner covering a shift.I really enjoyed this story of what was supposed to be a one night stand that led to much more. Jessica Lafayette made a New Year’s resolution to have some hot sex before Valentine’s Day, with the holiday one week away she’s on yet another boring blind date with no hope of hot sex until she begins to notice her attentive waiter. Sam Benedict loves waiting tables on occasion in his restaurant; it keeps him in tune to what’s going on and tonight it’s led him to a beautiful woman he can’t seem to stay away from.Yes, these two go from 0-60 in the space of what seems like minutes but holy hell the chemistry is there and the sex scenes are intense. They both aren’t quite honest with one another regarding their personal lives but then they both assume it’s just for one night. One night though turns into sightseeing the next day, which turns into daily emails with both of them realizing they want to see each other again.I did enjoy this story and yes, it did leave quite a few questions unanswered but it was still quite good and I found author Nancy Warren’s writing to be fun and entertaining. Her Valentine Fantasy is perfect for when you need a sexy story to rev you up but are short on time.

  • Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books
    2019-03-15 07:56

    Her Valentine Fantasy by Nancy WarrenC+, blaze, no kink, contempJessica is on a first date at one of the city's ritziest restaraunts with a total douche, who leaves her holding the bill at the end.  Flustered and shocked, she accidentally leaves her hotel room keycard in the bill folder instead of her credit card, and then leaves.  Sam, the owner of the restaraunt, was filling in for a waiter that evening and had flirted a bit with Jessica. Now, don't go thinking that Sam is a jerk for flirting with her while she was on a date, because he didn't start flirting until after he noticed the nose-dive the date was taking, and even then, the douche had left the table.  When he finds the keycard, he decides to take it back to her at the hotel (a convenient few blocks away).  What else would a non-douche-y guy do? I struggled a bit with the ending.  The main conflict in the story came from the fact that both Sam and Jessica were hiding something.  Sam was hiding the fact that he was the owner of the restaraunt, and not just a waiter.  Jessica lied and told Sam that she was from out of town.  (view spoiler)[When the ending came around, the lies hadn't been dealt all. (hide spoiler)]I would have liked to see the ending handled a bit differently, but that might have been expecting too much in such a short book.All in all, this was a fun, flirty read.  Just right for Valentine's Day.  I would recommend it for anyone who has a soft spot for Valentine's Day or who likes their romances to be low-conflict.  I'll definitely be looking into more books by Nancy Warren.Each year I try to read at least one Christmas romance, but this is the first Valentine's romance I've read.  Are you a fan of holiday romances?  What recommendations do you have?

  • Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
    2019-02-26 10:07

    Reviewed by Kimfor Read Your Writes Book ReviewsJessica Lafayette and Sam Benedict originally meet each other on a date. Well, sorta. Jessica is on a date with a banker she met online, while Sam is serving as their waiter. Sam has been in the business long enough to be able to read people and his instincts tell him that the couple is on a bad date. Honestly, bad date is an understatement. The banker ends up leaving the restaurant and Jessica is left with the bill. While in a fog over what happens, Jessica ends up forgetting to leave her credit card to pay for the bill. Sam ends up tracking her down and delivering the restaurant’s special dessert to her, as a way to cheer her up. One thing leads to another and Sam ends up spending the night in Jessica’s hotel room. Jessica who went into the evening with Sam only wanting a one-night stand, gets more than she bargained for. But these two are inadvertently hiding something from each other. Through multiple emails, these two realize that they are meant to be together. This Valentine’s Day, both Jessica and Sam are going to have their Valentine fantasy fulfilled.Source: Publisher ~ Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin via NetGalley

  • Landslide
    2019-03-13 14:51

    *I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*One night Sam Benedict, owner of the famous restaurant Benedict, is working as a waiter, because one of his employees had to miss work, one of the couples having dinner at the restaurant catches his attention. More specifically the woman, to whom he feels immediately attracted and cannot understand what she is doing with that jackass… And a jackass is what he proves to be when he fakes an emergency to leave before dessert and leaving her stuck with the bill.Mortified and humiliated, Jessica Lafayette ends up leaving her hotel key card instead of her credit card and Sam decides to go after her to the hotel and taking her the dessert she ended up not having, the specialty Valentine Fantasy. Sam and Jessica end up spending the night together and keep contact by email. Because they’ve both kept things from each other: Sam that he is, in fact the famous Benedict, owner of the homonymous restaurant; and Jessica that she doesn’t really live in another town. Both want more than one night, but can they be forgiven for their lies?An interesting novella, with an amusing premise and very hot scenes, that is a good and fast read.

  • Shelly Ash
    2019-02-28 14:10

    Jessica is on a first date, enjoying her dinner but her date is turning out to be a real dud. The smokin' hot waiter. though. gains her full attention once her date ditches her and stiffs her for the dinner tab. Then she accidentally lets her room key card as payment, instead of her credit card. When Sam tracks Jessica to her hotel room, bringing her a Valentine Fantasy dessert, misunderstandings are left in limbo as their attraction heats up. I loved this sizzling, sexy afternoon quickie! The characters were delightful, along with the romantic storyline. The chemistry between Jessica and Sam was electric and the sex, erotic and of course, explicit (which totally works for me…lol). Unfortunately, there just weren't enough sex scenes and the ending was a bit too abrupt for me, but everything else was just perfect. I would absolutely, highly recommend it to all my fellow erotic romance readers!

  • Bookabulary
    2019-03-25 15:51

    Because my Sundays are usually set aside for calligraphy practice, I decided to sneak in a few reads today but only with quick ones so that I can still write in between. So I started with this novella. What better way to spend the Feast of the Dead than to read a Valentine short, right? After I read the blurb, I thought this was going to be a sweet read. And I was not mistaken. This was sensual but with a bit fun. The circumstance Of how Jessica and Sam's relationship started might have also been the one thing that could keep them apart. Not telling each other real facts about each was probably the MO for every intended one night stand but it was fun reading how they managed to overcome that.Although I knew this was a novella from the very start and don't have any complaints about the length of the story, I thought the ending was a bit abrupt. I really liked both characters so I really wanted to bask a little bit longer in their HEA.

  • Andrea Garcia
    2019-03-12 10:56

    *a free ARC of Her Valentine Fantasy provided by Cosmo Red Hot Reads by Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*A sexy combination of sweep-you-off-your-feet romance, witty dialogue, and steamy chemistry. Jessica makes a resolution to end her dry spell before Valentine's Day. She resorts to online dating in an attempt to make her personal deadline and ends up with the worse date ever. Sam and Jessica meet when she meets her terrible date in his restaurant. One issue I had was how Jessica leaves her card on the table as payment and leaves to return to her hotel. That didn't seem realistic to me. Who just leaves their card at the table? In this day in age with all the credit card fraud, the answer is no one. That part of the story just seemed off to me. Overall, Her Valentine Fantasy is a delicious bite of contemporary romance. The ending was a bit sudden but I expected that since this is a novella and not a full length novel.

  • Paris
    2019-03-27 08:42

    This book was a decent read although it left me wanting more of a resolution in the end. I liked the idea of how Sam and Jessica got together, although I didn’t understand why anyone would leave their credit card at a restaurant…even when flustered. I liked Sam and Jessica as characters and thought their chemistry was pretty great. That initial encounter with them at Jessica’s hotel room was ridiculously hot.The time they spent together was really sweet and I enjoyed them getting to know each other, but I hated that they had secrets from each other. And even more so, I hated that the book ended without either of them divulging their secret even though they were in love with each other. This left things way too open ended for me and kind of killed my enjoyment of the book.I’ve read books by Nancy Warren in the past and I enjoy her work. I’ll definitely check out more by her in the future.Arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

  • Fiona Marsden
    2019-03-25 13:41

    Chocolate and a hot guy...what more could you want in the lead up to Valentine's Day. Jessica was not having a great deal of success fulfilling her New Years resolution of hot sex by Valentine's Day. Her date, one week out, was a total bore and rude to boot, running of and leaving her the bill. So much for internet dating.The best thing about the night was the waiter, and when a flustered Jessica leaves her hotel room card instead of her credit card, we have the perfect setup. Nice that the waiter brings along her dessert when he comes looking for her to pay the bill.Thus begins what looks like being a one night stand but ends up being so much more because, hey, this is romance. This is a lovely little story with plenty of hot smexy but also some great characters that we really get to know despite the short novella length of the story.This was from Netgalley for review.

  • LPJ
    2019-03-08 09:02

    This hooked me from the beginning and didn't let go. Very well done without any of the usual foolishness. I wasn't expecting the story I got, it's a somewhat unusual structure, but fabulous. After a bad first date where she's stuck with the check, Jessica ends up going back to her hotel with the waiter, Sam. The only thing is he's not the waiter, he's the owner, just filling in. And she's not actually from out of town, just an event planner staying near her last convention. But the fantasy of an amazing fling with a stranger is one she doesn't want to let go of, and neither of them come clean. The story doesn't follow the expected trajectory, instead giving us something far sweeter and a little surprising. These Cosmo Red Hot Reads are actually pretty fun, I've enjoyed all the ones I've read so far!

  • Lynne
    2019-03-09 08:04

    What a nice little read! Pretty much everything you hope for in this genre of book. All the characters are likable. Low drama. Steamy bits. The premise -- a woman leaves a hotel room keycard in her restaurant bill instead of a credit card -- is a bit far fetched as they way Ms. Warren executes this highly unrealistic (as if one abandons a credit card as if it were cash). And, the required secret/misunderstanding conflict never gets resolved. But, despite these two highly problematic things (not to mention this being a very short novella), all this somehow works. Definitely worth the short time it takes to read this one. Super cute. Sweet. Hopeful. And steamy. All good ingredients for a yummy read.

  • Shanna
    2019-03-24 08:11

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was another super hot read by cosmo and harlequin. I have to say I loved the premise of this story. A waiter who happens to be a great reader of people. I loved the way that Sam saw that Jessica wasn't happy on her date, and he was willing to try to make things better for her, I thought it was so sweet. I really enjoyed how carefree they both were with their one night stand. And how the relationship developed over email nonetheless. I have to say that the read was hot and fun, and I'm really enjoying these novellas, they are just really great treats.

  • Ava
    2019-03-14 11:06

    I would give a higher score if I had an end! even though it must not be necessary to have an end because it could only get better but still I need some words.Anyway, this book felt like daring. Daring to accomplish, daring to hope and grab on. Scared to screw up but still hoping and living on.But there laid some major fact : he knew about his feeling and how would he feel about same city; she knew who he was and how accomplished would she really not change him even he was someone else. really? the last question was somehow answered and I'm not that worry because she felt hard already for who he was. still I want somd words some kind of ending.

  • Melinda
    2019-03-09 10:05

    I thought this was a fun story but it ended a little abruptly. I wanted to know if she told him everything, but I guess I'm to assume that she does. Oh well, I like that it's this story of two people who are limited buy the lives that they have made for themselves and want to change things. Each does something that's outside of their current personalities which leads to togetherness. I would have liked the story to be longer, but overall I liked it.

  • Janet
    2019-03-07 13:43

    I am finding that I like having these Cosmo Hot Reads on hand for times when I want a quick read that will contain a great balance of story, character and sex. Nancy Warren delivers with Her valentine Fantasy. The premise of the story was what grabbed my attention, but the fully formed characters was what kept me reading. Well that and the really well crafted story that was actually enhanced by the sex scenes! Well Done!*I received my copy from in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jeananna
    2019-03-26 11:02

    A quick hot read from one of my favorite Harlequin authors! I loved the chemistry between Sam and Jessica and how we were able to infer the HEA for these 2 without all the mellow drama of hashing out the 'who omitted telling who the whole truth'... I will always read a title by Nancy Warren and I am beginning to feel the same way about the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads - every one I have picked up has been great!

  • Ashley Deniz
    2019-03-22 07:54

    Much better than the other Cosmo red hot read I read. I liked the characters, and I liked how they pushed eachother. I was not a fan of the lying that was involved nor the fact we never got to see how that was resolved but it was a fun, quick and easy read. Very steamy which I did enjoy but too many plot holes for my liking. Probably will not cause me to go out and look for more by this author, but I will occasionally still look for the red hot reads.

  • Laura Hannaway
    2019-03-20 12:42

    I would have probably given this 3 or 4 stars as the writing and story were very good. However the h tells a pretty major lie of omission that still hasn't been resolved (or even confessed) by the end so I didn't feel there was any HEA in sight... Shame.

  • CL
    2019-03-20 10:51

    A very sexy novella with two likeable characters.My only disappointment was when it ended (view spoiler)[without us seeing Sam's reaction to the fact that Jessica actually lives in Seattle and she knows his real identity. (hide spoiler)]

  • Aurelia Rowl
    2019-02-28 11:10

    3.5 starsThe writing is good and the story/plotline is great but it doesn't feel finished. The ending arrives so abruptly, it feels like it should be a cliffhanger with a sequel to follow but I don't think that's the case.

  • Slick
    2019-03-23 09:47

    Enjoyable but would have liked a longer story, so many unanswered questions with this one. Longer review coming soon on Guilty Pleasures book reviews dot com!