By: Jaymie Leighton
Title: White Colander Crime
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
It's been a weird year or so for my love life. For a while I dated Daniel, who I liked very much, and yet I was attracted to Zack, the police detective. It was odd to like two fellows for different reasons at the same time; it was like a dead even tie, in a lot of ways, between the two guys.
But then Daniel went back to his ex, and Zack moved on to greener pastures, never interested in me that way anyway, which was fine. We were so different, it never would have worked. The tie between them was never real, in a way, because both guys had other women who appealed to them more.
And then... and then I met Jakob Müller. He saved me just by being in the right place at the right time (No Mallets Intended - November 2014) and he - amazingly, to me, after Daniel who seemed to think I needed a keeper - appears to trust that I can take care of myself.
Sigh. Christmas tree farmer, junk stop owner (his store is called The Junk Stops Here; how perfect is that?) and hunky single dad to an adorable daughter who I loved immediately... Jakob Müller.
So now I'm in that pleasantly awful stage of a relationship when I know how I feel, but I have no real idea how he feels. And I know he has to be careful, with a daughter to think of. And I want to reassure him that we can take this as slow as he wants, but I don't want to presume anything, like that he even likes me that way.
Maybe I'll have to make the first move... kiss him, or something.
Meanwhile, I have a lot else to think about, (like my editor's son being accused of murder) so I'll take this one day at a time. And hope for the best.
Have you ever been unsure, in a relationship, where you were headed? And afraid to ask?
To the wonderful readers of Vintage Kitchen Mysteries: There has been a lot of talk lately about the cancellation or non-renewal of cozy mystery series. There has been no renewal of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime HOWEVER, good news! The series is going on with or without them! In fact, failing a renewal by Berkley, Beyond the Page will be publishing Book #6, Leave it To Cleaver, in which BIG changes are brewing for Jaymie!
To celebrate that, AND to celebrate that White Colander Crime has been nominated for a Bony Blithe Award for Light Mystery, I am giving away TWO signed copies of White Colander Crime to two commenters here!
Please write, in your comment, your name and an email address... you can write the email address as yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com if you'd like to fool the spambots.
AND, please comment by Midnight tonight, Thursday, April 21st, 2016!
Open to Canadian and US addresses!
I'll choose two random commenters!
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