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If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread

(Reindeer Falls #2)

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Dear Santa,

I do not want Keller James for Christmas.

I will not fall for him, no matter how charming or irresistible or famous he is. I will not be swayed by his skills in the kitchen or by his British accent. I’m going to win the Great Gingerbread Bake Off and no one is going to stand in my way. Not even Keller.

All kisses are off. I mean all bets. All bets ar
Kindle Edition, 99 pages
Expected publication: November 14th 2019 by Rutherford Press
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Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-four-stars
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I really enjoyed the first novella in Jana Aston’s ‘Reindeer Falls’ series, but this book was even better than the first! If You Give a Jerk a Gingerbread is such a fun and feel good holiday novella!

Keller James is a celebrity chef in town for the Great Gingerbread Bakeoff, the same competition local baker Ginger Winters is hoping to win. Ginger is instantly attracted to Keller, but her focus has to go to the competition. She’s forever dreamed of opening her own bakery and winning the prize money would get her t
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Reindeer Falls series makes me a giggly, horny elf.
Keller is the perfect stocking stuffer - a quick hit of Brit hotness - Jana Aston style. A little smart ass and a lot swoony.
Leave it to Jana to turn a holiday cooking special into a hot, sweet, frenemies to lovers story. Ginger's celebrity crush and her efforts to talk her self out of said crush are absolutely hilarious, an dREindeer Falls is positively magical.
The perfect reward after a Saturday of dangling from a ladder
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jana hit it out of the park again!! Ginger is so different from Holly but has her own quirks that endear her to us as readers! I adored her take no prisoners attitude and her determination to fulfil her lifelong dream!

Keller was adorable!! His wit and patience with Ginger was fabulous. I loved seeing them together. The ending was simply perfect for the two of them, I hope we get to catch up with them again in the third Reindeer Falls book! <3
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-favorite, arc
Ginger Winter is in fact a “ginger” who bakes gingerbread. She is the super adorable Winter sister who stars in Jana Aston’s If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread. The Reindeer Falls series is comprised of standalone holiday novellas that are a perfect blend of spicy and sweet.

Where to start? I loved the premise, the plot and the characters! Ginger is delightful in her whole-hearted devotion to her dream and her town. Her foil is Keller James, a celebrity chef and a competitor in the Grea
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If You Give a Jerk a Gingerbread by Jana Aston

Ginger is a baker who is competing to win the Great Gingerbread Bake-Off with the grand prize of $10K that’ll go towards her setting up her own bakery. However, the ever so famous British chef, Keller is also competing for the same although he does seem to spend much of his time flirting.

This book was just way too cute for words!!!!! Ginger was adorable (she won’t argue with the description) and Keller was just delectable. The chemistry
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexy-time, 2019, arc, novella
Well, just go ahead and slap me, I'm in Christmas novella heaven. Seriously, what is Jana doing in her writing cave? She's gonna convert me and I'm going to hate her for it.

Except I'm really not because Keller is so freaking dreamy. He BAKES, guys. BAKES. Like actual baked goods and he makes breakfast and did I mention he's British?


I have a weakness for that accent.

And so does Ginger. You met her in the first Reindeer Falls novella. She's sister to Holly, the lovely lady w
Claire Cronin
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second novella in this series and this features the youngest sister of the three, Ginger Winter, who is completely different to her sister Holly, she is quirky and cute, working hard to achieve her dreams of owning her own bakery shop in Reindeer Falls.

Her heart is set on winning The Great Gingerbread Bake Off, except her celebrity crush Keller James, a British chef who has his own TV show, seems to be in town also, for what she thought was to be judging the competition, but turn
Pam Schaeffer
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the Reindeer Falls series. I just LOVED it!! I thought The Boss Who Stole Christmas was a romantic and awesome. Then we get If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread. It just keeps getting better and better. If you don't like this book, then your heart is three sizes too small.

We have Ginger, the youngest of the Winter sisters, and she is a natural-born baker. I have to be honest here. Ginger's middle name is Spice, yes, Spice. (No wonder she is the baker of the family.) Whe
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book two in this holiday mini series features the youngest of the three sisters. The baker competing in a televised Bake-Off. Unfortunately (or not, depending on how you look at it,) one of the other contestants is a well known hottie chef who already has his own tv show. A chef whom she has had a crush on forever. Talk about distraction. Lots of laughs, as you may expect from this author. There isn't much in the form of sexual content, but there is a wee little bit, so it's not a totally clean ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This mini series is my new favourite addiction. The stories are cute, funny and super festive.

If you give a jerk a gingerbread is the second book in the reindeer falls series and they just keep getting better and better.
The second story is straight out of a romantic Christmas movie. Ginger Spice Winter, who is actually ginger and bakes the most amazing gingerbread treats, meets Keller James (celeb chef) at the Inn where she bakes her sweet treats. Keller finds Ginger adorable, cute and sexy -
Three Chicks
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Ginger Spice Winter is doing her best to win the contest of a life time- The Great Gingerbread Bake-Off. Her dream has always been to open her own bake shop. She's the wizard of gingerbread and this contest is perfect for her. Not to mention that the competition is filming right in her town of Reindeer Falls.

The contest has both amateur and professional contestants. One being Keller James. He's the hot British chef who has his own show. He's gorgeous and charming
Michelle Rodriguez
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Reindeer Falls series is Ginger's and Keller's book. Yes, it can be read as a standalone, but come on, this is Jana Aston here, you have to also read The Boss Who Stole Christmas.

You know what I love about Jana Aston and her writing, her heroine's inner monologues. Whenever their mind wonders, it's like hopping on the crazy train, but with hysterical thoughts in between. Ginger Spice Winter is no exception. She just wants to win the Gingerbread Bake Off so she can open
*** I received an advanced copy and chose to review it ***
** 100% spoiler-free review **
* 4 stars *

I can always count on Jana Aston to make me laugh and she comes through once again with her second adorably fun book in the Reindeer Falls series. If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread is a standalone story in this trilogy so you do not need to read book 1--but trust me, you really should! The town of Reindeer Falls is quirky and fun and the perfect setting for this holiday-themed book. I l
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ginger Spice Winter is determined to win The Great Gingerbread Bake-Off and get the money to open her shop. She has mastered her recipes, has her plan for winning and what that will mean for her future. Along comes Keller James, the hottest British cook that is on the Food Network. She would have to have flour on her and look a mess in front of this handsome genius. After some time together she decides that however hot he is he is also a dirty jackal. He distracts her, causing her to lose focus ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

This is the 2nd book in the Reindeer Falls series. And, it's just as quirky and funny as the first in the series, although the Christmas references don't feel quite as natural as the ones in the first book.

Ginger and Keller are competing in the Christmas baking competition the Great Gingerbread Bake Off and, well, the jokes sort of write themselves in this one, as Ginger Spice is competing in a Christmas bake-off.

It's funny, and
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review which is honest and unbiased.*

Ginger is the youngest sister, and she is very feisty. And she's also legiterally adorkable! A baker, she has some fantastic metaphors, which really made me laugh out loud.

Keller is a celebrity baker with his own show on the Food Network. And he's sexy. So much so that Ginger has been watching him for ages. When they meet in person,
Happily Mary After
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-november
Jana Aston continues to inject holiday cheer into our lives with the second book in the Reindeer Falls series, If You Give a Jerk a Gingerbread. In this hilarious and sexy romance, a master gingerbread-maker, Ginger, is vying to win a reality television show’s baking contest, but she risks it all when she falls for her biggest competition, Keller. Their chemistry is hotter than a professional convection oven as they kiss and bake their way into love, and you’ll adore every festive, entertaining ...more
Jade Simcox (3 Degrees Of Fiction)
Yes, yes, yes!!
Jana has done a fantastic job with this series. She has brought her signature comedy along with her usual romance along for the ride and mix it altogether in Reindeer Falls and you get the perfect Christmas story.
Ginger is a lot different to her sisters but honestly I think I love her more then her sisters. She was so funny and had this special attitude that I just loved. She was a women that has dreams and will do anything to fulfil them.
Keller was amazing, he was so patient w
JoAnna Koller
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘You told me my cookie was outstanding and I immediately pictured you naked.’ Hahaha! I just love Ginger and her version of naughty. This sweet, steamy story was the perfect mix of sugar, spice and sex without pushing the raunchy envelope too far. Ginger and Keller were a fun couple, and would’ve only been better if I could’ve actually heard his accent while reading about them. This is a short story you need to read to get into the Christmas spirit ASAP! And it actually inspired me to not only w ...more
Dorcus Eason
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of Jana Aston Christmas series about 3 sisters. This is Ginger Spice Winter's story. Ginger is all about baking. She is taking part in The Great Gingerbread Bake-Off. She meets Keller James star of his own Foodnetwork show when he asks to meet her so he can compliment her cookies. She is a fan of his show and has a bit of a crush on him. She finds out he is her competition in the bake-off. Instead of treating like the competition she finds her attraction to him growing. T ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread is Book number two in the Reindeer Falls novella series. It is also Ginger Winters story. Ginger is a baker who’s ultimate dream is to own her very own bakery. So when a tv show baking competition comes to town, she’s all in. Ginger is miffed when she finds out celebrity chef, Keller James, is one of her competitors. She tries her hardest to win the competitions all the while Keller is trying to get her attention. Keller is a sweet, British man who is very intere ...more
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
A sweet little novella filled with silly puns, baking shows and all the Christmas magic you could want for the season.

Ginger and Keller are two contestants on a baking show competing for the top Gingerbread maker. Ginger is the youngest of the Winter sisters and when Keller walks into the Inn, it's instant chemistry between the two and the story doesn't let up. With little angst, holiday magic, cooking show fun and all the holiday silly puns, this story was light and romantic and jus
R Rais
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Second book in this chrismast hallmark feel kinda romance.

This book is Ginger and Keller sweet story. Pun intended since they are pastry chefs.
Stand-alone in every book, I kinda hope it's interconnected where we can see glimps from the previous couple. But nope. This is totally standalone

I like this book. The chemistry between Ginger and Keller seems more fluid. Keller is more alive than the Boss. He got that naughty charming way that just steal your breath. And Ginger with her loo
Ginger Winter, the youngest of the Winter sisters entered The Great Gingerbread Bake-Off contest in her hometown of Reindeer Falls where she meets Keller James a seasoned celebrity chef with a show on the Food Network.

Keller is a sexy, charismatic British lad that develops a crush on Ginger fairly quickly. Ginger is a fun loving, quirky heroine that is just adorable!

These two sure know how to spice up the pages with their entertaining banter and oh so hot sexy times.

Be sure to add the quick n
annette kraft
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC as an honest read for an honest review. Let's just start by saying the series continues to grab you. When you open the first chapters Ginger and Keller grab you and lead you through a fun bake off.
Keller has his own cooking show, but he is taken with the joking Ginger. Ginger has always had a celebrity crush on him, so when he asks to spend time with her she's flustered and melts.
This story doesn't disappoint and wraps you in the lives of these characters along with m
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second of our wonderful Reindeer Falls stories centers around our wonderfully quirky younger sister Ginger and her quest to win the Great Gingerbread Bake Off. Is Keller flirting with her to try and throw her off her game and beat her? Is he just trying to steal her recipes? I mean, he is a man of the world, a success in his own right. What does he really need her for? Funny and quirky story that further reels you into wanting to live in this magical, fictional town. Feel the magic, let it t ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was adorable! Who doesn’t love a sexy guy with a British accent that lives to bake? No one! Keller and Ginger are competing in a Food Network Gingerbread bake off. He’s a professional chef and she is the hometown baker from Reindeer Falls. Ginger isn’t sure what to think of Keller’s attention but she can’t deny that they have chemistry and a comfortable feeling between them. The only thing that would’ve made this book off the charts perfect was if it it came with samples of everything ...more
Jaime Ryter
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jana Aston has a way of painting the most vivid imagery with her words. While reading this, I felt like I was watching a Christmas special on the Hallmark channel, and I absolutely loved it! (The fact that there was an actual Hallmark movie playing on the tv in the background had nothing to do with this.) This was such a happy and sweet novella that held all the usual humor that you’ve come to expect from Jana. This has really put me in the spirit of the holidays. I can’t wait to read the conclu ...more
Rady Reads
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely, hilarious story about love at first sight. Believing in the magic of Christmas, gingerbread for everyone and sweet stolen glances  increasing into sexual tension. And gibgerbread backing contest you could almost smell through the pages.

I loved every second of this second instalment in the Reindeerfalls series. Especially the author's sarcastic remarks, curse words turned into child friendly ones and such funny vocabulary. It was written in typical Jana Aston's style. 
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Keller isn't at all what Ginger imagined. One moment outside of the competition changed everything. While working at the inn, Keller compliments her baking. That lead to Keller being so enamored with her that he spends most of his free time with her. Pretty soon harmless flirting turns into deep fondness for the other. Ginger does want to put too much of her heart into because he's leaving after the competition unless Ginger can give Keller every reason on why he should stay.
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Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana is the author of 4 books, and all of them have appeared on either th ...more

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