❤❤ Valentine’s Day short stories ❤❤

Heart and flowers, love and romance… are a few short stories for Valentine’s Day!


Louis Hates Valentine's DayLouis Hates Valentine’s Day by Sue Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The blurb…

Louis hates Valentine’s Day. He hates it with a passion he reserves for Marmite and footballers’ wives. Louis is also a florist and Valentine’s Day is his nemesis, turning his fingers into pin-cushions to make bouquets for men who give red roses to their wives and then ignore them for the rest of year.

Louis hates Valentine’s Day. No one gives him flowers. The only customer he likes is Arnie who buys a new bouquet every week. Arnie gives Louis a chance to explore his love of floriography; the language of flowers. It never occurs to Louis that maybe he isn’t listening to what Arnie is trying to say.

So what did I think?

Wow – Louis really does hate Valentine’s Day and without even knowing the true reasons behind his feelings, you can understand why – the people who visit his florist shop are awful!

This isn’t all hearts and flowers – although there are flowers aplenty – this is a glimpse at one very sad man. The last few years have been tough on Louis and he doesn’t look like he’s making any progress to changing his life. He’s cynical and unhappy and overlooks what’s right in front of him.

Thank goodness his eyes are finally opened because what’s a story about Valentine’s Day without a happy ending!


Love and an (Orange) Lamborghini (A Valentine Rainbow)Love and an (Orange) Lamborghini by M.A. Ford

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Freelance journalist Will Turner is struggling both financially and emotionally since being dumped by his boyfriend. While his sports car obsessed roommate, Niki, is busy leaving notes for the female owner of a Lamborghini Gallardo parked in their area, Will takes a last-minute assignment to interview a sportsman. The attraction between Will and racing driver Tim Johnson is instant, but Tim is unwilling to risk his career by coming out. Niki has big plans for Valentine’s Day, but it will take a near miracle for any of them to find happiness.

So what did I think?

This was a nice short story and a little bit different. I loved the author’s debut novel  Track Limits (click here for my review) so was really keen to read this one.

It was short and sweet and had a nice Valentine’s Day happy ending. It was a quickie read so I wasn’t expecting too much. I liked the pairing of the very non-sporty journalist and the racing car driver and I enjoyed Will’s flatmate Niki’s attempts to woo the owner of the orange Lamborghini.

What I would have liked to see was some racing action (maybe my expectation from the previous book I read) but this was more a cute story focusing on emotion. The resolution was too rushed for me, with Tim making some decisions which seemed too early in the relationship – but it’s Valentine’s so it had to be bit romantic, didn’t it!


Valentine Shower (A Valentine Rainbow)Valentine Shower by John C. Houser

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The blurb...

For Reuben, numbers are everything people are not: rational, predictable, and soothing. Outside of this family, his boss, Terry, is the one person he feels connected with. In the years they’ve worked together, listening to Terry’s jokes and stories over coffee has become a reliable part of his routine. But he’s missed having family nearby since his parents retired to Florida, and figures he’ll need a woman to correct the problem. He’s hurt and confused when Terry not only refuses to help, but announces he won’t be coming around much anymore. It’s up to Reuben’s no-nonsense sister Yaffa and his therapist, Dr. Greenberg, to help him understand Terry’s feelings—and his own.

So what did I think?

Reuben is one of the most unique characters I have read in a long time! It was such a joy to watch him try to understand his feelings for his best friend and boss, Terry.

As a data obsessed genius with an inability to ‘read’ people, it takes him a while to realise what he wants but once he does, his attempts at making Terry his Valentine are gorgeous.

I think if it been a longer book the charm of Reuben would have worn off but as a short it was perfect!


 Buy from Amazon.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.