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Divorcee Jenny Lake had to find out. The virile stranger didn't look like your average neighborhood ice cream man, and Jenny's neighbors were convinced he was some sort of criminal. Jenny couldn't believe it. But was that because she was already dangerously attracted to enigmatic, mysterious Nick?Nick's mission was to keep close tabs on Jenny; posing as the man in the whitDivorcee Jenny Lake had to find out. The virile stranger didn't look like your average neighborhood ice cream man, and Jenny's neighbors were convinced he was some sort of criminal. Jenny couldn't believe it. But was that because she was already dangerously attracted to enigmatic, mysterious Nick?Nick's mission was to keep close tabs on Jenny; posing as the man in the white truck was the perfect cover. But he'd never accept this sexy, earthy mother of two as a forger and a thief. Not Jenny, the only woman who had ever made him think about hearth and home .... Jenny, who'd melted his cold loner's heart--and who could never be his....

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The Ice Cream Man Reviews

  • Saly
    2018-12-11 01:55

    Kathleen Korbel writes such wonderful books and The Ice Cream Man was a good one as well.Jenny can't believe it that they have a handsome young guy selling ice-creams on their street and that she is fantasizing about him. Jenny is about to turn thirty and has two young children to raise and an ex who defines the term jerk. She barely has enough money to get by and works hard to make sure her kids are not effected by their sorry excuse for a father. Their neighborhood is kind of close-knit and people suspect the new guy of being a drug dealer.The guy is actually Nick, a cop who is undercover in an assignment he hates. Nick doesn't like kids but he is being punished for being outspoken and now someone is committing mail fraud and Jenny is the suspect since her finances are so precarious. Very soon he is convinced she is not guilty, he's seen her with her kids how loving she is despite what she has, she defines his dream.The police and her friends ask Jenny to keep an eye on Nick and they are slowly thrown together but then Jenny finds out through Nick that he is a student of law and she hates that, lawyers short-changed her, the child support never comes through and the amount is very paltry. She is tired of being humiliated and asking for something she knows he deservesThroughout the book we see Jenny struggle to give her children a good life even if it means accepting money from her family or calling her jerky ex, you can see how wary she is, how burned. And when he ex says something to her, I loved her melt-down it showed how hurt she was and the way Nick comforted her, I loved it.Nick is someone used to being alone, his experiences in foster homes has made him like that and even though he enjoys spending time with Jenny's kids, he doesn't know he is up for it. Jenny wants a family above all else.I enjoyed the book it was very realistic. I liked how sweet Nick was, how he confessed that he loved her and how they found out what both of them were doing and laughed about it. I also loved how Nick showed her ex as well that he could no longer get away with the law.A pretty good book.

  • Cathy Geha
    2018-11-24 04:16

    I had no idea that Eileen Dreyer, an author I have enjoyed reading in the past, also writes under the name of Kathleen Korbel. What a happy surprise to be offered a romance written by her in 1988! Now, when reading a book from decades before it is wise to remember that life and romances were different then and books written will reflect that. That said…I thoroughly enjoyed this book :) The story took me back to a simpler time when doors were often left unlocked, women were more often stay at home mom’s and ice cream trucks visited neighborhoods where I lived.Jenny Lake is scraping to make ends meet for herself and her two young children. Her wealthy ex-husband is a deadbeat dad living the highlife with his new wife and delinquent in child support payments. Into Jenny’s life comes The Ice Cream Man, Nick. Nick is fantasy material for Jenny but a hot questionably drug dealing conversational item among the women of Jenny’s neighborhood. Nick is not what he appears to be on the surface…nope…not at all. As the story progresses Nick and Jenny get to know and begin to fall for one another. They have ups and downs and interesting things happen that I found thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you to eBook Discovery for the copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. 4.5 Stars

  • Cathy Geha
    2018-11-29 22:48

    I had no idea that Eileen Dreyer, an author I have enjoyed reading in the past, also writes under the name of Kathleen Korbel. What a happy surprise to be offered a romance written by her in 1988! Now, when reading a book from decades before it is wise to remember that life and romances were different then and books written will reflect that. That said…I thoroughly enjoyed this book :) The story took me back to a simpler time when doors were often left unlocked, women were more often stay at home mom’s and ice cream trucks visited neighborhoods where I lived.Jenny Lake is scraping to make ends meet for herself and her two young children. Her wealthy ex-husband is a deadbeat dad living the highlife with his new wife and delinquent in child support payments. Into Jenny’s life comes The Ice Cream Man, Nick. Nick is fantasy material for Jenny but a hot questionably drug dealing conversational item among the women of Jenny’s neighborhood. Nick is not what he appears to be on the surface…nope…not at all. As the story progresses Nick and Jenny get to know and begin to fall for one another. They have ups and downs and interesting things happen that I found thoroughly enjoyable.Thank you to eBook Discovery for the copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sharolynne
    2018-12-02 20:50

    A fun read. Characters are adorable. The plot, entertaining.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-28 03:13

    I received a complimentary book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This is the reprint of an older book that Kathleen Korbel wrote in 1988. .I had read this book when it was originally printed, and remembered that I had loved reading it. In spite of that, I didn’t really remember the details of the story so I was looking forward to rereading it.In an author’s note in the beginning of the book, the author writes that, upon reflection, she had decided not to update the book. I am very happy that this was her choice. It is not always necessary to modernize every book, and it was nice to relive the days of no cell phones, no internet and no emails. It was the days of beepers when it was necessary to use someone else’s phone to call back the person who beeped you. It was a time when a person with a pony tail might be considered a trouble-maker. I also think it would be fun for younger people to see what we “old-folk” had to live with at this time. I enjoyed that she headed chapter one with the date “1988” as if it was a historical – which I guess would be true for some people.This book is humorous, but it is also suspenseful. The heroine is a “divorced, underpaid working mother who lives next to the Perfect Woman,” which bothered her a great deal. She wanted to stay home also, but couldn’t. Her husband is supposed to pay alimony but usually doesn’t’. She is a teacher in the winter and supplements her salary by working at a grocery store in the summer. I found this interesting because, again, it shows how much times have changed.The police think she is taking checks from mailboxes to pay her own bills, and Nick, the ice cream man, is a policeman who is watching her. Even though this book is short, the author does a great job of establishing the characters and developing the plot. This is obviously a professional writer who knows what she is doing and does it very well. Of course, no wonder, because Kathleen Korbel is Eileen Dreyer. She won the Rita Award for this book, and she definitely deserved it. I would highly recommend this book to all romance lovers. Kathleen Korbel and Eileen Dreyer have never let me down

  • Ira
    2018-12-09 23:03

    "The Ice Cream Man" ist witzig und ausgesprochen nett geschrieben, wobei es auch gerade die prägnanten Charaktere sind, die das Buch abrunden.Wenn der kinderhassende Undercover-Polizist Nick Barnett brav am Eiswagen sein Eis verkauft und langsam, aber sicher dem altklugen Charme der dreijährigen Emma erliegt, während er verzweifelt versucht, nicht zu glauben, dass seine Hauptverdächtige schuldig ist und Jenny Lake von den Nachbarn und der Polizei darauf angesetzt wird, herauszufinden, ob der Eismann mehr als nur Eis verkauft, undercover natürlich, sozusagen, dann sind unterhaltsame Szenen vorprogrammiert und als Leserin amüsiert man sich köstlich.Während unsere beiden Undercover-Agenten verzweifelt versuchen, professionell zu bleiben (und scheitern), werden drumherum fleissig weiter Drogen verkauft und Schecks gefälscht, bis es zum großen Finale kommt!Mir hat das Buch wirklich gut gefallen. Es liest sich flüssig und leicht und wartet mit liebenswerten und komplexen Charakteren auf, die den Leser gerne verfolgen lassen, wie sich das Ganze entwickelt. Ob Nick und Jenny selber oder Jennys altkluge Tochter Em, die neugierigen Nachbarn - etliche interessante und gut entwickelte Persönlichkeiten, die das Buch mit seiner gelungenen und gut gesponnenen Story abrunden. Ich kann das Buch empfehlen!

  • Patty Nobles
    2018-11-25 01:07

    The Ice Cream Man, is the latest book by talented author Eileen Dreyer which is a rerelease of a previous novel she wrote under the name Kathleen Korbel. The Ice Cream Man is a delightful tale of two people who have been beat down in their lives, but somehow over melting bomb pops they find a way to heal each other. Jenny is a single mom struggling to raise two children on her own while working as a math teacher during the school year, and a grocery clerk during the summer. She works hard to take care of her kids without any help from the ex-husband that she put through law school. Nick is the neighborhood ice cream man, but the close knit neighborhood does not believe that the handsome, brooding, sensual man could possibly be just dishing up cool sweetness. The ladies with the aid of an inept police detective decide Jenny should scope out Nick and see if he is selling drugs to the neighborhood children, but in return Nick is watching Jenny because as a police officer she is the prime suspect in a check fraud scam. Together they skirt the really reason for their attraction, but the more time they spend together the more they realize that life is all about taking chances and fighting for the things that mean the most to them. This book is a funny fast paced read, and I recommend it highly. I was given this book to read by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Marjorie Mindel
    2018-11-21 03:03

    Dreamy! Jenny has struggled with 2 jobs and a "Jerk" of an ex-husband, who's 6 months behind on his pitifully small child support payments, while he and his "bimbo" 2nd wife drive around in their Porsche and Mercedes.What a situation! Jenny is watching the ice-cream man, who the neighbors and police suspect of being a drug-dealer. Nick, the ice-cream man, actually an undercover cop, is watching Jenny's neighborhood and Jenny, who's suspected of stealing the neighborhood's checks from their mailboxes, forging the signatures, and keeping the cash.Jenny and her two small children rock Nick's world. Nick rocks Jenny and her kids' world.Mistrust, misunderstanding, missed cues abound, but, wait! I see a HEA on the horizon.This book's too interesting to put down. The reader cheers, weeps, gnashes their teeth, and sighs with emotion.Niiiice!

  • Amber Garabrandt
    2018-12-08 00:47

    I got a copy of this book from Istafrebie for an honest review. Personally, I found it to be foolishly over the top and absolutely implausible... so a fantastic quick-read laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Jenny is a divorced mother of two, just trying to make ends meet and not melt of the heat of summer. Nick is an undercover cop disguised as... an ice cream truck driver? Jenny has no time for hunky Mr. Softee and Nick just wants this assignment over with. Add in a quirky crew of neighbors and family, and a good time is had by all. Seriously, if you want deep and profound... why are you looking at a rom com? If you want a good time with just enough emotion to make you loose it a few times, and root for the characters, this is your book.

  • Eunice Robertson
    2018-11-11 19:54

    I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for my honest review. Nick, an undercover cop, is keeping an eye on Jenny, whom he suspects is guilty of fraud. Jenny, a single mom, struggling to keep her little family together, is keeping an eye on Nick, who the local community suspects is a drug dealer. In spite of their suspicions, the two are attracted to each other, feeling in their hearts that the other is innocent of the crime. Their relationship is often rocked by misunderstandings, but their underlying faith in each other eventually brings them a happy ending. Really liked it.

  • Liz
    2018-11-21 20:13

    I thought this was a cute book, a fun love story. It's a great book to read when you just want to kick back & let all your cares fade away for a couple of hours. There are no crazy twists or turns but the writing is engaging & the characters are sassy. Enjoyable read. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

  • Reba
    2018-12-06 01:51

    Sweet romance with alittle mystery. This is a pg 13 read about love and family with some mystery thrown in. The story was sweet the characters enjoyable. My favorite character was little emma 3 1/2 yr old but older in so many ways super cute kid! My only dislike is that you don't see if "the jerk" gets what he deserves and boy does he deserve some karma!!! 2.75 stars

  • Lyns
    2018-11-27 03:03

    This book is one of Kathleen Korbel's classics and as she explains she chose not to update it from the original 1980s time period. It still works as a story of mistaken identities causing distrust but an instinctual feeling of trust wins.

  • Christa
    2018-11-21 01:11

    I really liked this book. It is a bit dated but is a fun read. The characters are genuine and engaging. The romance is sweet. The mystery leaves you guessing right to the very end. I received this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review.

  • Elizabeth Fensin
    2018-11-11 02:14

    I'm used to reading this author's high-stakes thrillers and historicals, so while I very much enjoyed this book, I was surprised no weapons or death threats were involved. This book has great snarky humor with undercover cops, suburban crime, and an epic flu outbreak at just the wrong moment.

  • Sue
    2018-12-10 02:03

    An all around fun book. I enjoyed the back and forth with the mutual suspicions/mutual believing the other is innocent and determined to prove it. This is definitely a book I will reread!

  • Sherry Vaughan
    2018-11-27 00:11

    A sweet romance. It's all about false assumptions and getting past them. But, more than that, it is about a lonely man who has never known love and how watching a loving family changes him.

  • Tiffany Tinkham-Graves
    2018-11-12 01:58

    Can't say anything because I don't wanna spoil the story.Absolutely loved it! Mystery and romance! My favorite combination!

  • Anne
    2018-11-17 01:10

    4.5 Stars

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2018-12-09 22:58

    What a strange book.It wasn't necessarily bad, but it was oddly-written and difficult to follow. I realy didn't like or identify with any of the characters, they were annoying for the most part.