Daddy Needs a Date by Sean Michael
Thank you so much to Divine Magazine for hosting me today. Christmas is right around the corner and I can’t help but think what traditions Ryan and his four girls might have. He’d definitely be up late making sure all the gifts are wrapped and the stockings full. And in the last couple of years, teenager Mel would have started helping him, making sure the younger girls still believe in Santa and have lots of joy.
The girls would all want to help with cookie-making and they’d each have their favorite, which of course Ryan would make. He works very hard to make sure they all know that they are loved.
Speaking of cookies. I make a bunch of different kinds every Christmas to hand out to friends and family. One of my favorites is coconut bonbons – it’s simple but delicious.
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
4-5 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
sweetened shredded coconut
food colouring (optional)
Beat cream cheese until fluffy
Add icing sugar a cup at a time until it holds its shape when rolled.
Add food colouring if desired (if you want more than one colour, divide the cheese/icing mix and colour each portion
Form into small balls less than 1 inch in diameter and roll in the coconut until coated.
Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
These are little sugar bombs with the tang of the cream cheese and the texture and flavour from the coconut and they are delicious!
I hope you enjoy them if you try them and I hope you enjoy Daddy Needs a Date, too!
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With four girls, single dad Ryan Withers has his hands too full to look for romance. He’s not complaining—he loves his daughter and the three nieces he adopted when their parents died, and he would do anything for them. He’s caught off-guard when his mother and daughter conspire to play matchmaker.
Alex Bernot works in disaster relief, his job taking him all over the world for extended periods of time, helping others. He’s staying with his aunt while he’s home, and she sets him up on a blind date. Finding a special someone isn’t really on his mind, but he goes to make his aunt happy.
Ryan and Alex enjoy each other’s company more than either of them expected, and they soon make a second date. Their lives are complicated, though, in very different ways, and soon family needs and their jobs conspire to pull them apart. They’ll need to figure out how to work through the things keeping them apart, but first they’ll have to decide if they even want to….
[author title=”Guest Post by Sean Michael” image=”https://www.divinemagazine.biz/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/seanmichael_avatar.jpg”]Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf-loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep-and the periodic Beaver Tail. Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way. [/author]
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