- Gardenia Street Publishing
- Release Date
- September 2017
- Book 2 of The Orange Blossom Series
Sarah Bowen is trapped in Orange Blossom...and she's desperate to escape.
The day Sarah dropped her college-bound best friends off at the airport, she vowed to follow in their footsteps...soon. While she worked in her family's pie shop and socked away every spare dime toward her expenses at a world-renowned culinary school, she dreamed of the day she'd become a famous chef and open her own restaurant. But Sarah's plans have simmered on the back burner when one disaster after another delayed her plans. Her friends have established careers and started families while she remained trapped in a small town filled with nosy matrons who frown as they look over her shoulder. It's no wonder that resentment has added a bitter undercurrent to Sarah's otherwise bubbly personality, the same way finely chopped liver creates depth in her bolognaise sauce.
On the hunt for the next big hit in his family's ever-expanding line of snack foods, Craig Star doesn't expect much when a feisty brunette hands him a slice of orange meringue pie and insists it will change his life. One bite convinces the confirmed bachelor he's found more than the winning entry in this year's Patty-Cake cook-off. But with his future on the line, Craig can't help peppering Sarah with kisses during early morning runs through the town's picturesque streets, any more than she can stop herself from falling in love with the handsome newcomer during the long nights they spend tinkering with recipes in the bakery's kitchen.
But problems rise like cakes in an oven when Craig chooses a place in the boardroom over his love for Sarah, and she discovers that success comes at a cost that may put her family's pie shop out of business. With the fate of her family and her town hanging in the balance, Sarah turns to her girlfriends for comfort and advice. Whatever she does next, this time, she knows she'll have no one but herself to blame for the outcome.
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