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When a struggling bakery owner is rescued by a wannabe songwriter with hidden culinary talents, they discover they can make sweet harmony … if they can only learn to work together.
Rhett Foster longs to change the world with his music, yet he can’t even finish writing one song. Battered by a string of failures and disillusioned, he returns home to Portland, Oregon. While he desperately wants to create a chart-topping hit, his dad mandates a new mission: move to coastal vacation hotspot Seabrook, Washington and expand the family’s successful restaurant chain.
In danger of destroying her late parents’ legacy if she doesn’t diversify her menu, Lindsay Carmichael will try anything to save her bakery. But with a tiny budget and an injured employee who can’t work, she has no choice but to sink the last of her savings into buying a dilapidated food truck and hiring Rhett as a part-time barista. What she doesn’t know is that the handsome songwriter has a secret … one that could destroy her business and her heart.
Mr. Perfect could be real trouble.
Not that he wasn’t qualified. He was more than qualified. He made the best vanilla latte she’d had in months, possibly ever. And he was telling the truth about his past—a simple Google
search confirmed his story.
But serious amounts of time around that smile, those caramel eyes and the way his voice spilled out so effortlessly, doing crazy things to her insides … yeah, good thing it was a part-time temporary gig. She needed her full attention—
“How hot is he?”
Catherine’s question sent a tell-tale heat creeping up Lindsay’s neck. What, Cat could read her mind? She dunked the mixing bowl into the hot soapy water and danced around the
“Oh, please. You can’t fool me.” Catherine deposited the rest of the dirty dishes on the counter next to the sink. “I walked by yesterday and peeked in the window. There you were, sipping coffee and sharing a macaron with Mr. All-American boy-next-door. Now you conveniently want to hire him.”
“He’s completely qualified. Lots of previous work experience.” Plus, a captivating smile and more than one intriguing tattoo inked on his muscular arms. Her skin flushed warmer and she dipped her chin, hoping Catherine wouldn’t notice.
No such luck.
“Are you blushing?” Cat leaned closer. “My word, you are.”
“Stop.” Lindsay rinsed the soap from the bowl then set it in the drying rack. Why did she have to be so transparent?
“So he’s not good-looking?”
“That’s not what I said.”
“Looked hot to me.”
Lindsay sucked in a breath. That was all Cat needed.
“Ha.” Catherine did a victory dance. “I knew it. You do like him.”
“I do not.” Lindsay grabbed a towel and dried her hands. Ugh. They had reverted into their seventh-grade selves—baking yet another concoction while discussing their secret crushes. Or not so secret crushes. Catherine had radar for that sort of thing. Wait until she told her he’d offered to go with her to check out that dilapidated truck. She’d flip.
“Have you checked his references?” Catherine wiped the remnants of their cookie baking session from the counter. “Made sure he’s legit?”
“Aren’t you the least bit curious about where he came from or why he’s here?”
Curious didn’t begin to describe it. More like nosy. She’d followed all sorts of rabbit trails last night in her quest to learn more about Rhett. His social media was filled with posts
about Nashville, confirming his story. He was clearly into the music scene. Other than that, she’d come up with zero new details.
“He’s from Oregon originally. Spent a lot of time in Nashville.” Lindsay tossed the crumpled paper towel in the trash can. There was no reason not to trust him. If yesterday was any
indication of his talents, he knew a thing or two about making great coffee. He’d totally whipped Hans into shape, too. So what if he didn’t reveal much about his personal life. Wasn’t that the mark of a professional?
About the Author
Heidi secretly dreamed of writing a book for most of her childhood, but a particularly painful rejection letter in middle school convinced her to tuck that dream away. Instead, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband Steve, then she dusted off her big dream of becoming a published author and launched her first contemporary romance into the world in 2014. A huge fan of coffee, dark chocolate, and happily ever after, Heidi currently lives in North Carolina with Steve, three active boys and one amazing Goldendoodle.
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Ends September 18, 2019