ABOUT SWEET ESCAPE
When dessert goes wrong…
Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister’s bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.
Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Stone, heir to the Sugar Rush Candy Company.
Since childhood, Evan has been trying to overcome family concerns about his defective heart. Known as “The Heartbreaker,” he’s found an outlet with women. And when bad news strikes him, he seeks a diversion by offering to show Hannah the romance of the Bay Area.
Hannah jumps at the chance…as long as they keep things platonic. But soon Evan’s hot combination of charm, perfect kisses, and a serious sweet tooth melts her defenses.
As Hannah and Evan surrender to their delicious attraction, they are forced to confront the reality of her wanderlust and his heart condition. When love and hearts collide, can Hannah and Evan find their sweet ending?
Hannah grabbed a towel and wiped her hands. She picked up the dispenser again and pressed the lever to discharge some of the gas. She fucking hated pressurized devices or anything with explosive potential. She didn’t even like balloons.
She carefully twisted the lid. The canister emitted another seething hiss that sounded like air escaping a tractor tire.
“I wouldn’t do that if I were you, Lockhart,” said a male voice.
Hannah looked up irritably. She froze. Her heart bumped against her ribs. Evan Stone, one of the heirs to the Sugar Rush Candy Company, was coming toward her, his eyes narrowed.
Although Evan was the brother of her sister’s fiancé and therefore almost family, Hannah didn’t know him well. He’d come into Wild Child for coffee and a Declair a few times during the three months she’d been in Rainsville. They’d chatted briefly. Exchanged observations about the weather. She’d told him to have a nice day. He’d complimented her muffins.
But—clearly because she had lost crucial powers of perception—not once had Hannah imagined he could look like this. A beautifully fitted tuxedo sheathed his tall, muscular body, and his glossy, dark brown hair shone under the lights. With his strong features and thick-lashed, laser-blue eyes, he looked like a classic movie star come to living, breathing life.
She couldn’t stop staring at him. Heat flickered through her, like the strike of a match. He looked more delicious than an endless bowl of savory ravioli laced with parmesan and accompanied by a robust Chianti.
She could dive into him headfirst, swirl her tongue around his fork, lick up his sauce and—
“Opening a pressurized container can be dangerous,” he remarked.
With effort, Hannah returned her attention to the unwieldy charger. She was an independent world traveler, for heaven’s sake. She had this situation under control.
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ABOUT SWEET DREAMS
He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka.
Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn’t do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian angel propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more.
Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance anyway, as she’s fighting to keep her mother’s beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again.
As she succumbs to their hot attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn’t the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?
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