There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor.
Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape.
However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Pricilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflé.
Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.
I’ll have to be honest, I wasn’t a fan of Priscilla in the beginning. Yes, her marriage ended badly and she has a right to be somewhat upset about it but she is horribly bitter. It makes her bitchy and unlikeable. Luckily I pushed thru and after a few interactions with Trent it got better. He sees past all the snark and finds something that keeps bringing him back. And after a while I saw it too.
Together the two of them are a ton of fun. She’s all kitten with her claws out and he just sits back & laughs before going all Alpha on her. It’s entertaining … and hot, for both CeCe and us J Of course, there have to be problems and they aren’t that much of a surprise, but Hollyfield handles it well. The issues & resolutions are believable, fitting in well with the story and the characters.
Once I got past the bitter CeCe parts, it was a very fast and fun read. Well written, with interesting characters and humorous moments, I ended up having trouble putting it down. If you are a little put off by the beginning like I was, make sure you keep reading because it doesn’t take long to get past that and the rest is totally worth it.