When a prim and proper baker and a laid-back bartender have a neighborly disagreement that gets them both in trouble with the law, a sweet reconciliation is stirred up in the playful third romance in Andrea Laurence’s sexy Rosewood series.
Maddie’s life is perfectly sweet. Her bakery’s tasty treats are rising to the top of every must-have list in town, and her commute is just a block away by foot. She loves everything about her little downtown Victorian bungalow—except for her unbearably noisy neighbor, Woody’s. The bar’s obnoxious and sexy owner, Emmett, seems to live to aggravate Maddie. But he mostly thinks she could use a stiff drink to dislodge the stick up her ass. He’s just trying to run his business. Bars stay open late, they play music, they serve alcohol. If she doesn’t like it, why did she buy a house across the street?
When Maddie and Emmett’s battle lands them in front of the local judge, they’re ordered to do several weeks of community service cleaning parks and painting over graffiti. As they scrub away the latest works of art by the town’s anonymous “Penis Picasso,” the baker and the bartender slowly begin to see there’s more to each other than meets the eye. So what happens if they wave the white flag and surrender into each other’s arms?
Maddie is a prim and proper baker that owns a Victorian house across from a bar…yes a bar..Maddie decides to bring war against Emmett, the owner of the bar. This war lands both Maddie and Emmett in front of a judge.
This is an adorable story with a host of great characters. Even though I really did not enjoy Maddie. She is a little selfish and “hoity toity”. Emmett, on the other hand, is absolutely adorable and HOT!! He and Maddie heat up the pages very well. Also, Vera and Miss Dotty are two characters I wish the author had expounded on. They kept me in stitches. I would love to hear more about their shenanigans.
The story line has no surprises but, I found myself smiling many times through out this novel. The chemistry between Emmitt and Maddie gets better and better the more you read. And the Penis Picasso keeps the town stirred up in more ways than one.
The is an enjoyable romance with many cute antics!
I received this novel from Simon and Schuster as part of XOXPERT.