Pastry chef Tessa Montgomery knows what everyone in Blossom Glen says about her. Spinster. Ice Queen. Such a shame. It’s enough to make a woman bake her troubles away, dreaming of Parisian delicacies while she makes bread at her mother’s struggling boulangerie. That is, it is until Tessa’s mortal enemy — deliciously handsome (if arrogant) chef Leo Castorini, who owns the restaurant next door — proposes a business plan…to get married.
Leo knows that the Castorinis and the Montgomerys hate each other, but a marriage might just force these stubborn families to work together and blend their businesses for success. The deal is simple: Tessa and Leo marry, live together for six months, and then go their separate ways. Easy peasy.
It’s a sweetheart deal where everyone gets what they want — until feelings between the faux newlyweds start seriously complicating the mix. Have they discovered the perfect recipe for success…or is disaster on the way?
Leo’s family restaurant is struggling. Tessa’s family bakery is struggling. But, Leo has a plan. He wants to “pretend” to marry Tessa. However, these two families hate each other for something which happened years and years ago. Will Leo’s plan work? Can he and Tessa save their businesses? Or will the feud continue until all is lost?
I just adored these characters. I fell hook, line and sinker for Leo! He is hot and perfectly sweet, especially when it comes to Tessa! I loved the way these two characters go about trying to protect their family. Got to keep the feud intact! These two try really hard not to have feelings for each other, but sometimes you just need to quit fighting it!
Virginia Rose is a wonderful narrator. She really did a superb job with the quirks and cute comments.
Need a sweet romance with great characters…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.