Tule Publishing, Feb 2017 ISBN: print 978-1946772091
Tyler Carter is a healthy-eating gym owner who doesn’t bake. When his employees enter him into a bake-off contest to raise money for Harry’s House, an after school space for kids commemorating local first responder Harry Monroe, he needs to learn–fast!
Shy special needs teacher Stacey Allman loves to bake and often dreams of sharing her confections with her uber fit, gorgeous neighbor. So when Tyler sets off his smoke alarm and explains his dilemma, she can’t resist the temptation of playing pastry chef tutor. He offers boxing lessons in exchange. More time together? Yes please.
But when Tyler’s ex comes back to Marietta asking for his help, will it derail Stacey and Tyler’s chance at love, or will it make them see that they’re the perfect fit?
Behind the Book
This is the second book in the Bachelor Bake-Off series, though it does stand alone. It’s set in Marietta, Montana, where the big-hearted townsfolk are raising money to set up Harry’s House.
Given that everyone knows how much I like cake, I was thrilled when Jane Porter asked me to be part of the series. I also like the gym, and my programme at the time involved boxing circuits, so I borrowed some of them for Tyler to teach Stacey – and Stacey in turn uses some of my own favourite recipes to teach Tyler. What I liked about writing this was watching Stacey blossom from a position of having no confidence to recognising that she’s smart and capable; oh, and did I mention that she’s deaf? (Borrowed this from my own deafness, so the lipreading scene is accurate!) And as she blossoms, she teaches Tyler a lot about himself.
You’ll enjoy this if you like small town stories and baking, and stories about discovering that you can go beyond what you think are your limitations…
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