Sandra Sookoo always writes characters that I can connect with and this story is no different in that aspect than all her others I’ve enjoyed. Gwynn Flannigan and I are kindred spirits, I swear we have very similar families and I could totally relate to her. Cole is a fascinating hero, I loved the glimpses we got into his earlier life and how much that impacted the man he grew into. I also enjoyed his responses to small town life. It was so enjoyable watching the relationship between Cole and Gwynn develop and how each one of them reacted to it and each other. Their witty exchanges kept me smiling and even though there were quite a few barbed comments towards one another this was a very sweet read. I love this author’s style and the way reading one of her books is like hanging out with good friends. This story is definitely heart-warming and touching and completely entertaining. If you like your romance with a little sizzle and a little humor then this is definitely one to pick up!
Gwynn Flannigan has tried to earn praise from her father by trying to turn the family business around but his old fashioned ways can’t be won over and he is selling it before she can implement any successful plans. Cole Marshall has travelled to the small town to finalize another sale, something he can practically do in his sleep. Yet his alternate-ego as a food writer comes in to play when Gwynn announces she’s entering a decorating competition he will be judging. Will these two be able to handle the slow simmer between them or will things boil over?
Gwynn Flannigan wants respect from her father and freedom from her big, loud family. The icing on her cake would be to win a decorating competition hosted by her favorite food magazine writer. Cole Marshall's one outlet from the stress of business life is writing his Cooking in the Buff feature. Who cares if he never has time for fun?
The answer for them both lies in the deep freeze at Sweet Endings, the struggling ice cream shop Gwynn manages and the one property Cole needs to secure a big promotion. He’s stuck in Madrigal, Indiana to unravel a knot of family drama that drives him crazy.
Things heat between Gwynn and Cole on the competition floor when Cole’s alter ego is revealed. Cake and accusations fly while dreams and goals are left crumbling. In order to balance family, business, and love, Gwynn and Cole will need to work together and become partners—in more ways than one.