When Liv Crawford decided to pursue her dream of owning her own bakery, it was no surprise that she forgot to add “maintaining a serious relationship” to her business plan. Not when she believes a cupcake can fix anything, even loneliness.
Jake Miller isn’t concerned about being lonely. He’s cast aside his playboy lifestyle to pursue something more meaningful, his passion for photography. So, when his boss asks him to pursue a beautiful woman and coerce her to his office for a disguised meeting—no matter what it takes—in exchange for the opportunity to turn his hobby into a career, he jumps at the chance. At first sight, Liv awakens his long-buried desire for commitment, but his secret mission could ruin his hopes of keeping her.
Despite Liv’s commitment to swear off relationships to run her bakery, Jake quickly becomes her number one distraction. Yet, even her misgivings can’t tame the heat as they straddle the line between love and ambition.
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Okay, it is no secret that I love Ms. Gina's writing. If you come here enough, you know my fetish for all things Gina... Her writing is sassy, funny, tempting and wicked. She uses her words to entice me, to lure me... She teases me with her sexy scenes... She is creative with her characters and what they choose to do... But what I love most of all is her power to make me feel like I am right there in the story with my characters.
This story is no different... Liv is trying to live her dream - own her very own bakery. She has the support of her two best friends, Patti (Patti's boyfriend) & Austin (whom, I would love to know "Ozzie's" story.... hint hint....). Then there is Patti's family that considers Liv one of their own. She also has her mentor, Nancy, whom she has worked for what feels like forever. But without these people by her side, she would have never pushed so hard to make her dream come true... But at what price will she pay to have that dream come true...
Liv just wants to bake, but when things start going wrong, they go VERY wrong. You could almost say that things go to shit in the matter of a few days for her... But the one thing she never counted on was wanting a man the way she wants Jake. But Liv knows that wanting a man like Jake means trouble with a capital T! And she is really starting to believe that when everything around here seems to go up in smoke...
Jake has watched everyone around him make their own dreams come true; so now it is his time. His boss has given him one task - secure one particular client to their firm. Once that is done, Jake will be the VP of the firm. Easy right?!?! Well, that is what Jake thought until he scoped out the client. Jake was not expecting the client to be a hot, mouth-watering tasty treat like Liv! Every touch from this woman has Jake's soul aching for things he did not think he wanted right now... The forever kinda girl, not the "right now" kinda girl. She made him think of things that he did not think he wanted right now... She was a treat he was hoping to get his hands on, but knowing what he had to do was slowly killing him... But getting the job done was what Jake did best.
This is such a sweet, romantic tale of heartache, tasty treats, awesome friends, betrayal and sweet loving. Liv is a woman that you want to see succeed with all her heart. I mean, you know she has really busted her ass and saved all she could possibly save to see her dreams come true. To see her struggle will melt your heart... But then Jake comes along and just when you think things could get no worst... well, you can figure that part out, but what I won't tell you is how this ends.... Will Jake get the girl or his dream job? Will Liv's bakery make it through all the fall-outs or will she actually sell her first cupcake? Will two hearts find each other; even though one ego treads on getting in the way?
I am going to give you... A Taste of Trouble....
The wave of a hand at the opposite end of the bar caught Liv’s attention. The group of unfamiliar men that had showed up at the beginning of her shift was in need of a refill. “I’ll be right back.”
Liv approached the group. “Drinks, boys?”
“Can we have a pitcher of Heineken this time?” The vocal one of the group looked up from the papers he was reviewing. He had a warm smile and shiny brown hair, but he wore his dress shirt and tie like armor. The blonde of the group was partial to sweater vests. The other dark-haired man looked like he had just stepped out of AP magazine—he had that rocker grunge look perfected. All three of them were attractive. Not usually her type—but still attractive. But just like every other male who walked through the doors of this bar, they were ordinary.
“You got it.”
While concentrating on pouring the draft, the hair on Liv’s arms and neck stood at attention when the cold March air filtered in from the open door. A new customer walked up the steps toward her. As he walked by, her stomach tightened and her breath became heavy.
The man was eye candy at its finest. Intense green eyes? Check. Black power suit? Check. Broad shoulders, strong jaw, hair styled to look messy? Check, check, and check. Without a doubt, he was the most gorgeous man she had ever seen.
“Jake!” Vocal Guy yelled from his seat at the bar.
And his name was Jake.
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