Kennedy Sinclair never dreamed she'd own a pie shop and an orchard in a small town like Destiny Bay. But nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to cross something off her "Life's short so eat the icing first" list and start her life over from scratch. Read more...
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Kennedy Sinclair never dreamed she'd own a pie shop and an orchard in a small town like Destiny Bay. But nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to cross something off her "Life's short so eat the icing first" list and start her life over from scratch. Her shop, Sweetie Pies, is famous for its hot, flaky apple turnovers and sinfully delicious deep dish pie. For Kennedy though, nothing is more enticing than the tall, strapping slice of temptation who keeps coming back for more.
Luke Callahan is determined to make his hard cider business a success. With his beloved father's cider recipe and the opportunity of a lifetime in his grasp, he'll stop at nothing to get this deal done. There's just one catch: he needs Kennedy's apples. At first, he thinks it'll be as easy as pie to charm those apples right off her trees. But Kennedy isn't falling for his tender charms or his wicked ways. When the negotiations start heating up, so do the feelings they have for each other. And it takes just one kiss to seal the deal . . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-07-25
- Reviewer: Staff
In this charming contemporary, first in Adair’s Destiny Bay series, a woman looking for a fresh start finds new purpose when she buys a small-town pie shop and the apple orchard that supplies it. Kennedy Sinclair is confident that she can make a go of Sweetie Pies and put her cheating ex far behind her. However, local hard-cider brewer Luke Callahan also needs those apples to propel his business to the next level. With two dreams at stake, the clash of wills between Kennedy and Luke proves legendary, but their mutual attraction is even stronger, turning the fierce, if friendly, rivalry into a tentative courtship. Adair (Chasing I Do) has the perfect recipe for a tasty, if unchallenging, romance: a dash of sweetness, a pinch of spice in the bedroom, and a heap of comedic playfulness spread among the comfortably eccentric cast. Readers will root for both protagonists as they pursue their seemingly incompatible goals, even as they wonder why Kennedy and Luke don’t just sit down and talk. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Sept.)