Publisher: Tule Publishing Group
As soon as he entered the bakery, the scents of sugary goodness surrounded him. If only his words would melt Taryn’s anger as fast as her baked goods disappeared.
A Slice of Summer
First, he ghosted her. Now, he has a proposition...
Taryn Lawson needs more customers in her bakery to prove she’s capable of taking over the family business. The summer fair is the perfect opportunity to jump-start her vision with a specialized booth showcasing her creative desserts. Despite her fierce work ethic, she needs help to build her booth in time. Unfortunately, the only person available is the handsome attorney who played with her heart last Christmas.
Trial attorney Garrett Andrews regrets not contacting the pretty baker he dated during his last holiday vacation. But he had his reasons and is finally ready to make amends. When he returns to town for his sister’s wedding, Garrett gets his second chance when Taryn needs help building her booth.
Working together reignites the spark, but Taryn is aware the clock is ticking. Will they realize what they have is special before it’s too late, or will their second chance at love once again slip through their fingers?
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Taryn grabbed a bag from under the counter and handed it to him. She moved so fast he almost dropped it. But a whiff of Taryn’s sugary scent brought memories of her sweet kiss to the surface. Yes, getting together sounded better and better.
He flashed his most charming smile, the one that worked as well with the women on a jury as it did at a party. “I’m in town for Callie’s wedding. I’ll be here for two weeks.”
Taryn raised a brow and pressed her lips together.
She must want him to ask her out. That was fine with him. He’d start with something easy so that they could catch up. Then he would invite her for a meal. “Let’s meet for coffee tomorrow.”
Her eyebrows furrowed. “Seriously?”
He nodded. “Tea Leaves and Coffee Beans. Say three, unless you can’t take off. I have a few things to do but have a flexible schedule. The same as the last time I was here.”
Not exactly subtle, but at least she would know where he was coming from.
Her jaw tensed. Lines deepened on her forehead. “I don’t believe this.”
Her harsh tone surprised him. “What?”
Taryn’s lips thinned. “You have some nerve, waltzing in here as if you hadn’t ghosted me over six months ago.”
He stiffened. They’d agreed to keep in touch but made no promises. Neither of them wanted a relationship, so he didn’t know where her anger came from. “I had a reason—”
“Save it for someone who cares. I’m not stupid enough to fall for a made-up excuse now that you’re in town and want to pick up where we left off.” She stared down her nose. “I’m not interested in a selfish man who is only after something convenient for him. Forget having coffee. I’d rather not see you again.”