Fall in love on the shores of Sugar Lake in the small town of Sweetwater with Willow Dalton and Zane Walker.
This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?
Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?
Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.
Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.
Only For You (Sugar Lake Book 2)
Love only works when your heart is in the right place. Hers could be right next door…Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette’s not ready to hand over her heart…but she could use a distraction.
Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He’s never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son.
But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more…
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I truly love Melissa Foster’s writing. This book, set on the shores of Sugar Lake, does not disappoint.
Zane and Willow are very much relate-able characters. Willow is hard working as she runs her own bakery shop. When you are your own boss, it is difficult to turn down that hard customer. Then, to show up to a meeting and find that customer is the boy whom you gave your virginity to makes the start of a new relationship with him even more difficult.
When Willow agrees to help Zane, as he helped her before she went off to college, the story gets a bit messy. Zane doesn’t want a quick love making session. He wants something lengthier. He is trying to clean up his image. He wants a fiancee.
What happens next surprised even me! Pick up a copy of The Real Thing and see if you can figure out what is going to go on next. I guarantee it will surprise you.
I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.