From the bestselling author of the Angel Falls series, two enemies say “I do” in the first irresistible book about Blossom Glen.
Pastry chef Tessa Montgomery knows what everyone in the teeny town of Blossom Glen says about her. Spinster. Ice Queen. Such a shame. It’s enough to make a woman bake her troubles away, dreaming of Parisian delicacies while she makes bread at her mother’s struggling boulangerie. That is until Tessa’s mortal enemy—deliciously handsome (if arrogant) chef Leo Castorini, who owns the restaurant next door—proposes a business plan…to get married.
Leo knows that the Castorinis and the Montgomerys hate each other, but a marriage might just force these stubborn families to work together and blend their businesses for success. The deal is simple: Tessa and Leo marry, live together for six months, and then go their separate ways. Easy peasy.
It’s a sweetheart deal where everyone gets what they want—until feelings between the faux newlyweds start seriously complicating the mix. Have they discovered the perfect recipe for success…or is disaster on the way?
What the Critics are Saying…
“An absolute sweetheart of a book!”
– USA Today bestselling author Amy Andrews
“Liasson nails small-town romance: Blossom Glen itself comes alive with every endearing description, and Montgomery baked goods and Castorini dishes are presented in mouthwatering detail. The plot is a lovely contemporary take on a tale as old as time, with two equally strong leads and a colorful cast of parents, siblings, aunts, and uncles.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Liasson brings her idyllic small town to life with a close-knit, engaging cast; humor; and sparkling romance.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A fun, updated take on Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“The chemistry and snark between the two main characters is off the charts.”
– Katy Budget Books
Thank you for wanting to meet Tessa, my hardworking, wanna-be pastry chef, and her hunky, heart-of-gold restaurateur nemesis, Leo, who adore their over-the-top families as much as they come to adore each other.
These two enemies-turned-lovers will strike a secret deal, reconcile family feuds, vow to never mix business with pleasure (snort) – and together find the perfect recipe for success. This is also a story about the bonds of sisters and friendships, things we definitely don’t take for granted after the year we’ve all just lived through. Hope this story makes you unwind, relax, and have a good laugh or two on me.
The Sweetheart Deal Fits into These Romance Categories
- Contemporary romance
- Small-town romance
- Romantic comedy
- Women’s fiction
- Enemies to lovers
- Marriage of convenience
- Fake relationship