Fairy Cakes in Winter
By Lane Hayes
A grumpy baker, a quirky ad man, and a recipe for forever…
So this cute guy sits next to me on the plane and proceeds to talk my ear off for hours. Not good. I don’t like talking and I don’t like strangers. But Theo’s sweet, smart, and sexy—the perfect distraction from business woes and personal worries.
Okay, things got overly friendly, but we’re adults and we know the score. I’m too old, he’s too nice, and we live on different continents.
Then, out of the blue, he shows up at my bakery with that pretty smile and a list of wacky marketing ideas—like how to make fairy cakes a thing.
I don’t like fairy cakes.
But I do like Theo, so…maybe?
The new me takes risks. The new me is brave and confident. The new me flirts with hunky, imposing bears on planes while traveling to a foreign country.
It’s going well, thank you.
However, my plans to do some sightseeing, drink tea, and eat my weight in biscuits every day get derailed when I realize there might be a way to help Scott and prove a few things to myself.
Don’t worry. I won’t fall for the grumpy baker. No way. He’s complicated and broody and—
Uh oh…it might be too late. Help!
Fairy Cakes in Winter is a bisexual, age-gap, grumpy/sunshine MM romance featuring a sexy baker, a sunny tourist, and a few dozen fairy cakes.
Fairy Cakes in Winter is a new fun and sexy romance from Lane Hayes. Scott and Theo are traveling to the UK on a plane, but not together. Scott just wants to put in his headphones on and not talk to anyone. Too bad the guy next to him seems to be afraid of silence. He’s adorable and smells like Christmas. Theo is afraid to fly and he doesn’t like the noises on the plane. His neighbor is ruggedly handsome and he can’t seem to stop talking. Scott finds himself actually having a good time talking to Theo. He’s cute as hell and funny. When they get to the UK, they can’t seem to say goodbye. What’s a few more minutes. What about sexy ones? Oh yeah! Since Theo is going to be there for a month, he goes to check out Scott’s bakery, not thinking he would be there. The attraction is still sizzling and before they know it, they are talking, making plans to see each other again. And then spending all their free time together. Will Scott let Theo leave without knowing how he really feels? Of course not. Ha! I loved Scott and Theo. They are so cute together and so crazy sexy! I just wanted to read it, drink tea and eat fairy cakes!
The flight attendant directed traffic with a smile, pointing the college-aged twentysomethings hefting giant backpacks to the far side of the plane before picking up her microphone. She gave the usual rambling speech, asking passengers not to crowd the aisles or stuff winter jackets into the overhead bins…Yadda, yadda.
I listened with half an ear for important info, like when this tin can was expected to get in the air and what time we’d land in London. Not that it mattered. I’d been on the late flight from Seattle so often, I knew I was in for a nine-and-a-half-hour ride and that I’d arrive at Heathrow sometime in the late afternoon. I also knew I’d be too disoriented to care about anything other than grabbing something to eat on my way home.
I had to admit, I was one of those weirdos who kind of liked the hum of airplane noise, and there was something vaguely comforting in the routine I’d established over the past seven years. I shrugged off my coat and made sure my headphones were within reach—along with my iPad, reading glasses, and the Ziploc bag of homemade trail mix my sister had sneaked into my carry-on bag. Then I buckled up, settled in, and hoped like hell that the seat next to mine would magically remain open.
Of course, that rarely happened. And I highly doubted my wish would come true this time around ’cause A, cross-Atlantic flights were rarely empty, and B, I didn’t have that kind of luck. The best I could hope for was a quiet neighbor. I peered over at the empty window seat and sent up a quick prayer for it to stay that way before slipping my readers on to check messages on my phone.
My ten-year-old nephew informed me he’d already beat my high score on Madden, my parents asked if there was any way I might finagle a trip home in the spring, and my sister claimed she’d added more M&M’s to her trail mix this year. She also asked if I was okay.
I sent an exclamation sign to Emmett, a heart symbol to my folks, and a thumbs-up to Heather. None of those messages required a wordy response. I’d learned that it was best to stick to basic communication with my family. Emmett was happy with the occasional poop or wind emoji, and my parents liked hearts. Real words got tricky. My parents knew that coming home for Christmas had been a stretch for me. I couldn’t swing another trip too soon, and it was best to avoid circular arguments.
And questions that might spark conversations about an old ex and his new wife. Yep, a thumbs-up was much easier.
I added another for posterity and was about to switch my cell to airplane mode when a new message from Becca lit up my screen.
Call me when you land! I’ll pick you up. Btw, I made a gorgeous lemon meringue pie I’m dying for you to try. Safe travels! xo
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Lane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, 2018-2019, 2020-2021 Rainbow Awards. She loves wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.
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Toe the Line is Penelope Ward’s newest, heartbreaking, heart-warming, wild ride of a romance! This is truly an epic romance that starts one summer between virtual strangers and spans years of ups and downs. Archie and Noelle have one crazy summer when they are young. It’s full of fun, laughter, family and attraction. When they go their separate ways, they stay in each other’s lives and over there years, they see each other but never seem to be in the same place in their lives to make a move. Noelle always had a crush on Archie, but the timing wasn’t ever right. Archie needed to have Noelle in his life, so he wasn’t going to take a chance and ruin the best thing he had. Life gets in the way and they are reunited years later under the most interesting circumstances! Will they? Won’t they? I was on the edge of my seat the entire book! I loved the push and pull. The foreplay. I could feel the love between them and seriously wanted to smack Archie upside his head, but I got what he was going through. Love is never really easy. You have to go through the hard times to get to the good stuff. I couldn’t love Archie and Noelle more if I tried!
Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling
author of contemporary romance.
in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a
television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son,
and beautiful daughter with autism.
million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author
of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen
languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.
Chaos is the third book in the Tattoos & Ties series by the fabulous writing duo, Kindle Alexander. We briefly met Dev in Order as he’s Keyes best friend. This is Dev and Cash’s story. It’s raw, chaotic, sexy and ends on a cliffhanger. Dev and Cash have a history and now Cash is back in Dallas and moves in next door to Dev. They have an instant connection and the sparks fly. Dev is all about fun, doing what feels good and everything to excess. Cash is there for a job that involves Dev. All his rules goes out the window after one encounter with Dev. He’s the Devilman for sure! Dev and Cash’s relationship isn’t easy. Dev has to deal with his father, his kids, his ex and now that Cash is in his life, he wants more. He never thought he deserved more. Cash is going to do his job but also protect Dev. He isn’t going to let him go down for things that he didn’t do. I’m not going to lie, there were parts of this story that were tough to read. It’s different than Kindle’s usual and that’s not a bad thing. Dev is just nuts! But I loved him! Cash is so sweet and caring and wants to do the right thing. Together they have to navigate their new normal and hope they can do it together. I can’t wait to see how their story ends!
“Strap in and get ready for an amazing ride!! Holy amaze balls. This is Sons of Anarchy meets Law & Order. I’m here to tell you that this story has more twist and turns than a game of Twister. Kindle Alexander has done an masterful work of telling a multifaceted story.” ~ Maude A.
“Dev and Cash are scorching hot together!” ~ I love Books 2005
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With her signature charm and sense of humor, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances in Make a Wish…
Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.
Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu. Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.
Except Gavin seems oblivious to her inner turmoil. So much so that he suggests they get together for lunch. For Peyton’s sake, of course. It’s the perfect opportunity to heal old wounds. Or it could just reopen them. This is one of those times Harley wishes she could see the future…
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Make A Wish is the third and final book in the Spark House series by Helena Hunting and it’s my favorite of the series! It’s a single dad, second chance romance full of fun, sorrow, joy, hope, lust, love, friendship and family. Seven years ago Harley was the nanny for Peyton, a toddler who lost her mom. She almost made the mistake of almost kissing Gavin, but nothing happened. Then they moved away. Now they are back and when they run into each other Gavin wants to have lunch and catch up. Harley is thrilled to spend more time with Peyton. She’s not sure what to make of the connection she and Gavin seem to have. He seems to be interested in her, but that can’t be right? Can it? Gavin never forgot about Harley, but she was barely twenty years old back then. Now she’s all woman and he can’t deny how he feels about her. But there’s Peyton to consider. The more time they spend together the more time he wants with Harley. With Peyton and all to himself. Is he ready to move on? Put the past behind him and have a future with Harley? This is such a great, emotional story! So much loss but so much hope. I thought Gavin and Harley handled things like adults. And Peyton is freaking adorable! I love her honesty and openness. I loved how Gavin talked to his best friend and got advice. How Harley and her sisters are a team. And I loved how Harley stood up for herself. She finally realized what she wanted and she asked for it. It was great to see Avery, London and their men again. I’m sad the series is over, but it ended perfectly!
An unexpected inheritance might be the gift of a lifetime.
The Back Up Plan, an all-new second chance standalone romance in the heartwarming Sunrise Cove series from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis is now available!
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming tale of three people who are bought together when they’re bequeathed an old Wild West inn that has the potential to pull their lives apart, but instead turns into the gift of a lifetime.
When Alice receives a call about an unexpected windfall, she’s stunned to learn the gift is a falling-apart-at-the-seams old Wild West B&B she once considered home—and she’s inherited it along with two strangers. Except they weren’t always strangers. Once upon a time, they were friends. One is her ex-BFF Lauren. The other is Knox, the only guy to ever break her heart, all while never even knowing she existed.
It turns out their lives are unknowingly entangled because they once separately helped the same woman without expecting anything in return. Years later, Alice, Lauren, and Knox are broken in their own way, with their own history—and secrets— causing them to start out on the wrong foot with each other. But according to the will, they must renovate and be partners in the inn for one year or else lose their inheritance.
Stuck together, they make a list of rules to keep the peace—rules that end up doing the opposite, but by some miracle they find what they didn’t even know they were looking for—acceptance, true friendship, and in a case (or two!), true love.
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The Backup Plan is Jill Shalvis’ newest addition to the Sunrise Cove series. It’s a second chance at friendship and finding love. Alice, Lauren and Knox are all given an inheritance. Each gets a third in an Inn and they only have thirty days to get it ready to re-open. Eleanor was someone important to all of them, in different ways, and she left it to them for a reason. They don’t even know why until they discover emails from her. While they are fixing up the place, they learn so much about themselves. Things Eleanor was teaching them. Things they were running from. Things they should run to. It’s not an easy journey, learning about yourself. Finding your strengths and weaknesses and letting people help you. Alice and Lauren were best friends and haven’t spoken in years. It’s time for them to fix their relationship. They are all they have left from their childhood. Knox and Alice have a history. They grew up helping Eleanor and Alice had a major crush on him. Now he sees her as an independent, sexy, fascinating woman he wants to get to know. What happens when the thirty days is up? Will they decide to stay and run the Inn? Together? This was such a fun, heartwarming story! I loved getting the three stories in one. I felt for all of them and was cheering for them! Overall, I laughed, cried and totally swooned over Knox!
About Jill Shalvis
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.
Jill lives with her family in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters (Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is mostly coincidental). She does most of her writing on her deck surrounded by more animals than humans. Which is quite astonishing considering she’s a city girl who was plucked from the wilds of L.A. to the wilds of the Sierra’s. Most of her books come from a combination of hard work, cookies, and hot guy pics, and not necessarily in that order.
Jill often travels to reader weekends & conventions where she LOVES getting to meet and hang-out with readers. The only problem being she tends to get lost in her hotels. So if you ever see NYTimes Bestselling author Jill Shalvis roaming the halls, someone please return her immediately.
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The Game is Vi Keeland’s newest standalone. I loved Bella and Christian. They have a hilarious meet-cute and it just got better from there! Bella is left an NFL team from a father she never knew. Christian is the star quarterback who takes one look at her and knows he needs to spend more time with her. He shamelessly flirts and asks her out but she keeps saying no. He’s not going to give up until he gets a yes. He offers to help her get to know more about the team and the players and their working dinners turn into a friendship. He chases her but it’s the good chase. He doesn’t just want the end game, he wants the whole thing. Now he just has to convince her to take a chance on him. Bella doesn’t give in easily, but when she does, wowzas! Christian isn’t anything like she thought he would be. He’s sweet and nice and not a player. And he’s handsome and sexy! After spending time with him she just can’t say no anymore. Trusting someone is her biggest fear and she needs to trust in Christian to be kind to her heart. Christian and Bella are so fun together! I loved their banter and their chemistry is on fire! As always, Vi’s writing is fantastic and the story is compelling, emotional and fun. I loved that Christian was the one who was all in from the very beginning. It was refreshing to see the man want more!
THE BLOOD WE CRAVE
Release Date: December 13
My secrets are infested with infatuation.
His cravings are dripping in blood.
Is it love?
Or is it something much darker…
Death found me as a young girl. Latching onto the core of my soul.
No one knows what that horrid night did to me. What kind of monster it flourished inside me. I’d become a ghost, hiding from the world so that people would never find out about the morbid desire I harbor.
Until he noticed me.
Thatcher Alexander Pierson: Cunning. Sharp. Beautiful.
A man bred from the seed of a serial killer. Stitched together with old money and Dolce & Gabbana clothing.
He is my strongest fixation. My sweetest, darkest addiction.
And I’m his phantom.
I have haunted him my entire life and now?
He sees me for exactly what I am.
I sicken him. But he has always mesmerized me.
When a copycat murderer prowls among the trees of Ponderosa Springs, our loyalty is tested.
It had been foolish of us to believe our revenge would go unpunished. That the town wouldn’t retaliate after what we did.
With our lives hanging in the balance, Thatcher and I have no choice but to coexist.
In the twilight of musty cabins and haunted library towers, my somber secrets are exposed, and his cravings are revealed.
So the question is…What is love without obsession?
*The Blood We Crave will be book 1 of a duet!*
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Hating Christmas has always been easy.
Until she meets him.
The Scramble, an all-new holiday, meet-cute romance featuring a heroine scrooge and a hot hero who loves Christmas from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, is now available!
There are two things you need to know about me. 1: I’m never late. And 2: I hate Christmas. Yes, I’m a girl who hates the holidays.
My entire, enormous family is already enjoying their holiday vacation in Iceland, but thanks to my busy job and having to meet them there, I’m late. They could have chosen any holiday to fly across the world, but Christmas won, which sent me scrambling because the end of the year is my busiest time. It’s difficult to carve out moments to see the family at all.
So, now, I’m forty thousand feet in the air, trying to get to Iceland before Christmas morning, all while also attempting to get some work done. If only the hot guy next to me would leave me be.
Dylan says I should put the work away until after my holiday and relax a bit. And while his suggestion of spending some time together on the north Atlantic island seems preposterous, I can’t help but feel intrigued when he promises to show me how to enjoy the Yuletide season properly.
After all, I can’t possibly spend every minute with my family.
But how do I just shrug off my duty to my job and throw caution to the wind for a stranger…no matter how handsome he is? Because that’s something else about me: I never throw caution to the wind—even a beautiful, blustery Icelandic wind.
Then again, Mama always said, “Never say never…”
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The Scramble is a Single in Seattle novella and part of the 1001 Dark Nights series. You can absolutely read it as a standalone but I have warn you… You will want to read the rest of the series. Maddie Montgomery needed to work but instead she was on a flight to Iceland to meet her family for Christmas. She had twenty-fours hours to spend with them and even then she thought about work. That was until a man in the pod next to her in first-class distracted her. He was flirty, hot AF, a total sweetheart and also a man who made her laugh. He wants more time with her, he only has to convince her stay for the week… Once that is done… It’s on! A vacation fling might just be what the doctor ordered for this workaholic but what will happen when it ends? Loved, loved, loved this story! It’s fast but packs a punch. It is such a fun and sexy read. It is also what family goals are all about. I loved catching up with all of them. Quotes: “It really is a fine ass,” I agree, turning everyone’s attention to me. “Don’t make us beat the shit out of you on Christmas, dude,” Drew says. “I’ll be doing the biting around here, sweetheart. As soon as we settle this.” “I could tell you everyone’s names, but you’ll never remember them all, and it usually takes spreadsheets and graphs.”
About Kristen Proby:
Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.
During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.
Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.
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“Before I Let Go is a masterpiece… A beautifully honest portrayal of love in its many forms, and the most raw, poignant, and romantic journey of healing I’ve read in a long time.”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author
Before I Let Go, an all-new sensual and poignant second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is out now!
Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.
It couldn’t save their marriage.
Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s is finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had.
Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another…and then more. It’s hot. It’s illicit. It’s all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?
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I knock and wait for Josiah’s deep baritone telling me to enter. He sits behind his desk, eyes trained on the laptop in front of him. He doesn’t look up, but keeps typing. The silence persists, stretches to awkwardness, so I drop into one of the armchairs in the center of the room along with a sofa and coffee table, and set my purse on the floor.
“Harvey’s on his way,” he says, still not looking away from the screen. “His last meeting ran a few minutes over, but he’ll be here soon.”
“Oh. Sure. Great.”
I run damp palms over my legs, the jeans smooth and cool beneath my hands. Fidgety and looking for something to do, I tighten my topknot. I got box braids last weekend because I was tired of messing with my hair. This morning they’re studded with a few gold cuffs scattered throughout the strands. All in all, I feel pretty. And confident, and I won’t be shook by the pissy mood Josiah seems to have saved just for me. Finally, he closes the laptop and walks over to the sitting area. I study my nails, taking my turn to ignore him.
“I like the braids.”
Surprised, I glance up to find him sitting on the arm of the leather sofa across from me. I didn’t expect him to say anything personal. Definitely not about my appearance. When I meet his eyes, they’re cool like they’ve been for weeks, and his face remains unreadable.
“Thanks.” I scour my mind for something else to say. Gone are the days when I couldn’t get the words out to him fast enough. We’d watch couples eating dinner in absolute silence and promise each other that would never be us.
“Um, did you see Deja’s report card?” I ask.
“Yeah.” He frowns. “I can’t believe she got a C in English.”
“It used to be her best subject. It’s not just the grade itself, but I worry she’s spending too much time on social media.”
“I think she’ll find the balance without us having to come down hard. Your relationship with her is already strained enough and—”
“Strained?” I ask, my voice dropping to a quiet warning.
“You’ve said that yourself, Yas.” He crosses his stupid muscular arms
across his stupid broad chest. “Let’s not fight over how we need to handle things with Day. Have you given any more thought to Kassim playing football?”
“You mean since I said never when you asked last time? No. Besides, he has soccer.”
“He really wants to play football too.”
“A kid can really want a lot of things that aren’t good for him, like literally ramming his brain into a brick wall over and over again and risking his life, his mind, for what? A game? With all that’s come out about CTE, I just don’t think it’s worth the risk. Lots of parents aren’t doing football anymore.”
“Don’t you think you’re being a little dramatic? I played football. Preach played. Theo’s playing.”
“I love Preach, but him letting Theo play doesn’t mean a damn thing to me. What he and Liz decide for their kids has no bearing on what we decide for ours. Kassim has barely mentioned football to me.”
“He hasn’t mentioned it,” he returns with obvious stretched patience, “because he loves you and he doesn’t want to displease you, but he asks me almost daily.”
“Of course, because you’re the cool parent.”
“Well, I’m not the one who says no to everything because I’m too scared or too uptight to allow my kids some freedom to make their own decisions.”
“How dare you!”
I surge to my feet, unable to stay seated one more second. I need to move, let this anger circulate, or it will clog in my veins. My steps eat up the space separating us, and before I know it, I’m right in front of him, standing in the vee of his powerful legs. The air sizzles with a lightning strike, sudden and hot and dangerous. Unpredictable. I should take shelter, but I don’t step back. His expression remains inscrutable, the stark beauty of his face unaffected, but his breathing deepens. In response, my breasts rise and fall with the struggle to draw breath as the air between us thickens. This close, his presence overwhelms me and my deprived senses devour him. The way his cologne mingles with his unique male scent. The hardness of his jaw at war with the sensual curve of his mouth. The heat his big body radiates, even at rest, surrounds me.
I lick suddenly dry lips, and he tracks the movement with narrowed eyes. I feel hunted by that look, like I stepped into a trap laid by my own body, devised by my own mind. Something I thought we’d buried long ago rises, encircles us, breathing new life into a connection I thought was dead. I’ve known for months that I’m still attracted to Josiah, but right now, with his eyes darkening and his jaw flexing and his hands curling into fists, I can’t help but wonder . . .
Is he still attracted to me too?
About Kennedy Ryan
A RITA® and Audie® Award winner, USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish, and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts. Kennedy and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, TIME, O magazine, and many others. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.
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When the Stage Dive crew decides to help, they do it in a big way.
Just What I Needed, a brand-new nanny meets rock star producer romance from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott is now available!
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…
Nanny and housekeeper Jude has been going through a dry patch. Getting ready to dip her toes back into the dating pool is a little nerve racking. And the offers of assistance from her boss, David Ferris, and his band are not helping. Right up until music producer Dean Jennings arrives to work on the band’s latest album.
But Dean is more than a little wary of dating anyone with anything to do with the Stage Dive crew after losing Lena to lead singer Jimmy Ferris all those years ago. Can Jude a) Convince the crew to stay out of her business and b) Woo the man of her dreams?
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today, best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year in 2013, 2014 & 2018 by the Australian Romance Witer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long-time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, with her two children and husband, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.
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