Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he’s involved with someone, his father is being released after 25 years in prison and Avery is just his tenant. Exploring the attraction that sizzles whenever they’re together would be the icing on the cake, but Avery knows all too well that you can’t have everything. Of course, what’s cake without icing?
Rafe McKenzie’s world shattered at nine when his father Liam—the only parent he knew—was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he’s restoring and a tight circle of friends. He’s even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past.
Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover’s new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she’s not at all what he’s expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn’t take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they’ll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who’s pulling the strings before his world shatters again.
This book is part of a series, but it can be read as a standalone.
It is no secret that i love every book by this author.
Ever since i read Beautifully Damaged i have fallen for the men in this series, Trace will forever be the most awesome alpha book boyfriend in my eyes, but Rafe is a close second.
I adored Avery and her cute quirkiness she gave me some really great laugh out loud moments with her antics, and her chats with the dog even he was funny. Avery and her quirkiness showed Rafe how fun life could be again. Rafe was a dream hero throughout this book.
Every recipe that was made or described within this story i just wanted to eat!
I loved getting a huge dose of the couples from book 1 and 2 in the series, i loved what they brought to this story proving that family is more than blood and the bond that Logan, Trace and Rafe formed during childhood is strong and unbreakable.
L.A. Fiore’s writing takes you away from the wold around you and envelops you into her characters lives, her descriptions really set the scene to play like a movie in your mind.
I highly recommend this book and all this authors books.