From the Blurb:
For Jaclyn “Jack” Pace, sensing what sweets people crave is as easy as breathing. But it’s not enough to keep her cupcake bakery in the black.
So, when her estranged sister Harper comes back to town with an affinity for making art out of icing—and a past full of secrets—she reluctantly gives Harper a job and a place to crash.
As their sisterly relationship begins to thaw, the one with her business partner Graham starts to heat up. Given the legend that says Hollingsworth men will recognize their soul mates at first touch, Jack’s always been resigned to the fact that she’s not his.
But when she starts sensing desires that are decidedly not dessert-related, it’ll take all of her magic to set things right with customers and make her own desires come true.
Love and Cupcakes is a delightfully sweet and sensual romance from Susan Bishop Crispell.
Pete lingered for a few minutes chatting but Graham tuned him out. He watched Jack, trying to work out what she’d learned from the experiment. Her smile was friendly, her voice calm. There was no trace of the excitement he’d seen when she’d first tasted the icing.
He waited for Pete to leave before he did a test of his own. Taking the last bite of cupcake, he dunked it in the more potent icing so it dripped off in a gush, and popped it in his mouth. The flavor exploded on his tongue like a hot June night.
Jack was close enough that he could smell the flowers on her. He wondered how he hadn’t put it together before. It made his head light. He met her startled eyes and contemplated what she would do if he kissed her.
Everything he felt for her, everything he kept buried down below even the memories of the father he’d almost forgotten, came roaring to the surface: the way her hips swayed in the low-cut dress when they’d danced at Hutton’s wedding. The way her lips curved into a wicked grin when she could smell the cupcake flavor before he’d finished mentally adding ingredients to a new recipe. The way her perfume lingered in the kitchen whenever she left her sweater on the hook by the door.
The force of it made his lungs burn. With his eyes locked on hers, he took a step toward her.
Love and Cupcakes by Susan Bishop Crispell was published by Swoon Romance on 17 January 2014, and is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
About the Author:
Susan Bishop Crispell is not one of those writers who's been scribbling down stories since she could hold a pencil. She didn't read constantly growing up (blasphemy!), and she can still be found in public without a book tucked into her purse (again with the blasphemy!).
She is, however, the kind of writer who lives for the imaginative spark that introduces her to a new character or story idea that pushes her to turn everyday life into something magical.
She lives and writes near Wilmington, NC.
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