Welcome to Hale Street! Three women are about to change their lives in this charming collection. Within the walls of Sugar Babies Sweet Shop, Violet, Kennedy, and Ivy discover the magic of baking, friendship and love. This anthology include the first three books in the Hale Street series.
Sweet Thing by Emily Leigh
As the oldest daughter of one of Nashville's elite families, Violet Calloway strives to live up to the family name. Her discerning mother taught her to choose the right clothes, the right career, and the right men. But when her father dies and leaves Violet a ramshackle building on a lifeless street, Violet starts to question whether her choices are really her own. Building Sugar Babies Sweet Shop seems like the right thing for her and Violet thinks she may have her new life all figured out until Nick Morello steps through her doors and rocks the world beneath her feet. Too bad for her, he has a huge chip on his shoulder and the kind of swagger her mother disapproves of.
Nick Morello knows he has a lot of mistakes to make up for. His best shot at becoming a partner in the family construction business lies in the successful completion of Violet Calloway's Sugar Babies. Get the bakery done and the rest of the business on Hale Street just might fall in line. He's got this, he's so got this, until he comes face to face with Violet and realizes that she may be his biggest mistake yet.
Sweet Spot by Amy Knupp
Former marketing whiz Kennedy Lowell knows bartending isn't her destiny. After derailing her life to epic proportions in one fell swoop, though, she's content with the easy refuge of pouring drinks and keeping to herself. But the arrival of her sexy new boss and two wannabe friends who won't take no for an answer throws Kennedy into a tailspin. Add the temptation of a homey new bakery desperately in need of a marketing genius and Kennedy begins to wonder if easy is all it's cracked up to be.
Easy is Hunter Clayborne's middle name. Uncomplicated is what he expects when he moves home to Nashville to take over the family business. What he finds, though, is the polar opposite of easy--a bar losing money, a family entrenched in doing things the old-fashioned way, and an irresistible redheaded bartender who keeps him at a cool distance in spite of their sizzling mutual attraction.
There's nothing simple about the chemistry between Kennedy and Hunter. But sometimes, if you can work your way out of your comfort zone, that's when you just might find your sweet spot.
Sweet Nothings by Natasha Lake
Ivy Gibson has a way with chocolate and sugar that makes angels weep. But this baking genius knows, from long experience, when she lets her gypsy heart settle, she's the one crying. At loose ends after a disastrous catering partnership with her dirty, rotten ex-boyfriend, Ivy finds herself helping out at her cousin's start-up Nashville bakery. One year is what she plans for, but before her time is up, things get complicated.
Burke Wentworth is the definition of complicated. The hotelier and real estate developer is juggling the reopening of his family hotel and the recent left-at-the-altar scandal when his bride literally ran away. Though he hates being the focus of speculation, when an old nemesis declares social media war on Burke, it's time to come out blazing.
A mutually beneficial relationship. That's what Burke proposes to Ivy. He'll help her find a worthy replacement for Sugar Babies Sweet Shop and she'll offer him a no-strings-attached cover while he finalizes the reopening of the Wentworth Hotel. But when head-in-the-clouds Ivy spends time with feet-on-the-ground Burke, neither is prepared for the way their sweet-nothing relationship just might turn into everything.
About the Author
Amy Knupp lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, five cats, and two turtles. She graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in French and journalism. In addition to authoring twelve contemporary romance novels and three short stories, she's the owner of Blue Otter Editing (www.blueotterediting.com). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, buying books in excess, traveling, breaking up cat fights, watching college basketball, and playing addictive computer games. She's a member of Novelists, Inc., Romance Writers of America, Mad City Romance Writers, and Wisconsin Romance Writers.
Natasha Lake has dreamed of writing since the days she read books under the covers with a flashlight when she was supposed to be sleeping. She lives in a cornfield and combats teenagers on a daily basis both at home and in her “real job.” If she’s not playing with her dogs, traveling with her teens to sporting events or checking Pinterest for recipes, workout advice or other completely necessary research, she can be found writing her next book and banging her head against the wall.