"This is a small town romance with a great cast of secondary characters. They have chemistry, the writing is great and I loved getting to know the town."
Chocolatier and town newcomer Luke Bradford loves his shop's new home. Mostly because it means he gets to do his new favorite thing every day, which is to lock horns with the feisty beer-brewing beauty next door, both business-wise and otherwise.
But to be fair, in his defense --
Just kidding. He has no defense.
Brewmaster and town sweetheart Dani Dobson is declaring war against her hot, maddening new menace of a neighbor. And his shop. He absolutely started it. She's just picking up the chocolate-covered gauntlet he unintentionally threw down.
The terms? Her business versus his in the arena of romance.
The stakes? Very likely, her heart.
"Violet Duke always writes such compelling, delightful characters who manage to pull you in and make you feel a part of their lives." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy
♥ AUTHOR NOTE ♥
Be forewarned, this book is definitely sweeter (and longer) than my other books (but there is still some on-page steam, as well as a few curse words--no f-bombs though, per usual). A book about a brewmaster and chocolatier battling over Valentine's Day supremacy? Yep, it was a given I was going to go all-out on the feel-good romance for this one. :) So if you're in the mood for a light and fun love story (with some of my token laugh-and-cry Violet Duke-ness, of course) between two stubbornly romantic characters who work hard for their happily ever after, this is the book for you! xoxo ♥ V
THE CACTUS CREEK SERIES
Love, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]
Love, Diamonds, and Spades [Rylan & Quinn]
Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia]
Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey]
All the Cactus Creek books are standalone novels with feel-good HEAs. :) Enjoy!
"Violet Duke has outdone herself...again! There is something pure and beautiful with her writing, it's phenomenal. This is an absolutely fun book about love and friendships. I was laughing and crying throughout the whole book."
"Holy cow, Luke is one of those heroes you can't help but fall in love with and stay there. [And] there is a remarkable ensemble cast that adds so much life to this story. That's what makes this book so incredible."
"Like nothing I've ever read before...all around striking. It wasn't just the beautiful romance between the main couple that caught and kept my attention but it was the overall uniqueness and inventiveness of the story."
"Sweet, sassy, sexy and full moments that made me swoon. Violet Duke has the uncanny ability to pull at your heart strings whilst also causing the biggest of grins at the sweetness of her stories. Overall a brilliant story."