Spiced

Spiced

by Jamie Farrell

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Spiced by Jamie Farrell

Dueling neighbors, baby fever, fake boyfriends, and pizza... Life in Bliss has never been better!

Pepper Blue wants a baby. Forget the husband. She's better at training men to be good husbands for other women than she is at getting one herself, so she's doing this on her own.

But she hasn't exactly shared the news with her family, and they're determined to find her a date to the next family wedding. A date that won't leave with one of her sisters or cousins. This time.

Which means Pepper Blue needs a fake boyfriend. A fake boyfriend that she has no chance of actually falling in love with. A fake boyfriend like her obnoxious neighbor.



Tony Cross is a pizza god with a sausage problem. He's putting on a good show--a different woman at his house every night, flirting with all the right customers, flexing his muscles when called upon--but since his divorce, his meat has been more on the undercooked side. If you know what he means.

Except, unfortunately, when it comes to his annoyingly perfect, always put together, too good for him neighbor. Pepper Blue. Who is not a viable candidate for fixing his "little problem."

So he's not sure why he's coming to her rescue, pretending to be her boyfriend to save her from a bad date at his pizza joint. He just knows it's fun. And it irritates her. And it turns out, she might be able to help his flagging pizza sales as much as she's helping his flagging... you know.

So long as this is just business, he's happy to keep pushing her buttons.

All night long, if he has to.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158662027
Publisher: Jamie Farrell
Publication date: 03/03/2018
Series: Misfit Brides , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 72,907
File size: 421 KB

About the Author

Jamie Farrell writes fun contemporary romances with quirky characters and lots of heart. She believes love and laughter are two of the most powerful forces in the universe, and she infuses both into all of her stories. Her debut novel, Southern Fried Blues, was a finalist for the 2013 National Readers' Choice Awards and the 2014 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards.

A native Midwesterner, Jamie has lived in the South the majority of her adult life. When she's not writing, she and her military hero husband are busy raising three hilariously unpredictable children.

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Spiced 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
If you love romance novels with the perfect mix of banter and humour the Misfit Brides by Jamie Farrell is a must read, this author knows how write amazing stories with wonderful characters. Every book in this series is full of love, passion, witty banter and loveable characters. Spiced is Pepper and Tony’s story, Pepper has always dreamed of having a baby but her body click is ticking way to fast and time is running out, Tony has just opened up the new Pizzaria in town he is not looking to settle down, two people who are damaged from past relationships can they mend each other’s broken hearts........ A perfect addition to a great series once again this author has given us a beautiful written love story that had me hooked from the first page. Great read loved it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
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deeeee More than 1 year ago
Pepper Blue desperately wants a baby and she is certain her 3rd round of IVF is going to be the winner. Tony, the “pizza man” is slowly recovering from a messy divorce. Although they work a few blocks from each other and are neighbors, they have a “silent” war going on because of Pepper’s dog and Tony’s cat. A family “bachelorette” party at Pepper’s brings the pizza man delivering pizza, and soon a bit more. This might be a favorite Misfit Brides book. We are reunited with previous characters (something I love about a series), and “Pepperony’s” chemistry is off the charts.
WinnieL More than 1 year ago
Jamie Farrell never fails to entertain with her wacky stories and Spiced is no exception. Tony and Pepper are the most hilarious couple to date and their story was just so entertaining that I couldn't stop flipping the pages. Pepper's Gran and the rest of a family are just so crazy. And I totally loved the name Pepperony. Bliss is a wonderful town with lots of amazing characters and you will just fall in love reading this series.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I am so in love with the Misfit Brides from Bliss. This is the story of Pepper, who only wants one thing in life, a baby. And she does not need a man for it, or at least that is her plan. Pepper needs a fake boyfriend until the family wedding is over, who more perfect than her obnoxious next door neighbor, Tony, who owns the new local pizzeria. They don't get along at all, or least they thought, soon sparks will fly. This is such a fun laugh out read. Loved the quirkiness of the characters, especially Gran from Bliss. A heartfelt story that will leave you smiling. I highly recommend this story along with the rest of the misfit brides.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
This book is a fabulously entertaining read with quirky and lovable characters and a storyline that is witty, charming and undeniably endearing in every way. Pepper and Tony are feuding neighbors who agree on a pact to be each others’ plus one in the week leading up to the wedding of Pepper’s sister. They don’t like each other but necessity is the mother of their invention to avoid the drama that comes along with the obnoxious attempts at matchmaking on the part of Pepper’s feisty and outrageous grandmother. Expect ludicrous family dynamics and lots of witty repartee but be prepared to lose your heart to these characters who will stay with you long after you finish their story. I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary and unsolicited review are completely my own.
SullyGirl More than 1 year ago
just when I think I’ve already found my favorite Misfit, Jamie Farrell introduces us to Pepper Blue! Coming from a large family of “spicy” characters, Pepper is that does-it-all, never-fail gal that could be easily overlooked in a town full of quirkiness (Gran alone had me literally doubled over with laughter). Endlessly kind and supportive to everyone, she that rock that everyone else leans on. But who can she lean on when trying to hide a secret, while fending off the matchmaking machinations of her outrageous Gran? Nine other than her pizza making neighbor, Tony...the one with the seemingly revolving door of women. Neither is impressed with the other, but circumstances throw these two together and the result is delicious fun. But along with the fun and frolics comes the serious, and many times, heartbreaking reality of PCOS. Having friends and family deal with the reprocussions of this often little known or discussed disease, I was extremely pleased with how Farrell handled it. While not heavy-handed in any way, the reader nonetheless felt Pepper’s heartbreak as she dealt with this potentially life altering ailment alone. Sound too heavy for a romance novel? It’s really not. Spiced is still full of laughter, love, sexy times and family...all my favorite elements of my favorite genre. But I also enjoy realism and honest, everyday, human issues in my readings. Spiced delivers on all fronts! While part of the series, Spiced can definitely be read alone. We see familiar and beloved characters from earlier books, which if you’re an in-order series reader, like myself, will only add to the fun of Spiced. So, stop reading my review and grab your copy of Spiced. You’re in for a great time!
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Jamie Farrell! I can never get enough of this series. I so enjoy the humor in this series and this book was no different. Pepper's family is hilarious especially her Gran. Gran reminds me of my grandmother so much so that made it even more funny to me. Pepper and Tony couldn't have been more cute together even though it's a fake relationship. They're both a little broken on the inside, but they never counted on finding the one who would make them whole again. It's going to be a tough hurdle for these two make this fake relationship real. Pepper believes she's cursed in the boyfriend department and Tony thinks his previous marriage has broken him. The epilogue was soooooo good. I couldn't have asked for a better ending for Pepper and Tony. It made my heart happy sigh so much. Don't pass this book up or any of the books in this series!
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Jamie Farrell! I can never get enough of this series. I so enjoy the humor in this series and this book was no different. Pepper's family is hilarious especially her Gran. Gran reminds me of my grandmother so much so that made it even more funny to me. Pepper and Tony couldn't have been more cute together even though it's a fake relationship. They're both a little broken on the inside, but they never counted on finding the one who would make them whole again. It's going to be a tough hurdle for these two make this fake relationship real. Pepper believes she's cursed in the boyfriend department and Tony thinks his previous marriage has broken him. The epilogue was soooooo good. I couldn't have asked for a better ending for Pepper and Tony. It made my heart happy sigh so much. Don't pass this book up or any of the books in this series!
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Spiced is book six in the Misfit Brides series by Jamie Farrell. I have come to know in advance of starting a book by Jamie Farrell that it is going to make me smile, laugh out loud even. And at the same time, she is going to make me fall in love with her characters. All of this happened with this book and so much more. I’ve loved this series from the start. Maybe I think this with every book but this one just stole my heart. It just might be my favorite. Pepper Blue’s relationships have been cursed for as long as she can remember. The last fifteen boyfriends she has had have all ended up marrying the very next woman they met after her. She was never enough for them. So she’s given up. But her biological clock is ticking. And she wants a baby so badly. It seems like everyone in Bliss is pregnant. Everywhere she turns are babies. Oh how she wants one of her own. “For fifteen years, she’d been looking for a man who wasn’t intimidated by her. Now, when she’d finally removed the need for a man from her life, life had handed her an obnoxious neighbor who just might fit the bill. Life was evil like that.” Tony Cross loves pizza. His first restaurant was successful so now he has opened another restaurant in Bliss. He thought a brick oven pizzeria would be perfect for the town. To be honest, Tony just needed to start over in a new town. Tony is divorced, but more than that, he is hurt, broken even. Broken in that certain parts of him haven’t worked since his divorce. But then he delivered pizza to his neighbor’s house and when she answered the door, his broken parts suddenly woke up! Both Pepper and Tony have given up on love, on finding a happy ever after. So they agree to help each other. Pepper needs a fake boyfriend and Tony needs someone to help spread the word about his restaurant. Business hasn’t been picking up as quickly as it should be. The more time they spend together, though, the more real this fake relationship feels. They made each other smile and feel things they had long since given up on. “The man was wiggling into those cracks in her soul, filling them and making her feel whole.” This book had every element for me that makes it perfect. Plenty of crazy humor, plenty of sweetness, a little bit of steam, and a whole lot of wonderful. Both Pepper and Tony have secrets, things they haven’t shared with anyone. Together they just seemed to fit like two puzzle pieces that finally found each other. Will this fake relationship’s time run out? Or is there something there, something worth exploring? Pepper’s family is certifiably crazy, every single one of them. But they love each other which is evident. Tony seems to fit in fine with them, since he’s used to crazy, his own family not being any different. He didn’t want to give his heart to Pepper, but she’s fast becoming his second favorite thing, his first being pizza. You can definitely read this as a stand alone. But keep in mind, as in most series, all of the characters from the previous books are present. If you haven’t read any of the previous books, Jamie Farrell was kind enough to provide us with a family tree to help us with a who’s who in the family. I fell in love with this book. The ending was perfection. Not only was the book funny, though, it was sweet. The characters felt so real to me, like I could go into town and visit Tony’s pizza shop. I hope you’ll give this series a try, if not this book than one of her others.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Spiced is the sixth book in Jamie Farrell’s Misfit Bride series. I certainly didn’t see this pair coming to the series! Ms. Farrell definitely didn’t disappoint with the humor and passion in this book along with a storyline that is tough to tackle. It’s so much fun when an author treats us to the past characters from a series and Ms. Farrell didn’t disappoint. This is a standalone book but the addition of past characters makes it so much better. I’ve got to say that I couldn’t put this book down. I highly recommend it and all of the books in the Misfit Brides series.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
5 SPICED STARS!! Here we go again, Jamie Farrell has put just the right amount of spice for you to devour this book. I absolutely loved all the feels and incredible story for Pepper and Tony. As always this author has outdone herself, I always know I am in for a treat. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Wonderful! Finally, Pepper gets her story and boy does she have a rocky road. She seems so in control and composed all the time but we finally get to see her fears and insecurities, the things that truly make her a remarkable woman. She has a new neighbor, Tony the pizza man, and his cat is terrorizing her dog so they really don’t get along but when she needs a save from the worst date ever, he jumps in which is a mystery. Tony is new to Bliss, running from his own pain. An unlikely alliance is formed to save each other from well-meaning family members but could they find something more together. The family dynamics are hilarious and heart wrenching at times but provide the glue to what shapes both characters. Truly another fun, sexy and exciting journey into the world of Bliss.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Jamie Farrell has done it again! Spiced is a must read for romance lovers that appreciate a bit of humor in their books. Ms. Farrell has delivered a well-written book and populated it with characters we know and love from previous books. Pepper is a business owner and she wants a baby enough to go through IVF to get it. Tony is her neighbor and the owner of a pizza shop. Their story is packed with drama, humor that will have you laughing out loud and of course, you can't have a romance without spice. This book hooked me at page one and held me hostage until the end. I loved reading Spiced and look forward to my next book by Jamie Farrell. Spiced is book 6 of The Misfit Brides Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Penny42058 More than 1 year ago
I love the Misfit Brides books and Spiced didn’t disappoint. Tony and Pepper have both been dealt some crappy hands? Will the two of them ever find true happiness? I just love the characters in this series and the banter between them. You will be laughing out loud at some of Gran’s antics. When Tony and Angel come up with plans to pretend to date, will their plans backfire or will they become the best of friends? No spoilers, so grab your copy and get ready for a hilarious read.
Penny42058 More than 1 year ago
I love the Misfit Brides books and Spiced didn’t disappoint. Tony and Pepper have both been dealt some crappy hands? Will the two of them ever find true happiness? I just love the characters in this series and the banter between them. You will be laughing out loud at some of Gran’s antics. When Tony and Angel come up with plans to pretend to date, will their plans backfire or will they become the best of friends? No spoilers, so grab your copy and get ready for a hilarious read.
Guitarmomma19 More than 1 year ago
I love this series! So many feels in this book. It has so much humor and passion. With two total opposites there are some crazy moments. And some laugh out loud ones. Pepper has always dreamed of having a family. But with time running out and no prospective husbands in her future she must take things in her own hands. She will have a baby one way or another. She is successful and put together and everyone looks up to her. But no one knows the struggles she holds within. Tony owns the new pizzaria in town. But what he's really doing is running. Running from his past, his problems. But when he's sees his way out of his league neighbor, Pepper Blue things change fast. With a proposition to be her fake boyfriend until a family wedding passes he finds himself wishing it was real. Feelings change, passions ignite. Passions neither have felt in a long time. When their secrets are poorer out to one another the understands they have more in common than anyone thought and it only brings them closer. But when hurt from his past comes back to haunt him will he believe the worst of Pepper? Will he throw up the one thing she can't have to save his heart from being shattered again? And will Pepper be able to survive her tragedy and life changing news? Will she ever have even a portion of her dreams come true??
JaneN17 More than 1 year ago
A Heartfelt Romance! This is the story of a woman who is smart and successful in all aspects of her life but can't have the one thing she wants the most and, it's not a man. Pepper's story really hit home for me because I have been her at one point in my life. The way the author handled the subject matter was spot on. This was the first story I have read that has actually gotten the feelings right when it comes to infertility. That made this story very special to me. Pepper and Tony's story is beautiful, heartbreaking and at points even funny and the ending was FANTASTIC!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Jamie Farrell has a way with words. She make me laugh as she encourages deep thought. Be careful or her charming reads will still the heart right out of your chest. The appeal of Spiced is Pepper and Tony find a way to deliver a truth we've all heard many times in a heartfelt way without being obvious. That is the beauty of the Misfit Brides series as a whole. The entire series is about being true to yourself, heart, body and spirit. Pepper wants to follow her heart, but her pride and family keep getting in the way. Tony puts on a show, but is much deeper than anyone knows. Ms. Farrell is at the head of the class with her temptingly sweet feel good reads. Addictive entertainment.