Mad About Matt by Theresa Paolo

Mad About Matt by Theresa PaoloMad About Matt by Theresa Paolo
Series: Red Maple Falls #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 246

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A hot cop and a sweet baker get a second chance at love in this small town romance.

Seventeen years after Shay Michaels said goodbye to summers in Red Maple Falls and the only boy she ever truly loved, she's back and the proud owner of Sweet Dreams Bakery. Life is good until someone breaks into her shop, making her question if the life she left behind in New York followed her.

As the local sheriff, Matt is keeping a close eye on the place and an even closer eye on the beautiful owner who refuses to take the break in seriously. Two conflicting personalities that burn bright on their own become down right explosive when thrown together. But in order to move toward a future together, they will have to let go of their past and accept the mistakes they made.

Welcome to Red Maple Falls, a small town filled with big personalities. Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire it is home to the Hayes siblings, three brothers and three sisters, all awaiting their happily ever after.

Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang

Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. LangChef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang
Series: Chef Maurice Cotswold Mysteries #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 242

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Take one sleepy Cotswold village, mix in one Poirot-esque murder mystery, add a larger-than-life French chef with an appetite for solving crime, and season with clues and red herrings galore . . .

It’s autumn in the Cotswolds, and Chef Maurice is facing a problem of mushrooming proportion. Not only has his wild herb and mushroom supplier, Ollie Meadows, missed his weekly delivery—he’s missing vital signs too, when he turns up dead in the woods near Beakley village.

Soon, Chef Maurice is up to his nose in some seriously rotten business—complete with threatening notes, a pignapping, and an extremely well-catered stake-out. Can he solve Ollie’s murder before his home-made investigation brings the killer out for second helpings?

Thrill of the Chase by Layla Nash

Thrill of the Chase by Layla NashThrill of the Chase by Layla Nash
Series: City Shifters: The Pride
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 180

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Up-and-coming chef Natalia Spencer has enough on her plate dealing with a struggling restaurant and a corrupt manager selling her out of pantry and kitchen. She doesn't have time for arrogant customers, even a gorgeous corporate raider in a bespoke suit with muscles that just don't stop. Until, of course, he buys her restaurant and saves her life.

Logan Chase, alpha of his lion shifter pride, is intrigued when the feisty chef kicks him out of her restaurant. He's enraged when someone attacks her. And he's intoxicated when he finally gets close enough to kiss her. But when he shifts in front of her and his lion comes out to play, he risks losing Natalia forever.

Natalia just wants to cook and snuggle with a nice guy. Shacking up with a man who's also a lion means inviting a new level of crazy into her life, along with his unruly brothers, and even her werewolf best friends warn her away. Can she and Logan create a steamy relationship from scratch, or are they a recipe for disaster?

The Cowboy’s Secret Bride by Cora Seton

The Cowboy’s Secret Bride by Cora SetonThe Cowboy's Secret Bride by Cora Seton
Series: Chance Creek Turners vs Coopers #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 260

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Never step into the middle of a family feud—

Millionaire Carl Whitfield has set his sights on small-town chef Camila Torres, but she won’t have him until he can prove he means to settle in Chance Creek for good. He’s spent the last three years searching for the perfect ranch. She’s spent the last three years keeping him at arms’ length. Now Carl will do anything to secure a spread—including siding with the Coopers in their ages-old feud with the Turners, a move that could make his dreams come true—or destroy them for good.

Melody by C.L. Stone

Melody by C.L. StoneMelody by C.L. Stone
Series: North Shore #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 317

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Newly divorced, Melody ran away from a drugged out ex-husband and a controlling mother with little more than the clothes on her back. She needed a new home and a new job, not to mention a new life. Juniper Island, a thriving and posh hideaway known for its bustling summer tourism, held a promise to be exactly the change she needed. Without a second thought, Melody buys a one-way bus ticket.

Directed to the North Shore by the bus driver, she meets Tonac, the unusual chef and owner of Mayana, a restaurant tailored to serve the hard-working island locals. He gives his delicious meals away for free, but that’s not the strangest part; he doesn't serve people what they want, only what they need.

When Melody tastes the food for the first time, she finds out why the customers keep coming back, and it’s not just to eat for free or to be served by a rude waiter with no people skills. The food influences people in unique ways: sometimes it gives them visions, sometimes bravery, and in others it casts a new light into the darkest and faintest of memories -- whether they wanted to remember or not.

Knowing she can do better as a server than the crabby waiter, Melody applies for a job at this strange restaurant. Tonac takes her on, but under his care, she comes face-to-face with the secrets of what he really is and who (and what) else inhabits the island.

But not all of the residents of Juniper Island are happy with Tonac and his special meals. And when Melody gets caught up in the middle, it'll take more than a few spiced apple tarts or a bowl of pumpkin soup to uncover the deep and dark secrets that some inhabitants of Juniper Island want to keep buried.

Sweet Company by Kara Kinsley

Sweet Company by Kara KinsleySweet Company by Kara Kinsley
Series: Crossroads at Bethany #1
Genres: Christian, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 233

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When Jessica’s great aunt passes away, Jessica returns to the small town of Bethany for the reading of the will. Much to her surprise, her great aunt left Jessica her bakery, Sylvia’s Sticky Buns. Jessica and her Great Aunt loved to bake but it had been years since Jessica gave up that hobby. What was Jessica going to do with a bakery now?

Things get a bit more complicated when Luke, one of Jessica’s new employees learns of Jessica’s plan to sell the bakery. The town loves the bakery and Jessica is pressured to keep it running. Luke’s little cousin Bradley, has experienced severe trauma that has left him mute. Little Bradley loves the bakery but Jessica has a great offer on the table from a large bakery mega-chain.

Jessica must now choose to between the prospect of sudden wealth or her true love before she loses it all.

Sweets & a Stabbing by Harper Lin

Sweets & a Stabbing by Harper LinSweets & a Stabbing by Harper Lin
Series: The Pink Cupcake Mysteries #1
Genres: Mystery, Contemporary
Pages: 198

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After a messy divorce, forty-four-year-old Amelia Harley has taken back her maiden name and decided to sell homemade cupcakes out of a food truck. With the help of her two teenage kids in picking out the name and color of her truck (pink, of course) and using social media to help spread the word, Amelia is ready to roll in Food Truck Alley.

However, a man is found stabbed to death in the dining area, and the young man from the burrito food truck next to Amelia’s is arrested. Matthew is a big, tattooed former gang member, an obvious suspect, but Amelia believes he is not the killer.

Can Amelia save an innocent man? Can she make her food truck a success and make her children proud? Find out in the first novella (30,000 words) in The Pink Cupcake Mysteries.

Brownies & Betrayal by Heather Justesen

Brownies & Betrayal by Heather JustesenBrownies & Betrayal by Heather Justesen
Series: A Sweet Bites Mystery #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 255

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Sometimes weddings can be murder.

Pastry chef Tess Crawford thought moving from Chicago to quiet Silver Springs, Arizona would simplify her life. That was before she found the body of a maid-of-honor with whom she had traded heated words the previous night, left her fingerprints on the murder weapon, and came under attack for trying to clear her name. When her cheating ex-fiance shows up, intent on convincing her to come back to work for him, Tess—armed with an extra batch of éclairs—decides to take control and solve the mystery herself, with the help of a few friends.

But will that be enough to save her when her investigation gets too close and the killer decides it’s safer to get her out of the way?

Pasta Pinot & Murder by Jamie Lee Scott

Pasta Pinot & Murder by Jamie Lee ScottPasta Pinot & Murder by Jamie Lee Scott
Series: Willa Friday Food & Wine Mystery #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
Pages: 173

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Love food? Enjoy a nice glass of wine? How about a murder mystery?

Food blogger Willa Friday is excited to start training her new assistant to make recipes and style food. And she’s excited that her blog, A Dish in Thyme, is finally making enough money to hire an assistant. But she has other obligations too, like the food photography for the annual Whine & Roses Benefit poster.

Dreading her meeting, Willa gets a surprise when she arrives and the vineyard owner is dead.
With her (ex)mother-in-law as the prime suspect, Willa reluctantly gets involved in the investigation. In the process, she learns of the many secrets the vineyard owners of Pear, California are hiding, which puts her directly in the killer’s line of fire.

Included in this novel are recipes and food and wine pairing suggestions.

Rosemary’s Gravy by Melissa F. Miller

Rosemary’s Gravy by Melissa F. MillerRosemary's Gravy by Melissa F. Miller
Series: We Sisters Three #1
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 269

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Rosemary Field never planned on working as a private, holistic chef for a demanding vegan actress. But then, plans have a way of going out the window when a girl learns her parents have skipped town, leaving behind a half-million-dollar debt.

Rosemary makes the best of her situation, putting up with her boss's diva antics and halfheartedly fending off the advances of the impossibly sexy stepson who comes with the high-paying gig. Then someone decides to kill the miserable movie star. It's bad news for any chef when a client dies from an allergic reaction after eating your cooking. It's even worse news for Rosemary because the police are determined to charge her with murder.

To restore her reputation (and stay out of prison), Rosemary has to find the real murderer--and fast. Her short list of suspects includes a womanizing race car driver, a powerful music producer, Hollywood's hottest leading man, and, oh yeah, Felix, the dead woman's stepson--which gets a little awkward when Rosemary starts dating him.

Unfortunately, everything Rosemary thought she knew is wrong--dead wrong.

After a romantic dinner with Felix ends in food poisoning, she finds herself unattached, unemployed, and once again on the wrong side of the LAPD. She knows how to salvage an oversalted sauce, but can she salvage the disaster that is her life? And will the hunky homicide detective help her--or book her?