By Melissa Blue
First impressions are lasting impressions...
Pastry baker Emmaline Sharp is one company connection clear of turning her bakery into anything greater than the dessert store at the nook. She believes she’s stumbled on Mr. correct in café proprietor Tobias service provider. His Caff-aholic model of freshly brewed espresso makes him the ideal companion. while she accepts a dare that thrusts her bare self into Tobias’ ready palms, she jeopardizes her whole destiny. Emma must persuade him to provide her one other probability, and by some means she'll simply need to forget about the unforeseen ardour he ignites inside her.
Tobias wishes the relationship with Emma’s bakery, candy the teeth, with a purpose to unencumber himself from the monetary and emotional duties of his prior. regrettably, Emma's reckless habit leaves him doubting she will be able to be level-headed and company savvy. each one of his instincts tells him to stroll away, yet she’s a temptation he can't appear to deny. He's inexplicably interested in the lightness in her, particularly whilst he understands simply how darkish the area should be. opposed to his higher judgment, Tobias ignores his instincts and proceeds to shape a partnership with Emma.
When their courting shifts from company to non-public, will Emma and Tobias be capable of triumph over their demons and locate their candy present prior to the deal turns bitter?
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Oh, trust me. This kind of thing happens all the time. But it’s not supposed to happen to my sweater. Fuck. Fuck, fuck. I glare at the car. It turns smoothly and pulls into a space marked with a sign proclaiming that the spot is reserved for visitors of the Chancellor’s Office. Whoever’s inside, whoever is driving, is already off limits. My fists clench, but what am I supposed to do? Yell at some visiting official? Then the car door opens and the driver gets out. He’s tall and thin with sandy-blond hair.
I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what to think. Against my better judgment, that little spark of something ignites in my stomach. A flame dances, ready to catch fire. But I have to be vigilant. “On the contrary,” I hear myself say. “This morning, you cut in front of me in the parking lot. You were three inches from me. And…” I hold up my sleeve, showing the damage. He winces. “So when I said you didn’t see me, I meant it. ” His eyes shut. ” “It’s okay,” I tell him. ” 2. BLAKE The kitchen window of my house high up in the Berkeley Hills overlooks fog-shrouded waters, interrupted by the bulk of San Francisco to the south and the illuminated towers of the Golden Gate Bridge further north.
My little sister just started high school, and now everything she does will be part of her record for college. She does well when she’s on her meds. But my mom doesn’t always believe what doctors tell her. There’s a little bit of a pause. “Yes, yes,” my mother says. “We got it. ” My heart sinks. ” I try to sound calm. “Is Dad okay? ” I can remember the last time Dad’s leg acted up. It’s a painful, visceral memory—of Mom working two jobs while trying to keep her other projects afloat, of my father refusing to go to the doctor because he couldn’t afford the visit.