Cakewalk

Claire Hastings

eAudio - 2021

Love isn't always a cakewalk...Gigi Hawthorne is starting from scratch. She just didn't realize until her crappy car broke down that she was going to be doing it in a small town in Vermont. With an eye for design and some serious decorating skills, she's managed to land a job making delectable treats for the patrons of the Busy Bean. Now she's up to her elbows in sugar and flour, but her thoughts are never far from her gorgeous, brooding landlord. Holden St. James swears he i...sn't a recluse. He goes to the local coffee shop three times a week, doesn't he? Yeah, maybe he never actually talks to anyone, but with a backstory of loss, pain, and regret like his, he's pretty sure he wouldn't be very good company anyway. Yet something about his new tenant makes him wonder if maybe it's time to let someone open the oven door and release a little heat into his closed-off world. But both are hiding secrets as dark as an espresso mocha cupcake and they're not sure if they can trust each other. Will the truth break their delicate relationship into sad, sweet crumbs-or will it turn out to be the key ingredient in the recipe for a new life? Contains mature themes.

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Series
Claire, Hastings. Busy Bean. bk. 3
Subjects
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Published
[United States] : Tantor Media, Inc 2021.
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781705299494
1705299490
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Main Author
Claire Hastings (author)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Stephen Dexter (-), Rose Dioro
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Love isn't always a cakewalk . . .Gigi Hawthorne is starting from scratch. She just didn't realize until her crappy car broke down that she was going to be doing it in a small town in Vermont. With an eye for design and some serious decorating skills, she's managed to land a job making delectable treats for the patrons of the Busy Bean. Now she's up to her elbows in sugar and flour, but her thoughts are never far from her gorgeous, brooding landlord.Holden St. James swears he isn't a recluse. He goes to the local coffee shop three times a week, doesn't he? Yeah, maybe he never actually talks to anyone, but with a backstory of loss, pain, and regret like his, he's pretty sure he wouldn't be very good company anyway. Yet something about his new tenant makes him wonder if maybe it's time to let someone open the oven door and release a little heat into his closed-off world.But both are hiding secrets as dark as an espresso mocha cupcake and they're not sure if they can trust each other. Will the truth break their delicate relationship into sad, sweet crumbs—or will it turn out to be the key ingredient in the recipe for a new life?Contains mature themes.