Release Date: April 12
I moved to Chicago six months ago, determined to finally open my own bakery. My landlady was this sweet woman who treated me like her granddaughter.
Then she sold the house. Now the devil himself is my landlord and neighbor since I live in the guesthouse on his property. Declan Maxwell is moody, unreasonable, and takes himself far too seriously. Unfortunately for me, he’s also damn sexy.
When he shows up on my doorstep in the middle of the night ordering me to turn down the music, I give him hell. Secretly, I’m also checking him out. We go toe to toe like this almost every night.
The man is impossible. But here’s the thing. I need a place to stay while I save for my business and this place is a steal. So, I need to put up with this handsome devil, though from a distance—because he’s far too gorgeous.
Then one day I come home injured from work and he surprises me by taking care of me.
And kissing me.
And just like that, all my best intentions go up in smoke.
Free in KU
Liz has always wanted to own her own bakery but when that wasn’t possible in her hometown she didn’t hesitate to relocate to Chicago where it would be. Working multiple jobs and staying in a guesthouse with affordable rent has brought her closer to her dream if only her new landlord wasn’t annoyed by everything she did.
Declan is content with his life as he has a family he adores and a successful career in law. The house he purchased is exactly what he was looking for and although he understands it comes with a tenant for the short term they didn’t get off to the best start.
I enjoyed seeing the relationship between Liz and Declan evolve as they got to know each other, and it went from frustration to friends to so much more. This is a heartwarming story about love and family which is filled with humor and romance.
Meet Layla Hagen
Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it 😀
I am represented by Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)
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