Can a grumpy former Ranger find lasting happiness in a marriage of convenience with a sunny single mom?
After losing his leg, former Army Ranger Holt Steele is building a new life and a new business with his friends. Sure, he never expected to put small-town baker on his resume, but he finds he likes the quiet, simple life. If only he didn’t like the sunny single mom who works across the street–or her adorable kid–quite so much.
After escaping a controlling husband, event planner Cayla Black has one focus–growing her business and maintaining a safe, happy home for her daughter. She has no time or interest in a man. Not even one who charms her child with Disney songs and keeps turning up like a mind-reader to help without being asked.
But when her ex’s conviction is overturned on a technicality, and he shows up intending to reclaim his wife and child, Holt intervenes with an outrageous lie. The only way to fix it is to make his falsehood the truth. As they struggle to convince everyone that their marriage of protection is real, these two reluctant hearts fall deeper, until the lines between the fiction and the dream begin to blur, and they have to risk it all to protect the family they didn’t know they wanted.
All Cayla wants is to move forward from her disastrous marriage and provide her daughter with the best life she can. She is focused on her event business and isn’t looking for a relationship but that is about to change when her past resurfaces, and Holt is there with the perfect solution.
After his military career ended due to an injury, Holt and his friends decided to open a bakery. He may be attracted to Cayla and enchanted by her daughter Maddie but due to his past he didn’t believe that was part of his future until he finds out they are being threatened and there is nothing he won’t do to keep them safe.
This is a heartwarming story about love and family that is sure to warm your heart. Neither Cayla nor Holt thought a relationship was in their future but sometimes the best things happen under the most unlikely of circumstances.
Meet Kait Nolan
Kait Nolan is a RITA® Award-winning Mississippi author who calls everyone sugar, honey, or darlin’, and can wield a ‘Bless your heart’ like a Snuggie or a saber, depending on requirements.
She believes in love, laughter, and that tacos are the world’s most perfect food.
When she’s not writing, reading, working the evil day job, or wrangling family (both the two-legged and the four-), you can find her obsessively watching The Great British Bake Off.
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