When Mark Bracelyn lumbers into Chelsea Singer's cupcake shop with an axe, she's poised to hit the panic button. But he fixes her door, praises her buttercream, and sends her skittish heart pounding like a hammer on a hollow log, so he can't be all that scary. Chelsea's sure there's a gooey marshmallow center under Mark's tough outer shell, though admittedly she's been wrong before.
Mark may look like a grungy lumberjack, but he's also the wealthy part-owner of Ponderosa Luxury Ranch Resort. The lone Bracelyn heir to avoid a childhood of fancy boarding schools, he stays hidden behind the scruffy beard and battered truck. But something else separates Mark from his siblings, and keeping his guard up means keeping his secret—and his family.
When someone threatens Chelsea and her daughter, Mark becomes their personal protector. When he's not watching her back, he's watching the rest of Chelsea's body and warning himself not to touch. With danger mounting, they bond over phallic cupcakes and bizarre bunny behavior, while Mark battles his surging attraction. Can a sweet-toothed mountain man and a cautious single mom escape their histories, or will their hearts land on the chopping block?
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I truly enjoyed the intrigue in this story. Is he a Bracelyn? Is he not? He has no one to talk to about any of this because he's afraid to admit what might be reality. Who is Libby's father? Is he the one terrorizing Chelsea and Libby? Why would someone want to hurt the single mother and daughter? So many questions throughout this book that get answered in an epic conclusion.
Boys poker night was a hoot. I would never have imagined all of those grown men singing Alice the Camel, drinking chocolate milk and playing with a rabbit. I think Libby will tame all of them whether they want it or not.
Sweet read!!! Loved the characters!
Just loved it!
The characters are just great in this series and to see the big teddy bear fall hard was so romantic! This story contains lots of secrets on both sides with life altering events when they come out! To love and family!