Love is the best treat of all. . .
When the owner of Memphis's most mouthwatering bakery, Just Desserts, suddenly dies, pastry chef Quentin Elliott and his brother, office manager Troy Elliott, are distraught. Everett "Pop" Donovan was more than their boss, he was a beloved mentor. So they're shocked to learn that Pop left the business to his beautiful, estranged daughter—a woman they know nothing about—and who knows nothing about running a bakery. . .
Harper Donovan intends to sell off Just Desserts as quickly as possible. She has no interest in Memphis, much less sweets. However, handsome Quentin has definitely sparked her appetite—and business aside, the feeling is irresistibly mutual. But soon a powerful, smooth-talking rival appears, vying for Harper's heart and her bakery. Harper might have a taste for Memphis after all—and Quentin might have to prove he's exactly what she craves. . .
Praise for Deborah Fletcher Mello
"An author who consistently delivers a strong story, complex characters and scorching love scenes." --RT Book Reviews
Mello (Hearts Afire) delivers a delectable romance that explores family values while ladling on the hotness. Feisty Harper Donovan comes to Memphis, pushed by her indomitable grandmother, to attend her estranged father's funeral. She's stunned to learn that he left her all his possessions, including Just Desserts, his pastry shop. His two surviving foster sons, Quentin and Troy Elliott, who work at Just Desserts and didn't know Harper existed, are likewise shocked. As the three of them grieve and learn to get along, Harper jumps right in to learn about her father and the bakery business. Soon Quentin and Harper begin to flirtatiously tease, tempt, and torment each other, and a six-month moratorium to deal with grief and practical matters before making a commitment encourages them to be creative in satisfying their passionate affections. Complicating matters, Quentin's former best friend, Dwayne, offers to buy the shop abetted by Quentin and Dwayne's scheming mutual ex, Rachel. A wealth of multifaceted characters adds to this scrumptious and satisfying treat.