Bliss Bakery series
When horror novelist Jack Kramer is guilted into joining his best friend's softball team, he's not expecting to come face to face with the inspiration for his next novel. But one look at Gabriel Spencer, and his muse is off and running. Good thing too, as his deadline is looming. Shadowing the baker at work will aid his research, and for a sugar addict like Jack, Gabe's cupcakes and cookies are impossible to resist. Much like the man himself.
Voracious reader Gabriel abhors anything with blood and gore, but he's intrigued by Jack and agrees to help the author who has captivated him since the moment he spied Jack across a crowded room. Gabriel isn't expecting the white hot chemistry that builds every moment he and Jack are together, or to find they have any interests in common despite their many differences, but Jack surprises him.
The more time they spend together, the deeper their connection grows. But Gabriel doesn't know how to handle dating someone who pushes him so far outside his comfort zone, and Jack struggles with remembering a world exists beyond his keyboard. Opposites attract, but are they too dissimilar to write their own happy ever after?
Originally featured in Love Is All: Romance Anthology, Volume 2, this story has been revised and expanded.
When Sebastian Foster receives an invitation to a friend's wedding and a request to bake their cake, he’s thrilled, but his happiness ends at the discovery his cheating ex will also be present at the nuptials. He’s proud of the life he’s created for himself, though inventing the world’s best boyfriend has now come back to bite him. With only six weeks to find the perfect man, one everyone attending the wedding wants to meet, the clock is ticking fast.
The first time Austin Mitchell saw Sebastian, he knew the man was special. The personal trainer feels protective of the baker with the world’s best smile, and though he doesn’t do relationships, he jumps into the playing the part of Sebastian's boyfriend. Helping out Sebastian grants him time he hasn't allowed himself to have with the man and helps Austin too: if his meddling, matchmaking family think love has finally found him, they'll stop trying to set him up with every man they meet.
The fake relationship solves their problems… until it starts feeling all too real. Their partnership brings attraction, connection, chemistry, and understanding. But replacing the pretending label with something authentic means taking the risk to trust, and finding the courage to put their hearts in one another’s hands.