Sweet Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella

Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Liliana Hart comes a new story in her MacKenzie Family series…  

It's been twelve years since Liza Carmichael stepped foot in Surrender, but after her great aunt's death she has no choice but to return and settle her estate. Which includes the corner bakery that's been a staple in Surrender for more than fifty years. 

After twenty-five years on the job, Lieutenant Grant Boone finds himself at loose ends now that he's retired. He's gotten a number of job offers--one from MacKenzie Security--but he's burned out and jaded, and the last thing he wants to do is carry the burden of another badge and weapon. He almost turns down the invitation from his good friend Cooper MacKenzie to stay as their guest for a few weeks while he's deciding what to do with the rest of his life. But he packs his bag and heads to Surrender anyway. 

The only thing Boone knows is that his future plans don't include Liza Carmichael. She's bossy, temperamental, and the confections she bakes are sweet enough to tempt a saint. Thank God he's never pretended to be one. But after he gets one taste of Liza and things start heating up in the kitchen, he realizes how delicious new beginnings can be.

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Liliana Hart is a bestselling and award-winning author in both the mystery and romance genres. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she's sold more than half a million ebooks all over the world. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling series the J. J. Graves Mysteries and the Addison Holmes Series.

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Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
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Published on
Dec 13, 2016
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Pages
87
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ISBN
9781942299400
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
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