Love Connection: 4 Contemporary Romances

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Chocolates may win a girl's heart on special occasions, but it takes more than sweet talk to find true love. Dive into these decadent romances and discover the secret recipe to a happily ever after!

A Sweet Deal: Richard Morgan's father will sell the family business to a rival candy company unless Richard marries to secure the business he loves. This deal is the only thing standing between mergers and acquisitions rep Yvette Cruz and the promotion she desperately wants. Will a growing attraction between them be enough to sweeten even this corporate rivalry?

The Confection Connection: Carly Piper's only way to save her bakery is to partner with her rival chef from a TV reality show to produce a wedding cake for a famous bride. Is this a half-baked proposal, or will love be the icing on the cake?

Her Secret Santa: Neighbors and co-workers at Morgan Confectioners, Rebecca Sinclair and Ben Redding have been best friends since grad school. When their feelings turn more than friendly, will they be able to get past their fear of ruining their friendship? A holiday gift exchange might just bring the best present of all--Christmas love.

The Election Connection: War widow Lily Ashton's heart is closed to love, so she's the perfect choice to play fiancee to help secure a re-election for her pal, Congressman Ford Richardson. But as they work together, their not-quite engagement starts to feel much more real than either is ready to admit.

Sensuality Level: Sensual
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Simon and Schuster
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Jul 18, 2016
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100
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9781440599774
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English
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Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Town doctor Jude Southerland is known for two things: saving lives and ducking marriage. So when he almost runs Autumn down in the middle of Main Street and ends up sipping sweet tea with the prodigal daughter a few weeks later, the good townsfolk take notice. As far as Jude's concerned, the last woman anyone would pair him with is the only one he wants. 

Jude's determined to be her knight in shining armor, but Autumn gave up on happily ever afters, small southern towns, and herself a long time ago. What's it going to take to convince the Ladies' Auxiliary, the Rotary Club and the woman of his dreams that their love is meant to be?

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PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT

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