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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents a coming of age and friends-to-lovers story that will take your breath away.
Small-town biz wiz Jill Hale has been in love with her childhood best friend Brian McConnell for as long as she can remember. A falling out led to years of estrangement, but when Brian returns to Dare Valley after trying to make it big as a chef in New York City, Jill's determined to make amends. She's convinced that starting a restaurant together will be the perfect win-win situation, allowing her and Brian to work together and play together.
After a series of missteps sliced and diced Brian's career in the Big Apple, he came home to regroup and find himself. He's convinced that reestablishing his connection with Jill, the girl who got away, will put his life back on track. And when she approaches him with her plan for going into business together, he's certain it's the one way he can have it all-his dream job and his dream girl.
Jill and Brian are falling for each other all over again when Brian's ex sashays into town, intent on sabotaging their reunion. Add in a mysterious investor who's determined to get Jill on board with his project, and the bond between the couple is tested to the limit. Will their second chance at love implode, or will they find their own recipe for a happy ending?
"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land
"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog
“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly
"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog
"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything
Is it a reel recipe.55
I loved this book! Couldn’t wait to continue with the next book ....”The Grand Opening” as these characters became like friends/family to me!55
I love Jill & Brian's story. It's a testament that anything worth having is worth fighting for.55
Loved the book and look forward to reading more in the series.55
This story had too many turns for me. Not realistic.25
Slow take off: I enjoyed it but it was slow taking off glad I kept reading.45
Thanks for writing such a story that can bring tears and laughter to your readers. One minute I was laughing so hard my stomach ached and a few pages over I was crying. Very few authors have that ability. Thanks again. Penny55
This was such a wonderful read. I've read a couple others and always enjoy. They are such no brainers that you start reading it and you can't put it down, you simply get lost in the story and before you know it 2 hours have gone by. Definitely recommend!!55
I have always loved to read, but we have moved and I had to get rid of all of my books, then someone told me about ebooks. I started with Nora Roberts Land, and then moved straight into French Roast both are amazing and I will be buying the next one in a few minutes!!!55
Another wonderful book from A. Miles. I loved that Jill and Brian finally worked it out. I love the Hale Family dynamics. They are not afraid to argue and speak their minds. Yes feelings get hurt but they always say "I love you" Brian describes his cooking in great detail, I so wanted to jump in the page and set a place for myself at the table. Thank you Ava for writing this fun story that you can dive into and feel like we the Town of Dare and the Hale family is our own. Can't wait to read The Grand Opening!55