Type-A chef Carolyn Henderson has walked away from her job at a trendy NYC restaurant after an abrupt family tragedy. Now, as a guardian to her four-year-old niece, Emma, and a very disobedient mutt – kids and dogs are so not her skill set – moving back to Marietta, Montana seems the best temporary option. But when confronted by her parents’ declining health, Carolyn has to face reality. And she’s going to need some serious help. So who better to ask than Matthew West, a blast from her high school past… and as hunky and helpful as ever.
Vet – and very eligible, if reluctant, Bachelor – Matthew West can’t believe his luck when his high school crush stumbles through his door. Dogs, kids, and gorgeous damsels in distress. Carolyn needs help with the pup, and he needs help whipping up delicious concoctions for the Bachelor Bake-Off. So she wants to make a deal: dog obedience lessons for cooking tips… but Matthew wants to broker quite a bit more…
When she’s not writing books, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump competes in triathlons, mostly because all that training lets her justify mid-day naps and a second slice of chocolate cake. She’s published more than 60 books in 24 languages, although she’s too geographically challenged to find any of those countries on a map.
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When chef Carolyn Henderson receives the fateful phone call about her sister’s death, she is shocked to learn she is now the legal guardian to a precocious four-year-old and a rambunctious puppy- neither of which fit into her busy lifestyle. Thinking she can talk her parents into keeping Emma, Carolyn returns to her childhood home of Marietta, Montana and runs into the one person she’d hoped to avoid- her ex-boyfriend.
Veterinarian Matthew West can’t understand how he let himself get talked into participating in a bake-off fundraising event and soon realizes he’s going to need help if he doesn’t want to look like an idiot in front of the entire town.
Serendipity occurs when he runs into his -the-one-who-got-away girlfriend, Carolyn, and they strike a bargain to help each other- no strings attached.
Will these two star-crossed lovers receive a second chance to bake up a forever romance?Tweet
The Bake-Off was part of what Matt loved about Marietta—how the town worked like a big hug—A Teaspoon of Trouble- Shirley Jump
This was an enjoyable read. I liked the interactions with Emma and the boisterous puppy and hoped Matthew would win his girl.
I give A Teaspoon of Trouble 4 lovely kisses