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Brunch at Bittersweet Café


Carla Laureano

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Baker and pastry chef Melody Johansson has always believed in finding the positive in every situation, but seven years after she moved to Denver, she cant deny that shes stuck in a rut. One relationship after another has ended in disaster, and her classical French training is being wasted on her night job in a mediocre chain bakery. Then the charming and handsome private pilot Justin Keller lands on the doorstep of her workplace in a snowstorm, and Melody feels like its a sign that her luck is finally turning around.

Justin is intrigued by the lively bohemian baker, but the last thing hes looking for is a relationship. His own romantic failures have proven that the demands of his job are incompatible with meaningful connections, and hes already pledged his life savings to a new business venture across the country—an island air charter in Florida with his sister and brother-in-law.

Against their better judgment, Melody and Justin find themselves drawn together by their unconventional career choices and shared love of adventure. But when an unexpected windfall provides Melody with the chance to open her dream bakery-café in Denver with her best friend, chef Rachel Bishop, shes faced with an impossible choice: stay and put down roots with the people and place shes come to call home . . . or give it all up for the man she loves.

Carla LaureanoAUTHOR INFO: Carla Laureano is the RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy (as C.E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.


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