Fans of romance are sure to enjoy this delightful collection of novels. Each one has a definite place in this collection, from a Taffy Store to a Mexican Food restaurant, each love story is a good read, clean and uplifting. There is just enough humor to tickle a funny bone. Enjoy!
Table for Two: A Yummy Collection of Restaurant-Themed Romances
Genre: Romance | Religion & Spirituality | Religious & Inspirational Fiction
Salt Water Taffie by Janice Thompson
Taffie Carini enjoys working in her family’s candy store on the Atlantic City boardwalk. But when her parents plan their retirement, Taffie’s not sure she has the moxie to manage Carini’s Confections alone. When repairman Ryan Antonelli makes a service call, he’s drawn to more than just the candy. His marketing degree hasn’t prepared him to fix a taffy-making machine, but Ryan will do anything to help Taffie, with the hopes of winning her heart. When a business mogul wants to buy Carini’s property to build a new casino, Taffie’s family’s future is threatened. Can Ryan help Taffie save Carini’s Confections? Will they find sweet love together in the process?
Coffee Scoop by Kathleen Y’Barbo
Reporter Carrie Collins is on a vendetta against all religious con men, and with good reason. Ryan Baxter, a seminary graduate with a Harvard MBA, is head of a non-profit organization, using coffee grown on their Central American plantation, to improve the living conditions of the poor. He sees Carrie, a reporter at the Austin Times, as a means of getting publicity for their organization. She sees him as just one more crook hiding behind a religious facade and no better than the man who stole her mother’s life savings. Carrie goes to Costa Rico, determined to find out the truth. Should she listen to her heart or her head?
The Sweetheart of Starlight by Lynette Sowell
Tamarind Brown knows Texas barbecue… She also knows how to run a restaurant, even if The Pit is a bit shabby around the edges and needs renovation. Her place is a local favorite in Starlight, Texas. So why is she losing money? Rick Mantovani knows pasta. He has a string of successful Italian restaurants on the East Coast, but he wants to conquer barbecue. And the place to prove himself is the heart of Texas. The fact that Starlight is also the home of a beautiful, green-eyed barbecue champion doesn’t hurt. As their friendship grows, Rick visits Tamarind’s church to do a little business networking. He’s never had time for God or religion, and when tragedy strikes Starlight, Rick finds himself at a crossroads of faith.
Bargains, Ballots, & the Bakery by Carol Moncado
Brianna Masters inherited Millie’s Bakery from her grandmother, but running it by herself has driven her half-crazy. She receives help, but finds herself organizing Mallard Lake Township’s rummage sale and running a mayoral campaign. Grayson Goddard returned home after college to find his friend and mentor had died and no one told him. Her beautiful granddaughter kept Millie’s promise of giving him a job. In a whirl of flying flour, he finds himself falling in love with his new boss, helping with the rummage sale and running for mayor against his high school nemesis. Together, they work to help the town’s less fortunate through the rummage sale proceeds and end the stranglehold the mayor’s family had on the office for nearly a hundred years. No matter the outcome of the election, can they find the recipe for love?
Love and a Side of Chips by Traci Tyne
Hilton Never kiss your boss. That’s a lesson Kylie Rossi isn’t going to forget, not after losing her job. Now she’s back home with her parents, mopping floors at a taco shop, and trying to figure out exactly where everything went wrong. Was Chris Stevens just not that into her? Well, that seems plenty obvious. His complete lack of interest when he delivered the news didn’t leave much room for misinterpretation. When Sergio Reyes shows up at Tio’s Tacos, he’s just what her grandma says she needs to order: handsome, charming, and maybe even interested in her. He seems like exactly what she needs to get over her heartbreak, but even so, she can’t seem to get that boss out of her head. Her grandma’s recipe for love gets a new ingredient when Chris gets back in touch. He is definitely still interested. Kylie has to figure out what she really wants — a fling with the man who fired her or love with a side of chips.
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