the Sweet Shoppe series

From the time of Arthur and Camelot, she has traveled the world, dispensing her magical sweets. Her spells allow anyone who eats the confections to fulfill their hidden fantasies with the one they love. But if the recipient doesn't believe their love is returned, then they are condemned to a life of knowing their lack of faith caused them to lose the one person they were destined to love.

Reading Order:

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  • Book one

    Cowboy Up

    Linda Wheeler’s life is not going how she planned it. She left her dusty little Texas hometown years ago for the bright lights of Dallas years ago but now she is back—and not by choice. She’s flat broke and without a job. Worse, she is back in that little town she never wanted to see again and having to work at the dude ranch she co owns with her high school crush, Nicodemus McCabe.

    Nic had always thought of Linda as his little sister. That is until she hit eighteen. Then, she became an obsession he had to ignore. Her father had been his savior and Nic understood his place. Now that she was back, resisting her is getting more difficult by the minute.

    After a trip to The Sweet Shoppe, shared erotic dreams make it even harder for both of them to resist the temptation. But will they be able to ignore their fears and take a chance on love?

    This is a reissue that has been slightly revised.

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  • Book two

    Tempting Prudence

    From the time of Arthur and Camelot, she has traveled the world, dispensing her magical sweets. Her spells allow anyone who eats the confections to fulfill their hidden fantasies with the one they love. But if the recipient doesn’t believe their love is returned, then they are condemned to a life of knowing their lack of faith caused them to lose the one person they were destined to love.

    Prudence Merriweather is a woman who knows what she wants. The only problem is that what she wants is Jonas Smith and he is totally out of her league. The curvy accountant thinks a man like him could never be interested in her.

    Jonas has had a crush on Pru since he first met her. When he spots her eyeing chocolate covered cherries at The Sweet Shoppe he can’t resist buying them for her…then feeding them by hand to her later that evening.

    The passion they share is more than either of them expected, but will they take a chance on love or lose it all?

    This short story is a reissue and has been edited for content. It is part of the Sweet Shoppe series, but can be read alone.

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