The Sweet Shoppe Collection - Melissa Schroeder

The Sweet Shoppe Collection

Part of the Sweet Shoppe Series

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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.


Includes All three stories filled with decadent delight. 

Tempting Prudence

Prudence Merriweather knows exactly what she wants. Unfortunately, the man she’s been lusting after is way out of her league. Like he’s not even playing the same game. She also knows an affair with the bossman isn’t a good idea. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t daydream about him or fantasize about what he looks like without any clothes. It makes for very embarrassing work situations.

Jonas Smith has had a crush on Pru since he first met her. Those big eyes, all that thick, wavy hair, and her curves has left him without any blood in his brain. 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?

WARNING: This short includes a trip to the Sweet Shoppe, lots of puns about cherries, and one hunk of a man who is more than a little interested in getting our heroine into bed.


Cowboy Up

Linda Wheeler left her dusty little Texas town years ago for the bright lights of Dallas. She never thought she would return, but being flat broke and unemployed, she doesn’t have a choice. She’ll do anything, even work on the dude ranch her father owned at one time. Her only problem is working with Nicodemus McCabe. Her high school crush is sexier and more irritating than ever before. If she could have stop having erotic dreams about him, everything will be a-okay.

Most of my life, Linda was like little sister to Nic. That’s until she hit eighteen. It was like a switch was flipped, and she became an obsession. He kept his hands to himself because her father was his savoir, the one person who believed in him. Now that she’s back, ignoring his feelings becomes almost impossible–especially when he’s dreaming about her every night.

When they realize they’re sharing erotic dreams, the barriers are broken down, and he will do anything to get her into his bed–and keep her there and in his life forever.

Warning: This book contains a woman down on her luck, a sexy Native American cowboy, time in the saddle–in more ways than one. These two have a long history that they have to overcome, but thanks to a trip to The Sweet Shoppe, these two have a good chance at happily ever after. 


Her Wicked Warrior

Librarian Paige‘s life has gone to hell. Her loss of sleep thanks to some pretty erotic dreams isn’t helping any. After a particularly bad day, she overloads on a batch of Irish truffles. As she falls asleep, her last wish is that her passionate dream lover were real. When she wakes in the morning, she finds him naked in her bed.

Seamus doesn’t know why he started dreaming of this woman, but instinct has him seducing her before he even knows her name. The temptress fills his every need, but she refuses to accept him as her soul mate. P

aige cannot believe the passion Seamus stirs within her. Falling in love isn’t something she planned for, but Paige doesn’t think she can let him go. That is, until his appearance disrupts her life and her career.

Seamus knows he’s a lot to take, and he knows they are meant to be together. He I have this one chance to convince her, to make her understand that we are meant to be together. He soon realizes he will have to use all of his courage t overcome his own fears so he can convince Paige to take a chance on true love.

Warning: The book includes a trip to the sweetest of Sweet Shoppes, many librarian puns, a sexy time-traveling Celtic warrior, a cheating boyfriend, bickering Goddesses, and yummy whiskey truffles. 

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From Tempting Prudence


Prudence Merriweather eyed the glorious pyramid of chocolate-covered cherries in the window and sighed. Why was it as soon as she made a resolution to lose weight, The Sweet Shoppe opened in her office building? It was cruel and unusual punishment, that’s what it was. Prudence licked her lips. There was no way she would be able to eat just one, if she bought a box. It seemed a little silly to buy just one.

“Find anything to your liking, Ms. Merriweather?” Jonas Smith’s warm breath tickled her ear.

Her gaze shot up and she saw that her coworker had snuck up on her. His chiseled face split into a boyish grin the moment they made eye contact in the window. Her face heated. So did her body. Jonas was a big man, over six-four, and had to weigh over two hundred and fifty pounds. None of it fat.

Prudence sighed again. Just her stupid Merriweather luck that the one man in her office that made her knees go to jelly every time she saw him caught her drooling over food. Chocolate, at that. Why couldn’t she drool over low-fat cookies?

’Cause they sucked, that’s why.

“Too many things to my liking, Mr. Smith.” Turning to face him, Prudence took a step back when she realized how close he was standing. She bumped into the window with a thud. His grin deepened, bringing a mischievous glint to his tawny eyes. Oh, and those dimples became more pronounced. The dark blue suit emphasized the breadth of his shoulders, while the ivory shirt complemented his tanned skin. She fought the urge to brush back the familiar lock of dark blond hair that fell onto his forehead.

He leaned closer, placing his hand on the window behind her. The sandalwood scent of his aftershave sent another little tingle along her nerve endings. She glanced at his hand and noticed his jacket and shirt had risen to where she could see his thick wrist. It would look so good in leather. Why did she have such a thing for big, hunky men?

“But I have a feeling there’s something in particular you like.” His voice was full of masculine teasing.

Prudence glanced back up at his face. Heat gathered in her tummy and slid between her legs. Her heart did a little jump when his chest brushed against her breasts.

“Ahhh …” Great, Pru, kill him with your conversation skills. “Chocolate-covered cherries.”

His gaze slid passed her to the shop window and then back again.

“Dark or milk?”

Was it her imagination, or did he lean in closer?

“Dark or milk what?” Her question came out in a breathy sort of voice. She didn’t speak in that kind of voice. Accountants had to be businesslike and abrupt. But how could she help it when she felt the heat of him through her wool suit? She shivered.


“Chocolate? Oh, on my … cherries.” She licked her lips and swallowed. “Milk.”

For a second or two, there was something akin to lust in his eyes. Her body

throbbed just from the thought. She found herself leaning closer, wanting to capture the feeling of being in his arms. Someone opened the door to the shop, and the little bell jingled, breaking the spell. She shook her head to clear it and sidestepped Jonas. His smile dimmed a little and he looked disappointed. Puuuulllease. Men like Jonas had no interest in her. They might be the best of friends, but Prudence knew her plus-size body didn’t inspire men to fall head-over-heels in lust.

“I … ah … I have a meeting.”

He straightened and put his hand in his pocket. His full lips curved again. She’d bet they tasted better than chocolate-covered cherries.

“Yeah, I know. It’s in my office.”

“Right.” She stepped back. “For the year-in-review thingy.”

Oh, yeah, good. Use your intelligence to entice him.

“See you in a few, Ms. Merriweather.”

She nodded, then turned and hurried to the elevator. A few minutes to regroup and a cup of coffee were what she needed. Spending an hour in the company of Jonas Smith could lead to fantasies. Not businesslike at all. She might just forget her audience and mention tying him up and jumping his bones. And then she’d have to find another job.

As she stepped into the elevator and turned, she noticed he was standing by the window and peering at her chocolate-covered cherries. A moment later, he went into the shop. Prudence wondered just what a man in his shape wanted in a shop like that.

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Reviews of

The Sweet Shoppe Collection

The writing is exceptional and the stories are captivating. She even had me believing some Irish Whiskey truffles could conjour up my own Celtic warrior! I loved every page.

Viper, Goodreads Review

Three short stories about sweet treats and true love. The characters and story line in each make for a delightful read.

Linda, Goodreads review

I really enjoyed these short sexy stories by Melissa Schroeder and they are the perfect treat when you want to satisfy your need for romance and fantasies.

Phuong, Goodreads Review