Widower Sam McCloud has two small children. Former
military, he now designs furniture. He had been madly in love with his wife,
but she has been gone for several years now and he would like to find love
again. Harper fascinates him as much as she frustrates him because she will not
let him get close, keeping an emotional distance between them. He is surprised
when he finds out that the company she works for has let her go and her green
card will be up in two weeks.
The last thing that Harper wants is to return to
Canada, where she had been involved with a soldier, who had returned home with
PTSD and ended up being killed. His father blames Harper and has been
threatening her for the past three years. Although she knows she had nothing to
do with his death, his father’s taunts make her feel guilty. Sam and Harper do
not seem to have anything in common, except for an undeniable chemistry. Their
friends are not even aware that they are spending time together. Marriage may
be the only answer to her problems and Sam is willing to do whatever it takes
to keep her in Sugar Creek. Can their passion for each other evolve into true
love, or will a marriage of convenience end in heartbreak?
A heartwarming tale, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, the fourth
story in author Beth Ciotta’s THE CUPCAKE LOVERS series, is an emotion-packed,
feel-good contemporary romance that will leave readers longing for a small town
like Sugar Creek. There are a lot of family dynamics happening in this story.
Sam comes from a large family, where there is childbirth happening one after
another, family celebrations, as well as romantic coupling between Daisy and
Vincent in addition to Adam and Peppy. Sam and Harper heat up the pages with
their sexy encounters, but shining through their passion is the underlying,
undeniable love between them.
Humor, a cyber-stalker, cupcakes, suspense, family and
small town dynamics, second chances, sensuality, romance and a great deal of
love intertwine in this delightful story, providing readers with a story that
begs to be read more than once. A definite keeper! With IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE,
you get not only a deliciously sexy story, but also several yummy cupcake recipes
at the end. If you are in the mood for a wonderful story with loads of humor,
heart and heat, this is the book for you! This story can be read as a
standalone, but I am sure you will also want to check out the other fascinating
stories in this series, including FOOL FOR LOVE, THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE,
ANYTHING BUT LOVE as well as the novella, SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL.