Dogwood Mountain, Book 2
A Summer Scoop
She’s determined to keep her feet firmly planted even when he tries to scoop her up in the opportunity of a lifetime…
Hometown girl Laurel Macpherson has room for just one man in her life — her dog Bark Ruffalo. She’s focused on saving enough money to buy Joy’s, an old-fashioned sweet shop, soda fountain, and ice creamery, when her mentor and boss since high school retires. Her inspired, homemade ice cream recipes have reinvigorated the aging shop, attracting attention from unexpected places.
Chef and TV host Cade Monteiro has seen and tasted it all on his show Hometown Eats. But during an unexpected trip to Dogwood Mountain, he discovers a flavor that lights up his jaded taste buds. He wants more — of the ice cream and of the beautiful brunette dishing it up.
Laurel worries the publicity will destroy what makes the shop she loves special. She’s resolved to freeze Cade out, but the longer he stays in town, the more she worries he might melt her heart.