Her Unexpected Hero
by Kyra Jacobs Publication Date: July 17, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Contemporary, Romance
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Maddie Frye, the Checkerberry Inn’s snarky, introverted chef, just wants to be left alone. But with the inn’s upcoming gala, Maddie’s boss has matchmaking on the brain. So when the gorgeous new guy in town helps her out for a night, she comes up with the perfect solution to her problem…
Cole Granville is looking for a fresh start. When a part-time job opens in the Checkerberry’s kitchen, he takes it without a second thought. The only catch? He’s got to help his sexy new coworker snag a date for an upcoming dance. But as he coaches Maddie on attracting her crush, Cole realizes he’s the one falling for the curvy brunette.
Maddie hung up with one surprised but approving Tom Granville, then set out to find Cole an apron before her nerves got the best of her. Because now, in the pre-chaos quiet, it was all starting to sink in.
Her and Cole Granville. Working together. All evening long.
She’d always found him cute in a country star wannabe kind of way. Between the frayed-bottom jeans, always worn in all the right places, the cowboy boots, and the wavy, nearly shoulder-length dark blond hair, he’d fit in on any Nashville stage. His bright blue eyes too often claimed her gaze, which would then inevitably shift to his lips. Because, oh, did she love the velvety voice that poured from them.
Lord almighty, the man could sing.
But singing and looking like a celebrity weren’t what she needed from him right now. There were dishes to be washed and her sanity to be saved. Nothing more, nothing less.
A rap sounded at the kitchen’s side door, one that few guest noticed as they passed it on their drive to and from the parking lot. Maddie hurried to let Cole in, fussing with the ties on a plain black apron swiped from their reserves. She shoved the door open with her hip, still focused on the blasted knot in one tie.
“Come on in. I’ve got an apron for you, keep ya—” She looked up as he brushed by, the scent of his musky aftershave momentarily scattering her thoughts. “Dry.”
He began stripping out of the blue-gray flannel he’d been wearing, a fitted white tee coming into view underneath. And darn if she wasn’t suddenly tempted not to give him the apron…because a shirt like that all wet would show off the washboard stomach she suspected he was hiding underneath.
Oh my gosh, Maddie. Stop it. Stop. It!
She thrust the apron at him and looked away, mortified. Having Sarah in the kitchen had never messed with her libido. But having someone as delicious as Cole in here, only an arm’s length or two away all night, might prove to be a little more…distracting.