Caroline Emory is proud of Sweet Caroline Confectionery’s Christmas profits—her bank balance is in the black… for now. The problem? January’s the month that can make or break a fledgling pastry shop. It’s the annual harbinger of resolutions, when patrons abandon treats in favor of treadmills and sales grind to screeching standstill. However, unbeknownst to Caroline, her twin sister thinks she’s got the remedy for Caroline’s financial woes—she’s entered the Confectionery in a Valentine’s Day TV baking contest. The Bonbon Battle’s grand prize? A scrumptious $25,000.
There’s no question camera-shy Caroline will be out of her comfort zone if she chooses to compete. The real issue is Tall, Dark, and Grouchy, the high flyer who’s her movie-star handsome challenger. He’s cute and conceited. Sexy and superior. Hot and haughty. While Caroline’s certain her humble little bakeshop is no match for the fancy pants pâtisserie her opponent runs, everyone loves an underdog, right?
Tall, Dark, and Grouchy has provoked Caroline’s competitive spirit—she can’t wait to wipe the smirk off his face! When the competition heats up, so does the rivals’ attraction. Will they end up concocting a recipe for romance?