Workaholic Nick Taziano is the proud owner of a successful marketing company in Montana. But his career takes a backseat when he learns his dad plans to remarry his ex. Nick fears she’ll break his heart . . . again. And he doesn’t like being reunited with her obnoxious daughter-until the all-grown-up beauty kisses him at the engagement party. The kiss might be a mistake, but once he tastes Jane’s lips, nothing-not even her famous blueberry pie-compares.
A promising chef at Big Sky Pie, Jane Wilson never, ever wanted to see Nick Taziano again, but he’s just been hired to do the pie shop’s marketing. How’s a girl supposed to bake the best pastries in town when he’s a constant reminder of their steamy chemistry? His chocolate eyes and sexy dimples heat up the kitchen-and every part of her body. Jane has no room for a man in her life, yet sometimes the most delicious dishes don’t follow the recipe…
Review: After reading Delectable, the first book in the Big Sky Pie series, I was looking forward to reading book two and it didn’t disappoint. The story continued flawlessly with the return of characters we met in book one along with new ones we meet along the way. This is Nick and Jane’s story and do they have a past. Their digs at each other, the hilarious nicknames of the Tazmanian Devil and Jane the Pain for each other along with their childhood memories gave comic relief. Watching them grow closer then take two steps back because of their history kept me interested from beginning to end. Throw in family, friends, the bakery, lots of loving and romance and what’s not to like? Seeing that they each had a vulnerable side and how they dealt with it was interesting. Seeing the true side of BiBi, Jane’s assistant pastry chef did not endear me to her and she would have been gone if she worked for me. The poor little me act and I want to make it on my own as she tried to undermine Jane was annoying to watch. The descriptions of the Big Sky Pie and the pies had my senses so engaged my mouth was watering. I could smell the sugar, cinnamon and blueberries as well as the pies baking and could visualize their deliciousness! There was nice closure and an unexpected happily ever after.
It was great to have the recipe for the Big Sky Blueberry Pie at the back of the book and I will definitely give it a try this summer. Finding chapter one of the next book in the series, Delightful, left me wanting more and I can’t wait to read it. I hope there are many more books in the series but look forward to reading whatever this author is willing to write especially in the romance genre.
Favorite Quote: …Though recalling the shock waves of desire that had rocked through her when the Tazmanian Devil’s lips were locked with hers, Jane suppose that the kiss hadn’t been exactly “ewww”, more like “yumm.” If she were honest with herself, she’d admit that that had been bothering her almost more than her mother remarrying Nick’s father.