By Sandra D. Bricker
Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking forte muffins and melt-in-your-mouth pastries on the Backstreet Bakery in ancient Roswell, simply outdoors of Atlanta, for the final six years. yet the following s the rub approximately her task as a baker ... Emma is diabetic. while she tastes her creations, it may possibly in basic terms be within the so much minute parts. Emma is taken into account an artisan for the lovely cr??me brulee marriage ceremony cake that gained her the Passionate Palette Award final 12 months, yet she s by no means even had one complete slice of it. whilst Jackson Drake hears approximately this neighborhood baker who has gained a prestigious award for her marriage ceremony cake artistry, he tells his assistant to make certain and contain her within the pastry tastings scheduled at his new marriage ceremony vacation spot resort the subsequent week. And for Jackson, that individual day has began badly with workmen trapped in a damaged elevator and a supply of numerous dozen 300-thread-count mattress linens within the fallacious measurement deserted within the foyer. but if the boastful baker he met every week previous in Roswell stumbles into the eating room with a platter of pastries and a bucketful of orders, he is familiar with for sure: It s going to be a truly rotten day. Can those ill-suited gamers grasp the high-wire act and make a cross in their new company enterprise? Or will they take one another crashing downward, and not using a web? and may the shock marriage ceremony on the Tanglewood be theirs?
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Welcome to the Backstreet Bakery,” she greeted the GQ cover model in the $600 suit. ” “Coffee. Black. ” He flicked the shoulders of his jacket with swift brushes that produced sprinkles of moisture. Emma darted a glance out the window; the sky had turned dark and rain drenched the streets. “I didn’t even know it was raining,” she commented as she placed a paper doily beneath a large fudge brownie on a Staffordshire-inspired blue-and-white dessert plate. ” He stood before the bakery case and peered at the confections on the other side of the glass.
Oh, Em,” Fee said on an excited sigh. ” “For us,” Emma replied. “If I go, you go. ” Fee crumpled as she tried to stifle her enthusiasm, and then she popped up into a bouncing ball of excitement. “Buh-bye, Harry,” she sang. ” “All right now. ” “But you will,” she vowed. ” “From your lips to—” She couldn’t even finish it. ” God hadn’t been paying much attention to Emma for a while. Or maybe it was the other way around. Either way, she had no reason to believe He’d be interested in starting again now.
Emma swallowed the answer that pressed against her lips and instead replied, “Yes, sir. ” “Good. ” Fee erupted through the door at just that moment, drenched from the downpour on the other side, oblivious to the obnoxious customer in their midst. “I didn’t get mango,” she announced, rounding the bakery case and shaking her wet head until it splashed Emma. “They had the berry one that you like so much, so I got that one. ” “Yep,” she replied, accepting the protein shake. “Thanks, Fee. Our customer would like six fudge brownies.