Her eye is on the bake-off prize. His heart is set on winning her over. Will they cook up a fresh batch of love or a recipe for disaster?
Down-and-out pastry chef Star Bloom has no choice but to swallow her pride and take a job at a mom and pop diner. But the goofy antics of a fellow waiter and the attentions of a sexy patron are starting to lift her sour mood. When her new friends help her land a spot on a televised cooking show, she's hopeful it'll be the big break she needs to open up her own bakery.
Tyler Jackman would rather be animating cartoons than waiting tables. But when a blue-eyed beauty joins the diner staff, he starts counting down the hours to his next shift. Determined to get out of the friend zone, he hatches a plan to launch her dreams into the spotlight. But as his crush preps for the bake-off, Tyler faces his own tough competition in the battle to win her heart.
With trouble brewing at the diner and fierce rivalries in the way of their dreams, can Star and Tyler stand the heat or will they leave the kitchen brokenhearted?
One Summer is the first novel in The Baker Girl series of delectable cozy romantic mysteries. If you like nail-biting bake-offs, sweet love stories, and a heaping spoonful of humor, then you'll love Mary Jane Forbes' toothsome tale.