Yaye, Pamela, Mocha Pleasures, (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).
Title: Mocha Pleasures
Author: Pamela Yaye
Issues: POC; Self Esteem; WOC
Trusting in the sweetness of love
Jackson Drayson has never been one to stick to the rules—or resist a dare. So when he’s challenged to jump-start a patisserie that rivals his cousins’ shop, Lillian’s of Chicago, he’s all in. Between his good looks, captivating manner and newly discovered gift for innovative cake designs, Jackson is soon winning over legions of customers, including Grace Nicholas. The willowy, reserved master baker is also Jack’s chief competition—and the one woman who seems immune to his legendary charms.
The delectable desserts she creates at her family’s leading Seattle bakery are all the temptation Grace needs in her life. A lover’s betrayal has made her wary of trusting another man. But Jackson can be so passionately persuasive…until Grace is accused of stealing his shop’s top secret recipe. Torn between loyalty and love, will Grace make the decision that can assure her a lifetime of sinfully sweet pleasure?
Have you ever felt an immediate connection to someone? Mind-blown chemistry you couldn’t deny or control? That’s what happens to Jackson Drayson when he meets Grace Nicholas. His plan? To win her heart. But things go awry during their first date. He burns dinner, then accidentally locks them in the bakery freezer. Though all isn’t lost. Jackson has seduction on his mind, and will stop at nothing to prove he’s the only man she needs.
Grace is torn. Should she remain loyal to her family or follow her heart? It’s an impossible decision to make, and secretly dating Jackson – her father’s sworn enemy – only complicates matters. The dreamy baker is sweet and romantic, charming, too, and his kisses are as scrumptious as his pastries. Grace and Jackson are a perfect match, and I think you’ll agree.
I enjoyed writing this series with my Kimani sisters, Yahrah St. John (Cappuccino Kisses), and Jamie Pope (Love and a Latte), and I’m eagerly looking forward to our next one! 🙂
All the best in life and love,