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"A GEM OF A STORY" ~ Kirkus Reviews


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A passion-and angst-charged story about a woman caught between a secure relationship and a once-in-a-lifetime spark with her muse.


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My Hot Summer Fling…Just Became My Student


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Running from her past leaves her standing in her future…


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A Christmas bargain…
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When Riley Hunt—a beautiful, smart, popular student at Easton College in Manhattan—is brutally murdered, it becomes a big story for TV newswoman Clare Carlson.


The Boy with the Bookstore
Sarah Echavarre Smith

Berkley
September 2022
On Sale: September 6, 2022
Featuring: Joelle; Max
352 pages
ISBN: 0593545982
EAN: 9780593545980
Kindle: B09N6GZGCF
Trade Paperback / e-Book
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Multicultural Romance | Multicultural Asian

Max Boyson looks good...from a distance. But up close and personal, the tattooed hottie Joelle Prima has been crushing on for the past year and half has turned into the prime example of why you shouldn’t judge a book by his delectable cover.
 
When she first learned about the massive renovation to the building they share, Joelle imagined that temporarily combining her Filipino bakery with Max’s neighboring bookstore would be the perfect opening chapter to their happily ever after. In her fantasies they fed each other bibingka and pandesal while discussing Jane Austen and cooing over her pet hamster, Pumpkin. Reality, however...is quite different. Her gallant prince turned out to be a stubborn toad who snaps at her in front of customers, dries his wet clothes in her oven, and helps himself to the yummy pastries in her display case without asking.
 
But beneath Max’s grumpy glares, Joelle senses a rising heat—and a softening heart. And when they discover the real reason for the renovation, they’ll have to put both their business senses and their feelings for each other to the test.

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