Girl Next Door
Vacation / Travel
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Chef / Caterer / Baker / Foodie
Small Business Owner
Bakery / Sweet Shop / Cafe
Big City / Urban
Small Town / Rural
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Bi or Pansexual
mention of a sibling suicide
Not the Marrying Kind
Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY)
The Fair Oaks Series, Book 2
Can a closeted small-town florist and a too-busy-for-a-relationship bakery owner mix up the perfect recipe for love?
Small-town florist Ashley Gaines loves her little flower shop and putting together the perfect bouquets for weddings and other happy occasions. Her own love life, however, is far from blossoming. Ash has decided that staying in the closet is safer than risking her heart again.
Local bakery owner Sasha Peterson hasn’t had much luck mixing it up with romance either. Besides, she’s too busy whipping up delicious treats to have time for a relationship.
But when their town’s first lesbian wedding forces them to work together, Ashley and Sasha discover they have more in common than they imagined.
During food fights, cake tastings, and slow waltzes, they begin to see each other in a new light. Soon Ashley has to admit to herself that Sasha is tempting more than just her sweet tooth.
Not the Marrying Kind is the second book in the Fair Oaks series, but since it has new main characters, it can be read as a standalone.