A kiss by any other name would never taste as sweet as his.
About the Book:
When Gisella Sands isn’t busy creating magical wedding cakes, she shows the outside world the lighthearted, teasing manner that fools everyone, even her friends at Tulle and Tulips.
Once she’s home alone with her cats, the façade falls away. No one would guess that her tragic past is her only companion in the night. Or that this confectionary genius has never tasted the sweetness of a man’s kiss.
The less Kyle Riley talks, the more others fill the silence—a handy skill for a homicide detective, not so much for a social life. Dedicated to his job, he’s never been tempted to take more than one taste of any woman. Until he responds to a home invasion and finds Gisella, the bridesmaid he walked down the aisle at a friend’s wedding, bleeding on the floor.
In a heartbeat, all thoughts of keeping his professional distance disintegrate. But when the heat melts the walls guarding their secrets, their recipe for one perfect night could fall flat.
Warning: Contains a man who rarely strings more than fifteen syllables together, and a woman who can read him like a cookbook. When strong and silent meets sweet and bubbly, something’s bound to boil over.
Kindle File Size: 603 KB
Print Length: 76 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (January 19, 2016)
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
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Gisella and Kyle are no strangers to one another, having met at a recent wedding/reception for another match made in heaven. When Kyle, a homicide detective, is suddenly called to another home burglarized and homeowner injured, he never expected to find that Gisella is the victim. Knowing he should stay away, Kyle can't help but move in closer and protect this beautiful woman.
Injured and terrified, Gisella is living in her own nightmare. When a familiar face swoops into her kitchen her fear eases, especially when he breaks protocol to stay overnight with her. Not expecting anything, she can't help the feelings that are blossoming. What develops is such a sweet and romantic story. It, however, has a dark theme; one that parallels Gisella's past.
Both Gisella and Kyle are very strong characters. The dialogue between them is so realistic and believable that the reader will feel like they are standing next to the couple. Nikki Duncan really brings her characters to life. Everyone has baggage of some sort; it's how you handle your baggage that can make or break a relationship. Talking about the problems, analyzing them, and working through them make relationships stronger. Fortunately, Nikki has the skills to pull her romantic couples from the edge of despair and give them the love story that they deserve.
Nikki Duncan does a fabulous job uniting her characters with their perfect matches. The story of Gisella and Kyle is engaging and kept me interested from the very beginning. The continued character development and world building in the Tulle and Tulips series makes this a must read series!!