Better With Sugar (Cranefly Romance #1)
by Katrina Kirkpatrick
War veteran Ethan Quill's horse doesn't like people. And that's okay because neither does he. Broken by their pasts and shunned by the community, they keep to themselves on Ethan's rundown farm. And then along comes a brown-eyed baker who turns their world upside down.
Heiress by birth, optimist by heart, Elly Baptiste has left Manhattan behind and picked up her spatula in Cranefly, a quaint Adirondack town. She's looking for love and finds the promise of something unexpectedly delicious with the local recluse. But how does a woman who’s running from life find happily ever with a man who’s hiding from it?
Elly knows sugar. Ethan knows war.
She knows sweet. He knows defeat.
When put to the test, can they prove that love and life really are better with sugar?
"Really? Because you seem pretty damn crazy. You shaved me—you took my jeans—"
"Borrowed. I borrowed them."
"You keep your mother in the fridge."
Her fingernails dug at her back, irritation only making her itch worse. "It's a jar of yeast!"
"That you call your mother! Why are you scratching like a stray dog? Just what exactly is the problem back there?"
"I don't know!" Elly snapped and tried to stop. The slow crawl of movement tickled her again and she froze. There was something in there. Not on her. But in the robe. She prayed she was imagining it and tried to speak. Her mouth flapped twice, no sound came out.
"What? What is it?"
Her fingers knotted together, she forced in two deep breaths of air. It moved again. She wasn't imagining it. There was something in there. Oh, God. There was a spider in her robe.
Elly raised her gaze to Ethan, begging him to understand what she had to do.
"Are you alright?" He took a half step towards her.
And Elly did the only thing she could do.
She threw her robe off and leaped naked at Ethan Quill.
She has two daughters who call her Mommy Queen, two dogs, two cats, lots of chickens and a husband happy to call this chaos home. They reside in central Illinois.
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