SWEET DREAMS                              STACEY KEITH

In a little town in the heart of Texas, the same old story can turn into happily ever after . . .
  On any given day, Maggie Roby has cake batter on her sleeve, flour where the blush supposedly goes, and sore feet from standing since dawn. For her sister’s wedding day, she’s added a side of heartache. Maggie’s failed marriage taught her that love is a lie and commitment a mistake, and it was an expensive lesson. But with her bakery thriving and her life simplified to work, family, and knitting for her pug, Maggie thinks she's bought some peace. Until Jake Sutton walks in and she realizes she isn't safe from desire at all . . .

Jake has model-perfect looks and about a billion dollars to throw around, but Maggie also sees the same never-say-die grit she prizes in herself. The attraction between them is hotter than her oven in July. But when Jake decides to restore the old Art Deco movie theater right around the corner from her bakery, she worries that temptation is a little too close for comfort. And the added ingredient of a man from her past only complicates the mix. This time nothing less than true love will do. If she can learn to listen to her heart, she just may be able to have her cake and eat it too. . .

     This story is about Maggie Roby a woman who was cheated on and betrayed by the two people she held close.  Her best friend and her now ex-husband bronc-busting rodeo rider Todd Banister.  The thing is she didn’t find out until after she said I do.  So, she is not a woman that believes in happily-ever-afters. She believes all men if given the chance will cheat.
     So, how ironic that not only was she having to make her sister’s wedding cake.  You know, since after divorcing her ex, she opened a very successful bakery, but she was also being a co-maid of honor with her baby sister April.  Yup! Her middle sister Cassidy a single mother to Lexie, is marrying, Mason Hannigan, only the most famous quarterback in the country.  She so deserves this win of happiness for herself after being a single mom.  Maggie just hopes that Mason can just keep it in his pants.
     But as Maggie could attest to money and fame doesn’t keep their zippers up when your away from them.  In fact, not even when your right there with them.  A cheater is a cheater no matter what.  So, when she catches the sexy eye of an out of towner trying to have sex in her sister’s new laundry room, which by the way is the size of her whole apartment, with a different woman that he came in with that morning at her bakery not just a few hours ago she is pissed.  One, it confirms that all men are pigs.  But two, that her guy meter is as to who is a good pick is totally flawed still.  Handsome and rich doesn’t mean faithful.
     Then, she figures out that man is none other than Mason’s replacement best man, Jack Sutton.  Great!  She thinks, her date for the evening part of the time at least.  Little did she know that her spunk and feistiness would turn him on.  To the point of him telling her that she would kiss him by the end of the night.
     This is the story of two people at the crossroads in their lives.  He, at the peak of wealth.  But after meeting her and her down-home charm realizing that all the wealth in the world is worthless with someone special to share it with.  As for Maggie, she’s learning that you can’t judge all books by the same cover or determine the outcome of the journey without taking the walk.
     I loved this book the characters made me laugh.  The small town feel, of the noisy neighbors, all up in your business.  Namely her mama.  Coralee was a hoot.  What finally made me happy was when Maggie finally stood up for herself with her ex.  Damn, girl, took you long enough though!  She was a little sticky sweet at times may have been the bakery. LOL!

     I give this: 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

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