by Meg Benjamin
Brewing Love, #3
Publication Date: April 20, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Amara, Contemporary, Romance
After one bad relationship too many, Peaches Guidry came to the mountain resort town of Antero, Colorado to start over. Now, she’s manager of a great restaurant and on her way to bigger and better things without anyone complicating her life. The upcoming grand opening of the local brewery’s new pub is the perfect opportunity to introduce more customers to her menu. A partnership with Antero Brewing could bring her business to a whole new level.
But then Colin Brooks strolls into town. Rugged, yet charismatic. The bad boy with a heart of gold—the kind of man she can’t resist.
Her friends at the brewpub, though, are quick to tell her Colin isn’t exactly new in town. He’s the black sheep of Antero and disappeared years ago without a word. Now he’s back and hoping to prove he’s changed, but the welcome they give him is harsher than the winter winds.
She knows she shouldn’t be falling for someone that everyone says can’t be trusted. And getting tangled up in his wild past could ruin the future of everything she’s worked so hard to build… So why can’t they stay away from each other?
Each book in the Brewing Love series is STANDALONE:
* Love on Tap
* Saison for Love
* Wild Love
He dropped in on Peaches a couple of times to see his dog and, if he was honest, to see Peaches, too. He gave her a cut of his wages every week to pay for Wiseass’s room and board. Peaches had protested a bit at first, but he had a feeling she approved of his taking responsibility for his pet. Truth be told, he was almost as happy to see the dog as Wiseass was to see him. There was something about the pup’s generous affection that made him feel whole again, as if he didn’t have a host of people who hated his guts. He couldn’t be truly bad if his dog still loved him, right?
Being with Peaches for an hour or so in the evening was something else he looked forward to. Every time he saw her, it lifted a little of the gloom that seemed to follow him around these days. She fed him, even though he didn’t really want her to. Of course, that wasn’t exactly accurate. He loved her cooking, both at the Salty Goat and at her house. But he knew he shouldn’t be taking food from her. It was one thing to grab a spare dessert from the walk-in after he finished cleaning the restaurant. It was another to have Peaches whip him up an extra grilled cheese sandwich when he showed up to pet his dog.
It might have been easier to tell her not to do it if he didn’t like being around her so much. But he did. She was funny and sassy and so down to earth she made him feel welcome every time he stepped inside her house, maybe the only place he felt welcome in Antero.
And she was sexy as hell, with her golden ringlets and her enormous blue eyes. She was so tiny she only came up to his shoulder, but just looking at her was enough to create a spark of arousal in his gut.
Something he wasn’t exactly proud of.
He was in no position to get turned on by anybody, much less the woman who was his boss and who was doing him more favors than he could count. But his body paid no attention to his brain. It wasn’t just his heart Peaches lifted.
Sometimes he thought she seemed interested in him, too, but he wasn’t sure. Every now and then it felt like they were sharing something, but then she’d step away, as if she was concerned about getting too close to him. Not that he could blame her for keeping her distance. She was his boss. And he lived in a concrete bunker, for God’s sake. He couldn’t take her there, and he wouldn’t impose on her hospitality further by trying to seduce her in her own house.
He might have been a rat bastard once, but he wasn’t going for a repeat performance.
ABOUT MEG BENJAMIN
Meg Benjamin is an author of contemporary romance. Her books have won an EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Award of Excellence among other honors. Meg lives in Colorado with her DH and two rather large Maine coon kitties (well, partly Maine Coon anyway).