I live in Rocky Mountains with my husband and children and love my home
when it’s not snowing. I’m the author of 36 books so far. I also write YA
Paranormal Romance under my pen name, Katie Lee O’Guinn. I enjoy the outdoors, reading and being with
my family. I’m a huge believer in happy endings. Scarlett really should have
been happy with Rhett and it’s a darn shame Leo and Kate didn’t float safely
into New York on the Titanic. Don’t even get me started on Romeo and Juliet. To
find out the latest on my books, check out my blog at
http://www.shannonguymon.blogspot.com or http://www.katieleeoguinn.blogspot.com.
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“A funny and bittersweet look at grief, love and families who
maybe love each other too much.
Letting go of the past and facing the present and future is harder said
than done for Kam Matafeo. Getting over his wife’s death isn’t something on
Kam’s list of things to do. But when
Grace Jackson, his new Sous Chef walks in, life is turned upside down. And not
just for him either. Anne, his
mother-in-law, is not open to the idea of anyone new in Kam’s life and will do
anything to stop his romance from blooming. But when the ‘Love Witches’ step in
to protect him, the battle lines are drawn. Fircrest is in for some fireworks
when the fight for Kam’s heart not only affects his family, but his friends’
Things get so crazy that Grace has to make the decision to stay and
fight for herself and Kam or to give up and let Kam slip back into the
Barry gestured to the
guests. “This is Pule Matafeo and his
wife, Posey. And this couple is Asher and Meredith Murphy.”
Grace frowned and stared
at Pule Matafeo. Was the whole town nothing but Matafeos?
“Uh, any relation to those
guys?” she said gesturing over her shoulder to Tate and Tai. She looked back at
the table and all four heads looked down as if they had been staring in her
Pule smiled serenely and
nodded. “Those two men are my cousins and Kam is my big brother.”
Grace smiled and reached
out her hand to shake. “It’s a privilege
to meet you. I have to say, I love
working for your brother. He is so kind
and thoughtful. I can’t even imagine
what it would be like to grow up with Kam as an older brother,” she said.
Pule snorted and was about
to say something when the woman sitting next to him elbowed him in the
side. Pule smiled and nodded. “Kam was wonderful.”
“He is wonderful,” his wife said.
“Hi, I’m Posey, Wren Downing’s younger sister. She’s told me about your gnocchi.”
Grace grinned. “I love
Wren! She’s my favorite. Are you a chef
Posey shook her head. “Oh, no. I can barely microwave food. I write children’s books.”
Grace shook her head.
“That is so cool. Good for you.”
“And I’m Kam’s ex-girlfriend.”
Grace swiveled her head to
see an attractive blond with a razor sharp angled bob looking her up and down.
“Um, okaay. That’s nice for you.”
The man sitting next to
her rolled his eyes and sighed loudly. “I’m Asher Murphy. And since you’re new in town, we run the Match and Mingle web site for singles in
the Fircrest and Tacoma area. The first
month is free.”
Grace frowned and looked
down at her hands. “I probably should
look into something like that but I have the worst luck with men. The last guy I dated, emptied out my savings
account. I think I’ll stick to what I’m good at. Cooking.”
“Gotcha. You’re a cat
lady,” Meredith said with a small, self-satisfied smile.
Grace turned and smiled
directly at the woman, not breaking eye contact. She made it a rule to never
back down from a bully and she wasn’t going to start now, even if it was an ex
Meredith looked away first
and blushed. “Sorry, that was rude,” she
Grace didn’t bother
acknowledging the obvious and looked back to Pule and Posey. “So how was dinner tonight?” she asked,
changing the subject.
Posey pointed to her
almost empty plate. “I’m about to order
another meal just so I can take home some leftovers. It was amazing, Grace. Truly, delicious.”
Pule stopped glaring at
Meredith to smile at her. “Let’s just
say we’ll be coming back every week for dinner and twice for lunch if I have
anything to say about it.”
Asher put his fingers to
his lips and make a kissing motion.
“Perfection. Thank you for moving
to Fircrest, Grace. We’re all very happy
you’re here. Right, Meredith?”
Grace watched curiously as
Meredith winced. If she wasn’t mistaken,
someone was getting kicked under the table.
“She might be a halfway
decent cook but that doesn’t mean that she’s good enough for K…” she gasped suddenly and didn’t
finish her sentence. She glared across the table at Pule. “That hurt!”
Pule ignored Meredith and
smiled up at her. “I think you are good enough for Calzones. I’ve been after Rob forever to add them to
the lunch menu.”
Grace smiled in
confusion. “Good enough for calzones?
Uh, sure. I’ll see what I can do. You all have a wonderful evening. I have one more table to say hi to.”
She walked away, motioning
to Barry to show her the last table.
That was the weirdest encounter she’d had since moving to Fircrest. She was going to stay clear of Meredith. That
woman was psycho.
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