Recovering gambler Jim Rawlings returns to Summerville to take the biggest chance f his life--bidding at auction for the once-grand Summerville Inn. oBut to make the hotel a success, he needs a world class executive chef.
Chef Genie King attends the Summerville Inn auction with dreams of becoming executive chef in her own kitchen. Years ago, she worked at the Inn with Jim, but she never expected her Class of 85 heartthrob to bid at the sale also.
Together, Jim and Genie can purchase and rehab the Inn in time for their twenty-fifth high school reunion, but working together means Jim must share long-hidden secrets with the woman he still loves. Will Genie reject the man with a past? Or will she love the man he's become?
I was so captivated by this sweet novella that I read it in one day! In the town of Summerville, the Summerville Inn, now old and dilapidated, is to be auctioned off. Jim and Genie, who had their own separate plans for the inn, unexpectedly end up in a business relationship that quickly turns into something more. I absolutely adored this couple! They were playful and complemented each other very well. Then there is a sleazeball character who tries to ruin everything for Jim and Genie. Even though this is a short story, the plot is interesting, fast paced and will leave you warm and fuzzy on the inside! A definite must read if you're looking for something short and sweet.