Today we are sharing an excerpt from A SPLASH OF VANILLA by Bethany Lopez. A Splash of Vanilla is the third book in the contemporary romance series, Three Sisters Catering. Check out the buy links for the book below, along with the exclusive excerpt.
For the past year, Dru has put everything she has into building a catering business with her sisters. She’s so used to working until all hours of the night with them by her side, that when they both find love and move out, Dru decides to focus on something that has always weighed on her… finding the father who’d abandoned them.
For the past year, Mick has been living the good life. A content bachelor with his own business as a private investigator, he enjoys making his own decisions and answering to no one. When a couple of clients-turned-friends bring him in contact with Dru, his first thought is that he wouldn’t mind getting her alone for a night, but when she hires him, that spark is extinguished. Mick doesn’t mix business with pleasure.
When their lives become constantly entwined, Dru becomes more and more determined to get Mick to break his rules. Will they discover that even a seemingly perfect dish, can be made better with the right amount of spice, or are they too set in their ways?
I shot a couple longing looks at Mick, who managed to make that suit look incredible, even though I’d just seen him in it at Tasha’s wedding. How come men could do that? Buy one suit to wear to every event, and get no flack, while if women got caught wearing the same dress repeatedly, it was like there was something wrong with her?
Why couldn’t I find the perfect dress … one that made me feel sexy, comfortable, and confident, and wear it to everything?
Stupid double standards.
I walked straight to the bar and ordered a Lemon Drop with the sole intention of getting drunk, and made a list of rules for myself.
You will not fawn over Mick.
You will not get so drunk that you throw up.
You will be the funny, fun, party sister, not the green with envy, bitter, crying in the corner sister.
And, again, you will not fawn over Mick. He made his policy clear, and I had too much pride to go after a man who didn’t want me.
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