I’m absolutely thrilled to have Sadi back with the latest in the Tavern series.
Delicious Heat (Bangers Tavern Romance 3) by Sadira Stone released last week in the romantic comedy genre.
Cupid has lousy timing.
Chef Diego Vargas is aiming higher than burgers and tater tots. His dream—his own food truck, the Empanada Angel, but he’ll need his family’s support to pull it off. Meeting Anna leaves him thunderstruck, even though his attraction to her threatens all his plans. Call it fate, call him crazy, but he’s determined to prove he’s in it for keeps.
With a belligerent ex-husband and two overprotective families set on breaking them up, Anna and Diego will need more than red-hot passion to pull them through. His career and her baby’s future are on the line.
Come back to Bangers Tavern for a spicy tale of forbidden love that will warm your heart…and other parts…and make you hungry for empanadas!
“I’ll show you the way.” With a gentle touch on the small of her back, he guided her down the hallway.
Heading toward the bar with a brimming ice bucket, the skinny barback lifted his chin. “Look up, guys.” A sprig of mistletoe dangling above the restroom doors.
“For cripes’ sake, Eddie,” Diego grumbled, but he didn’t look at all displeased.
“It’s tradition, man.” Eddie waggled his eyebrows before continuing on his way.
Eyeing the greenery, Anna debated and dithered. What a perfect excuse to satisfy her curiosity and claim a no-strings kiss. But Charlie might see them, or someone might tell Charlie, or…
Diego gently gripped her elbows and pulled her closer. “Christmas is all about tradition, right?”
For a thrilling, breathless moment, he hovered there, his softly parted lips an inch from hers. Impossible to wrench her eyes from that luscious mouth, so tempting, so close. His breath fanned across her skin. Her heart hammered.
And then he pressed a tender kiss to her forehead. “Merry Christmas, Anna.”
Not enough. Throwing caution to the tater-tot scented wind, she tilted her head and brushed her lips against his.
Just the barest touch, soft and warm, just the tiniest moan rumbled from the broad, firm chest beneath her palm. And yet, that simple gesture lifted the lid from her tightly clamped control, letting in fresh air and sunshine and a rush of delicious possibility. Heady stuff.
She took a deep breath and stepped back. “Gotta go help Charlie. Merry Christmas, Diego.”
Grinning and flushed, he wobbled in place. “I’ll call you.”
He pointed. “Break room’s that way.”
Like teenagers reluctant to hang up the phone, they inched toward their respective destinations, holding eye contact as long as possible.
“Thanks for coming to see me.”
“Thanks for the tots.”
“I hope you have a great Christmas.”
Finally, Shelby’s arm shot through the swinging doors and yanked Diego into the kitchen. “Get your ass back to work, lover boy.”
Award-winning contemporary romance author Sadira Stone spins steamy, smoochy tales set in small businesses—a quirky bookstore, a neighborhood bar, a vintage boutique… Her stories highlight found family, friendship, and the sizzling chemistry that pulls unlikely partners together. When she emerges from her writing cave in Las Vegas, Nevada (which she seldom does), she can be found in belly dance class, or strumming her ukulele, perhaps exploring the West with her charming husband, or cooking up a storm, and always gobbling all the romance books. For a guaranteed HEA (and no cliffhangers!) visit Sadira at http://www.sadirastone.com.
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