The Boy With The Bookstore

The Boy With The Bookstore

3.24 (1,163 ratings by Goodreads)
3.24 (1,163 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

When a baker meets the bookshop owner of her dreams, and he turns into her nemesis, they'll both have to read between the lines to avoid a career-ending recipe for disaster.

Max Boyson looks good...from a distance. But up close and personal, the tattooed hottie Joelle Prima has been crushing on for the past year and half has turned into the prime example of why you shouldn't judge a book by his delectable cover.

When she first learned about the massive renovation to the building they share, Joelle imagined that temporarily combining her Filipino bakery with Max's neighboring bookstore would be the perfect opening chapter to their happily ever after. In her fantasies they fed each other bibingka and pandesal while discussing Jane Austen and cooing over her pet hamster, Pumpkin. Reality, however...is quite different. Her gallant prince turned out to be a stubborn toad who snaps at her in front of customers, dries his wet clothes in her oven, and helps himself to the yummy pastries in her display case without asking.

But beneath Max's grumpy glares, Joelle senses a rising heat--and a softening heart. And when they discover the real reason for the renovation, they'll have to put both their business senses and their feelings for each other to the test.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 25.4mm | 249.48g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0593545982
  • 9780593545980
  • 538,556

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Praise for The Boy with the Bookstore

When you pick up a Sarah Smith novel, prepare to smile, think and above all, swoon.--Tessa Bailey, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hook, Line, and Sinker

"Everything you could want in a romance, seamlessly combining two of my favorite things: books and baked goods."--Amy Lea, author of Set on You

Sarah Echavarre Smith once again delivers a beautiful, addictive love story as sexy as it is sweet. The delectable setting and relatable characters drew me in right away while the chemistry and heartwarming connection didn't let me put it down. Echavarre Smith has a gift for showcasing not only romantic love, but also love between friends and family. I devoured this book in a single sitting--this author is an auto-buy for me!--Allison Ashley, author of Would You Rather

Sarah Echavarre Smith delivers all the steam in this sizzling bookish romance! Starring a sunshine heroine and a brooding leading man, The Boy with the Bookstore proves that opposites really do attract and can lead to plenty of delicious trouble on the road to happily ever after.--Kate Bromley, author of Here for the Drama and Talk Bookish to Me

Praise for On Location

A vivid, romantic adventure about identity, equality and the poignant connection between people and places. Sexy, smart and pure escapist--I want to live in a Sarah Smith novel!--Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author

On Location is a sassy, sexy read with a swoon-worthy hero and a smart heroine, who have a sizzling hot chemistry that is off the charts! Set against a picturesque national park backdrop, this fun, flirty, enemies-to-lovers romance is a wickedly wonderful ride!--Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of Paris is Always a Good Idea

On Location gave me a much needed escape to gorgeous Utah with a lovely cast of characters, and I knew I was in the most capable hands! Sarah Smith knows how to write steadfast heroines, swoony heroes, a love story to root for, and the best kissing scenes.--Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of In a Book Club Far Away

Smith sensitively showcases how Alia's Filipino heritage effects her personal and professional goals. Fun, sexy, and uplifting, this is sure to appeal to lovers of light romance.--Publishers Weekly

Full of soft moments and searing heat, On Location transports you to a space in the middle of breathtaking natural wonders where you, too, will fall in love. Sarah Smith delivers a funny, poignant novel where happily ever after is only the beginning of the adventure. This is the travel love story we all deserve!--Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting

A sizzling, swoon-worthy ride.--Woman's World
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About Sarah Echavarre Smith

Sarah Echavarre Smith is a copywriter turned author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She's been hooked ever since. When she's not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and her adorable cat, Salem.
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Rating details

1,163 ratings
3.24 out of 5 stars
5 11% (127)
4 29% (340)
3 39% (453)
2 15% (176)
1 6% (67)
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