(From the publisher):
From the publisher
Janey Mayfield is in a quandary. After having lived in Colorado for three years to flee the scandal of her divorce, Janey returns to her hometown in South Carolina, with her precocious teenage daughter and a ton of emotional baggage, to manage the daily operations of her elderly aunt's failing candy shop, Sweet Dreams. Bit by bit, the past she has tried so desperately to hide begins to unravel around her.
While Janey struggles to create a new life for herself and for her daughter Robin, she quickly realizes that living in South Carolina is a constant reminder of the turmoil through which she suffered during the breakup of her marriage. Janey's ex-husband, Keith, will stop at nothing--not even using their child as a pawn--to win his former wife back. In the midst of her own troubles with peer pressure, school and dating, Robin finds herself caught between the affections of her divorced parents, and struggling to deal with the unresolved issues from their messy breakup.
Just as Janey begins to feel that her world is about to close in, former marine Dillon Reed steps into her candy shop, bringing all of her conflicts full circle. Dillon's wife had an affair with Janey's ex-husband, and for three years the two have blamed each other for their respective spouses' infidelities. Since then, Dillon's wife has passed away, and he has gone on to become the local high school's principal. With Robin enrolled at the high school, Janey finds it difficult to avoid Dillon.
While Janey tells herself she doesn't want the attraction she feels for Dillon, she begins to wonder just how long she can evade his longing looks--and the temptation to surrender to the undeniable promise of passion.
Janey's romantic and domestic predicaments are only emphasized by the other troubles in her life. When rumors surface that a candy shop is about to open at the mall, Janey begins to fear that the tiny store she's fighting to save might not survive in the shadow of a bigger store. Meanwhile, a rash of break-ins that are believed to have been organized by an emerging high-school gang plague the town, and cause Janey to wonder if her store might be next.
Original title: Tempting Janey
Genre: Fiction→ Romance→ Contemporary
Fiction→ Romance→ Romantic-Suspense