I’ve kept Bert and Drennan under lock and key for too long now. Mae is my author hero. She writes with such sophistication while easing her readers through each story in a way I don’t get with other authors. She handled the life changes for Bert in ways that didn’t make him feel like a victim or a jerk. You also never felt sorry for him. He was simply going through those things that happen along the path of living a life. Those things like a surprise pregnancy, recognizing you and your spouse are drowning rather than growing and making the decision to be happy, raising a child and watching them stretch their own wings, and finally taking time to find your own dreams. I love Mae, her characters, and all those things which make The Pig and Barley Series so spectacular.
If you can stand the heat, there’s a lickable single dad in the kitchen.
1 part tatted-up single dad restaurateur
1 part effervescent younger wine rep
Spice generously with sexual tension
Combine at a foodie conference
Serve steaming hot
At not-quite forty and with his son in his last year of high school, Bert’s going to be dining alone.
His restaurant’s wine rep has a few ideas on how he might sate all of his appetites.
He hasn’t been buying what she’s been selling, but she’s only in Memphis for a few months before moving back home to California…and he is only mortal.
Besides, it’s not like he’s going to fall in love for the first time in his life or anything crazy like that, right?
Plus One is a steamy standalone novel. It is independent of Risking Ruin and Borrowing Trouble and can be read before the other books in the series.
Plus One by Mae Wood (Available 02.06.2017)