I live in Rocky Mountains with my husband and children and love my homeÂ when itâ€™s not snowing. Iâ€™m the author of 36 books so far. I also write YAÂ Paranormal Romance under my pen name, Katie Lee Oâ€™Guinn.Â I enjoy the outdoors, reading and being withÂ my family. Iâ€™m a huge believer in happy endings. Scarlett really should haveÂ been happy with Rhett and itâ€™s a darn shame Leo and Kate didnâ€™t float safelyÂ into New York on the Titanic. Donâ€™t even get me started on Romeo and Juliet. To
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“A funny and bittersweet look at grief, love and families who
maybe love each other too much.Â
Letting go of the past and facing the present and future is harder said
than done for Kam Matafeo. Getting over his wifeâ€™s death isnâ€™t something on
Kamâ€™s list of things to do.Â But when
Grace Jackson, his new Sous Chef walks in, life is turned upside down. And not
just for him either.Â Anne, his
mother-in-law, is not open to the idea of anyone new in Kamâ€™s life and will do
anything to stop his romance from blooming. But when the â€˜Love Witchesâ€™ step inÂ to protect him, the battle lines are drawn. Fircrest is in for some fireworks
when the fight for Kamâ€™s heart not only affects his family, but his friendsâ€™
Things get so crazy that Grace has to make the decision to stay and
fight for herself and Kam or to give up and let Kam slip back into the
Barry gestured to the
guests.Â â€œThis is Pule Matafeo and his
wife, Posey. And this couple is Asher and Meredith Murphy.â€
Grace frowned and stared
at Pule Matafeo.Â Was the whole town nothing but Matafeos?
â€œUh, any relation to those
guys?â€ she said gesturing over her shoulder to Tate and Tai. She looked back at
the table and all four heads looked down as if they had been staring in her
Pule smiled serenely and
nodded. â€œThose two men are my cousins and Kam is my big brother.â€
Grace smiled and reached
out her hand to shake.Â â€œItâ€™s a privilege
to meet you.Â I have to say, I love
working for your brother.Â He is so kind
and thoughtful.Â I canâ€™t even imagine
what it would be like to grow up with Kam as an older brother,â€ she said.
Pule snorted and was about
to say something when the woman sitting next to him elbowed him in the
side.Â Pule smiled and nodded.Â â€œKam was wonderful.â€
â€œHe is wonderful,â€ his wife said.
â€œHi, Iâ€™m Posey, Wren Downingâ€™s younger sister.Â Sheâ€™s told me about your gnocchi.â€
Grace grinned. â€œI love
Wren! Sheâ€™s my favorite.Â Are you a chef
Posey shook her head.Â â€œOh, no. I can barely microwave food.Â I write childrenâ€™s books.â€
Grace shook her head.
â€œThat is so cool.Â Good for you.â€
â€œAnd Iâ€™m Kamâ€™s ex-girlfriend.â€
Grace swiveled her head to
see an attractive blond with a razor sharp angled bob looking her up and down.
â€œUm, okaay. Thatâ€™s nice for you.â€
The man sitting next to
her rolled his eyes and sighed loudly. â€œIâ€™m Asher Murphy. Â And since youâ€™re new in town, we run the Match and Mingle web site for singles in
the Fircrest and Tacoma area.Â The first
month is free.â€
Grace frowned and looked
down at her hands.Â â€œI probably should
look into something like that but I have the worst luck with men.Â The last guy I dated, emptied out my savings
account. I think Iâ€™ll stick to what Iâ€™m good at. Cooking.â€
â€œGotcha. Youâ€™re a cat
lady,â€ Meredith said with a small, self-satisfied smile.
Grace turned and smiled
directly at the woman, not breaking eye contact. She made it a rule to never
back down from a bully and she wasnâ€™t going to start now, even if it was an ex
Meredith looked away first
and blushed.Â â€œSorry, that was rude,â€ she
Grace didnâ€™t bother
acknowledging the obvious and looked back to Pule and Posey.Â â€œSo how was dinner tonight?â€ she asked,
changing the subject.
Posey pointed to her
almost empty plate.Â â€œIâ€™m about to order
another meal just so I can take home some leftovers.Â It was amazing, Grace.Â Truly, delicious.â€
Pule stopped glaring at
Meredith to smile at her.Â â€œLetâ€™s just
say weâ€™ll be coming back every week for dinner and twice for lunch if I have
anything to say about it.â€
Asher put his fingers to
his lips and make a kissing motion.
â€œPerfection.Â Thank you for moving
to Fircrest, Grace.Â Weâ€™re all very happy
youâ€™re here. Right, Meredith?â€
Grace watched curiously as
Meredith winced.Â If she wasnâ€™t mistaken,
someone was getting kicked under the table.
â€œShe might be a halfway
decent cook but that doesnâ€™t mean that sheâ€™s good enough for Kâ€¦â€ she gasped suddenly and didnâ€™t
finish her sentence. She glared across the table at Pule. â€œThat hurt!â€
Pule ignored Meredith and
smiled up at her.Â â€œI think you are good enough for Calzones.Â Iâ€™ve been after Rob forever to add them to
the lunch menu.â€
Grace smiled in
confusion.Â â€œGood enough for calzones?
Uh, sure.Â Iâ€™ll see what I can do.Â You all have a wonderful evening.Â I have one more table to say hi to.â€
She walked away, motioning
to Barry to show her the last table.
That was the weirdest encounter sheâ€™d had since moving to Fircrest.Â She was going to stay clear of Meredith. That
woman was psycho.
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