THE BACHELOR PREFERRED PASTRY

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Olivia Regan bids her entire savings account on Boston's most eligible bachelor as a marketing ploy for her new pastry business. She's certain his handsome face and multimillionaire status will draw in new customers, especially once they see who's nibbling her muffins.

Daniel Worth may have cash to burn, but he feels that he's running out of time to follow his dreams. While he's not wild about Olivia's ad campaign, he has to admit that the feisty pastry chef ignites the spark of passion needed to fuel his long-buried aspirations. Is he willing to give up millions for the freedom to steer his own destiny?

Book four in Jump's Recipes With Romance series continues in the delightful manner of its predecessors with humorous recipes, an offbeat cast and solid writing. Although Olivia and Daniel have some secrets to uncover about each other and themselves, the story's conflict isn't as strong as these interesting characters deserve. However, the hilarious similes and descriptions used in their internal monologues will keep readers grinning, and the recipes are great fun. (Feb., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel