Cover Breakdown: Melissa Foster's The Real Thing

When we heard that Melissa Foster is kicking off a brand new series later this summer, we just had to know more. Though the first installment in the Sugar Lake series, The Real Thing, won't be with us until September, we did find some pretty fantastic cover art to tide us over! But before we break down the cover, we think it would be best to better acquaint ourselves with the hero and heroine. To the blurb!

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as a player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough for her to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move…provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement and the real thing—including them.

Cover Breakdown: Melissa Foster's The Real Thing

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The Real Thing will be available in digital and print on September 5. We know that's an awful long wait, but we do have lots of other cover breakdowns to help you pass the time!