Gingerbread & the Guy Next Door (Cranberry Corner)

Short, steamy sweet, friends to lovers, small town, holiday rom-com love story She’s a hot mess in the kitchen and in her personal life. He’s the guy next door with a reputation. Can they bake up a little holiday magic, or is she just his cookie of the week? Hope My life’s a mess. But things are starting to look up when my catering business finally gets local recognition. When my oven overheats in the middle of baking cookies for the annual gingerbread house decorating contest, the smokin’ hot guy next door offers to help with my goodies. Drake is a steamy cup of hot cocoa, and I’d love to dip my cookie in his cream. But can I trust my heart to a guy with a notorious reputation and bachelorhood emblazoned across his chest? Drake Voted Cranberry Corner’s most eligible bachelor is an honor, but it’s not who I aspire to be. Full disclosure: I’m tired of serial dating and one-night stands. I want the deluxe relationship package with all the sprinkles and cream filling. Problem is I’ve found the red-headed woman of my dreams, but she thinks I’m nothing more than a smooth-talking player. Hope is a curvy swirl of cinnamon and sugar, and I’d love to taste her candied ginger center. Can I convince her I’m ready for a happily ever after, but only with her? *** Warning: When this smooth-talking playboy tumbles head over heels in love with our sweet-as-sin curvy baker, he’ll do whatever it takes to win her heart. If you love cinnamon roll alphas, curvy women, and sticky sweet steamy romance, then you’ll love Hope and Drake. *** If you’re a hopeful romantic at heart and love steamy, short, small-town, swoony romances, then Cranberry Corner is the place for you. Don your mittens and prepare for a cookie dough fight that’ll give you all the warm, toasty feels. Guaranteed HEA with no cliffhangers. *** Gingerbread & the Guy Next Door was originally published as part of the Sugar & Spice Nights multi-author series of holiday-inspired instalove. XOX Piper

Meet Piper Cook

Hello! I live deep in the heart of the United States, love to cook, bake, and create. I love to paint, draw, and work with my hands. My mind’s always racing with new ideas and crazy creative endeavors. I’m sweet and sassy just like the women in my books. I’ve aspired to be a writer my entire life. My first love was journalism, which taught me the fundamentals of writing. But then fell in love with writing short, steamy, borderline chili pepper hot romance. My books are short but full of all the feels. I like real characters with real flaws, pain and problems. But everyone deserves their own happily ever after, so you’ll never be disappointed by cliffhangers or couples who cheat. I hope my stories inspire you, light a fire in your heart, and make you laugh and sometimes cry for joy. But must of all, I hope you reach The End with love in your heart for the characters you chose to spend time with. Write to me anytime: [email protected] <3 Piper