WILD LOVE
by Meg Benjamin
Brewing Love, #3
Publication Date: April 20, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Amara, Contemporary, Romance


 


SYNOPSIS
After one bad relationship too many, Peaches Guidry came to the mountain resort town of Antero, Colorado to start over. Now, she’s manager of a great restaurant and on her way to bigger and better things without anyone complicating her life. The upcoming grand opening of the local brewery’s new pub is the perfect opportunity to introduce more customers to her menu. A partnership with Antero Brewing could bring her business to a whole new level.
But then Colin Brooks strolls into town. Rugged, yet charismatic. The bad boy with a heart of gold—the kind of man she can’t resist.
Her friends at the brewpub, though, are quick to tell her Colin isn’t exactly new in town. He’s the black sheep of Antero and disappeared years ago without a word. Now he’s back and hoping to prove he’s changed, but the welcome they give him is harsher than the winter winds.
She knows she shouldn’t be falling for someone that everyone says can’t be trusted. And getting tangled up in his wild past could ruin the future of everything she’s worked so hard to build… So why can’t they stay away from each other?
Each book in the Brewing Love series is STANDALONE:
* Love on Tap
* Saison for Love
* Wild Love



Excerpt
She tucked her jeans into her boots and pulled her puffer coat on, along with her heavy wool cap and insulated mittens. The temperature was currently in the teens, about normal for January in the Colorado high country. Fortunately, there wasn’t a lot of walk to clear, and she had a shovel that was the right length for her five-feet-and-a-smidgeon height. She glanced at the “Help Wanted” sign beside the door. With any luck they’d be able to find a new janitor soon, and she wouldn’t have to start her day with a snow shovel. She unlocked the front door, grabbed her shovel, and headed out.
The cold made her catch her breath, but so did the sparkle of sunshine on the newly fallen snow. A cloud of snowflakes was kicked up by the breeze, sending thousands of glittering fragments dancing in front of her. How was it possible to be simultaneously freezing and enchanted?
She had the sidewalk mostly cleared when she heard a step behind her.
“Hi there,” a man’s voice called. “Any chance of getting some coffee this early?”
Peaches turned to see Prince Charming walking toward her. The man was gorgeous. There was no other word for it. Slightly shaggy dark hair and eyes a kind of navy blue, cheeks with a shading of dark beard, cheekbones so sculpted they could probably cut bread. His bright smile dimmed slightly. “I’m sorry. I thought you were a guy.”
Peaches supposed she did look sort of sexless from the back. She was willing to forgive a little gender confusion. “Technically we’re not open for another thirty minutes, but you can come in. It’s way too cold to stand around out here.” Particularly since he wasn’t wearing a hat and his gloves looked a little worn. She could make an exception for him, given the frigid temperature.
As he stepped forward, she realized he wasn’t alone. A small dog huddled close to his boots, probably trying to minimize the area where its paws touched the sidewalk.
“Hi there, sweetheart.” She knelt down, rubbing the dog’s long, red-brown ears as it gazed up at her with soulful eyes, as if to say, Please rescue me, lady.
She couldn’t leave the dog out here, either. It was just a puppy, really. A puppy with a lot of hound in its bloodlines. “Since there isn’t anyone else here, you can bring her in with you. Just keep her close.”
“Thanks,” he said with a grin. “We’ll take you up on the offer.” He held the door for Peaches as she stepped back inside.
She tucked the shovel in an alcove near the doorway, then turned back to His Highness again, extending her hand. “I don’t think we’ve met. I’m Peaches Guidry, the restaurant manager here.”
“Colin Brooks.” He gave her hand a quick shake and stepped back to pull off his jacket and his gloves. The dog shook itself then sat down on the floor, basking in the warmth.


ABOUT MEG BENJAMIN
Meg Benjamin is an author of contemporary romance. Her books have won an EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion, and the Award of Excellence among other honors. Meg lives in Colorado with her DH and two rather large Maine coon kitties (well, partly Maine Coon anyway). 





 

 

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