Eliza Carter can’t keep a secret.
Except the one she’s been hiding for over eight years.
And it’s not the recipe for her world-famous tiramisu.
With her bakery undergoing a remodel, her son struggling in school, and planning her best friend’s wedding, Eliza’s secret is the last thing on her mind. Until her high school sweetheart reappears, stirring up old feelings faster than her electric mixer.
Grant Parker can’t forget the girl he left behind. On the cusp of landing a huge client for his web design business, he’s willing to risk it all for a second chance with his first love. And maybe a second helping of her mouthwatering desserts.
When Grant offers to help Eliza create an online store for her unique, new business idea, and spends time with Eliza and her son, the stakes rise faster than a loaf of yeast bread.
But when Eliza’s secret is revealed, can their love survive the truth? Or will they both end up getting burned?
Grab a warm-from-the-oven cookie (or two) and swoon over delicious desserts and a sweet-as-pie love story about hope, forgiveness, and second chances.
*** Includes one-of-a-kind recipes***
This is the second book in the Poppy Creek series. It can be read as a standalone novel, but is much more fun when read in order.
This story is the second in the Poppy Creek setting, and I loved it just as much as the first. Now you can absolutely read this without reading the first book, but you will get so much more out of it if you read in order.
Eliza is the sweets half of the town bakery and coffee shop, and the story kicks off with revisiting the shadow Eliza thought she had seen at Christmas at the end of book one. She’s a kind woman, a great baker, and a single mother to a young boy (Ben), who you first meet in book one. It’s also known that she doesn’t discuss who the father of her son is.
When a local has a wedding coming up, a lot of old faces descend on the small town of Poppy Creek – including one that she is both horrified and thrilled to see. Ben’s father doesn’t know he has a son, and she’s not sure if she should tell him. The obvious question becomes, why didn’t she tell him before? Don’t discount her out of hand, the reason may surprise you.
The theme of this story is second chances at happiness, and the main couple plays into that beautifully. I liked them both, and I loved the natural flow of the relationship with the father and son – before they even know who they were to each other. Overall, a heart-warming read and sweet romance that is perfectly fine for any age.
Title: The Truth in Tiramisu (A Poppy Creek Novel # 2)
Author: Rachael Bloome
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Published: April 6th 2020 by Secret Garden Press
ISBN: B07ZG5PJHV (ASIN)
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