When Sam is stuck sharing the streets for Chicago's summer festivals with a man she can't stand, she'll find it's often a bumpy road that leads to love....
As office manager of the city's leading luxury boudoir and pinup photography studio, lovable grump Samantha Sawyer has everything under control. With an eventful summer season on the horizon, Sam is balancing a hectic workload while preparing the Buxom Boudoir "Photobus," a vintage coach bus converted into a mobile photobooth and meeting space, to make the rounds at Chicago's bustling summer street festival roster. Sam's busy schedule makes avoiding the difficult parts of her life much easier, but there's one person who can see right through her to-do lists and icy façade, really see her.
A lot has changed in the last year for Russell Montgomery. Years of odd jobs and couch surfing around the country had left him scrambling, but after reconnecting with his brother, Reid (and coming as close to settling down as he's ever been), Russ now works at a hot local restaurant. Russ has been welcomed into his newly engaged brother's circle of friends--all except a close friend and coworker of Reid's fiancée, an intriguingly stormy woman named Sam.
Luckily, Sam is certain that the chaos of her calendar will ensure their distance, and she won't have to deal with Russ or his irritating, handsome smile. But when Russ is charged with the launch of a restaurant food truck for the festival circuit, the sizzling Chicago heat is no match for the fire between them....
Danielle Jackson is a contemporary romance author, avid reader, lackluster-yet-mighty crafter, and accomplished TV binge-watcher. Danielle has had the unique experience of working on almost every side of the book business--as a publicist at a publisher, an editorial manager of a review website, an events coordinator at an independent bookstore, and now, an author. When she's not writing, Danielle co-hosts a pop culture podcast, moderates and participates on industry panels, and hosts a romance book club. Danielle lives in Chicagoland with her very own romance hero husband, darling daughter, and two tempestuous cats. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @DJacksonBooks.
- Publisher: Berkley (August 8, 2023)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 384 pages
- ISBN-10: 0593437357
- ISBN-13: 9780593437353
- Item Weight: 12.1 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.94 x 8.25 inches