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From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a charming, emotional romance about redefining dreams and discovering unlikely love along the way.

Life for Emma isn’t good. The world knows her as Princess Anya on Dark Castle, but then her character gets the axe - literally. The cherry on top is finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. She needs a break, and sanctuary comes in the form of Rosemont, a gorgeous estate in California promising rest and relaxation. 

Then she meets the owner’s equally gorgeous grandson, ex-hockey player and current recluse Lucian Osmond, and she sees her own pain and yearning reflected in his eyes. 

He’s charming when he wants to be but also secretive and gruff, with protective walls as thick as Emma’s own. Despite a growing attraction, they avoid each other.

But then there’s an impromptu nighttime skinny-dip, and Lucian’s luscious homemade tarts and cream cakes start arriving at Emma’s door, tempting her to taste life again...

In trying to stay apart, they only grow closer - and their broken pieces just might fit together and make them whole.

©2021 by Kristen Callihan. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Jacob makes everything good

First the two narrators make every story the read phenomenal! With that said great pairing for this story. Emma and Lucian both needed what the other had to offer, they build each other up after disappointing career changes - Hockey Player and Actress. They are both hiding away from their disappointments as they try to come to grips with the changes. This story comes with their very own matchmaker in Lucian's grandmother and others cleverly pushing them together. I do feel it started off a little slow for me but picked up by about chapter 3 or 4. Again Jacob Morgan and Ava Erickson outstanding.

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Sweet, sexy beautiful!

Jacob Morgan should read all the things always! That is all.

I don’t know that I expected to get to see so many emotions from a hockey player. It was so moving an beautiful to see his story. Most times hockey players are surface deep in books. This was the first time I had ever seen a hockey player perforated at this level. It was incredible to see.
The setting of this book is beautiful and almost like another side character in the story. With all the people that are there it is wondrous.
Emma is an all around down to earth good character. She didn’t come off as the typical movie star character. She too was so much more than expected. This entire book made me hungry and full. I loved this sweet beautiful story.

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I loved this story

I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this book but I really enjoy both narrators so I thought I'd give it a listen and I'm so happy I did. After a career ending injury forces Lucian into early retirement he decides to spend his time helping out his grandmother at the Rosemont, a gorgeous estate in California. Little does he know that his place of peace and quiet is about to be disturbed by an out of work actress who is also looking to hide away from the world. When these two cross paths there is instant attraction but they are both in transitional times in their lives where it doesn't seem like a good idea to make plans for the future. But sometimes life makes plans without you and you just hold on for the ride.

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Sweet, Sexy Romance!

Make it Sweet by Kristen Callihan was a fun, sweet, and sexy romance! I loved everything about his slow burn love story. Jacob Morgan and Ava Erickson narrated this audiobook.

Lucian and Emma was an interesting love story that kept me hooked from start to finish. Both characters are in a way looking at starting over. Lucian was injured and that inhibited him from playing Hockey. Emma had a star role on "Dark Castle" which I imagine to be kind of like "Game of Thrones" and they killed her character off the show. Both are lost souls just trying to find a new purpose in life or their next new endeavor. I loved that they found each other along the way.

Jacob Morgan and Ava Erickson were fantastic together in this book. I loved the raw edge that Jacob gave Lucian's character. You could also feel Lucian's pain and passion in Jacob's performance. Ava was perfect as the sweet, sultry Emma. Both narrators are always one clicks for me!

Overall I loved this book. I also liked that we got to to revisit with Macon and Delilah from Dear Enemy! I look forward to reading more from Kristen Callihan!

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These two narrators did AMAZING!

I listened to the sample and Jacob pulled me right in and I knew I had to hear the rest of the story so I signed up for Audible. He did not disappoint either! Ava was a little breathy at times but she was still amazing as well. The story was well written and kept you engaged throughout. I’ve read Kristens work before and enjoyed it but I couldn’t get into the written book this time but loved the audible . Just shows don’t give up on a book fully bc you may like a different approach to it.

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Delicious!

An entertaining, sumptuously detailed story with one of a kind characters, a colorful supporting cast and an always brilliant narrating duo!

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Savor the Sweet

This book had complex, endearing characters. It also featured decadent pastries, steamy sex, and life's ebbs and flows. The narrators did a wonderful job of conveying emotion and bring the story to life.

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A sweet, light story

Sweet is exactly the way I would describe this book. The story wasn't too intense or angsty and even the dark period was short lived and not very deep. A few teary moments though. It's a romantic story about 2 people who have recently been dealt some pretty life altering blows in their respective careers and are now trying to figure out what to do next.

One thing I really liked about this was the way food was basically an additional character. It was the focus in many scenes and the kitchen provided a setting for truth, laughter and lust.

I enjoyed the narration in this audiobook. Jacob is a one-click narrator for me so it was a no brainer. Ava is someone I haven't heard as much but I think she did a good job with the main character. Her register and tone are pleasant and she handled the emotional scenes well. Jacob makes me cry at some point in almost everything he narrates and this was no different. He gives great emotions in this. Definitely a lighter listen but still enjoyable.
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Loved it

This was a great story! My first time reading this author. These two characters were so perfect for each other. Going through similar situations and being sensitive to the others feelings and needs. Honestly she was more so then him. But as he started to let his heart heal (because of her), that changed. He showed his love for her through his baking and it grew from there.

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DNF

Even two stellar narrators could not save this story for me. I found it to be too "sweet" . I gave it almost four whole chapters before throwing in the towel. It was painful for me to listen to (the story line not the performers).

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Emotionally beautiful

wow from the start these two were attracted to each other and the slow burn holy cow i nearly combusted