Spiced Right by Gigi Templeton

He’s hotter than her habaneros!

Jillian Parks doesn’t need her hybrid scorpion pepper to set her pulse racing. Wildly charismatic rancher, Jack Reed, does that all on his own in this scorcher from Gigi Templeton.

“Don’t ever think I didn’t want more time with you, darlin’.”

Those were her college boyfriend’s last words to her after a phone call summoned him home to Texas. In the ten years since, Jack Reed has taken over his family’s ranch, and Jillian Parks has experienced devastating losses with traumatic repercussions.
Now a reclusive insomniac, she podcasts about the specialty hybrid chili peppers she grows in her Seattle greenhouse, keeping a closed door between her and the past. But when Jillian’s producer coaxes her to make a surprise call-in to Jack’s YouTube BBQ channel, their chemistry still sizzles!

An invite to the ranch for a follow-up collab is a scary proposal for Jillian. But forward movement is key to her recovery, and it’s time to take the bull by the horns. With Jack’s commanding yet soothing presence, maybe this charismatic cowboy is just the right ingredient to help her heal—while adding a different kind of spice to her life!

Double Finalist & Winner of the Mid-Michigan RWA Best Banter Contest!

5 Stars, Geneva R./Goodreads: “I love the characters, the chemistry, the banter, and the plot. I love everything in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

5 Stars, Emma M./Goodreads: “…Cowboys, BBQs and spice what more could you want from a book. I absolutely devoured this book. I had a really hard time putting it down to get on with my daily life. I loved that this book has some character growth that seems realistic and not forced.”

5 Stars, Tiffany/Goodreads: “The spice, the sexy cowboy, the ultra supportive family and friends made for a perfect book! … I could barely put it down. …Side note…I NEED the recipes so when does the cookbook come out?!”

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