Falling For You A Buckeye Falls Novel #2 by Libby Kay Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Welcome to Buckeye Falls, Ohio! Sparks fly in this small town as everyone’s favorite gruff pastry chef finally gives the sweetest guy in town a chance.
CeCe LaRue knows what she wants in life, and in the kitchen, and that’s control. She doesn’t have time for distractions—from her past or present. But that doesn’t mean a certain bright-eyed coworker hasn’t captured her heart.
Evan Lawson is a chronic optimist, and he brings his sunny disposition to everything he does, especially his job at the diner. It’s obvious why he loves his job so much, and it has everything to do with CeCe. He’s been crushing on her for a while, but he’s biding his time. Much like the perfect recipe, love cannot be rushed.
When a major food competition comes to town, Evan is thrilled at the prospect of competing. Despite her stellar culinary skills, CeCe is hesitant to participate. The celebrity chef host is more than a pretty face; he’s the painful past she’s been outrunning for years.
Can CeCe open herself up to the prospect of love and give Evan a chance? Can Evan’s optimism keep them both afloat?
Falling For You is part of the Buckeye Falls series and can be enjoyed as a stand-alone read.Author Libby Kay’s books are perfect for fans of Penny Reid and Sharon Sala’s smalltown romances. These sweet romances will have readers falling in love with Buckeye Falls, Ohio. Slip in to this enchanting smalltown and stay awhile! You might just fall in love…
Hearing the word girlfriend on his lips made her heart flutter. How did she feel about this? Was she ready to be a girlfriend again? Evan was not Eric, and it was time to stop punishing him for the mistakes of her ex.
Sensing CeCe’s mood shift, Evan walked to the stove and lifted the lid on a stock pot. “I made some of Max’s Thai chicken soup. Hope you’re hungry.”
Her stomach growled at the news. “I’m starving.” And so, she followed Evan to the table, where he served them dinner and they talked menus and ideas for the competition. It was a relaxing evening that made her realize she could really get used to this.
“Let’s do this,” she finally said when dinner was finished. “Let’s give it a shot.”
“Which recipe?” he asked, clearly not picking up on the monumental decision at hand.
CeCe took his hand and squeezed. “No, us. Let’s do this.”
Evan nearly choked on his drink. “You want to be my girlfriend?”
“Yeah,” she said with a smile. “I think I do.”
And with that, CeCe dove head first into her first relationship in three years. She wasn’t going to second guess herself, or Evan. If this was meant to be, then they might as well make it official. Because CeCe knew in her soul this was special, that Evan was special. And judging from the glint in his eyes, the feeling was mutual.
Falling Home A Buckeye Falls Novel #1
Welcome to Buckeye Falls, Ohio!
‘Tis the Season for Second Chances…And this couple is going to need a Christmas Miracle!
When New York transplant Ginny Meyer returns to her small hometown to help her father recover from surgery, she isn’t looking for any complications. No Christmas caroling, no cookie decorating, and certainly no time spent with her ex-husband, Max. The trouble is, she’s looped into helping with the Christmas Jubilee—and a certain ex is her planning partner. Now all her plans to avoid Max disappear in a puff of tinsel. But she can resist his charms, right?
Max Sanchez has three great loves in his life—his diner, Christmas, and his ex-wife. He’s spent two years missing the woman who broke his heart and left town, and he’ll use any excuse to spend time with her. Max hopes some holiday cheer, and his famous cheese enchiladas, can help them find their way back together. Buckeye Falls hasn’t felt the same since Ginny left, and Max can tell she’s warming to the idea of staying in town. Now if only he could get her to stay with him…
With a little help from the residents of Buckeye Falls, this Christmas is bringing more than presents under the tree.
Author Libby Kay’s books are perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins’ second chance romances or Sharon Sala’s smalltown romances. Readers will fall in love with Buckeye Falls, Ohio and the townspeople as they embrace the holiday season. Slip in to this enchanting smalltown and stay awhile! You might just fall in love…
“Are you seeing anyone in New York?” God, he didn’t think she was, but now that he asked, he feared the answer.
“No, I’m not.”
Max slowly rose from his stool, taking measured steps toward Ginny. He treated her like a wild animal, afraid if he moved too quickly, she’d spook and run away. “That’s good to know,” he said quietly.
Ginny’s eyes dilated, but she kept her gaze locked on his. “Is it?” she asked, her voice a little squeaky. She was adorable when she was nervous.
“Yes, it is.” Max couldn’t stop himself as he inched closer. Finally they were barely a foot apart. He could smell the mint of her shampoo and felt the heat radiating off her skin. “It’s a very good thing,” he mused.
Ginny angled her head up, keeping her eyes focused on his. “Why?” The question was so hesitant, Max wasn’t certain she actually asked.
Before he could talk himself out of anything, he reached a hand up to swipe a lock of chocolaty hair off Ginny’s cheek. Her skin flushed as he touched her, goosebumps erupting as he traced a finger down her skin.
“Because I want you all to myself,” Max whispered.
Ginny didn’t pull back, instead leaning into his touch. Their lips were now a hair’s length apart. This was more than the night before; this was the moment. This was his shot, and he was going to take it.
“Max.” She breathed his name like a prayer. Her tongue quickly darted out to wet her lips, and Max thought he’d faint.
Swallowing past the lump in his throat, he struggled to keep his cool. “Gin.”
“Are you going to kiss me?” A hint of laughter tinged her question.
Max smiled, enjoying the familiar banter. “Is that all right?”
At first she was silent, and Max feared he’d overplayed his hand. Then Ginny leaned in,
closing the distance between them. The feel of her lips on his overloaded his senses. It had been years since they’d kissed, but it felt like yesterday. He brought his hands to her face, cupping her cheeks as he deepened the kiss, holding her close. He cradled her gently, treasuring having her near again.
Libby Kay lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband. When she’s not writing, Libby loves reading romance novels of any kind. Stories of people falling in love nourish her soul. Contemporary or Regency, sweet or hot, as long as there is a happily ever after—she’s in love!
When not surrounded by books, Libby can be found baking in her kitchen, binging true crime shows, or on the road with her husband—traveling as far as their bank account will allow.
Writing is a solitary job, and Libby loves to hear from readers. Reach out, ask questions, and review her stories anytime. She’d love to hear from you.