Rules are meant to be broken, especially
when it comes to this curvy chef and infamous playboy.
RELEASE: December 2020
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
FORMAT: eBook, Paperback
SERIES: Southern Gentlemen
OTHER: The novella version of this story was featured in the Romantically Ever After: Limited Edition Box Set (May 12, 2020).
Miya Montgomery is the head chef and one-fifth of Southern Soul, a family-owned soul food restaurant. On the heels of a nasty breakup, Miya welcomes the shift in ownership and preparation for expansion. That’s before her brother, Kamal, calls home, his best friend, Dean.
Dean Wellington arrives in Houston, ready to consult the Montgomery family through its management transition, not expecting Little Miya to be the curvy bombshell who steals his heart on sight.
Ignoring their chemistry is impossible. Dean’s sweet smile and steamy eyes scorch through Miya’s clothes and her objections. However, her tattered heart is counting his casualties, refusing to be Dean’s next victim.
Kamal has a strict rule concerning his baby sister: Hands off. But since when has Dean met a rule he didn’t want to break. And Miya’s finding it harder to ignore his independence and southern charm.
Dean’s hell-bent on making their own rules, and Miya’s worried that when he’s had his fill, he’ll leave her with an irreparable heart. But their late nights have her willing to play with fire, praying…she doesn’t get burned.