Romancing the Stone meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding … in Mayberry

COMING IN 2018 from SRE Ink Books!

Every day’s a good one, as long as there is chocolate.

Sick of heartbreak, Kate decides to devote her life to making fine chocolates and forget about romantic relationships altogether.

But when she opens a gourmet chocolate shop across the street from a deli—run by a handsome Italian man she dubs ‘Fabio the Sandwich Boy’—she discovers she’s not the only one dishing out temptation.

Gio wants to help Kate overcome her fears about love, but his big, boisterous Italian family gets in the way. Even long-dead relatives are getting in on the act. As Kate sleeps they drop in on her dreams, sending her and Gio on a perilous scavenger hunt to discover the truth about what happened to his grandfather and a cache of stolen gold.

Can Gio convince Kate to take a chance on him? Or will his family’s secret past get in their way?