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

COMING IN 2018 from SRE Ink Books!

Chocolatier Kate Hannity has sworn off relationships after a disastrous marriage. She intends to be happily independent before even considering happily ever after. 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 opens her eyes to new experiences and encourages her to overcome her fears and self-restrictions.
Gio DiMarco understands loss. He’s been alone since the death of his wife, and meeting Kate makes him ready to give love another try.
But his big, boisterous Italian family gets in the way—even the ones who are long dead! They drop in on Kate’s dreams, sending her and Gio on a scavenger hunt through a long-sealed room and down the side of a perilous mountain, in search of the truth about what happened to his grandfather, and a cache of stolen gold.
Can Gio and his family show Kate that every day can be as sweet and rich as the treats in her shop…if she can embrace life? A handsome Italian man, a mystery to be solved…she can handle it all, as long as there is chocolate.