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In the Mood for Love: Exclusive Excerpt

An exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2 from Beth Ciotta's In the Mood for Love (July 1, 2014)  is available on Heroes and Heartbreakers to members. Please log in or register to read the full excerpt.

In the Mood for Love by Beth Ciotta


Sugar Creek, Vermont, is a world away from Los Angeles for high-powered, media-obsessed Harper Day. When she took the job doing publicity for the Cupcake Lovers, she never expected to be won over by the town’s old-fashioned charms. But that was before she¬†moved into the Victorian vacation home of her dreams and fell in with a man whose good looks and irresistible ways are anything but small-town…


Sam McCloud is a widowed father of two. He and bossy, big-city Harper appear to have nothing in common… though the attraction they feel toward one another cannot be denied. But will their romance last longer than the day’s headlines? There’s more to Harper than meets the eye, and as it turns out, she needs to get married—fast. Little does Harper know that family-man Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her in Sugar Creek—even if that means taking matters into his own hands. And never letting her go…in the fourth novel in the Cupcake Lovers series, In the Mood For Love.

Chapter 1

Marriage is a dinner that begins with dessert.


The Kelly twins.

Double your pleasure, double your fun.

The lyrics of a gum commercial ran through Sam McCloud’s head alongside several racy thoughts.

Two women at once.

Every man’s dream.

Sam could live out that fantasy. All he had to do was take Krissy up on the offer she’d whispered in his ear. Or was it Katie? He’d never been able to tell them apart. They were in their mid-twenties. Blond, spray-tanned Barbies who dressed alike, talked alike, and even wore their hair and makeup exactly the same. Which struck Sam as odd. Just one of the reasons he’d declined their tempting offer. They also giggled too much and were intellectual pinheads. Not that that had bothered Sam’s cousin Nash Bentley—who walked up to the bar just as Sam sent the girls away.

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