Love’s Secret Ingredient (Love in the Valley Book 3)

Cover of Love's Secret Ingredient by Michele Dunaway

She was following the recipe but…

Maybe he was the something missing.

When Nick Reilly enters her cookie store, baker Zoe James doesn’t recognize the poor boy from school she used to sneak free cookies to. But secret billionaire Nick remembers her kindness and offers his help when Zoe is hit by a crisis. Suddenly, he’s posing as her fiancé, baking treats and falling for Zoe! Can Nick reveal who he is—and convince Zoe they have the right ingredients to create the relationship they both crave?

From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.

Love in the Valley

Book 1: What Happens in the Air
Book 2: All’s Fair in Love and Wine
Book 3: Love’s Secret Ingredient

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  • Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition; Original edition (May 23, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • ISBN-1:‎ 1335724699
  • ISBN-13:‎ 978-1335724694
  • Item Weight:‎ 4.8 ounces
  • Dimensions: 4.19 x 0.72 x 6.63 inches

So, so fabulous

Love’s Secret Ingredient is the third in Michele’s Love in the Valley series and it is so, so fabulous. Zoe James is a business owner and single mum with a determination that she is where she’s meant to be. Nick Reilly comes back into town no longer the poor boy who was bullied in school, he’s a billionaire who wants to keep his identity a secret no longer willing to accept being treated as the poor kid done good or someone’s meal ticket. Nick has never forgotten Zoe’s kindness towards him but unfortunately she doesn’t remember him. They form a friendship that turns into something more and along the way realize what’s important and that they can overcome the pain of their past (Nick) and learn to focus on what they really want instead of staying safe (Zoe) I loved this story so much and throw in a fake engagement to get Zoe’s family off her back and I’m hooked. This is a sweet, endearing story and even though it’s part of a series you can totally read it as a standalone (but you’re going to want to read the rest of the series)

Sara from Goodreads