Gimme S’more; Hotcakes #6
(A standalone within a series)
by: Erin Nicholas
I’m not crying, you’re crying…
I need more chocolate and wine and then absolutely more chocolate and then perhaps one more glass of wine…the ending so bittersweet and I’m happy and sad and all of the emotions because not only is this the end of the Fluke gang, but Oliver and Piper were the absolute BEST!!
Ollie is the heart of the group, the big thinker, the man behind Warriors of Easton. Sure Dax brings Ollie’s ideas to life, Aiden knows how to market those ideas, Cam makes sure to trademark them so they stay his ideas and Grant handles all of the icky business that makes Ollie itch just thinking about it. The men of Fluke Inc. are a well oiled machine, but honestly since his best friends all have found other interests and the loves of their lives Ollie has been searching for his next big idea and Piper, his assistant, isn’t happy about it. She would prefer that he not only use his big heart to fall in love with her, but also use his big brain on the right big idea.
Piper has been in love with Ollie for the past two years, but she is at her wit’s end. She knows that Ollie gets lost in his head with all of his big ideas, but she’d like for just once to have his head thinking about her. When she reaches her breaking point with unicorn snot (not literal snot, but soda) so she quits as his assistant. It may not be what she wants, since she actually is in love with him, but it’s what she needs for her own sanity because love never said it was agreed to be sane with her.
Finally having time to herself, it allows Piper to focus on her own big idea, but low and behold, Ollie follows her out into the woods and agrees to spend two weeks with her, actually getting to know Piper outside of the office. He’s hoping to win her back, love free, as his assistant, but perhaps he’s forgetting just how persistent Piper can be. I also think he’s forgetting just how adorable and loveable he truly is because as much as he tries to tell her all of his faults, (hello! Piper already knows him pretty well), he forgets that he’s the heart and not loving him is basically impossible.
Gimme S’more is so much more than two people who have been working together falling in love. Ollie is a big pile of mushy, gushy unorganized sweetness. He reminds me so much of one of my daughters, full of creativity, and a huge smile, but couldn’t remember where she set her happy meal two seconds ago or her homework within her own backpack. I have loved each of men in this series, but Ollie will certainly hold a special place in my heart.
Piper is the perfect person to fill the cracks in Ollie’s life and vice versa. They are the yin and yang to each other in every perfect way. This story is full of friendship and emotion, finding the strength within yourself and leaning on those who believe in you. It’s a beautiful story, I truly loved it and hated for it to end.
I fell in love with Appleby and each of the men that came to the small town and I’m not going to lie, I’m going to miss it, but perhaps Erin will give us glimpses into the Iowa life with some of the townspeople who live there…please.
A friends-to-lovers romance that will make you melt.
Oliver’s a dreamer who is always ready for the next big adventure.
Piper’s the steady one who keeps his feet on the ground.
He’s wildly successful, thanks to her always being there to catch him when he leaps before he looks. But she wants more. While he’s as clueless as ever.
So she just gave her two weeks notice.
Ollie doesn’t know how he’ll survive without Piper. So for the next two weeks, he’ll be sticking to her like the marshmallows on the s’mores she loves so much.
But does he want her as his assistant… or is there a sweeter spot in his life for the woman who’s always had his back–and possibly even his heart?
If you love
✓a woman who can see past the surface to the guy underneath,
✓a guy who, once he falls, falls hard, and
✓yes, sweet, sexy, sticky fun with roasted marshmallows 😉
then you’re going to love Gimme S’more!
PREORDER NOW if you can’t wait until January 19th and the next trip to Appleby, Iowa!
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