As long time readers might recall, I had a story called Repeated Burn, that originally appeared in the Do It Again Anthology. The anthology (which has now been sunsetted) worked around a theme of second chance or bouncing back. As I thought through who to write about, I thought about Raven. Raven had shown up in Aloha to You as Adriana's fellow small business owner and purveyor of excellent brownies. (And tea. Let's not forget that tea.)
As it developed I decided that it was essentially a spinoff of the City Complications Series, so I'm re-releasing it as the first in the City Entanglements series. For those of you who like to adhere to reading order, I wrote Repeated Burn to take place in approximately the same time frame as Aloha to You, which is to say they can be read in either order and nothing will be spoiled.
Raven is already having a bad Monday, and the appearance of her ex's new ex is not helping. She delivers Sienna to her brother Marcus, planning to wash her hands of the whole thing. But the universe seems determined to throw her and Marcus together. Marcus is used to cleaning up his little sister's messes. They usually don't involve attractive women. He is drawn to Raven's independence and her confidence. But Raven's been burned by those who claimed to love her time and again. Will she be able to trust that Marcus is ready for the long haul?
TL:DR version of the blurb
*Coffee shop and bakery owner
*Meets corporate hotel dude
*The older brother of her ex's new ex might be the hotness
*Contains brownies and so much coffee
And paper link: https://bookshop.org/books/repeated-burn/9798201696856