Stompin’ on Stetsons by D. D. Scott is the second book in the “Bootscootin” contemporary romance series. Publisher: Belfrey Media, November 2010

Manhattan-raised, culinary-schooled pastry chef Jules Lichtenstien wants to make her new Nashville, Tennessee bakery a success. Catering the wedding of a Music City socialite and her country music, chart-topping beau could do just that. But learning the Wedding Planner From Hell is her ex has Jules’ nerves frosted. Having never found the sweet comfort in a man that she gets from her sugary confections, she vows to never again cook up anything but food in her kitchen.

Meat n’ Three diner heir and produce man Cody Weiss is fantastic with food but lousy with relationships. Or so says his ex-fiancé whose wedding he’s unwittingly agreed to help his friend Jules cater. Cody wants to help Jules, but what he really wants is to succeed in their relationship where he’s failed in the past.

With both of their exes stirring the pots, can Jules and Cody pull off the wedding without making minced meat of their relationship? And when a hat causes heat to simmer between them, will they be able to survive both in and out of the kitchen?

Love is a lot like cooking…delicious…with the right ingredients.

Jules loves her friend Cody. Cody loves his friend Jules. Neither wants to admit they want more than just friendship, but rather they want a relationship and it takes the arrival of the exes to take a step closer to that goal. With gal pals Roxy and Audrey and friends by their side, they are in for the ride of their life. I love that we got to re-visit characters from the first book in the series as well as the introduction of new ones. The dialogue between the cast was conversational and entertaining. I just love the spirit of this story and the love that can be seen throughout. The author has yet again created a fun-filled, engaging and romantic read that will have you salivating for more. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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