Real Men Eat Cupcakes
Annie McPherson has had it with all the blind dates her grandmother and auntie set her up with. She just wants to be left alone to run the Sweet Indulgence cupcake bakery – even if it means she’ll remain single forever.
Jack’s just been through a gut-wrenching break-up, and women are the last thing on his mind. Now he’s on a mission to pick up cupcakes for his niece’s birthday party—not a mission to fall in love. Pulled in by Annie’s good looks and witty charm, though, temptation proves too sweet.
But will Annie’s pesky grandmother and auntie welcome Jack as Annie’s choice or will they have him jumping through hoops to prove he’s the one?
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“Oh, Vicky,” Annie said, spreading her arms wide.
“Girl, it’s been way too long. It’s so good to see you.”
“I can’t wait to hear about your wedding plans. Are you stressed yet?”
The two gabbed as the hostess led the way toward their table.
“I’m so stressed. But you know, my new favorite saying is, it is what it is.”
Annie laughed. “I bet. Well, I can’t wait to come and see you two lovebirds
finally tie the knot. Soon you’ll be Vicky Collins.”
“Victoria Collins,” Vicky said with a tone of superiority.
“I like the ring of that,” Annie said, nodding.
Vicky fussed to Annie about how picking out the right bridesmaid dresses for
Jessica, who’d just given birth and still had a few extra pounds to camouflage,
as well as one to accommodate the expanding girth of Cassie’s tummy,
challenged her beyond her wildest dreams.
“I’ve selected five different dresses at three different stages of planning my
wedding. I’m about to just have you as my only bridesmaid. You’re not
pregnant are you?” Vicky teased as she poked at her salad.
“No, I’m not pregnant. I’m hardly seeing anyone.”
Vicky peered up at Annie. “Hardly?”
Annie smiled. “Jack is his name. We really just started seeing each other. He’s a
“Good. Great guys are good.” Vicky put her iced tea to her lips and drew in a
Annie nodded. “You know Jessica and Cassie didn’t do these things on purpose.
They love you, and it’s just one of those things.”
Vicky forked a beet chunk and put it in her mouth. She chewed it slowly.
“Having a baby is a nice thing. You are happy for them, right?”
Vicky twisted her mouth then relaxed her lips. “Of course, I’m happy for them.
It just makes it difficult picking out dresses. Do you realize we went from a
fitted knee-length shift to an A-line skirt? Not to mention the color changes.”
“I think A-line is still a good choice,” Annie said, savoring a spoonful of her
chicken gumbo soup.
“Yes, but now the measurements have changed. These changes are costing me
“The wedding is in two weeks. You’re probably safe with one more fitting.”
“Tell me more about Jack.”
Annie’s eyes lit up. “He’s part owner of Powell Limousine Services. Oh, and
they also have a vacation rental business.”
“I’ve used his services before.”
Annie knitted her brows together. “You have? When?”
“A while back. In fact, he’s providing pick up service for me at the airport for
my out of town guests. And I’ve rented a couple of houses for them to stay at.
Annie widened her eyes. “Diane is his sister. In fact, my sister, Mary is working
with Diane now.”
“What a small world.” Vicky glanced at her watch.
“Do you have to run off?” Annie said, relaxing her shoulders and slumping.
“I do, dear. I have to meet Cassie and Jessica at the dress shop. Thank God you
are still the same, and no adjustments are necessary for your dress.” She pushed
back her chair.
“Lunch is on me,” Annie said.
Vicky dug in her purse and fetched her keys. “Thank you. Next time it’s on
Annie slid her chair out and met her halfway. She reached her arms out and
pulled her in for a hug. “Everything is going to be just fine. The dresses will be
beautiful, you’ll be beautiful, and it will go down as one of the best weddings in
Charleston history,” Annie said, giving her a quick peck on the cheek.
Vicky drew in a deep breath and let it out slowly. “Thanks for saying that. I
really am happy the girls are in the wedding. I just want everything to be
“It will be. And, you know why?”
Vicky cocked her head to the right.
“Because we’ve been best friends for many years. We’ve had our ups and
downs, but we all agreed we’d be in each other’s weddings. This is just us
keeping our promise.”
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