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On the verge of losing her candy store, Callie Moore decides to blot out her troubles with a tall, dark, handsome stranger. Derek McNear isn't about to turn down a cute, curvy woman at his best friend's wedding reception. But the next day, when Callie discovers that Derek is the consultant she has hired to save her store, they find it difficult to concentrate on business...

CANDY STORE, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre, is a 25,000 word / 150 page sexy contemporary romance novella.

More bestselling contemporary romances from Bella Andre...

The Sullivan Series
Book 1: The Look of Love
Book 2: From This Moment On
Book 3: Can't Help Falling In Love
Book 4: I Only Have Eyes for You
Book 5: If You Were Mine
Book 6: Let Me Be The One
Book 7: Come A Little Bit Closer
Book 8: Always On My Mind (coming Spring 2013)

The Bad Boys of Football
Book 1: Game For Anything
Book 2: Game For Seduction
Book 3: Game For Love

Hotshot Firefighters
Book 1: Wild Heat
Book 2: Hot As Sin
Book 3: Never Too Hot

CANDY STORE EXCERPT...
Callie heard a noise in the hall and looked up through the thick, frosted glass of the commercial refrigerator. A tall man in a tux was standing just outside the door.

She tried to push herself back further into the shelves, hoping that her dark pink dress would help her to blend in with the crates of supplies. Maybe if she didn’t move, didn’t make a sound, didn’t even breathe, she could be left in peace with her memory of the taste of his skin and the beating of his heart on her lips.

Callie had spent the past ten minutes rubbing the goose bumps on her arms and trying to convince herself that she had had enough of Derek. But now that he was standing only feet from her—somehow she had known all along that he would find her and now he had—it was all she could do not to fling the door open, pull him inside the cramped space with her, and rip his clothes off.

At the same time, an annoying inner voice of reason was telling Callie there was no point to giving in to her baser needs. One night of mind-blowing sex wasn’t going to help anything. It wasn’t going to save her business.

And it wasn’t going to save her pathetic love life.

Although, she thought with a small upturn of her lips, it was guaranteed to be fun.

The doorknob turned and in the dim light of the refrigerator, Derek’s warm voice wrapped around her.

“I thought I might find you in here.”

Callie was both alarmed and aroused by his presence, by the way he filled up the room with his essence. The crazy mix of feelings made it hard for her to speak. Again.

“I, uh…” she said as he stepped into the refrigerated space with her.

He closed the door behind him with a soft but definite click, never once taking his eyes from her. His voice laced with humor, he said, “There’s no lock, but at least it’s private. We’ll just have to hope no one needs any milk.”

“Actually, I was looking for the milk, for, um, coffee for the reception.” Picking up a carton of milk, she said, “So now that I’ve found it, I…”

Derek took a step towards her and Callie, who felt as if she was the lioness being hunted by a needy lion, dropped the carton of milk on the floor. It broke open and spilled onto her shoes, but she hardly noticed the wet splash of milk.

All she could feel was his heat, as if he was drawing him to her via some sort of sexual infrared.

She could try all day, all week, all year, to tell herself she didn’t want what he was offering her. But it would never stop being a lie. Because she did need it. Because she did need him.

Desperately.

He pinned her against the shelves with one arm on either side of her. “You weren’t looking for milk,” he said, his voice husky, a breath away from her lips. “You were looking for this.”

And then he kissed her.

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December 13th, 2014
Porn! In my opinion the story was unrealistic. Wait a minute, there was no story, it was sex and more sex.. . . Could not finish the book. The book was a minus 5
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October 28th, 2014
A beautiful story full of hope and love and sexiness! I loved it! Please may I have some more?
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May 12th, 2014
great read but short
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May 6th, 2014
It was a good book but i didn't like the end I was hopeing for more
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May 6th, 2014
It was a good book but i didn't like the end I was hopeing for more
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I really do love these short stories that make you warm all lol over.
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April 24th, 2014
This book is amazingly awsome
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March 13th, 2014
I couldn't stop reading. I was hooked. Brilliant and passionate. Thank you
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A sweet treat
March 9th, 2014
Great story. Inspiring and keeps hope alive for a love that resonates beyond time and circumstances.
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Candy store
February 17th, 2014
Awesome. Bella Andre knows how to warm the heart.
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February 15th, 2014
Cute funny story
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Yuck
February 6th, 2014
Wow... what a terrible book. Story weak and unrealistic on so many levels. Emotions and events lack connection and depth. Waste of time. Author should have sent this one to the Trash File...
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Candy store
February 4th, 2014
Very short nothing special about it even the draw back when he left thinking she is in for money doesn't make sense not logical her explanation is even less logical the characters are not well balanced I would not waist my time on it
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January 27th, 2014
The best book ever!! Very SWEET(:
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The best book ever!! Very SWEET(:
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January 8th, 2014
Enjoyed the romance and story of this book.
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2 weeks?!
December 21st, 2013
Unrealistic timeline. Ending was rushed.
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