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Hot men, sweet tea, juicy gossip, and good friends. That’s what you’ll find in Willowdale, North Carolina. This box set includes the first three Willowdale short stories that preclude No Foolin’, the first novel in the Willowdale series.

Stories include: “A Fine How-De-Do,” “A Little Hanky-Panky,” and “A Perfect Setup.”

“A Fine How-De-Do”
Short story #1. 17,000 words.

It’s been a bad month for Tonya Garcia. After her beloved nonna died, her boyfriend's only sympathy involved big plans for spending her inheritance. Now that he’s out of the picture, Tonya needs a new start and with the help of a dartboard decides Willowdale, North Carolina is the place. The move from the Big Apple to this hole in the wall isn’t as easy as she figured. Can Tonya find new love and a new life? Or was her ex right—that she’ll be running back to him in New York?

“A Little Hanky-Panky”
Short story #2. 14,000 words.

They have a history without ever having said a word. Hard to do in a small town like Willowdale, North Carolina. Now after years of avoiding each other, Brad Larsen and Jeanne Clark are competing for the same chef position, and they’re cooking up more than great food. They just might have the recipe for romance. Unless it’s just a ploy so Brad can win the job…

“A Perfect Setup”
Short Story #3. 12,000 words

Three friends, three broken hearts, and one old biddy who thinks she can make things right. When Willowdale gossip queen Faye Jenkins overhears best gal pals Tonya, Kate, and Jeanne complaining about their love lives, Faye offers up her handsome son as a date. Will it be the perfect setup—or one fine mess?

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