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Pepper Pines is back in Jackson, North Carolina, and settling in after graduating college. Her classroom is just the way she envisioned it, but her social life isn't. Pepper's best friend, Jessie, convinces her that Cupid's Connection, a popular online dating site, might have her Mr. Right. Luca Giovanni is trying his best to run the pizza shop his parents left him and be his sister, Angel's, keeper. Angel signs Luca up to Cupid's Connection without him knowing because she feels he's ready for love but just doesn't take the time away from his business to date. Both find out what really matters, how to let go and lean in, and discover that pizza is better shared with those you love.
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Most teens daydream about things they don’t have and places they’ve never been. But seventeen-year-old Sweet Potato Jones doesn’t have the luxury of such indulgences. For the past ten years, she’s been focused on raising her three younger siblings. Sweet Potato never wanted anything for herself. Just a roof over their heads, someplace safe to live, food, and clothing. She never dared dream of anything more.
The family finally catches a break when they meet Mrs. Sunshine Patterson, the Bible-quoting, gospel-singing owner of the Soul Food Restaurant. But Sweet Potato has never accepted charity from anyone, and she isn’t about to start now. And that sweet, Southern boy making eyes at her? He can keep that, even if he is Mrs. Sunshine’s son.
Family, faith, and loyalty will be tested in this spirited contemporary Young Adult romance.
So many firsts for a homeless girl. Will they find a way to make it work? Will this last?