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The Perfect Ingredient

Dare Valley Series, Book 7 · Dare Valley

by Ava Miles


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From USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller Nora Roberts Land comes a heartwarming and suspenseful novel of love, second chances, family, and mystery about a celebrity chef and a mysterious woman from his past.

Elizabeth Saunders is a woman of secrets, a rarity in small town Dare Valley. Her life hasn't turned out like she expected after a tragedy forced her to flee her old life and hide her identity. Now she's unmasked, hoping to put the past behind her—until the only man who ever captured her heart reappears.

Terrance Waters may look like a sexy Alpha Navy Seal, but he's actually a celebrity chef. His star is rising with a new primetime TV reality cooking show until his dream hits a snag. His bad-boy image needs to be cleaned up. He's arrived in Dare Valley to show the network how squeaky clean he can be, working as the head chef at Dare Valley's famous hotel.

When Elizabeth and Terrance meet, he wants to pick up where they left off, but Elizabeth resists. Terrance is not a man to take no for an answer. Soon the sparks are flying, hotter than ever this time. But the danger from Elizabeth's past appears, testing their newfound love and Terrance's dreams of becoming an even bigger star. Can their love triumph over all?

Author's Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories.

The Dare Valley series:

  • Nora Roberts Land (Meredith & Tanner)
  • French Roast (Jill & Brian)
  • The Grand Opening (Peggy & Mac)
  • The Holiday Serenade (Abbie & Rhett)
  • The Town Square (Arthur & Harriet)
  • Teh Park of Sunset Dreams (Jane & Matt)
  • The Perfect Ingredient (Elizabeth & Terrance)
  • The Bridge to a Better Life (Natalie & Blake) ~ coming Spring 2015

    The Dare River series (connected to Dare Valley):

  • Country Heaven (Tory & Rye)
  • Country Heaven Song Book
  • Country Heaven Cookbook
  • The Chocolate Garden (Tammy & J.P.)
  • The Chocolate Garden: A Magical Tale (a children's book companion) ~ coming soon
  • Fireflies and Magnolias (Amelia & Clayton) ~ coming Winter 2015
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    Ava Miles Inc.
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    Dare Valley


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    Ava Miles (Author)

    USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles burst onto the contemporary romance scene after receiving Nora Roberts' blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts' name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller Nora Roberts Land, which kicked off her small t...

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