Another excerpt from Rafe Montfort’s Bachelor Lunch where they eat Apricot Oatmeal Bars for dessert…

Rafe Montfort ~ “My Bachelor Lunch is almost over and it’s time for dessert. All of the men have that glassy-eyed stare of too much food, drink, and laughter. And I’m tempted to tell Calum that I don’t want dessert. But then the waiter comes out with hot coffee and . . . apricot bars.

My two favorite desserts in the world are my momma’s brownies and Juliet’s Apricot Oatmeal Bars, and I used to dream about them in prison. Juliet adores apricots and wants to plant apricot trees on Capel Land on the Isle of Grace. Although, I’m not sure apricots do well with the heat and insects. Not to mention snakes and poisonous lilies! Since Pops couldn’t find my momma’s brownie recipe, Calum asked Juliet to make her Apricot Oatmeal Bars to surprise me.

I share a long, happy look with Garza, Nate, and Pete. We’ve been through hell together and have come out the other side alive. And as I bite into the tangy-yet-sweet cookies, I close my eyes. Thank you, Calum, for my Bachelor Lunch. I had no idea how much I needed this time with men I respect and, yes, trust.  I realize I’m happy and am humbled by the emotion. I’m grateful to my friends–especially Calum who believed in me when I’d given up on myself–and to the readers of my story. Since I can’t thank you in person, I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do.”  ~ Rafe Montfort, EVERY DEEP DESIRE.

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“The guitar player is almost finished with his set, and we’re almost done with our coffee and dessert. That means it’s almost time to find my wife. It’s almost time to go home and kiss Juliet.”


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