Maria Amelia Avico Parrano is beloved by all: her son, his restaurant staff, and the people drawn to her love of life and Italian pastries in the heart of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. After years of warming the hearts of others, Maria wants to cook up a little heat for herself.
Hogan Stanford watches the world pass by far below his hi-rise condo. The merest glimpse of Maria draws him back to life again. Basking in her bright light, he learns there’s more to life than he ever imagined.
Hogan offers his heart. Now Maria must decide if she can trust hers.