Cara had just finished locking up the shop when she spotted Aiden Wilders Range Rover and knew something was up.The keys slipped from her fingers to the ground. Her best friend and assistant Shelby Elliott glanced over at her in surprise beforeMoreCara had just finished locking up the shop when she spotted Aiden Wilders Range Rover and knew something was up.The keys slipped from her fingers to the ground. Her best friend and assistant Shelby Elliott glanced over at her in surprise before spotting the reason behind Caras sudden bout of nervousness.Aiden. It was always Aiden.Aiden hopped out of the Range Rover and slammed the door with a little bit more force than necessary.
Cara could tell something was bugging him.She became aware of Shelby staring at her with her usual grin plastered on her face. Shelby knew all about Caras secret crush on Aiden. Shed been trying to convince Cara to act on it for years now.Aiden glanced up, spotted Cara, and gave her a two finger wave before coming to a stop in front of her.Why was Aiden here, standing outside of her little shop. That was another fantasy all to itself. Aiden inside the sweet shop covered in sweets.Cara was still trying to purge those very inappropriate thoughts from her head when she heard the question that wiped the image of his naked body away completely and reminded her of the truth.Have you spoken to Miranda tonight?Aiden was Miranda’s boyfriend.
He was only her ‘buddy.’ Not even a friend, really. Just a friend who she enjoyed hanging out with and watching their college football rivals battle it out each year.“Um, what did you say?” There was no mistaking the breathless tremor in her voice.“I asked if youve talked to Miranda today.” Cara could almost feel Shelbys curiosity level hit a new record at hearing Aiden’s question. Shelby had been Cara’s trusted assistant since Delicious opened its doors just a little more than two years earlier.At that time, the business was barely supporting itself while going by the name of Cara’s Bakery.
Then Shelby had walked into the door, bought a dozen cookies, and she and Cara had spent the rest of the evening eating cookies and talking about life. Shelby was looking for a job. Cara needed help. The partnership, as well as the new name, had formed that day. Now Cara’s every desire, Aiden Wilder, had interrupted the reciting of the list of things that needed finishing before the Bank of Dallas retirement party the following night.