Pies & Promises (Heartcraft Market Book 1) by Duckie Mack

You have to take at least three bites before you can judge. Duckie Mack opens a new series with Pies & Promises.

From the blurb:

Jason loves his life as a stay-at-home dad but being a divorced single father wasn’t part of the plan. Besides his kids, pies are his passion. He makes and sells his creations at the Heartcraft Market, but it’s not enough to live off of.

After his father's recent health scare, Nico is determined to help revive their family diner. Then he meets Jason, whose pies are as sweet as he is, and an idea begins to form.

Jason’s kids are everything to him, but his bed feels empty at night. Nico has always wanted a family, but he has yet to find a man that he could build a life with. Can a few pies lead to the promise of a future together?

Pies & Promises features two men whose love for family and food brings them together and has plenty of heart and heat baked in. The Heartcraft Market series features stand-alone novels that can be enjoyed on their own or read with the series to revisit your favorite characters.

Angel's Review:

Or... Read Three chapters? This story was excellent! The slow burn about killed me, but it was done so well. I enjoyed getting to watch Nico's and Jason's relationship grow and blossom. Along with Nico's relationship with the kids, it was so sweet how they adored Nico. And it was really endearing to see how Nico interacted with both Emily and Parker, he was so great and at ease with the both of them. Some people shy away from people with kids, but not Nico. 

I also appreciated Duckie's nod to her Love Bank series, it was awesome to see Crow's Nest being mentioned in this story. And Duckie, you made me crave these unique pie combinations! I'm tempted to make an apple pie with cheddar cheese crust now, just so I can know what it tastes like! How could you, Duckie?? Haha 

The scene where Parker says Pancakesicle instead of pansexual was so cute! It instantly made me smile! I adored every single character that was introduced in this story, and I hope we get to see more of them in the future. I am also really eager to read Dash's story, he's the mysterious character in this story, so I can't wait to read his book. 

Overall a really fantastic book, Duckie knows how to write characters that you can't help but fall for, and cheer along with. Oh! I also want to mention that I appreciated how Duckie had Nico arrange a business deal with Jason, instead of putting pressure on their relationship, he made it official with contracts and meetings. 

Go get your copy today!! 

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

Duckie Mack's characters have grown up, but they haven't lost their sweetness and their low angst approach to love!  With this first offering in the Heartcraft Market series, we meet Jason and Nico, who fall in love over pie and integrate their lives together - blending Jason's kids and ex-wife with Nico's crazy parents and solve each others woes with pie...

I absolutely love Jason's two adorable kids and I'm sure they'll pop up in Dean's book when we get the second Heartcraft Market book!

If you need a feel good read and want to know about out of this world pie ideas, pick up Pies and Promises.

Rating: 5 Stars
Pies & Promises is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.