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What do you do when you like someone...like REALLY like someone, but the timing is all wrong...?

Gemma has always been Gianna's chief priority, but now Gianna feels guilty for allowing her involvement with Ramsey to come between her close bond with her sister. Drowning amidst her own internal conflicts with her mother whom she resents so much while continuously caring for her ill sister, Gianna doesn't know what happiness is anymore. Scratch that. She does! She's found happiness with Ramsey. She likes being with him, and he seems to enjoy being with her. But how on earth is she supposed to give her heart to, and fall in love with, a man whom she knows can't love her back? She knew he was looking for companionship from the beginning - not love. Why would a man who can have anything he wants, any woman he wants, tie himself down to her? Yeah, definitely not love.

But what if...

What if Ramsey St. Claire can finally face his past and come to terms with losing Leandra? Will that free up his heart for endless possibilities with Leandra? He can't very well move on into a new relationship with Gianna when he's still holding on to the past, can he? If he's still harboring deep-rooted pain? Still grieving after fifteen years? He's a man - a smart, alpha. He realizes that he must let go of Leandra if his relationship with Gianna has any chance of survival. But knowing and doing are two completely different things. Besides, maybe he can string Gianna along long enough for her to accept their relationship for what it is - mere companionship.

Nah, he couldn't do that to the sweet, cupcake lady, could he?

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The Boardwalk Bakery Romance is a three-part continuation series:

Book 1 - Baked With Love
Book 2 - Baked With Love 2
Book 3 - Baked With Love 3

339 pages, Kindle Edition

Published June 28, 2017

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About the author

Tina Martin

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TINA MARTIN is a talented, romantic suspense fiction writer and the author of over 90 titles. She enjoys Hallmark movies, running and traveling.

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Her books are listed below:

An Unlikely Love Series
When I Needed You
When You Needed Me
Flicker: An Ahmalee + Cain Update
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Back to Love Series
Marriage Quarrel in Quarantine
Countdown to You
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A St. Claire Novel Series:
Royal
Ramsey
Romulus
Regal
Magnus
Honeymoon With A St. Claire
Major
Zander
Zavier
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St. Claire Life Series
Honeymoon With A St. Claire
Just Being Us (Prequel to Zander)
Keep That Same Energy (Zander & Alyssa Update
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St. Claire Women Series
Gemma
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Season of Love Novelettes:
Hot Chocolate
Spring Break
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The Marriage Chronicles:
Life's A Beach
Falling Out
War Then Love
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The Boardwalk Bakery Romance:
Baked With Love
Baked With Love 2
Baked With Love 3
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A Lennox in Love Series:
Claiming You
Making You My Business
Wishing That I Was Yours
Caught in the Storm with a Lennox
Before You Say I Do
Winter Wonder
Winter Wedding
The Weekend
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The Mine By Default Mini-Series:
Been In Love With You
When Hearts Cry
You Belong To Me
When I Call You Mine
Who Do You Love
Forever Mine
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The Blackstone Family Series:
Evenings With Bryson
Leaving Barringer
Forever Us
The Things Everson Lost
Candy's Corporate Crush
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The Champion Brothers Series:
His Paradise Wife
When A Champion Wants You
The Best Thing He Never Knew He Needed
Wives And Champions
The Way Champions Love
His By Spring (A Champion Sister Novel)
A Champion's Proposal
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The Alexander Series:
The Millionaire's Arranged Marriage
Watch Me Take Your Girl
Her Premarital Ex
The Object of His Obsession
Dilvan's Redemption
His Charity Challenge
Different Tastes
As Long As We Got Love
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The Accidental Series:
Accidental Deception
Accidental Heartbreak
Accidental Lovers
What Donovan Wants
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The Dying to Love Her Series:
Dying To Love Her
Dying To Love Her 2
Dying To Love Her 3
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The Dare and Deja Chronicles
Reception Romance
Long Distance Troubles
Back to the Valley
Into Forever
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Standalone Titles:
Secrets On Lake Drive
Can't Just Be His Friend
The Baby Daddy Interviews
Just Like New to the Next Man
Falling Again
The Crush
Vacation Interrupted
Wasn't Supposed to Love Her
What Wifey Wants
Man of Her Dreams
Bae Watch
How To Love Me
Weekend Fiance: A Jared and KeShana InstaLove Story
For Ruby: A Micah & Georgiana Short Story
Snowed in at Shenandoah Valley

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740 reviews71 followers
December 2, 2021
Gianna & Ramsey went through a lot to try and find their HEA.....Gianna got an opportunity to come face to face with the mother that deserted her and her little sister years ago to tell her how she felt...her mother Geraldine still wasn't ready to receive it and really didn't feel that she did anything wrong. Gianna also finds out who her father is and works on building a relationship with him. This was a cute story.
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1,055 reviews37 followers
June 30, 2019
This CR took place mostly in Charlotte N.C. Overall an
enjoyable read.

This was the last enstallment of 3 books RE Ramsey & Gia,
now married. Gia's sister Gemma had a health crisis. Gia
shared w/ BFF Felicity that the timing of her marriage was
off & she needed to make Gem her #1 prioity. Ramsey over
heard this & naturally felt rejected.

As the old song said, this couple "got right down to the real
nitty gritty." Shy Gia stood toe to toe w/ Ram on several
issues. I was proud of her! She even said "(does) everything
you say or suggest become law & there's no middle ground?"
The leads learned that marriage could be 50/50, 80/20 or any
(changeable) configuration as long as ea. validated opinions
& goals of the other.

This couple grew into their love. My fav. scene involved
small paddle boats. Gia received 2 unexpected surprises
(not bling-bling or anything store-bought).

Some concerns. Gia cried too often, alpha Ramsey thought
he could prevent Gia's anxiety attacks (!), & Ram grieved
too much for lost love Leandra who died 15 yrs prior. Also,
a person needs a doctor's order to get oxygen at minimum
after a pulse ox test (a nurse can't just hand it to you) or
a respiratory therapist test. The author needs a new editor
to catch grammar & other mistakes IE "more heftier" etc.,
which distracted from the story.
5 reviews
October 7, 2018
Binge reading

I read all 3 in a 24 hour period. They were too good to stop. I'm glad I had the time to relax and enjoy. I appreciate the author taking her time with the story line.
634 reviews
March 4, 2019
What do you do when you like someone...like REALLY like someone, but the timing is all wrong...? Gemma has always been Gianna's chief priority, but now Gianna feels guilty for allowing her involvement with Ramsey to come between her close bond with her sister. Drowning amidst her own internal conflicts with her mother Geraldine whom she resents so much while continuously caring for her ill sister, Gianna doesn't know what happiness is anymore. Scratch that. She does! She's found happiness with Ramsey. She likes being with him, and he seems to enjoy being with her. But how on earth is she supposed to give her heart to, and fall in love with, a man whom she knows can't love her back? She knew he was looking for companionship from the beginning - not love. Why would a man who can have anything he wants, any woman he wants, tie himself down to her? Yeah, definitely not love. But what if... What if Ramsey St. Claire can finally face his past and come to terms with losing Leandra his fiancée? Will that free up his heart for endless possibilities with Gianna? He can't very well move on into a new relationship with Gianna when he's still holding on to the past, can he? If he's still harboring deep-rooted pain? Still grieving after fifteen years? He's a man - a smart, alpha. He realizes that he must let go of Leandra if his relationship with Gianna has any chance of survival. But knowing and doing are two completely different things. Besides, maybe he can string Gianna along long enough for her to accept their relationship for what it is - mere companionship. Nah, he couldn't do that to the sweet, cupcake lady, could he? And now she’s pregnant.

Too many arguments, too many breakups; doesn't take 3/4 books to tell the tale
59 reviews2 followers
September 30, 2018
Really enjoyed this series

I have to honestly say I was highly irritated when I reached the end of the first book to discover this was a series...and a THREE part series at that!!! But I lucked up and just found this series so all books were available. And boy did I end up being glad for the length of the series. I was really great to have Ramsey's and Gianna's story fleshed out so well. The series gave an insightful look at the situations they were going through. Caring for someone struggling to survive cancer is DIFFICULT and the heroine's emotional and financial investment in her sister's wellness explained much of her "weirdness". Ramsey remained "stuck" in the grieving process from when his fiancee succumbed to cancer over a decade ago. Great issues to tackle Ms. Martin. I was also impressed that the book was really good without being overly erotic or focused on the couple's sex life.
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996 reviews15 followers
March 8, 2019
Book 3 in Baked With Love.

Gotta love Ramsey. He is take charge kinda guy, controlling, jealous, obsessed but a lovable kinda guy. Gianna is perfect for him and he's perfect for her.
Gianna was a loner. There has been no one but herself and 19 year sister Gemma who Gianna loves, adores and would anything for her; Gemma has been diagnosed with lung cancer and the doctor is really do anything because Gianna and Gemma do not have a lot money. In steps Ramsey Gianna's knight in shinning armour to save the day. It's rather hard for Gianna to accept help from Ramsey because she is so use to doing things on her own.
Baked With Love is a great series that prepares you for the St. Clair series that consist of 4 brothers Royal, Ramsey, Romulus, Regal and cousin Magnus.
My next book to read is Ramsey since I read the first 3 Baked With Love and I want to know more about Ramsey and Gianna.
825 reviews1 follower
April 12, 2020
Gianna is starting to annoy me being ungrateful. She complaining about what Ramsey is doing for, is not the same thing she’s doing for Gemma. Sacrificing to make sure she’s ok. Onl6 thing he doesn’t have to work to the bone to do it

Gianna is putting Gemma at risk to spite Ramsey or to prove some bullshit to him or herself

Gianna is really annoying me this book. I thought her insecurities was going to annoy me but her pride is really aggy.

Don’t tell me Jerry is pops

Geraldine is a grade A bitch

Ramsey tells Gianna that she should’ve felt that he loved her yet he was pissed when he asked her and she didn’t respond right away he got upset. Hypocritical much.

I’m glad I was able tip-off like Gianna again bc this first quarter to half she was working my nerves.

So far regal is still my fave. I hope I still like him when I eventually get to his book
37 reviews1 follower
February 21, 2022
Gurrrlll

I am absolutely telling you you have put these things together in a way that reads like a whole movie. I love the humor in the books oh my gosh My poor girl giada was a mess I love her but I'll her quirky ways. I am so grateful that I have run across your work !!!Keep up the good job sis!!!!

Sidenote, I got to visit north and South Carolina last summer while I was in the process of looking at homes in South Carolina, And then spent the last few weeks of my stay my 2 month stay rather in Carolina in charlotte with some girlfriends I grew up with it so as you named the streets it was really funny just to be able To visualize the street I had passed and when my friend took me out to lake Norman to see the homes.

SheMarie
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611 reviews4 followers
August 5, 2019
WooSaaaaaaw

Because it ended so beautiful I do not regret my decision to hold my opinion on Gianna and Ramsey and that I stayed the course and read all three books in the series. Gianna was suffering from some major PTSD because of the abandonment from her mother leaving her to raise her sister had her self esteem really low that she was juvenile when it came to men. She was so frustrating. I was so mad that I was too nosey to give up reading and suffered through their courtship. I admired Ramsey and even he started getting on the last nerve I had left —— ugh. Tina Martin told a great story that kept me twisted enough to keep reading.
49 reviews
July 1, 2017
Booklover

This book was what I expected fantastic it'll make you laugh cry and even mad. God is amazing he put people in your life that good for you and Ramsey well his love for the people he love was amazing this book hit home for me in many qway,all I could say all three book is fantastic worth every penny. Tina always give you something to thing about. Like chantel said she found a Real one i'm waiting for a REAL ONE not millions rich but caring like Ramsey. can't wait to see what Tina has for me next.
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759 reviews
July 10, 2018
Lovely story

I waited until I've read all three of these stories and I gotta say I love the way you drew out their love story so it makes since and not rushed into sex,love,marriage situation. I love how they didn't sleep together until later in the series she had so much going with her sister that she couldn't be focused on a relationship at the time. I can't wait to read the rest of the brothers love stories. Loving your work and looking forward for the future reads. Thanks so much for a great series.
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768 reviews1 follower
January 5, 2019
Great

This was a great romance story for me. Ramsey fell in love, chased love, pleaded for love, married for love, made love happy, created a new little love and finally after new little love in the world. His love was tested. I write this to say make sure you appreciate and love where you are in life. Love whom you are with because life and love is really short. Great series. Love the characters, the storyline and little lessons that presented themselves while reading. ReneeG 👍
July 15, 2018
💁

Omg reading this was like watching paint dry...why make the main character (Gianna)so boring , immature, annoying, aggy.. I can keep going but geez Gianna acts like she 16 or younger first 2 books I kept saying she'll grow up in book 3 but never happened. I quit after 57% I couldn't take it anymore. I have it 2 stars because I liked Gemma she has more backbone than her adult sister. Ok I'm done complaining never again
Profile Image for Lisa.
1,240 reviews9 followers
March 4, 2019
All's well that ends well!

I am happy how this series ended but at times Gianna worked a serious nerve. She was too old for some of her antics and very very naive! Ramsey really had the patience of Job but at times he was a bit controlling and I understood why she pushed back and resisted his suggestions and "demands" even if they were in her best interest! It was a good series and I look forward to reading about the rest of the St. Claire men!
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75 reviews
August 8, 2021
Really good

I have been reading non stop it seems learning these St Claire men who are alpha males who find these strong women to rescue who compliment them in every way. Gianna and Ramsey had quite a journey to true love! I learned so much about marriage reading about these St. Claire men. Each book I have read fully develops the characters and the story never feels rush!!! Great job writing and I most definitely recommend the entire series
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101 reviews
June 5, 2022
Gianna & Ramsey

I love Gianna and Ramsey's relationship. The spark or should I say fire between Royal and Gemma are subtle yet you know it's there.
I can't wait to read their story.
Umph can't leave Regal and Felicity out I am looking forward to their firestorm.
Romulus and Siderra weren't mention much but I look forward to their story as well.
Tina Martin I must say you did this !!
11 reviews
July 1, 2017
Letting Go

It was great to see Ramsey and Gianna both be able to let go of the things which was holding them back. They both grew and learned how to depend on each other. I also enjoyed seeing the future romances beginning to develop. After each book in the series I always want cupcakes.
3 reviews
July 5, 2017
I love this story.

I love the style of your writing . When I'm reading I fell like an looking at a movie. I love the way you get in depth with the different characters. I have read almost all of your books and I love everyone of them. Please continue with the excellent writing. I look forward to your next book.
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1,682 reviews23 followers
March 25, 2020
Fantastic,Outstanding, and Emotional Book

I enjoyed reading this book so much! I couldn't put my kindle down! I so enjoyed reading Gianna and Ramsey journey to their happy ever after! I enjoyed the storyline and the chemistry between them! Such an Amazing, Outstanding, Fantastic, and Emotional Book! I am loving Tina Martin books!
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425 reviews1 follower
April 20, 2020
Baked with love indeed

Thoroughly enjoyed this series from the beginning of Ramsey's first interaction with Gianna in the bakery to the moment they celebrated their cupcake of love. Definitely can't wait to read the other brothers' stories as well. This author has a way of creating great stories of family series that I always enjoy.
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67 reviews3 followers
May 3, 2022
meh

In book 2, My dislike for Ramsey grew. In book 3, I fully dislike Gianna. My biggest complaint in the series is the lack of character growth. Gianna started off as an insecure, unsure woman and in my opinion she ended in that exact same way. Rich, arrogant, dominant men in books are…not so dreamy anymore.
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71 reviews
July 3, 2017
More!!!!!!!!

Tina Tina Tina!!! This series was so different from your other works. These brothers got me all over the place I cannot wait for the next stories. I need more of the St. Claire men like yesterday ( no pressure) lmbo! 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯
908 reviews7 followers
July 12, 2017
Excellent read

Excellent read, I enjoyed the storyline and characters. Ramsey and Gianna both had issues which they eventually worked out. I can't wait for the other St Claire brothers stories.
Profile Image for Donna Scoggins.
489 reviews
May 7, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this series and this book! True love is hard to find and even harder to convey! Through it all there is family and commitment. Nothing like cupcakes to bring people together! How sweet it is!
545 reviews5 followers
May 29, 2018
Deserved 10 stars

This book was fantastic. I also read book 1 & 2, loved them too. Ramsey is a man I would love to have as my husband. This series had me laughing and crying. Ms Martin you are an excellent author. This a must read series.
342 reviews5 followers
June 28, 2018
I loved this entire series! Gianna and Ramsey's story was so much fun to read! I love that Gianna's quirkiness didn't stop her from finding true love with Ramsey. I really loved how funny the author makes each character. Tina Martin you have a new fan!
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315 reviews
August 30, 2018
Gianna and Ramsey!

What a perfect way to end a series with love and other characters you just gotta know about. I am elated that Gem beat cancer. She was to young to die. Now it's time fir her to live. Felicity better run because Regal is coming after her. Lol
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1,020 reviews17 followers
September 10, 2018
The Perfect Ending

Tina Martin delivered once again, Baked With Love 3 took you there and back. Unknown secrets revealed, healing of mind's, bodies and souls. The perfect ending to this awesome series..
23 reviews
May 10, 2020
A chance for love

This series was captivating it holds your attention, the characters are are adorable even in their flaws. True love, Hopeful. I would love to read more about the two main characters in their recent life
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580 reviews2 followers
November 23, 2020
Perfect

Book3 was the perfect climax for the “Baked With Love “series. As with the first two books of this series I found myself laughing, getting upset on occasion with Ramsey and even tearing upon occasion. Perfect read during this crazy time in 2020 Thanks for the escape.
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