Romance Cooks

Bourbon Balls – Kimberly Dean

In my Triple X series about identical triplets reuniting, Lexie, Maxie, and Roxie have a tradition of drinking bourbon whenever something good happens. Fortunately at Roxie’s bar, The Ruckus, there’s plenty available. You could share a drink with your friends, too, but the following recipe is more family friendly. They’re so addictive, soon you might be saying, “This calls for a celebration! We need bourbon.”

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Bourbon Balls

1 c. semisweet chocolate chips

½ c. white sugar

3 T. corn syrup

½ c. bourbon

2 ½ cups crushed vanilla wafers

1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

1/3 c. confectioners’ sugar

Heat chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for one minute. Stir and continue to heat for 20 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. (If melting chocolate on stove, stir constantly and remove from heat as soon as all lumps are gone.)

Stir in sugar, corn syrup, and bourbon. Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts. Mix thoroughly, cover, and refrigerate until firm.

Roll chilled mixture into bite-size balls. Roll bourbon balls in confectioner’s sugar (or crushed walnuts or candy sprinkles). Store in a covered container to allow flavors to blend.

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It’s time for this identical triplet to meet her match.

Can a wild child ever really be tamed? Growing up in foster care has made Roxie Cannon tough and self-reliant, but being alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s finally found her sisters. Is it time she met her match?

Roxie should be on top of the world. She’s formed bonds with identical sisters she never knew she had, and she’s buying the biker bar she’s managed for years. The feisty brunette has everything she’s ever wanted. Almost. Two things still elude her: answers to why her family was split apart and a man of her own to love. Seeing her sisters with their soulmates has made her aware she’s still the odd one out. Yet that all starts to change when a rough-and-tumble hottie from her past walks in The Ruckus’ door, wanting a second chance.

Billy knows trouble when he sees it, and Roxie is commotion in motion. They’ve always set sparks off one another. This time, he’s promised himself he won’t get burned. Yet things get serious when he learns of Roxie’s quest to find her parents. Can he save his hot-blooded lover from being hurt? Or will the wounded little girl inside her never trust him again?

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