Romance Cooks

Easy Minestrone Soup-Donna Cummings

I love food, but I’m not a big fan of cooking, so this simple and easy recipe is just my style. It can almost take care of itself while I’m wrestling my characters into submission.

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Easy Minestrone Soup

4 beef bouillon cubes

One medium-sized onion, diced

Small can tomato sauce

One can stewed tomatoes

Two cans water

Cook all of the above for 20 minutes.

Add one pound hamburger as stock is boiling. Cook another 20 minutes.

Add one can Veg-All mixed vegetables.

Add one cup uncooked orzo. Simmer until orzo is tender.

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“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” is Shelby Atwood’s personal credo. She’s managed to avoid commitment all her life – no pets, no plants, not even a long-term lease. Heck, she’s had colds last longer than her romantic relationships. How could she be any other way when she has a gigolo for a father?

But then gunfire erupts at the latest wedding she’s agreed to be in, and it ends up being the best thing to happen to Shelby’s love life. Detective Ryan Nichols is assigned to the case, and when the shootings don’t stop, he becomes her 24-hour bodyguard. Shelby wouldn’t mind except Ryan is too appealing, too sexy, and too happy to remind her of the raucous bachelorette party when she mistook him for a stripper.

Shelby’s plan is simple: find the shooter, have a fling with Ryan, and return to her non-committal life. Unfortunately, the shooter is very elusive. Shelby’s feelings for Ryan are way more than adrenaline-fueled lust. And returning to her normal life is now impossible since, despite her lifelong resistance, she’s managed to put her heart smack dab in the line of fire.

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