All's fair in love and prank wars
For barista and café owner Sari Tomas, Christmas means parols, family, and no-holds-barred karaoke contests. This year, though, a new neighbor is throwing a wrench in all her best-laid plans. The baker next door—"some fancy boy from Manila"—might have cute buns, but when he tries to poach her customers with cheap coffee and cheaper tactics, the competition is officially on.
And Baker Boy better be ready, because Sari never loses.
Foodie extraordinaire Gabriel Capras want to prove to his dad that his career choice doesn't make him any less a man. The Laneways might not be Manila, but the close-knit community is the perfect spot to grow his bakery into a thriving business. He wasn't expecting a gorgeous adversary in the barista next door, but flirting with her makes his heart race, and it's not just the caffeine.
It's winner takes all this Christmas. And more than one competitor might just lose their heart for the holidays.
Rachel Coates is a storyteller who believes that empathy could save the world. A fresh ADMU grad, she has been laying down roots in the local theater industry as a playwright, stage actress, and director for sixteen years. You'd most often find her making/sipping tea, concocting terrible puns, or escaping into anything science fiction. You can find her as Coates on Spotify.