Tammy is looking for this book! Oooooh sort of sounds like one of my absolute favorites, so even if it’s not this book, if you like this trope, read this one (The Player Next Door: A Novel) too. 😉 P.S. Here’s my book review.
Everything pretty much matches up except for the cafe, and her neighbor is friendly (it’s her who is not so friendly to him) and he’s a firefighter. Everything else is spot on. 😉
So, I need some help please . .
The h was bullied in high school and ended up running away. She returned, years later, when her grandmother (not sure) passed and left a house, cafe and recipes.