At Singular Cookies, Inc., cookies are like people, each with their own personality.
Twenty-seven-year-old Karina Cortés works as a production floor supervisor at a small family-owned cookie manufacturing plant in Fort Pierce, Florida. It’s a well-paying job for a high-school dropout whose only achievement is passing the GED exam.
Leaving school at seventeen was an easy choice—like eating when hungry—but she didn’t plan on leaving home. That was her mom’s doing. Choosing a man over her daughter was the ultimate betrayal to Karina, especially after instilling the belief since childhood to not depend on others, that love is a weakness. But Karina’s life has been better for it. Her brief stint as a maid brought her in contact with Singular’s founders, and they treat her like family, even though Karina insists she has no need for one. And she couldn’t be happier with her single life, unlike her friends, whose lives revolve around men.
Work and play collide when she meets the company’s hot new mechanic, Ian Feliciano, who stirs up feelings she tends to avoid. Karina knows she shouldn’t date him, but she’s strong; she’ll never turn pathetic like her friends or, especially, her mom. And with a looming plant inspection and two managers butting heads over how to prepare, Karina has enough to distract herself.
As the inspection draws near and Karina battles her heart, she’ll have to decide whether to continue holding on to deeply ingrained beliefs that keep everyone at bay, or learn that love is not as dangerous as she fears, that, in the end, it is our history—our singular recipe—that shapes how we want to live.