[Mulligans #1] by Deb Stover - previously published by Jove 2002
A cursed Irish castle, star-crossed lovers, destiny, and comfort food....
Widowed mother and aspiring chef, Bridget Mulligan, leaves small-town Tennessee, the only home she's ever known, to take her son to Ireland and the in-laws she's never met.
Bridget and her son are welcomed by all but one member of the Mulligan Clan—her brother-in-law, Riley—who believes Bridget is a fraud and fortune-hunter.
However, when the old Mulligan Curse lures Bridget to the sealed castle on their land, Riley Mulligan must face all his demons—the past and the present—along with the powerful longing both he and Bridget battle for each other.