SOME LIKE IT HOT
Rising Star Chef #2
Author: Louisa Edwards
Source: Donation from another blogger
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks; Original edition (November 29, 2011)
Sexy, single, and even sweeter than the treats he bakes, New York pastry chef Danny Lunden is trying to stay focused on food—not females. With the Rising Star Chef competition approaching, he doesn’t have time to get all steamed up over the gorgeous woman he encounters on the plane to Chicago. Even if she is Eva Jansen—the billionaire heiress in charge of the contest…
Danny assumes that “Eva the Diva” is a spoiled rich girl who doesn’t share his passion for food. But when the two meet up again in an elevator—alone—they share more than just passion. They share a kiss hot enough to start a kitchen fire—and they’re hungry for more. To indulge their new secret craving, Eva and Danny have to break every rule in the cookbook. But—like chocolate and caramel—some ingredients are are so sinfully good together, one scrumptious bite is never enough…
Again, take your eyes off that gorgeous cover and dive into another great installment in the Rising Star Chef series! With this one, we get to read about Danny – the head pastry chef – and Eva whose is the one putting together the competition.
While I am a huge fan of this series, I can’t say that I enjoyed the characters as much in this book. While Danny is definitely a great catch in more ways than one, I just couldn’t figure out why or how he could be attracted to Eva. She was not the type of character I imagined him to be with. While there were some hot scenes –including the scene where his hands were bandaged — the rest was just okay for me. Eva’s character was just a spoiled girl that Danny first thought she was. I didn’t like her work ethics and the extreme she went to when trying to get the Food Channel to pick up the competition for TV. She was easily persuaded by the camera man — who had no reason to voice his opinions — and caved to the pressure of it all. She was suppose to be strong and independent, but she caved too easily for me to see that spine straighten up near the end. Her character alone made this just an okay book for me.
I will however be reading the next book because I have been desperately wanting to read about Beck’s past. We get to read a little bit about his past with a few surprises entered into the competition to appease our appetite for him now, but I need the full story now! If you are a fan of Louisa Edwards work, then continue the series and stalk the authors web page for more information of Beck!
Okay book, but it left me wanting more! 3 STARS