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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Into the Fire Review

Into The Fire By Amanda Usen
Into the Fire (A Hot Nights Series Book)Book Description
Jackson Calabrese has a lot of nerve. He beat Lila Grant in the Culinary Academy competition using her recipes. Now, he’s opening a restaurant and wants her help? Fine, she'll fix his menu, but it's going to cost him.

Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson can buy anything he wants, except creativity, so he buys Lila's instead. He can craft perfect paella, but to take New York by storm he needs her innovative spark.

Skillets aren't the only things hot in the kitchen, and an uneasy truce ignites into passion. They’re great in bed, but Jackson doesn't trust her, and Lila is contemplating revenge. The restaurant opening approaches, the menu is completed, and the tables are set for one final act of betrayal. How can love bloom in the midst of such a hot mess?

ebook, 201 pages
Lila Grant been waiting forever to finally shine through her culinary graduates but she faces her competition Jack Calabrese the man who has it all and has the family name that does him justice. It true what they say, Chefs never share their secret recipes. Just before the big cook off, Lila and Jack dive into their indulgence and desires but once the cook off started, it was anyone's kitchen. Months later after Lila took off to do her own thing after being upstaged by Jack Calabrese, she hoped she never see that Jack again until now . . . The growing love and hate romance get hotter and it might be too hot for both chefs to handle. A determine Jack wants to rekindle with Lila whenther she denies it or not but Jack also asked of her help with his new restaurant opening and believes his menus aren't good enough. Can these two work together or will it be Chopped?
I give this a 5 Cat's Tails, I love the mixture of food and romance, heck even the whole back and forth arguing about anything and everything that deals with them and food.
This book was pretty hot in the kitchen, both Lila and Jack can't deny the chemistry they have together. However Lila still holds a grudge against Jack, will she take this opportunity to sabotage Jack. I love that they both shared the same passion for food, and even the same passion in bed. Lila's intentions were to create chaos for Jack's restaurant but after spending a little more time with him, her perspective changed. Jack has that family dynamics, he has to do everything perfect otherwise his father looks the other way. Jack spent most of his cooking career trying to shine on that is why it was so important that he won the cooking competition but I wonders if he knew of Lila's position and why she was so edger to win.
I like the pace of the book but there were some part where I felt it wasn't needed to fill in the gap, but it was still focused on Lila and Jack. Overall it was an enjoyable read, I like the whole chefs concept because I haven't read anything like this before so it was a new read for me.
About the Author
Amanda Usen knows two things for certain: chocolate cheesecake is good for breakfast and a hot chef can steal your heart. Her husband stole hers on the first day of class at the Culinary Institute of America. They married after graduation in a lovely French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans. After enjoying the food and the fun in the Big Easy for a few years, they returned to Western New York to raise a family.
Amanda spends her days teaching pastry arts classes at a local community college and her nights writing romance. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America ® and the Western New York Romance Writers. When she’s not writing, teaching or baking, she can usually be found chasing the kids around the yard with her very own scrumptious husband.

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