Blurb from Goodreads: One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef, One combustible kitchen…
When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn’t want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas.
Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason doesn’t want to say no.
As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?
I have read My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by this author and when I heard she was writing an adult book I was really curious about this. The blurb sounded good too so I picked it up. When I started this book I was a bit afraid it was going to be a typical romance book, but I ended up really liking it.
This book is weet and filled with love, romance and food. After a bit cliche start and a sort of insta love (they know each other from childhood, but as you don’t get to read how they first met each other and fall in love) I wasn’t sure if this would be a book for me. After the first few chapters I couldn’t put the book down anymore and I wanted to keep reading. Okay so the story is a bit predictable in general, but it also has lots of little surprises and I liked the writing style.
There is a scene towards the end of the book that I didn’t like, although I do realize it was nessecary for the characters. I also liked the food aspect and the setting. The ending was great and I almost had tears in my eyes, it was really romantic.
The characters are also great, although I did felt like we didn’t get to know some of the side characters really well. There will be 2 more books in this series so I hope we wil get to know some characters better then, like Colby her brother and sister. This book focusses mostly on Colby, Jason and Emma. I have to say I love Emma, there aren’t many books I’ve read where one of the main characters has a child, but I have to say it really worked in this book.
To conclude: this book is filled with romance, love and food. I really enjoyed the story and the writing style, although the story is a bit predictable sometimes.
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