Thursday, March 17, 2016

Book Club Thursday: Review Pick and Giveaway

Hi Readers! Thanks for joining us again at Book Club Thursday. Ann, from Romancing the Readers is in charge this week and has picked a new book to review with a giveaway. Her pick-RECIPE FOR KISSES by Michelle  Major.

by Michelle Major

Chloe Daniels doesn’t need a man—after escaping a marriage gone bad, she guards her heart as closely as the details of her past. So when hot-tempered celebrity chef Ben “the Beast” Haddox storms into her struggling toy store, Chloe is determined not to be drawn in by his broad shoulders…or baby-blue eyes.

In his hometown, Ben’s culinary career is almost as famous as his bad-boy rep. He’s out to prove to naysayers he’s a success by opening a new restaurant—and the only thing standing in his way is Chloe’s store. But before he has a chance to convert her space into his signature eatery, she cooks up a plan to show him that her shop is worth saving.

As things start to sizzle between them, Chloe must figure out how to avoid getting burned. Can she trust herself to love again, or has she jumped out of the frying pan and into desire?

I love watching cooking shows and competitions, so I was glad that Ann picked this story to review. I love a good romance and this emotional tale appealed to me in a major way. (yes, a pun) I have never read a story by Michelle Major before, but with this appealing story-telling, she can add me as a new fan.
     Both Chloe and Ben are broken people. Chloe not only survived an abusive relationship, she helps other woman caught in the same situation. Ben, aka Beast, might not be like-able at first, but the more you read, the more you come to like him despite his roar. Nothing like a sexy chef with a good heart.
     Nothing surprises him more than really liking Chloe even though she is a roadblock to his plans for his future. I loved watching him grow and change while stepping up to help care for his brother's kids and reaching for what is important in life. 
     This is an easy paced read that is sweet and emotional. I liked both Chloe and Ben and the other characters, too. It was nice watching these wounded souls finding their other half.

Here is a chance to enter the Giveaway sponsored by Romancing the Readers this month. Wouldn't you like to win your own E-book copy of RECIPE FOR KISSES? The contest runs thru March 31st. Enter and Good Luck!

Join us next week, March 24th, for our Reading Challenge. As usual, we love hearing from you and don't forget to stop by my friends and fellow BCT author blogs. Happy Reading!

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