Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chef's Delight 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.
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Ex-SEAL and next-door neighbor Joss Stone has taken everything from diner-owner Heather—and he’s the one man who can give it all back…and more.
Heather sighed as she watched Joss jog away, his fine tush showed to advantage in thin knit shorts. She was so hot for his bod and all she got from him was a peck on the cheek. Wasn’t that the story of her life? Men thought of her as a friend or sister, rarely as a lover.
Maybe he was right. Maybe she was too nice.
And maybe she needed to do something about that.
A few weeks ago she wouldn’t have done it. She’d be too timid, too nice to contemplate such a bold move. But the hurt she’d suffered and the resulting anger gave her an edge. She didn’t really care if she provoked a little anger in exchange.
She climbed into her car, drove ahead of Joss, and leaned against her car waiting for his arrival. As she anticipated, he stopped when he reached her. Lord, he wasn’t even breathing hard. But he had removed his shirt and his broad chest glistened with sweat.
He had a light dusting of dark hair on his pecs that narrowed into a thin line bisecting his abs. She licked her lips. Sometimes a girl had to go after what she wanted.
“What?” he demanded.
“This.” And she threw her arms around his neck. Dragging his head down to hers, she plastered her mouth to his running her tongue along the seam of his lips.


****This book was part of a blog tour, I received a copy for my honest review****
Heather dropped out of college to help her father at the diner; she has spent all her time there. She runs things, takes care of the customers, listens to them and gives them advice. Joss is her neighbor and an ex-seal; he had a rough child hood and doesn't believe in long term relationships. Heather has the rug pulled out from under her; her Dad has gotten married and sold the diner, to Joss. Joss needs her help to run the diner and Heather eventually gives in and helps him. The two of them give into their lust and start a no string attached relationship. While trying to run the diner together, the both of them discover the relationship that was supposed to be easy and carefree, is anything but. I liked Heather from the other books so I was happy to finally get her story. She is a sweet, giving person, she always puts other peoples need in front of her own, and she has a back bone. Joss is a nice if somewhat emotionally distant man; he can be really sweet at times and a jerk at other time. I liked that this book was a fast read, it was a bit of a fluff book, but overall I really enjoyed it. Chef's Delight was the perfect book to end this series, the epilogue really tied everything together and it was nice to see all the ladies show up in this book

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  1. Nice review Jillian!! I haven't heard of this series before. I will have to look it up.

    1. This series was five friends writing about five friends. It was fun doing a project with my buddies. I hope you enjoy.

  2. Great account of modern love. The story of a woman finding her true place in the world and the man that is gonna share that space with her. I <3 Teresa Carpenter

    1. Thanks Ashley. Finding our place in the world is a life long journey. Nice when we can do it with a SEAL by our side :)

  3. Thanks for hosting The New Year's Eve Club!! It was a blast writing this series.

    Teresa Carpenter