Ellie Brown is a TV chef who has been charged with teaching soap star, Derek Allen everything about the fine art of making desserts. Soap star Derek is preparing for an upcoming role where he needs to know all about being a chef. The one thing neither of them counted on was their undeniable attraction to one another. Who can spend one, single TV segment let alone an entire summer on set with each other when you’re thinking about your co-star naked and in one or more compromising positions?
“And he’d lost count of how many times she’d brushed the delicious curves of hers against him. On accident, or deliberately, he wasn’t certain but either way, his body didn’t give a damn.” These types of lines are common throughout the novel which is what makes the book a must-read for those who enjoy steamy erotic romances. This is just one example of how Luke does a good job of showing the characters’ attraction for one another.
This is my first time reading Renee Luke. I definitely would categorize the book as an erotic novel; however, I wasn’t quite sold on the romance part. It seemed that their attraction to one another beyond the bedroom wasn’t as well developed as I thought it should be. So, that part threw me for a bit of a loop, but didn’t deter me from finishing or recommending the book. It shouldn’t stop you from picking this one up either. In the rising age of novellas, it’s refreshing to see a novel with more than 200 pages. The page count is yet another reason that makes this book a bonus because it’s definitely different from what seems to be the growing trend. There were a few grammatical errors throughout the book, but not enough to serve as a distraction to a reader. If you’re looking for an easy, hot read, then this is one you want to add to your collection.
-Reviewed by Jaye
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”