Cool as a Chicago winter, private events planner Cara DeLuca is a model of self-control . . . until she meets the one temptation she can't resist: Shane Doyle. The sexy, Irish pastry chef is too hot, too sure, too young, and after a crazy night in Vegas-her new husband. Read more...
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Cool as a Chicago winter, private events planner Cara DeLuca is a model of self-control . . . until she meets the one temptation she can't resist: Shane Doyle. The sexy, Irish pastry chef is too hot, too sure, too young, and after a crazy night in Vegas-her new husband. While at first Cara wants nothing more than a way out of her sham marriage to Shane, she soon finds that beneath his farm boy demeanor lies a man who can match her drive, both in and out of the bedroom. How can the wrong guy feel so deliciously right?
. . . Tastes so, so good
Shane has carefully structured his career and life around one goal: connecting with the family that doesn't know he exists. Marrying a woman with more issues than a magazine stand wasn't part of the plan, but melting Cara's icy exterior is so worth the detour. Now as the annulment date nears and long-buried secrets are revealed, Shane will have to fight for the one thing guaranteeing the perfect life he craves . . . the current Mrs. Shane Doyle.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Meader returns to Chicago and the boisterous DeLuca family (familiar from Feel the Heat) in this enjoyable contemporary romance. Cara DeLuca has always felt like an outsider. After her sister, Lili, gets engaged to Cara’s boss, Jack Kilroy, and he moves his base of operations from New York City to Chicago, Cara comes back with him. Enter Shane Doyle, a sexy Irish pastry chef who just started working for Jack. During a drunken Las Vegas trip, the normally tightly controlled Cara throws caution to the wind and proposes to Shane—and he accepts, leading to an immediate ceremony. Once they sober up, neither one wants to tell anyone about the marriage. In addition, Cara’s a recovering anorexic, and Shane’s hiding a huge secret about his parentage. Can their wild night turn into lasting love? Meader skillfully creates achingly imperfect and wonderful characters with Cara and Shane—two damaged souls who want nothing but love, but are afraid to believe in its promise—and her plotting rings true. This first-rate tale will draw laughter, tears, and anticipation for the next book in the series. (Oct.)