Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time working at her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. Read more...
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Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time working at her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious (if voluptuous) butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she's cooked up a recipe for disaster . . .
Jack Kilroy's celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili's oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he's even more aroused by how this beautiful, funny woman is unimpressed by his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his rabid, bitch-fork-wielding fan base. Now as he's about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions-and turn up the heat in his kitchen?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-12-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Meader tugs at the heartstrings in her poignant debut. Voluptuous Lili DeLuca is a talented photographer who put her own life aside to manage the family restaurant after her mother’s cancer diagnosis. Now that her mother is in remission, Lili’s got a new problem: Jack Kilroy, the TV chef who just landed in Chicago for a cook-off against her father. The attraction between Jack and Lili is immediate, but after a video of a steamy kiss surfaces on Twitter and Facebook, comments insulting Lili’s size-14 body spread across the Internet. Lili is a heroine readers of all sizes can relate to; though she’s an expert at parrying rudeness, deep down she feels her body makes her unworthy of love. It’s up to handsome Brit Jack to break through her well-fortified defenses and prove to her that she’s the one for him. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Feb.)