Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Gallery Books on October 20th 2015
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From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?
After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she's back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?
Okay, let’s see. Dashi broth is done. Bok choy is roasting; shrimp are a’poachin’.
What I thought of this book
So I am going to start with the fact that this is really not a book that I would read. I really only got it cause it went on sale and it was the pick for this month’s Caffeinated Book Review online book club and then everyone here also picked for me to read.
That being said it was okay but I just don’t think it is my genre at all. Maybe I am to prudish or just prefer the historical romances over the books filled with sexual innuendos and a couple that acts like horny teenagers. 🙂
It was a funny read and I did chuckle a lot. The first two times she met Leo and the bee scenes were so funny. But there was also a lot of eye rolling moments as I just got tired of all the sexual references like on pretty much ever page.
Roxie is a pretty great cook and she thinks that moving to the big city is what she really wanted but when she has to move back home to take over the family diner, it seems small town life isn’t so bad. Leo is one sexy farmer, wish there was some of them around here but none of the farmers I know look like Leo. 🙂 Not only is he sexy but he is a sweetheart of a man and I loved how passionate he was about co-op farming and learned a few things.
Most of the bloggers I know will absolutely love this, so that is why I know it’s me not the book. Some genres are just not for everyone so if you love contemporary romances then I am sure you will love it.