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by Melissa Cutler
Released: October 4th 2016
Series: One and Only Texas #2
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres: Contemporary Romance
“Love, love this book. The mixture of foodie romance with the small town background was a delightful read.”
~ Under the Covers
Briscoe Ranch brings in a long lost family member in hopes of taking the family business out of its financial rut. Knox Briscoe is rich enough and definitely qualified enough to do the job. This Briscoe has big plans to turn Briscoe Ranch into a money making pit and make it something beyond everyone’s expectations. Unfortunately, his plans will be derailed by several issues including “The Riff”, a generations-old family feud, a temperamental Chef that he can’t seem to shake off, and feelings he can’t seem to control.
Chef Emily Ford has plans of her own and a vision that will put Briscoe ranch on the map for being one the top culinary restaurants. Unfortunately, the new CEO may not have her in the books for his future plans. Emily will have to fight for what she wants and deserves.
Love, love this book. The mixture of foodie romance with the small town background was a delightful read. Cutler put in equal parts humor, romance, and heat into the story but what got me the most is the character build up. From the beginning, I just wanted to know more about Knox and Emily. I thought the foodie theme was a good highlight of the story. Though the cover is hot, I wish it depicted a bit of foodie to represent Emily’s character.
I was sucked into Emily’s background story. I found her to be a strong character who defeated her past and made something of herself. I love how she took her profession personally and put care in every meal she prepared. She was also funny though intense most of the time and very passionate at everything she does.
The romance, well, was romantic. Knox is your typical cut-throat businessman who could not avoid falling for the very animated chef. Once he knew what he wanted, he just went for it. And I will admit Knox and Emily were very sexy together.
The drama with the Briscoe’s gets a bit deeper in this installment. A family feud that has affected the whole clan is about to surface and it involves Knox more than he knows. It was very interesting to see the old feud unfold and trickle down to all of the Briscoes.
I love seeing all the characters from the previous installment and honestly, I would love to see a book for each of them including Granny June. The guys at the gym would also be a nice addition to the series, maybe a spin-off. Doesn’t matter, I just want more!
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I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.