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by Louisa Edwards
Released: November 29, 2011
Series: Rising Star Chef #2
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Yes! Just look at THAT cover! Ohhhh Danny boy! I had a feeling I was going to like you, but I loved you! 🙂 So the Rising Star Chef competition continues and the remaining teams go to Chicago for the first real round of the competition.Danny is feeling the heat because he’s always been the teams Mom and now with Jules and Max a little preoccupied on other things he’s picking up the slack. But he’s only human after all and his body is a traitorous thing because he seems to always gravitate toward the spoiled little rich girl, and the host for the competition, Eva Jensen.
But actually Eva is not what she pretends to be. She’s put on this act or mask all throughout her life but truly she’s just a little girl looking for appreciation and understanding. And Danny knows all about that, he feels much the same way about his role in his family.
In their very different worlds these characters were a lot alike and I can only say that these two had some amazing chemistry!
This is still a fluffy contemporary read but I enjoyed it a lot more than the first book. I truly liked both characters and I’m sooo intrigued with the secondary story brewing in the background here which was the setup for the next book. Beck and Skye have some history and I can’t wait to see what it is.
And speaking of secondary stories, the saga continues between Kane and Claire. I understand a bit more where the first book came from because I thought we were going to be left hanging but now I see their story will develop throughout the series. And I really liked them in this book. She’s older and more sophisticated, he’s the young rockstar. Some highs and some lows with them in this book, I’m ready for the next one.
“Saint fucking Danny, patron of horny, self-denying chefs.”
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!
I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.