Some Like It Spicy (A Perfect Recipe #1) by Robbie Terman
Some Like It Spicy,definitely lives up to its name. The title doesn't just allude to the heat level between the characters of Celebrity Chef Ty Cates and Ashton Grey, although that was definitely High Heat. It also places emphasis on the way their relationship started and how they were walking a very fine line while pursuing it. Ty and Ashton, as characters were both given enough depth to make the story more plausible. A jaded celebrity whose love for cooking has been put to the back burner, Ty was about ready to call it quits but contracts and obligations seems to stop him at every turn. Ashton Grey, a talented chef in her own right, needed to win this contest to save her restaurant from closing. Her temper and displaced anger was something else she needed to control. Once they met however, obligations and everything else was forgotten. This was a very well written book, full of bantering dialogues, yummy food, steamy sex as well as giving us glimpses on how those reality TV shows might come off differently on the other side of the camera. The conflict was well placed but was not an overwhelming factor in the progress of the story. I mean you know that they were going to get caught sooner or later but what was nice about this one was that it was never drawn out or even emphasized. Instead it kind of highlighted the love story between the two. The ending was definitely befitting of all those reality shows we secretly love. If you love food and you love a good romance then you will enjoy this one.
*The ARC for this book was provided by NetGalley and the publisher in return for an honest review*
Ashton Grey’s restaurant, Sweet Home, is in trouble. Months of empty tables have left her and her partners near bankruptcy, and her father’s prediction of her failure as a chef seems imminent. But a chance encounter could provide Ashton with the publicity she needs to save her restaurant—if the fiery chef is willing to compete on a reality cooking show. But in order to win, she needs to stay focused. No problem…until she meets the head judge.
Celebrity chef Ty Cates is ready to get away from the camera and back to the kitchen where he belongs. Performing as head judge on a reality show is just one more commitment he’d like to get out of, especially after he meets Ashton. Head judges dating contestants is about as taboo as putting ketchup on filet mignon, but from the moment they meet, there’s a simmering heat between them that neither can ignore.
As the competition heats up, they rely on sneaking around, stealing amazing night after amazing night together when the cameras aren’t rolling. When both realize what’s starting to feel like love could easily be a recipe for disaster, Ashton and Ty need to make a choice—get out of the kitchen or turn up the heat.
Title: Some Like It Spicy
Author: Robbie Terman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 31,2013
Rating:♨♨♨ 1/2 3.5 of 5