Shaye Harland, sous chef de-awesome, desperately wants the role of Due South’s head chef. Though a little out of her depth, she can totally cope with the extra demands if she can resist her future brother-in-law when he muscles in onher kitchen. The Hollywood wannabe is nothing but a troublesome distraction and he fries her sex-ometer to a crisp. But as far as romance? Forget it. Love, when she finds Mr. Perfect, will be as sweet as her to-die-for cookies.
Add a bad-boy from LA…
Del Westlake swore he’d never again set foot on the island he calls the “ass end of New Zealand.” With his reputation as a sous chef in one of LA’s hottest restaurants trashed, and his estranged father’s restaurant needing a head chef, Del wants nothing more than to go in, get the job done, and get out. Except his feisty second-in-command carves herself a spot in his heart and completely incinerates his plans.
Winning a spot on a TV reality show is just what Del needs to jumpstart his career back in the States. Nothing can get in the way of him winning—not even the woman whose trust he’d destroy if she discovers his secrets. But with a film crew capturing the explosive kitchen chemistry between them, will his bad-boy ways rear up and ruin his shot at becoming Shaye’s Mr. Perfect?
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What Reviewers are saying about Ready To Burn
Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling.
I loved In Too Deep and Melting Into You, but they don’t come close to the caliber of writing and hot combustion that flares between Del Westlake and Shaye Harland.
The humor, fantastic characters, the banter between everyone plus the sexual tension and heat throughout keep me coming back for more. This series is set in a small town and revolves around a huge cast of family and friends. I truly love getting glimpses of all the characters, I felt like I was visiting old friends.
~Review from Goodreads
Their story is beautifully written, contains sexy and steamy scenes that heat up the bedroom …and the kitchen, and has moments that will break your heart and some that will make you laugh out loud. All this guarantees for an entertaining romance read.