Take a little Miss Perfect. Add a bad-boy chef to the mix. Watch the sparks fly in the kitchen…

There’s a fly in sous chef Shaye Harland’s soup. A fly in the form of her brother-in-law to be, a cocky, infuriatingly sexy outsider who muscles in on her kitchen. Del’s gunning for her job and turning her ordered world upside down. If only he didn’t fry her brains with kisses that threaten to burn her resistance to ashes.

Winning a spot on a TV reality show is just what Del Westlake needs to repair the trashed reputation he left behind in L.A. Problem is, the film crew that arrives on Stewart Island captures more than cooking when the kitchen chemistry between him and Shaye turns explosive. Can Del keep his secrets, keep his hands off his delectable sous chef, and prevent his bad-boy ways from destroying his shot at being her Mr. Perfect?


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What Reviewers are saying about Ready To Burn

Five Star

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. (InD’Tale Magazine)

Five Star

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. (Amazon review)

4.5 stars

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)

Five Star

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. (Amazon review)