I actually managed to get some wonderful “just because I want too” vacation reading done while I was out of town! So instead of writing up long reviews of each one, I am just going to give my overall thoughts.
Story Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.50
Vacation Review: I will admit that I am a fan of a man who cooks! In fact, Hot Chefs just kind of do it for me; so I had some pretty high expectations for this story. Louisa did not let me down! First I loved the idea of the food competition. I have watched so many of them on Food Network that I totally could “get” all the pressure around prepping, planning, and competing. I loved Jules for so many reasons: strong, smart, flawed, scared, and most of all very loyal to her “adopted” family. Max, at first, took a little bit of warming up too but I think that was because of information withheld from him. Together though, Jules and Max were sizzling! They had a heat index of 110!
Little Note: I am most interested in Becks though (one of the cooks) as I think he is all kinds of hotness and mystery! It was the secondary characters that really made this book shine: Winston, Danny, Kane, Eva, and Claire! I am really excited for the rest of the series!