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Spicy (Palate #1) [Kindle Edition]

Octavia Wildwood
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mina Sinclair never expected to be a contestant on a reality TV show. But then she never expected to be a single mother and college dropout at age twenty-eight, either. Life can be unpredictable that way.

Beaten down by circumstance but never broken, Mina struggles to find her place in the world. The carefree girl with a wild streak is gone, so now she needs to figure out who she is. Moving to Los Angeles to compete on a cooking show is risky, but it will allow Mina to follow her passion.

And if she wins, the prize money will secure her and her son’s future.

There’s a lot riding on Mina’s venture, but emerging from the competition unscathed could be a challenge. Much to her dismay, the judge of the competition is Gavin Rothe.

The infamous celebrity chef is notorious for being a womanizing, hard-partying Hollywood bad boy. At first Mina can’t stand him, immediately dismissing him as an obnoxious rich jerk. But she wants to win that contest so bad it hurts, and Gavin knows it.

Food is more dependable than a man. Sure, food can be burned if you’re not careful – but if you let your guard down, a man can burn you.

This book contains explicit adult situations.
It is the first part of the Palate series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1187 KB
  • Print Length: 109 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I5ZZFV6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,728 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good but short and unfinished February 5, 2014
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The story is captivating. I like the characters. However I do not buy the second or the third part of this book. I like to read a complete book. I gladly pay three times more to read the whole book than paying one third and waiting some time and paying one third again and reading the second part. That is my preference, though.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars spicy,(not) April 6, 2014
By Judy
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The book was interesting, enjoyed reading, but it stops in the middle of the storyline, so that you will buy book two which is just the continued part of the same book, it sucks that they can do this, I have had it happen more than once you get like 140 pages and you have to buy the next 140 pages or whatever is left of the book retitled. if it wasn't for that I would give the book 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it May 5, 2014
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This book was well written. The only reason I gave it 4 starts versus 5 is the ending - or lack thereof. While it didn't end abruptly (one of my biggest pet peeves) it did leave items unresolved requiring you to buy the next one. I will because the series is affordable but I much prefer to have a book end and then let you read about another character in the next in the series. It was very hot and a fun read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ah May 19, 2014
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I personally enjoy this author's books, but this one wasn't as fulfilling as previous reads. Of course it's basically a preview of a another book for purchase. (Sigh) I miss novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hungry for more October 20, 2014
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I absolutely love this book, the plot and overall meaning in this story isn't drowned out by overly descriptive sex sessions, granted there was only one scene that could come close to sex, and it was that indecent in the pool, but this book leaves you hanging in a good way, it definitely makes you want to buy the others, and the way this book ends makes you think that everything is freaking peachy, and then you read the excerpt, an it feels like someone sucker punched you in the gut. You can almost feel what Mina was feeling.... Almost. Overall a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kudos!! July 23, 2014
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This is the very first book of Octavia Wildwoods that i have read and i am looking forward to reading more from her.
The story between Gavin and Mina is snarky and romantic. Starting out as friends with benefits due to the traumatic pasts of these two leads to more!! Love the banter with Joel and i also love that her pverbearing mother loves them to no end
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent July 14, 2014
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The characters were created with depth to explain who they are and how they became the people they are in the book. It offers plenty to keep readers interested and wanting more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 10, 2014
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Loved the suspense. Can not wait to read the next book. Great storyline for the flow of the book. Was sad when reached the end
Published 1 month ago by Jamie Beauchamp
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD!
This was my first book by Octavia Wildwood but it won't be my last. I can usually ten the first 10 pages whether I will like the author and she doesn't disappoint.
Published 4 months ago by Wanda M. Hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 5 months ago by Susan Canning
4.0 out of 5 stars Spicy
I liked the new story plot. Actually is why I downloaded it. The ending was a little predictable but I liked the spontaneity.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Slow
It just didn't move quickly enough for me. It was difficult to hold my interest.
Published 6 months ago by shomilove
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read.
had me totally engrossed, but then it left me hanging till the next book. a great read.....
Published 6 months ago by earthbound ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome quick read!
You fall in love with Mina from the first chapter and soon after with Gavin as well! What a great summer read or anytime. Hot romance, strong female and strong male characters.
Published 6 months ago by Mrsgoober
3.0 out of 5 stars I'm looking...
forward to the rest of the series. I really enjoyed the female lead character. Mina has spunk and I am going to look for more fireworks with Gavin.
Published 6 months ago by kindle customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Spicy
This story ended too soon. Nos I have to read the next adventure. Competition and falling in love are at odd ends for anyone.
Published 7 months ago by Joanie
4.0 out of 5 stars Cut off
I would have given this book five stars but the ending just cuts off. Not enough explanation, description, etc to even lead you toward the next book. Seems to just stop.
Published 7 months ago by Kelly Scott
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