From the Author
Ever since Cinderella, we've fallen in love with makeover stories. The girl who's transformed not only in the way she looks but how she feels about herself, has left generations of women dreaming of their own evolution from caterpillar to butterfly. And we've all wished up that handsome prince who'll see the beauty in us always.
But what if you're already a member of cooking 'royalty'? And despite someone --a very sexy someone--wanting to transform you, deep down you're quite happy the way you are.
In Dishing up Desire, Kirin Hart's image as a homely celebrity chef is in crisis. She's been accused of sexual harassment by a younger employee and since settling out of court, her fortunes have plummeted. She's now desperate to win back her good name, and the public's trust. Enter Blake Matthews--smoking hot ex-model and image consultant guru--who must turn Kirin's image around in two weeks if he's to acquire L.A's most prestigious P.R firm.
Kirin's been influenced by power hungry men before, and to have another, younger one tell her what she's doing wrong with her looks and behavior, rankles. But Kirin's battled her whole life to prove her worth and she's not afraid of hard work - even if it does mean learning to wear heels and having a gorgeous man getting intimately acquainted with her underwear.
Given that level of interest, it's not long before things heat up between Kirin and Blake, but they must fight their surprising and powerful attraction--Kirin because Blake's a younger man and that's the last place she can go right now, and Blake because he can't jeopardize this assignment or he'll lose the company.
And it's not only Kirin's image that's about to be flipped. Blake might be very easy on the eye, but there's a whole lot more to him than meets it. As Kirin starts to look beneath his smoldering looks and rugged charm, there are a few surprises in store, and Blake's belief in what he sees in the mirror is one of them.
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I hope you enjoy reading Dishing up Desire as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you!
Wishing you love and laughter,