- File Size: 497 KB
- Print Length: 103 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Decadent Publishing (September 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: September 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LW8WFPB
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,199 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When Derek loses his job to downsizing, he takes the opportunity to explore his first love, cooking. He is a Cordon Bleu trained chef! He contacts Lu about helping her get the struggling restaurant back up to snuff. He knows it will be an uphill battle, but Derek shows her he is more than capable in the kitchen. She is flabbergasted with the delicious food being delivered to very satisfied patrons. But Lu is torn. Although she could use the cash investment because the restaurant is on its last legs, her father is specific about having “family only” as the staff. She is tired and oh so worn down from trying to do it all on her own. She does the only thing she can do. She takes Derek up on his offer to marry him. So what if he is super hot and makes her nether regions tingle with just a look or casual touch? It’s a marriage of convenience she keeps telling herself! Look what he did to the restaurant with that review. She can’t trust him! Or can she??
I loved If You Can’t Stand the Heat! It was my first book by Taryn Kincaid and I really enjoyed it. The way the characters interacted with each other was real. Both fall hard and fast for the other. Lu has doubts and her head keeps getting in the way of her heart. She tries to push Derek away to protect herself. He will come to his senses right? Realize what he’s done? Derek, on the other hand, has no doubts. He’s fallen for Lu and her family. He wants to be with her and doesn’t want to think about his life without her! He gives her time to trust in her feelings and make her see he is going nowhere. He was unwavering in his resolve and I really liked that he chose to do it .
This is such a quick, fun and delightful read. The book just flowed. I read it in one sitting because I had to find out what happens next. Pick this one up! I think you will be happy you did!
This book was provided to me by The Jeep Diva for the express purpose of an honest review. The opinions and rating in this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.
This is a light-hearted, fun novel about a family owned business and the passionate people working to keep it alive. I really loved how Derek swept into Lu’s kitchen, and in a strong, but reasonable manner just plain took over. Lu is a business woman at heart, not a chef, and while Derek might have been writing for a living for many years, he trained as a chef and his passion has always been food. In the kitchen, they’re a match made in heaven. I was really pleased that Lu could see this and didn’t remain stubborn. Yes, her anger is justified and her reaction when confronted with Derek the first time after his column was hysterical. But she didn’t let her anger and resentment detract from her family restaurant.
While there is a definite thread of comedy through the story, I found it to be a sweet, funny story full of vivid family characters and strong secondary presences. I found myself laughing a few times while reading and enjoyed that warmth a feel-good type of story gives you. My only disappointment was Lu’s panic mid-way through the book, which I didn’t really feel was properly justified. It felt a bit too much to me like a “lets create conflict here” instead of a natural suspicion and concern. That fakeness was my only real problem though, the rest of the story – the characters in particular – were lively and wonderful.
Fun, sexy and very lighthearted, I found this to be a wonderful book sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. With brilliant characters, crazy and cool and that special pinch of something only an oddball family can give you I really enjoyed this story. Recommended.
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***A word about stars***
I can't tell you how much I dislike stars. Like the grades I hated to give when I taught creative writing, they seem to mean something, but what that something is differs in each instance from all others. Why is one book a four for me instead of a five? It could be anything from a few uncaught typos, an anachronism or two, or an ineffective tense shift to a bit of redundancy or a "fact" of the fiction that contradicts my own sense of "fact." It could be I am reading in and responding to a genre that is not among my preferred ones.
What is a five for me? Likely anything by Toni Morrison, Jose Saramago, Louise Erdrich, Marilynne Robinson, Sherman Alexie. A book not only well written but precisely (invisibly) edited. A book I keep thinking about, because I can't stop thinking about it.
Either four or five stars means I found a book well worth my time and think you might, too.
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