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Scrumptious Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2012
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"In the small but expanding niche of foodie romance, Usen's debut rules the kitchen with lip-smacking prose and rowdy protagonists who put Iron Chef to shame." - Publishers Weekly
"The resulting literary dish is a smart, sexy, simply irresistible contemporary romance." - Booklist
"RT Rating: 4/5 Stars The title perfectly summarizes the feel of this book. Both the main characters and the culinary dishes are described in such a way that readers can practically taste, see and feel every word. Usen has a way with words and it translates to a solid storyline with great sex scenes." - RT Book Reviews
"Overall, I enjoyed this book. The details about the inner-workings of a restaurant kitchen were done brilliantly without bogging down the story at all which was amazing to me, because there is a lot of detail in this book about cooking, prep work, and how a kitchen staff flows within a restaurant." - Smitten with Reading
"It is an absolute winner that delights on every level. RECOMMENDED READ 4/5 Stars" - Romance Novel News
"I loved the details of the restaurant life and how they created their culinary masterpieces. The side story of someone sabotaging the restaurant was very intriguing and had me guessing until the absolute end. I can't wait to read more from this author because she kept me captivated up until the very end and I absolutely adored her characters. NIGHT OWL REVIEWS TOP PICK" - Night Owl Reviews
"SCRUMPTIOUS delivers a yummy treat for the senses and the imagination!" - The Romance Reviews
"All in all, it was heart-warming, and funny and I would definitely read another release by Amanda Usen." - A Tasty Read
"I rate it 4 out of 5 stars" - I Read, I Think, I Share
"I plan on reading more by Amanda Usen, if she continues to combine her love of cooking and romance, I enjoyed this unique combination." - Forever Book Lover
About the Author
Amanda Usen knows two things for certain: chocolate cheesecake is good for breakfast and a hot chef can steal your heart. Her husband stole hers the first day of class at the Culinary Institute of America. They live in Western New York with their three children and an ancient beagle.
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Poor Olivia, the owner of the restaurant has an unfaithful husband and is her main chef. After catching him in the supply room with the hostess being naughty, she boots him out the restaurants door. In walks her reliable and sculpted to the max friend, Joe. Joe, not only a prominent chef, but is drop dead gorgeous and has been around the block with no intention of settling for one woman.
Olivia is not into her old flame, though, her best friend, Marlene is always in the mood for a roll in the sheets. And Joe is right up her alley---no commitment!
However, the hard hitting Marlene and the love 'em and leave 'em Joe discover sex and love is fickle.
Don't be surprised if, while reading Scrumptious your mouth starts to water and your body tingles, not only from the delicious steamy moments of Joe and Marlene, but from the savory cuisine described in the book.
Scrumptious was an entertaining and dare I say it, delicious read. The sparks definitely flew between Joe and Marly from the onset of their encounter. The emotional baggage both of them were carrying made a sincere romance between them absolutely perfect.
Ms. Usen made me chuckle but also made me so angry at the putz, Kieth that I was rooting for Marly to kick his behind. Notice I said that Marly should do it and not Joe, that's how tough the woman was.
Although I love to eat and talk about food, I thought that Ms. Usen was a tad bit too technical with the cooking aspect in the book and lost me a few times, but she always caught me when she spoke of those delicious deserts and passionate kisses (which lead to other hot things).
Scrumptious is a light fun read that taught me a thing or two about cooking, or was it eating?
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Marlene is Olivia's best friend since childhood.Read more