Too Hot To Touch by Louisa Edwards
Rated 5 out of 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Red Rose.
Six years ago, Juliet Cavanaugh walked out of her mother’s house without any intention of looking back. Meanwhile, Gus Lunden’s older son, Max, also left to explore the world. She was only 17 when she left her mother’s house and went to Gus’. Gus had a hole to fill and Juliet needed a home. Now, Juliet is working for Gus as a chef at the family restaurant and they have decided to enter the Rising Star Chef competition in hopes of giving Lunden’s Tavern a new leaf. And, Max, the prodigal son, has returned to help with the first round of the competition.
As the competition heats up, so do the sparks between Max and Juliet. However, both Max and Juliet hold back because they know once Max has done his duty by his family, he will be off to a primo apprenticeship in Italy. So why not just enjoy each moment as it comes and not worry about the future? But, neither one expects to fall in love. Juliet knows that the right thing to do is to let Max go and experience the world, however, there is the competition to think about. Will they be able to keep their relationship issues from affecting the outcome of their team’s performance?
Ladies, the title of this book says it all. This story is just too hot. Louisa Edwards has written an enchanting tale of love between two chefs. At the risk of being clichéd, the romance that is cooking between Max and Juliet was captivating. Ladies, I reveled in this relationship because the spark between these two was enough to keep a fire burning in the kitchen. Also, the Rising Star Chef competition was exciting to read about. There is a side story about the judges that was just titillating. Too Hot to Touch just has that perfect contemporary romance element all the way around and is a book that is a must read from start to finish. I will be waiting with baited breath for the next exciting installment of Louisa Edward’s latest series. I think you ladies will be, too.
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