Friday, May 30, 2014

[Kame's Snapshot]: "Cooking Up Love"

If you recall, recently we asked your opinion on a new type of quickie post. We received some great feedback about what you would like to see, but please continue to tell us what works and what doesn't so we can improve even more in the future! 

Today Kame is sharing her thoughts, much like a mini-review, of a recent book she read. 

In future Snapshots, we could be sharing book quotes, discuss the book, rant about it, or recommend it! :) 

Cooking Up Love by Amylynn Bright 
Publisher: Carina Press (June 2, 2014) 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Is there anything more pathetic than a food critic who can’t cook? That’s Holly Darcy—secret socialite, wannabe author, lousy chef and “The Covert Connoisseur.” Feeling like a fraud for critiquing restaurants when she can’t boil a pot of water, Holly joins a cooking class for beginners…and quickly cooks up serious chemistry with the sexy instructor.

Mark Bennett was born to be a chef, but his foray into restaurant ownership fell far short of his dreams thanks to a scathing review from The Covert Connoisseur. Now teaching is the closest he will venture into a kitchen. Luckily the job comes with an unexpected perk: the attraction simmering between him and a curvy, clever writer with pinup-girl looks.

Flirting over pasta soon leads to passionate kisses and a sizzling relationship. But how can Holly be honest about her job when Mark blames his restaurant’s failure on her review? And when Holly’s secret is exposed, how will Mark be able to forgive her for ruining his life?

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Kame's Thoughts:

Holly is a successful food critic but she is a mess in the kitchen; she somehow finds a way to burn water. In an attempt to be able to do more than order takeout she takes a cooking class at the community college, an added benefit the teacher's behind looks fantastic in his jeans! Mark was a chef in his own restaurant until six months ago; when a review ruined it all. Now he is afraid that if he were to cook again no one would like his food. He would love to give that food critic a piece of his mind; he doesn't realize that the beautiful woman in his class is that same food critic.

I love to cook and it was nice to read a book with cooking a theme. Holly's problems in the kitchen made me smile. I really enjoyed her character. Amylynn Bright revealed parts of Holly's character slowly to the reader; and I especially like how some things were revealed by other characters. Mark was a hunky chef and it seems he can do it all. I sooo want the recipe for his drunk cupcakes. I think his family tip-toed around him since the restaurant closed and sort of enabled him. I question that no one in his past ever gave him a bad comment or review and that this one would crush him so; but it made a good storyline.

Easy read and I see some series potential as I think Sarah, Lee and Marisol are screaming for books of there own....I hope so and I will definitely read them. A great book for vacation.



Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.


Thanks for the quick thoughts, Kame! I love a good cooking related romance, so this one is definitely going on my list!

Have you read Amylynn Bright before?


Until Next Time,


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