Into the Fire

As an avid lover of the Hell's Kitchen TV show and various other TV cooking shows and challenges, I quickly picked up this book hoping for some mouthwatering competition. I received all that and more! The book picks you right up in the midst of the competition. As the story goes on the reader sees more interesting points unravel and it is apparent that the two characters are more than just competitors. The reader gets to see who they are and who they were. This book is written in a deliciously tossing first person that goes back and forth from Luke to Shyann, to make sure that the reader understands both sides to the story fully. Bitter Shyann who was duped into loving Luke and ultimately betrayed by him for a job that she wanted, and repentant Luke who made a mistake and is going the distance to try to explain to Shyann what really happened. It all ends up on the stage of the finale for the cooking TV show, as the two battle it out for the win and for each other's heart. Of course there are a few tantalizing scenes that are as steamy as the food cooking in the kitchen. A quick easy read, but beware of feeling hungry afterword's!

Book Blurb for Into the Fire

Months after he stole her affections-then her executive chef position-Shyann and Luke meet again under sizzling circumstances, competing head-to-head on a televised cooking show called Kitchen Twist. Each arrives with a motive: Luke intends to win back Shyann's heart, even as she wants closure on the not-so-tasty heartbreak he once served up.

Luke knows culinary masterpieces require a delicate touch, but that knowledge is tossed out with the leftovers as he works to show Shyann he's not such a bad guy. Now he pushes his skills to the limit to win the competition and satisfy a bet.

Can two top chefs resist each other as they move out of the pan and into the fire?

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 4.25