Sunday, June 30, 2013

Into the Fire (Hot Night Series #1)

Into the Fire (Hot Night Series #1) is the newest release from author Amanda Usen. The publisher is Entangled: Indulgence and the release date was June 10, 2013. From the back cover.~

Jackson Calabrese has a lot of nerve. He beat Lila Grant in the Culinary Academy competition using her recipes. Now, he’s opening a restaurant and wants her help? Fine, she'll fix his menu, but it's going to cost him.

Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson can buy anything he wants, except creativity, so he buys Lila's instead. He can craft perfect paella, but to take New York by storm he needs her innovative spark.

Skillets aren't the only things hot in the kitchen, and an uneasy truce ignites into passion. They’re great in bed, but Jackson doesn't trust her, and Lila is contemplating revenge. The restaurant opening approaches, the menu is completed, and the tables are set for one final act of betrayal. How can love bloom in the midst of such a hot mess?

I was lucky enough to get a review copy thanks to the publisher from NetGalley. This is the first book I've read from Amanda Usen, but won't be my last.

I completely fell for both Lila and Jackson from the very first chapter. The misunderstandings that take place between them only added to the chemistry they share both in the kitchen and in the bedroom.
While I love Lila and Jack as a couple, I really loved that it took Lila to make Jack see how great a chef he really is. Both Lila and Jack are so very talented in the kitchen, but Jack has never felt like he measured up to others. He comes from kitchen royalty, and is still trying to find a way to make his father proud of him. Only because of Lila does he finally see his true talent.

I love books that take place in restaurants, and I'm already counting down until I can read another book from this series. I was lucky enough to meet the author at Lori Foster’s Reader Author Get Together this year and have already bought the books in her Sexy Chef Series for my kindle. Excited for more books in the Hot Night Series in the future. For more information about the author or her books, check out her website.

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