Burning Down the Spouse

Burning Down the Spouse

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by Dakota Cassidy
     
 

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If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen...the latest from national bestselling author Dakota Cassidy!

After discovering that her famous chef husband was cheating, Frankie Bennett lost her mind-on live TV. Now Frankie is broke, unemployed, and hiding out in her aunt's retirement village. That is, until Maxine Henderson-Barker-reformed trophy

Overview

If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen...the latest from national bestselling author Dakota Cassidy!

After discovering that her famous chef husband was cheating, Frankie Bennett lost her mind-on live TV. Now Frankie is broke, unemployed, and hiding out in her aunt's retirement village. That is, until Maxine Henderson-Barker-reformed trophy wife and owner of Trophy Jobs Inc. employment agency-arrives to give Frankie a much needed kick in the pants.

Soon, Frankie lands a job as a prep chef at a Greek diner in New Jersey, home to the world's best meatloaf and an owner who resembles an exquisitely chiseled Greek statue. Falling into bed with Nikos isn't the best idea, but after years of living in a man's shadow, this ex- trophy wife is ready to get busy cooking...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425241080
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Ex-Trophy Wives Series , #2
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dakota Cassidy is the author of the "Accidentally Paranormal" series, including The Accidental Werewolf and Accidentally Dead. She lives in Texas.

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Burning down the Spouse 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. The reviews on the 1st one in this series weren't good, but I'm getting it anyway. I want to see it all started,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got a lot laughs and chortles out of this novel, the first I'd read by the author. Partway through it became a bit predictable, and I started skimming, hence the three instead of five. Niko was a great change from Christian Gray wannabes, and his character flaws are believable. Frankie was accepted into Niko's family a bit too easily, but maybe that's just me wanting to be too realistic. Great family, funny conversations, and now I want some of Voula's meatloaf. Good summer read, especially if you like your heros tall, dark, handsome, and nice men.
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MyHouseofBooks More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars The second in the Ex-Trophy Wives series, Burning Down the Spouse might be better that You Dropped a Blonde on Me. Perhaps I sympathized more with Frankie and her live television freak-out on the set of her ex-husband's cooking show. The set-up is similar to You Dropped a Blonde on Me in the guise of a cheating spouse, but Frankie and her reaction (both to the cheating and the "tabloid scandal" that followed) put her in a better light than when I read about Maxine's plight in comparison. As Frankie regains her confidence, she holds her own in any situation, be it listening to Maxine's crazy advice, Jasmine's unusual friendship, or Nikos' (and his family). Where can I find a Voula of my own? I had to roll my eyes at the "Big Misunderstanding" between Frankie and Nikos, though it did lower Nikos' perfection a bit, so maybe he needed to be taken down a notch. But I loved that Frankie plotted and planned in order to clear her name. And the subplot romance between Jasmine and Simon -- more please! I cannot wait to see who will be the next member of the Ex-Trophy Wife club.
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ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was funny, sarcastic, clever and romantic. And while I really enjoyed the first in the series, You Dropped A Blonde On Me, this one was much more in Dakota's well known edgy voice. It took me longer than normal to read because I kept re-reading paragraphs two and three times laughing over the italian mother's mis-spoken slang or Jasmine and Simon's snark. A great time. Looking forward to her next book.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Riverbend, New Jersey, when Frankie Bennett learns her spouse of eighteen years TV Chef Mitch of Mitch in the Kitchen is cheating on her she explodes on national TV. He divorces her leaving her with a broken down car and Kiki the dog due to the pre-nuptial agreement that gives her nada. Suffering from depression she remains in bed in her Aunt Gail's retirement apartment when Maxine Barker arrives, insisting Frankie not let a SOB like Mitch ruin her life. Maxine takes Frankie to the Greek Meets Eat Diner where owner Nikos Antonakus interviews her. He insists he has no idea who she is or who Mitch is. He hires her even if she cannot boil water. His brother Cosmos lectures him for lying to Frankie, but he says he owes Maxine and likes Gail. Nikos actually cheered for Frankie when she ripped Mitch's head off on TV. Mitch calls the diner to speak to Frankie. Nikos' mama Voula mentions Bad Mitch to Frankie who refuses to speak to Mitch. As Nikos and Frankie fall in love, someone helps Bad Mitch steal Voula' secret meat loaf recipe; Nikos blames Frankie. The second Ex-Trophy Wives contemporary romance (see You Dropped a Blonde on Me) is an enjoyable story line that remains almost exclusively focused on the prime plot of the lead female returning to life after a major depression. The ensemble cast is solid with diverse personalities and even includes a secondary romance. Although unethical behavior and poor hurtful judgments are forgiven too easily, readers will enjoy Frankie finds her groove. Harriet Klausner
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Thanks
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Yea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Wow. Soulless has reached a new level."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
XD
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Pads in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This hasn't been camp for awhile. Anyway, we've moved to 'evil lives' all results except the first
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay. If you are part of it they kust revealed heir secret location for a limited time at d--n t-e n------e
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my mom just took my nook for 24 hours. See u guys later
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tilted her head at Shardkit. "Y...your father died?" Deathheart said sadly remembering both of her parent's death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slipped away into shadows, going to her secret den.
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Hello
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"N-night di<_>ed...oh no...i loved him...he help me take care of you...he supported me when i found out i was having kits..." She looks at Shardkit. "Mabey i should tell you. Night never want to admit it. Even though he knew its true." She took a deep breath. "Night...is not your real father..."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sits down. Herbrother devil eats a piece of prey his eyes scanning the camp. His inuries were healing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nt tell me what to do striking because one im not your slave and two i am not with you. I am just openly sharing my opinion about how i dont trust u guys. Thank you goodbye.