Feel the Heat

Feel the Heat

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by Kate Meader
     
 

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IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT . . .

Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time working at her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video

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IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT . . .

Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time working at her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack kissing goes viral and her luscious (if voluptuous) butt starts trending on Twitter, Lili fears she's cooked up a recipe for disaster . . .

Jack Kilroy's celebrity has left him feeling used and used up. While Lili's oh-so-sexy moans when she tastes his delicious creations turn him on, he's even more aroused by how this beautiful, funny woman is unimpressed by his fame. He knows they could be amazing together, if she could only see past his rabid, bitch-fork-wielding fan base. Now as he's about to start a new prime time TV cooking show, can Jack convince Lili to realize her own ambitions-and turn up the heat in his kitchen?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 12/02/2013
Meader tugs at the heartstrings in her poignant debut. Voluptuous Lili DeLuca is a talented photographer who put her own life aside to manage the family restaurant after her mother’s cancer diagnosis. Now that her mother is in remission, Lili’s got a new problem: Jack Kilroy, the TV chef who just landed in Chicago for a cook-off against her father. The attraction between Jack and Lili is immediate, but after a video of a steamy kiss surfaces on Twitter and Facebook, comments insulting Lili’s size-14 body spread across the Internet. Lili is a heroine readers of all sizes can relate to; though she’s an expert at parrying rudeness, deep down she feels her body makes her unworthy of love. It’s up to handsome Brit Jack to break through her well-fortified defenses and prove to her that she’s the one for him. Agent: Nicole Resciniti, Seymour Agency. (Feb.)
Library Journal
Lili DeLuca set aside her plans for grad school and took over managing her family’s Italian restaurant when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now that her mother has completed her treatment, Lili, bullied as a child because she was overweight, still has a hard time believing that she should pursue her photography career instead of continuing to manage the failing family eatery. When she discovers that famous chef Jack Kilroy has chosen to showcase the restaurant on his new television series, which would pit Jack against Lili’s father in a cooking contest, Lili finds things heating up in the kitchen and her emotions boiling out of control. Lili decides that what she needs is a hot and sweaty night with the tantalizing chef to boost her confidence and get her out of her rut. What she doesn’t know is that playboy Jack has had it with one-night stands and is looking for something more permanent. As Jack and Lili dance around their feelings, readers can feel the heat building between them.

Verdict Will Lili leave home to follow her dreams, or will Jack push her to accept that he wants to build something more with her? Settle down with a cool drink and find out. Due out this summer is the next installment in the DeLuca family saga, All Fired Up!—Lisa Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., Gardner Neighborhood Lib., KS
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455599592
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Series:
Hot in the Kitchen Series, #1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
203,052
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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