Overview

Temptation never tasted so good.

Close to the Heat, Book 1

With a chance to win a cooking competition that will advance her career, the last thing food truck chef Pepper Joseph needs is a distraction. Except she’s got a heaping helping of it in the form of fellow chef Darien Priest, the man who broke her heart.

It’s been years, and she tells herself she’s over his betrayal, ...

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Once Burned

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Overview

Temptation never tasted so good.

Close to the Heat, Book 1

With a chance to win a cooking competition that will advance her career, the last thing food truck chef Pepper Joseph needs is a distraction. Except she’s got a heaping helping of it in the form of fellow chef Darien Priest, the man who broke her heart.

It’s been years, and she tells herself she’s over his betrayal, but to her irritation, she finds she still has an appetite for his steel-gray eyes, clean-shaven head, and sleeve tattoos.

Darien regrets the single, juvenile act that ended it with Pepper, but he’s never found the courage to apologize. Now that they’re in close quarters, something’s steaming and it’s not just the saucepots. One toe-curling kiss proves there’s the potential for more than just a guarded friendship, and he sets out to prove he’s grown into an honorable man.

Until he discovers she’s pulled a seasoning switch that could have ruined one of his dishes. Now it’s on. There’s ten thousand dollars on the line, but if they don’t surrender to another chance at love, one—or both—of their wounded hearts could get singed.

Warning: “Scorching hot” doesn’t refer to the food. Contains two chefs who’ll inspire cravings of the very carnal kind. Includes one delicious recipe guaranteed to blow any diet out of the water.

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Pepper Joseph, chef and owner of her own food truck, is on her way to better days if she can win a certain cooking competition. The only snag in Pepper's plans is her rival chef and food truck owner Darien Priest. Darien is not only hot and sexy, but he is also her ex-boyfriend—the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart. VERDICT A quick and easy read, Once Burned will have readers rooting for the scorned and strong Pepper, while still hoping for the sexy, bad-boy chef to prove that some matches are meant to last. [Xpress Reviews, 1/4/13.]—Judy Garner, Strayer Univ., Glen Allen, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619213173
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 97
  • Sales rank: 351,104
  • File size: 879 KB

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