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Something's Cooking by Meg Lacey

Tess Banyon has turned her brilliant recipe and crafting ideas into a multimedia empire. Landing her own TV show throws her into a panic. If she's not careful, the public will discover she isn't the domestic diva everyone thinks she is.

Investigative reporter Josh Faraday smells something smoking in Tess's world. His goal to expose the...
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Overview






Something's Cooking by Meg Lacey

Tess Banyon has turned her brilliant recipe and crafting ideas into a multimedia empire. Landing her own TV show throws her into a panic. If she's not careful, the public will discover she isn't the domestic diva everyone thinks she is.

Investigative reporter Josh Faraday smells something smoking in Tess's world. His goal to expose the real Tess goes into overdrive when she lands a television show deal. He secures an assignment to shadow her, reporting on her program, but what he's really doing is getting dirt for his expose. Things get even stickier when Tess's family play matchmaker. There's no shortage of fire between them, and after an impulsive night together, Josh discovers a story he never expected--or bargained for.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622661749
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/12/2013
  • Series: Entangled Indulgence
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 518,637
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Meg Lacey wrote her first novel in the sixth grade, but her fiction writing career didn't last. She went into theatre for a bachelor and masters in acting/directing, and ended up in media as a writer-producer.

Over the years, she's been an actress, director, producer, creative director, CEO, copywriter, creative dramatics teacher, mime, mom, college instructor, and a school bus driver. She's established two creative marketing/media companies, working as a V.P. and as CEO, working in all media: network cable programming to corporate initiatives; to video, games and interactive websites.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    I`m so greatful for the opportunity to read this book.It is a gr

    I`m so greatful for the opportunity to read this book.It is a great book.
    Tess Banyon is a great superstar.She written book`s of cocking,and got a tv show about that.But like every star,she have a secret.A big secret,that if they found out,her world is gone to fall apart. Josh Redmond Faraday is a journalist,who wad a bad childhood,and hunts the trut.But,is living in a big lie too.When he see a articol about Tess and her success,he begam jealous and want to investigate her.He feel something about her,that she is lying the world.When her manager abroves that he can writt a articol about Tess,and her life, things is gone change.Nobody secrets are safe.Not hers,or him. Especially when the fall in love.This book tell as about how much secrets hurt us,and the trut is better,that it makes us fell better.I enjoy this book.And what i`ve enjoy must was the recipe from the end of the book.Is the firt book that haves this things.I recomande this book to everyone.This book have everything:humor,romance,suspance,sex,drama.But what I like most,is that the book is in perspective of both of them. It let us to see what each other thinks.Something`s cooking is perfect for summer.Is easy to read,the language is soft.You will not regret read it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    How do you get book for review?

    Where do you apply and must you give above four star? Do they pick retired teachers and clergy or only in twenties? More and more reviews said they got a free book. Also how do books just on nook get 500 reviews. Just where are these reviews coming from?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Eh

    Not great. A few cute moments but overall just okay.m

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  • Posted September 5, 2013

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    Tossing together two creative people with uncommon chemistry mad

    Tossing together two creative people with uncommon chemistry made for a very humorous novel to put it mildly. Almost like the author had a recipe in mind: take two writers, one sharp and slightly acerbic, the other organized but sweet and mix together often. Stir (agitate) until ingredients are mixed well. Due to difference in the two, one being so dry/acerbic, it may be necessary to add additional ingredients in the form of affection to encourage to mixing process. The only problem? Both Tess and Josh were fighting the attraction like staying apart was the ultimate lottery prize, and each was determined to be the winner. The book reminded me of a modern day Gable/Lombard story with all comedy and romance their tales could evoke. While Tess and Josh had a very contentious history, unknowingly working as rivals at the same newspaper, they were also were also attracted to each other. Leave it to Tess'smother, sister and even her own dog to make a concerted effort to throw them together whenever possible or in some instances impossible, leaving the reader chuckling hysterically. This was fun and funny book, with touches of sweetness added to balance at just the right moments.

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

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    What's LOVE without a little bit of DRAMA Tess Banyon had it al

    What's LOVE without a little bit of DRAMA

    Tess Banyon had it all going for her in the public eye. She created the type of life that every woman would dream of and was the type of woman that men wanted to have waiting for them at home. But for men like Josh Faraday that seemed too good to be true. He wanted to find out what she was truly about and his reporter instincts told him that there was definitely more to this woman.
    The two of them were thrown together for a story, and it became more and more about finding out who they truly were inside than what they were hiding from the world. The author was able to teach a few lessons about how they saw themselves and how to accept who they are rather than who they think people want them to be.
    The humor and emotion in this story was in just the right amounts and Tess' mother and sister added a lot of character to each scene they were in. I enjoyed how things were resolved at a natural pace and not hurried along for the sake of ending the story.

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

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    Something's Cooking by Meg Lacey is an appealing read about the

    Something's Cooking by Meg Lacey is an appealing read about the relationship between Tess Banyon, an almost Martha Stewart, and Josh Faraday, a columnist for The Boston World, a very well-known newspaper.  Josh writes his column under the pseudonym JF, because he enjoys the mystery it allows and when he writes about something controversial, he does not personally receive any backlash.  Furthermore, he has taken pot shots in his column about Tess's success whenever he can.  Needless to say, Tess does not like JF.

    Tess is a very lucky woman.  She has been able to turn her clever culinary and craft ideas into a media powerhouse. Ironically, her cooking and artistic skills leave something to be desired.  Her mother Claire is in charge of the food prep and her sister Marla is in charge of the craft prep.  Together, they work like a well oiled machine.  However, it is Tess's ideas, personality and promotion that makes them all successful.  Now that Tess has been given her own TV show, she distresses, because she is not the true homemaker her public believes her to be.

    Josh or in this case JF, has always suspected that Tess was a kind of fraud.  So he gets himself assigned to write an expose about her.  He ends up sharing her home and every moment of her life for about a week. He learns some of her secrets and she learns about his childhood.  Tress and her family have no idea that he is JF.  Although after spending some time with Tess, Josh's need to let Tess know that he is JF becomes very important.

    The chemistry between Josh and Tess is instantaneous.  Spending time together only fuels their their mutual lust and need for each other.  However, Josh has a job to do and Tess is already suspicious of his motives. In any case, Claire and Marla see their desire for each other and set up them up on an overnight night date, in a place where they cannot escape from one another.

    In error, Josh's first draft about Tess gets published and all hell breaks loose.  Luckily, because they have fallen in love with each other, they are able to work through their problems and forgive.

    I found the plot simple and easy to navigate. The storyline is very predictable and therefore I lost interest from time to time. I enjoyed the family dynamic and their banter.

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    I enjoyed this book.  The characters are flawed and real.  Belie

    I enjoyed this book.  The characters are flawed and real.  Believeable.  The main characters had to overcome their fears and preconceived opinions to move forward.  How many of us have THOUGHT we knew what we wanted or the type of person someone was, and were so WRONG.  Tess' familial relationships are honest and so life-like. Tess is a total klutz, but Josh finds it charming.  Real-life we can relate to.




    This book is a good mix of humor, romance, chemistry, and drama.  I think this book could be a great Romantic Comedy Movie!

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

    3 1/2 Stars-This is a very cute read with a lot of humour and cl

    3 1/2 Stars-This is a very cute read with a lot of humour and clever repartee. The heroine, Tess, is a sweet and rather klutzy young woman with a genuine talent for bringing ideas together. Only trouble is that when it comes to putting them into practice, she needs her mother and sister to supply the goods.
    Josh is a reporter with big dreams who has allowed himself to be sidetracked into a big money column that brings out the snarky, unforgiving side of his personality. Tess's success brings out the worst of this, leading to his meltdown when she gets a TV program, something he's been working towards for years.
    The answer, do an exposee on Tess to prove she isn't the perfect domestic goddess she is portraying.
    To Tess, the worst thing about his arrival is that he is right and she's afraid he'll find out. She is already uneasy about relying so heavily on her family without acknowledging their contribution publicly.
    The insta-attraction threw me a little because it was so physical, it seemed more appropriate to one of the authors older Temptation books than this rather sweet home town romance. This was the one thing that jarred me throughout the book. It seemed like there was a conflict between the rest of the story and the physicality of the attraction between the two. I usually prefer not to know too much about a heroine's sexual past (if she has one) but Tess seemed to operate in a vacuum of no known past yet she came across as quite sexually experienced. It seemed odd and not in keeping with the tone of the story.
    Overall I enjoyed the story and the humour in particular. The characters were all likeable and the family interactions believable and added to the story.
    The publisher provided a digital copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

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    As I was reading this I kept thinking of Kathryn Hepburn & S

    As I was reading this I kept thinking of Kathryn Hepburn & Spencer Tracy. A strong, beautiful woman with strong ideals but who isn't perfect and a man who is convinced he is right until he isn’t. What is not to love about this well written tale about a reporter finding love where he was trying to find a story.




    I'd like to thank the publisher for allowing me the chance to read and review.

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

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    I loved this book. It made me laugh so hard my husband thought I

    I loved this book. It made me laugh so hard my husband thought I was crazy. I smiled throughout the whole book. I also loved how she put the recipes at the end, I plan on trying them all. I wish there would have been a recipe for the Chocolate Decadence Northwest brownies because I would love to try them :)

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

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    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest revie

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    I'm in between a 3.5 and a 4 on this book. As with most Indulgence books once I started it I had to finish it. I really liked it, and I thought there was a lot of humor in it. I think my only negative (which isn't really a negative) is that I wish it was longer. This was an enemies to lovers book. I would have liked Josh's identity to come out a little earlier in the book, or for the book to have been a little longer. The fallout came somewhere around 80+%.

    With that being said I liked Tess. Really liked her meddling, trouble causing family. Jodi was adorable especially when she took offense to the "children" comment. Josh was sarcastic and a smart ass. He enjoyed needling Tess and making her nervous. This is a perfect quick read if you need a stress break.

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

    This was a fun read with some pretty hilarious moments as Tess i

    This was a fun read with some pretty hilarious moments as Tess is a bit of a walking disaster.




    Tess knows she is living a lie as a domestic diva but she really does have her heart in the right place and everything just has spiraled out of control.  She may present this cool, calm, collected individual when she does the crafts and cooking segments for morning TV but what the public doesn't know is her family is the workforce behind this orchestrated front woman.  Sure she has the creative ideas and marketing brains but trust me you don't really want her to cook for you or even be near you with a glue gun unless she's had a ton of practice runs.  When her agent tells her the Boston paper is sending a reporter to do a story on her upcoming TV series she panics as another Boston area reporter hiding behind the initials JR has been taking not so subtle jabs at her via his column.  She is immediately attracted to the reporter who shows up and we get some fun watching her family do everything possible to hook them up.  I liked how she wanted to tell him the truth but is also so driven to give the public what she loves so much she just can't see a way out of it.  She's brave as well when some truths come out and she's forced to own her own part in deceiving the public and making a very public acknowledgment of her own shortcomings.  I was happy to see that people really loved her and not just the facade she's presented.  She's someone I would like to know in real life.




    Josh is also tired of living a lie hiding behind his JR pseudonym at the newspaper.  Something about Tess has bothered him since he first saw a report on her so he's been digging to find out is she really as perfect as the public image portrays?  When he first meets her he realizes there is something hinky going on but he is drawn to the woman he sees when she lets her guard down and finds himself wanting to share all his own secrets with her.  He knows that when she finds out the truth about who he is it will ruin something that he didn't think was ever in the cards for him but misses many chances to come clean until it is too late.  I adored seeing him let his walls down and realize that what he was faulting her for he was doing himself and that he didn't like what he'd let himself become.  His work to get back in her life was something sweet to watch as he knows how badly he messed things up but he just needs her to listen to him.  He's not trying to justify his actions but instead owns them and knows how bad they were even though some of what happened was truly beyond his control.




    This is a couple I think any of us would like to know in real life as they both own up to their shortcomings after a bit of prodding and have some wonderfully funny mishaps as they wind down the path to HEA.  Thanks to Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

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    This is the story of Tess Banyon, a cooking/crafting TV personal

    This is the story of Tess Banyon, a cooking/crafting TV personality and Josh Faraday, an investigative reporter. Josh is convinced Tess is a fraud. He gets approval to do a behind the scenes story on her and actually moves in with her for a short time. Read this story to find out what Josh's story will reveal about Tess and her career as a TV personality and about himself. 




    There were many funny moments in this story, a lot of sexiness, some passion, self-discovery and lessons learned. I enjoyed the book but I did not feel like I was drawn into the story. It was as if the story was rushed. This is a quick, not short but fast, sweet romance. 




    I received a ecopy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

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    Something¿s Cooking is a captivating story full of witty reparte

    Something’s Cooking is a captivating story full of witty repartee, sexy innuendos, and sigh worthy romance. Josh is a bit of a blood hound when it comes to a story. He will stalk, ferret out details, and pounce when the moment is right. He knows that there is something hidden in Tess’s closet, and he was the one that was going to uncover the skeletons hanging there. What he thinks and what he finds is very unexpected…

    Tess is considered a domestic goddess. With her TV show centering around ways to organize your house and make crafty items to add a more personal touch to your home, Tess can give Martha Stewart a run for her money. When she off camera, Tess’s true colors shine. She is a horrible klutz and very self conscious. When her world is invaded by the sexy reported everything is turned upside down.

    I really loved the relationships in this story. The way that Tess interacted with her mother and sister was so realistic, extremely hilarious, and heart warming. They formed a real family unit. Sure they bickered, but in the end they would do anything for each other, including trying to fix Tess up with Josh.

    This is a wonderfully fun and flirtatious romp! The romance, humor, and swoon worthy chemistry between Tess and Josh will curl your toes in pleasure!

    I was given a copy of this book by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    Meg Lacey has written a book that is filled with humor and emoti

    Meg Lacey has written a book that is filled with humor and emotion as well as a hot romance. Josh R. Faraday, an investigative reporter, wants to write an expose on the reigning Domestic Goddess, Tess Banyon. He believes that she is too good to be true. When he meets the lady, sparks and food fly. With their relationship off to a rocky start, who knows what will happen next? A HEA if Tess's mother and sister have any say in the matter. I loved this story. The author has created characters that are warm and engaging. The dialogue is smart and sassy. I laughed out loud at the disasters that befell Tess. You don't want to miss this light hearted romance!

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    *ARC Copy* This is the THIRD FREAKING time I've tried to wri

    *ARC Copy*




    This is the THIRD FREAKING time I've tried to write this review. My Computer keeps erasing it on me.




    I'm not going to write about the character's this time. I'm just going to write the review so I can post it.




    Review time:




    I obviously like the book considering I rated it four stars. There were some things I dint like about it,but I'll get to that later on.




    We have a writer(Josh) that wants to get the scoop on his enemy(Tess),or so he thinks because she got her own show in such a short amount of time. He agrees to cover a story about her show, (because he knows somethings not right). Tess Is a very nice smart girl. She knows not to trust reporters and such.(Which she doesn't).




    so through out the book Josh has to prove that Tess cant actually cook, or make things. After he has his information, he's going to write a Column about it and try to ruin her career.




    So what I did like about the book was, whenever they were in the same room together things heated, and they had amazing Chemistry together. I also loved when they went to the Cabin. It was such a cute little part of the story.I also hopes she keeps the cabin. It didn't say what she decided to do.




    So What I Din't like about the book was the Ending. I really wanted to know what happened after his big question.I also thought that they could have had more "Moments" together. 


    Defiantly recommend it to people that likes romance stories, or anyone who just wants to read a cute story. 

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    Humour and a hot journalist... This was a fun and flirty read w

    Humour and a hot journalist...

    This was a fun and flirty read with a good storyline and great characters. Whilst full of sexual tension and witty banter, I would have liked a few more steamy moments, as Josh Faraday is the man who put the ‘oo’ in swoon. I loved him; quick, witty, sexy and cocky he is the master of the double entendre. But he also knows how to say the sweetest, sexiest things and I sighed many happy sighs. To her public Tess is the polished domestic goddess of cooking and crafts. In reality she's clumsy and doubts her abilities. But she's also warm, funny and gives as good as she gets; necessary when journalist Josh is on her case...

    The humour in this book was fabulous from the off and it is plentiful. Tess' mum and sister were such fun and her disagreements and scuffles with her sister were completely realistic; me and my sister are exactly the same! As for her relationship with Josh, their banter made me giggle yet the more serious moments between them were sweet and touching. The only thing missing for me was an epilogue; as characters I felt they deserved one and it would have finished their journey perfectly, but that aside it is an easy reading sexy romance that I would recommend.

    I received this book as an ARC from Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

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    There were some really cute moments in this book. Almost every t

    There were some really cute moments in this book. Almost every time Tess tried to create something on her own—especially if Josh was anywhere in the vicinity—disaster ensued. The natural distrust that Tess has for a reporter who’s snooping around in her life, combined with the fact that both she and said reporter are hiding major pieces of information from each other, makes for some amusingly snarky conversation. There was quite a bit to like here.




    However, there were some issues as well. Practically from the first page, Josh was lusting after Tess—and it couldn’t have been anything more than superficial, given how little he knew about her at the time. Even once he met her—and knowing full well that he considered her to be a rival of sorts and was out to ruin her reputation—he immediately went into full-on get-her-at-all-costs mode. It just didn’t ring true. Tess’s attraction to him too seemed much too sudden. The ending felt rushed, almost as if parts were skipped in the interests of getting us to the HEA, pronto.




    In a nutshell: a cute, quick read. Many amusing parts, but a strong case of insta-lust and a rushed ending do detract a bit. C.




    (I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

    Something's Cooking by Meg Lacey is about Tess Banyon and Josh F

    Something's Cooking by Meg Lacey is about Tess Banyon and Josh Farraday. 

    Tess Banyon seems to be the new renaissance woman.  She is someone who seems to be able do it all cook and be creative. Now she has landed her dream tv show.  Is she too good to be true?  
    Josh Farraday is looking to answer that question. Josh is an investigating report who has hide by his pen name JR.   Josh will be looking to start fresh by no longer hiding by his pen name Jr.  His first story will be to find out if Tess Banyon is as perfect as everyone want to believe she is.

    I enjoyed reading this book. One of my favorite parts when Tess and Josh meet for the first time.  This  is a classic what could go wrong will go wrong situation.   This the begin where you can see how the kitchen is not the only thing that is heating up. 
     I  enjoyed how Meg Lacey develops each character. Tess and Josh both have secrets they are not ready to reveal.  Tess is made strong by the bond she shares with her mother Claire and sister Marla.  We also see why Josh has his way of thinking based on his own family life.  As the story goes you learn a little more about character and why they are the way they are. 

    This is a great book if you looking for a good romance. 

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