Eva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who's all about food. She's about to embark on a new adventure in the Napa Valley as a personal chef. Wealthy entrepreneur Gabriel has no idea the sound of a woman's voice and the taste of her decadent food hold such seductive powers. He doesn't stand a chance.
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Beauty and the Feast based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I won this book in a goodreads giveaway and I'm so happy I did. This book is a great romance book like any other, sexy and witty characters, and very descriptive love scenes. This is also the first romance I've read that's not paranormal and I enjoyed the reading though I wish it had been longer and I could have gotten to know the characters a little more since I had fallen in love with them from the very beginning. I really liked some of the recipes that the author talks about placed at the end of the story for the readers to enjoy. Over all I liked the book and I will be reading other books from Julia Barrett. I Can't wait.
Foodie Romance Barrett creates a really great heroine in this book who is foul mouthed, sweet, domestic, and a lot of fun. Our hero is dreamy, rags from riches, and steadfast. He is a little shallow at first but he grows. This love story uses food a foreplay as the heroine is a personal chef/caterer. There is a lot of what I call food porn in this book which is very detailed food descriptions ala Mr. Petermen's catalogue in Seinfeld. For me, these moments went on a bit too long but for other readers they could make the book a big hit! The secondary characters are great. The sexy times are very well done and frequent. I didn't need the side plot of the jealous woman and would have rather had more character development of Gabe and more real couple time but the show down with the jealous one was funny. The book dragged in few places but was overall engaging and charming. I will definitely check out more books by this writer!