Jillian Reed aspired to becoming the next Julia Child, but the closest she'd gotten was hosting a cable TV cooking show in rural Bliss, Virginia. Even that wouldn't have been so awful, if it weren't for a certain assistant chef whose hayseed mannerisms and country twang were the antithesis of Jill's sophistication.
Jill knew "Boondock Blake" Clayton was hardly her type. Still, it wasn't long before their on-camera squabbling led to stellar ratings—and off-camera cravings that had nothing to do with food!
Good-natured Blake might not appreciate those highfalutin French recipes his dignified partner prepared, but the lady herself fascinated—and exasperated—him. With characteristic gusto, Blake took it upon himself to spice up Jillian's bland existence with teasing…and kissing!
About the Author
Lori Wilde is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers’ Weekly bestselling author of 85 works of romantic fiction. She’s a three time Romance Writers’ of America RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Readers’ Choice Award. She has won numerous other awards as well. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, with more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her breakout novel, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a TV movie.
Lori is a registered nurse with a BSN from Texas Christian University. She holds a certificate in forensics, and is also a certified yoga instructor.
A fifth generation Texan, Lori lives with her husband, Bill, in the Cutting Horse Capital of the World; where they run Epiphany Orchards, a writing/creativity retreat for the care and enrichment of the artistic soul.