Cooking Up Love

Cooking Up Love

by Candace Shaw
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Cooking Up Love by Candace Shaw

What happens when a suave, handsome chef meets a cute, sassy food critic?

When Shelbi Arrington accepts a position as a food critic in the hopes of burying her medical career and foregoing her residency, the last thing she's searching for is love. However, that's just what the doctor ordered especially when she lays eyes on the handsome chef, Justin Richardson. While sorting out her secret conflict of continuing her medical career, she falls for his mouth-watering charm, leaving her hungry for anything he has to offer.

Justin is leery of doctors because a doctor's negligence caused his mother's death when he was twelve. He has put his focus and energy into his restaurant, which had been a dream he and his mother shared. Justin is immediately smitten by the cute, sassy food critic that has him cooking up different ways to please her appetite. But when things start to heat up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation that could extinguish the flame of their relationship. Will Justin be able to forget his pain and commit to the woman who has stolen his heart?

Cooking Up Love is the first book in the Arrington Family Series.

This an African-American contemporary romance novel. 50,200 words

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014478809
Publisher: Shaw Press
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Series: Arrington Family Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,050
File size: 273 KB

About the Author

Candace Shaw is the author of fun, flirty and sexy African-American contemporary romance novels. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

When Candace is not writing or researching information for a book, she’s reading, window shopping, gardening, listening to music or spending time with her loving husband and their loyal, over-protective weimaraner. She is currently working on the next novel in the Arrington Family Series.

Feel free to visit her website at

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Cooking Up Love 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Really enjoyed this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story.
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OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Shelbi Arrington is a contributing food critic for the Memphis Tribune. She's also a med student avoiding her residency as she's undecided about continuing her path as a doctor. Justin Richardson is the owner and head chef at Lillian's Dinner and Blue's Club. A chance meeting, Justin is chivalrous and Shelbi intrigued. Unfortunately they didn't exchange information, so whatever vibe they had ended, or did it? What could a food critic and a chef have in common besides their love for food? Shelbi learns that her family is tied to 20 years of pain for Justin. Instead of explaining their unique bond, Shelbi is prepared to throw away what they have. Desperate to know what happened, can Justin deal with the truth? I mainly picked COOKING UP LOVE because I loved the title and the premise. I like that the main characters share a love for food that blossoms over time. It is very obvious early on that the two characters will have an issue. Author Candace Shaw tried to build the climax up, but in my opinion, it just didn't work. There are some issues with editing, but for the most part, COOKING UP LOVE is a warm and delightful read. Reviewed by: Crystal 3.5
DAFort More than 1 year ago
Cooking Up Love was the first book I have read by author Candace Shaw and it was a good quick read. In the beginning of the Arrington family series we meet Justin Jay Richardson and Shebi Arrington. He is a chef and she is a food critic really desiring to be a doctor. As the two meet on the trolley sparks begin to fly. These two embark on a whirlwind relationship that was sweet and brings a smile to the readers. Great start to a series and can't wait to read the second installment, Game of Seduction.
DWinston More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to hear more from the characters in this story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good contemporary romance novel.