Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar

by Kimberly Kincaid
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Gimme Some Sugar 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Sweet and very sexy addition to the Pine Mountain series! Highly recommend you visit Pine Mountain, you are guaranteed a well written story with a culinary twist!!
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: Gimme Some Sugar Author: Kimberly Kincaid Publisher: Zebra Books Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Series: A Pine Mountain Novel Rating: 5 Review: "Gimme Some Sugar" by Kimberly Kincaid.... Book Description... "Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage to a fellow celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she's running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter... Jackson Carter wasn't looking for love. But he's not the kind of man to walk away from a worksite—or from a fiery beauty whose passionate nature provides some irresistible on-the-job benefits... It's the perfect temporary arrangement for two ravenous commitment-phobes, except that Jackson and Carly keep coming back for seconds... and thirds... and fourths..." What I enjoyed from this read.... This heroine Carly was just out of a bad marriage leaving New York City and was trying to start her new life in Pine Mountain where she was a celebrity chef (La Dolce Vita) at the Blue Ridge Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Will Carly be able to get her on with her life in her new place with the help from Jackson? I found this novel quite interesting how this author brings these two(Carly and Jackson) together. As a matter of fact it was humorously done throughout the read and I don't want to leave out the hot steamy chemistry that they seemed to have with each other. However, with Carly just coming out of a bad marriage and Jackson being one that doesn't do love. What will come of all of this? Now, I know you are wondering what is going on with Jackson who was a hot local contractor? Will this author be able to get these two together who just seemed to be perfect for each other by keeping it simple. Will there be some reluctance to commit to each other? Here is where I say you must pick up "Gimme Some Sugar" to find out. Be ready to have some family drama thrown into the mix, a protective chef, humor, big brothers, romance, Jackson's mothers to name a few found in this well written script and in the end after all is said and done I believe the reader will be given a excellent read. I don't want to leave out the beautiful descriptions of this rural town with all the food and recipes along with some very interesting secondary characters who played a large part also in this novel. You will be definitely made to feel as though you are right there in beautiful Pine Mountain. What I also liked about this novel... I found "Gimme Some Sugar" a very attentive, humorous, beautiful and heartfelt read that once you start reading you will not want to put it down because you will become hooked turning the pages to see what will be happening next. This novel is the second in the Pine Mountain series that is a good charming read which can be a stand alone read. So, if you are looking for a enjoyable romance read I would recommend "Gimme Some Sugar."
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4.6 stars When Carly's husband cheats on her she gets fired and takes a job at Blue Ridge Mountain Resort. When a storm takes out the back porch a contractor is called in. Jackson wants Carly but can she ever trust another man after her husband’s betrayal? This is a steamy story with two people who have tons of chemistry. After being together how can they not keep getting together? There are tons of funny moments in the story. Both Carly and Jack have their own hang ups. Carly is only in town temporarily then she is going back to the city. Jack does not want anything long term. But really the heart wants what the heart wants......
Judy_F More than 1 year ago
Gimme Some Sugar by Kimberly Kincaid is another gem in the Pine Mountain Series. Chef Carly di Matisse escapes her ending marriage and failed celebrity cooking show to be head chef at La Dolce Vita. All Carly wants to do is survive her exile and return to New York. That was the plan until she saw the local contractor coming to fix up her rental. Jackson Carter isn’t looking for anytime of serious relationship.  Carly seems to be perfect since she isn’t planning on staying in Pine Mountain for long.   This picture perfect temporary romance may start out that way but when real feelings start to grow both start to rethink the temporary part of the plan. Will Jackson be able to realize that her heart belongs in Pine Mountain and not in the big city? Gimme Some Sugar is just delightful.  it’s a well rounded fun and sexy read. Another plus is revisiting characters from Turn Up The Heat. Looking forward to the next book in this wonderful series.
Romance-Junkie1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It has a great setting. The characters are well developed and believable. Ms. Kinkaid does an excellent job of giving a multi-faceted story.  The secondary characters, dialogue, and interaction are well done and provide a full rounded story. A great mix of humor, sweetness, and a little spice!! This book is #2 in a series, but can be read as a stand alone.  I do recommend reading the first one, though.  Just because it's good. Shane (from the first book) has yet to be replaced as my book boyfriend. Anxiously awaiting book #3.
jeter2 More than 1 year ago
Great series, loved the book, can't wait for the next one.
JillianReadLoveBlog More than 1 year ago
Gimme Some Sugar is the second book in author Kimberly Kincaid’s Pine Mountain Series and follows Turn up the Heat, a book I adored. Well, Kimberly does it again with this sweet and sassy story. I loved it! Carly di Matisse is used to life in a chaotic restaurant kitchen. She thrives on it. It’s been he life’s passion and she has made one hell of a name for herself in the culinary world. Unfortunately she’s made that name along side her soon to be ex-husband and the divorce has lead her to the small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Carly now finds herself having to balance starting at a new restaurant, turning it into one of her signature successes, and battling in a bitter divorce. With the way Carly’s luck was going, she wasn’t really surprised when, during a storm, a huge tree comes crashing down on her deck and decimates it. Things start looking up when the contractor in charge of fixing it turns out to be a delicious piece of eye candy. But Carly wasn’t ready to dive into the dating scene just yet so for now, she would look and not touch. The problem with living in a small town is that keeping distance from people isn’t an easy task and soon Carly finds herself running into Jackson more and more…she also finds herself looking forward to it. Will Jackson be what Carly needs to make a new start…both in life and love? Jackson Carter is in a pickle. He’s happy with his single guy lifestyle, dating on and off, and keeping things unattached. But his mother isn’t and with a family party coming up, he knows it’ll be miserable if he doesn’t bring a date. With the help of his friends, he’s come up with a plan for that party but the problem was the long run. He really didn’t want to settle down just yet but he knows he really should start thinking about it. And the one person who’s gotten him to start that thinking is the chef whose deck he’s rebuilding. There’s something about Carly that calls to him and it’s getting harder and harder for him to ignore. Could she be the one to make him ditch his bachelor ways? Take two people both dead set against a relationship, add some intense chemistry and even the most unwilling will find themselves believing in love. This book was delicious. What I loved was that neither Carly nor Jackson was looking for any type of relationship. Both were pretty resistant at the idea and then all of a sudden, neither one could deny the magnetic pull between them. Carly’s got her hands full with her jerk of an ex and starting a new kitchen and Jackson is the quintessential bachelor and loves his life. But you know what they say about finding love when you least expect it! Adding another fabulous layer to this story are the strong family ties both Carly and Jackson have with their mothers. It was so touching that Jackson cared so much for his ma and what she wanted for him and his life. The same goes for Carly. Even though Carly’s mom isn’t happy she’s getting divorced, and it has been a hot button issue between them, Carly still wants to make her mom happy. That type of mother/child closeness was a treat to read. But my favorite thing about Kimberly’s writing, besides dynamic characters and smoking hot chemistry, is how she includes the art of food into her stories. Kimberly’s passion for the culinary arts comes out in her descriptive narrative on flavors, tastes and smells. It’s truly an experience to read. And of course, always makes me hungry! Thank you, Kimberly, for another mouth-watering read. I can’t wait to see what’s next for our favorite Pine Mountain gang!
SezjbSB More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. Gimme Some Sugar is the second book in the Pine Mountain series, comtemporary romances which focus on the inhabitants and their finding 'the one', nothing ever goes smoothly and each person in the relationship each have their own baggage which they have to deal with before they can live happily ever after. None more so than our romantic leads Jackson and Carly, Jackson who has never been in a relationship because of a painful secret he keeps hidden from the past which keeps him from falling in love and Carly on the brink of a divorce and having to deal with an ex-husband who is trying everything he can to delay the divorce being finalised. A fun and engaging romance that will leave you with a smile on your face, and will have you urging on this couple to deal with their issues, and realise that what they've needed all along is each other. With this series improving with each release and some fabulous recipes nestled at the end of each book, this is a great way to distract yourself from everyday life, I look forward to the next book and our next couple.
CeeCeeLawson1 More than 1 year ago
Never one to disappoint her fans, Kincaid has cooked up another steamy romance, foodie style! Chef Carly is a spicy Italian woman starting over, and the last thing she needs is the epitome of Adonis throwing her off the road to recovery. Jackson’s a single man who has always managed to guard his heart until the remote slinging beauty caught him by surprise. If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then he’s minced meat! These two butt heads on more than one occasion, but each recognizes the hurt the other tries to hide. They’re both on a path to self-discovery, but comfort each other through the process. Not everything is what it seems, but the passion between this couple is undeniable. I loved tagging along during their journey. As with the previous installment of the Pine Mountain series, the author delivered an exceptional story that stimulates the senses! The setting and the characters are so inviting, I could see myself having a meal with them. Every emotional aspect is balanced perfectly, and the romantic scenes are scrumptious! In her wonderfully unique style, Kimberly Kincaid makes you swoon with every chapter. I highly recommend this novel, with snacks on hand!
TSteiner More than 1 year ago
4.5 Solid Stars. Ok I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I was so right!!  This series has gotten better.  While we are only on the second book of the Pine Mountain series, I can say I think Carly and Jackson may just be one of my favorite couples. Both Carly and Jackson have been burnt by love, but on totally different ends of the spectrum.  Carly is hurt by a ladder climbing, soon to be, ex-husband and Jackson from past family history.  They both know there is something special between them, but are too stubborn to allow it to blossom, out of fear and self-preservation.  What a major loss! Gimme Some Sugar is 100% about them and their journey to heal and find the love they both deserve.  Their story is about their instant attraction, how they fought the pull and came to a mutual agreement and then had a ton of fun together.  I enjoyed how utterly blindsided they were when they finally realized what they had to lose and how it all came about. Gimme Some Sugar was well written and an extremely enjoyable read.  I was thrilled that some old characters from the first in the series, Turn Up the Heat, played a visit and a small part in the story, but I am sad that Grady wasn’t around.  No, no, no not gone.  He’s around, just happily retired.  I loved the new additions to the town and I’m very excited about the next installment, Stirring Up Trouble.   Stirring Up Trouble will be about Sloan and Gavin.  Sloan played a minor part in this story, but made her mark.  I love that she is a romance writer and is in need of inspiration.  Enter Gavin.  He on the other had played a very small role in this novel and I can’t wait to see what secrets this man has hidden. I highly recommend this book for sheer pleasure of reading a solid romance novel.  Gimme Some Sugar most definitely can be read alone, but Turn Up the Heat was a very enjoyable read too.  Not as solid for me as Gimme Some Sugar, but still good fun.  Together, they would heat up weekend and warm your heart.  What more can you ask from a feel good romance?
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4  REVIEW:  The second book in Kimberly’s Pine Mountain series was just as good as the first book. I love how Jackson & Carly meet. It is pretty darn funny. I really liked Jackson. He seems like such a good guy. Carly on the other hand is a little stand offish about both people and relationships. Both have been hurt by their past relationships and that really scues their outlook on future relationships. And sadly when reality finally hits it might be too late.  I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Gimme Some Sugar can be read as a stand alone, but since it is only book 2 in the series. You should just start with book one and go from there.  Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley & Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Jackson and Carly!!! From the first moment they meet each other you know the sparks are gonna flame high. Carly is the new chef at Pine Mountain Resort. Escaping from a nasty divorce and soon to be ex husband, she takes the position in the resort. Jackson is the carpenter that rebuilds her deck. The first meeting had me laughing so hard I couldn't see straight. But from there the sparks fly. Jackson having issues in his past doesn't think that he can be what Carly needs but he is determined to "feed her". He soon finds out that he needs to feed her heart. You will laugh, and cry along the way. Join them in their journey of discovery and the melding of their hearts together. A must read from Kimberly Kincaid!! Anna Gibson
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book! Kimberly Kincaid has a fluent and polished writing style and yet manages the impression of being so casually personal I felt right at home in the Pine Mountain setting and with the characters. GIMME SOME SUGAR follows Turn Up The Heat, the first book in the Pine Mountain series. The main characters in Gimme Some Sugar are celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse and Jackson Carter, a sexy, six-foot-four, loaded with muscle and charm construction worker. Jackson is best friends with Shane Griffin and Carly is Bellamy Blake's boss at the resort restaurant (the main characters from Turn Up The Heat) and they both have prominent page time in Jackson and Carly's story. Jackson is a great guy with strong family ties and a loyal friend, who only dates casually and never really gets involved. The classic bachelor with commitment issues. He meets Carly in a hilarious and somewhat accidental way and she immediately gets under his skin, whether he realizes it or not, because he can't get her out of his thoughts. He can't help but keep coming back and finding more ways to spend time in her company. Carly is in Pine Mountain escaping with a divorce pending from her ex, who not only cheated, but tried to take down her reputation in the New York restaurant scene. She there to focus on restoring her name and making the big comeback and has no time to be thinking about getting involved with another man. Even if he is a hunky contractor who brings her temperature to a boil every time he's near. Even if like Jackson, she can't stop thinking about him. The chemistry between these two is sizzling hot. The banter is funny, sexy, and filled with innuendo. The story line kept my interest and a smile on my face, except when I was reading about Carly's dirt-bag ex, Travis, or the stress her mother was putting on her to reconcile with the cheater. Both Jackson and Carly have good relationships with their family and friends. Lots of humor, teasing and honest moments go down in that way only a family member or good friend can get away with when there is obvious unconditional love. The interactions with all the characters is just so enjoyable and well written. I felt like I was hanging out with the gang and chiming right in with all that was happening. Not every writer can pull that off. Kimberly Kincaid does it with style and grace. Certainly don't miss out on this book, but check out Turn Up The Heat and the rest of her back list as well. You'll be glad you did, I know I am. 5 stars ~Complimentary copy provided via NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
SusanScottShelley More than 1 year ago
Gimme Some Sugar is Book 2 in the Pine Mountain series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Carly and Jackson's story is a heartwarming combination of delicious chemistry, humor, wonderful secondary characters and a place I wish was real so I could visit! Warning: you will devour this book! And, one reading isn't enough...you will go back for seconds and thirds. Hands down, another satisfying read from a fabulous author!
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 star read. This might be Kimberly Kincaid at her very best. Whereas I was a little bit disappointed with TURN UP THE HEAT, Kimberly hit the top with this one. GIMME SOME SUGAR, book two in the Pine Mountain series by Kimberly Kincaid is Kimberly at her very best. I was ever so slightly disappointed with book one, TURN UP THE HEAT but Kimberly quickly redeemed herself in GIMME SOME SUGAR with humor, and an excellent what to make of this relationship between a woman on the cusp of a divorce and a commitment resistant man in Carly di Matisse and Jackson Carter. The advice-ready secondary characters kept this love hungry pair on the right track, despite everyone’s warnings to both with the exception of Sloane who insisted Jackson was Carly’s swan and Shane who wanted his best friend to be as settled and happy as he was with Bellamy. Kimberly does an excellent job of, once again, mixing the hunger for food with the desire for love between this passionate duo who are quickly falling in love, even while insisting that everything is oh - so casual and uninvolved. I thoroughly enjoyed the clumsy way in which Jackson and Carly fall in love – a delightful and deliciously sexy clumsiness that starts with their meeting and follows them all the way through their on again, off again heated attraction. If it’s possible to have a slap stick romance created only out of words, GIMME SOME SUGAR fits the bill. I highly recommend this delightful, funny, warm, and very sexy contemporary romance to anyone who just thrills at watching two unlikely people fall wonderfully head over heals in love. ***eARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unscripted review
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Gimme Some Sugar by Kimberly Kincaid is the second book in her Pine Mountain series. Although I had not read book one, Turn Up The Heat, this is a standalone book and I had no problems connecting with the characters or the small town of Pine Mountain. This is the story of Chef Carly diMatisse and contractor/construction worker, Jackson Carter. Their first meeting was hilarious. His description of Carly when he first sees her “This woman was f@#$ing beautiful. Even if she did sound like a bag of pissed off kittens” set the tone for the rest of the story. Carly left New York City to re-establish her career as a chef after she found her low-life husband, Travis, cheating on her with the restaurant owner’s daughter. They were co-chefs at a restaurant and when she gave the owner a choice of her or him, the owner chose Travis. She is now the chef at the Pine Mountain Resort’s restaurant La Dolce Vita and loves being in charge of her own kitchen. She plans to only be there until the divorce is final and she can go “home” again to NYC. Jackson is 6’4” all muscles and gorgeous. He loves his family and his job. His best friend, Shane, and Jackson have a close relationship that speaks volumes about a friendship that has survived years. Jackson however is commitment phobic thanks to his dad and a scarred childhood. He’s afraid to love because he might turn into his “dad”. The secondary characters of Carly’s best friend, Sloane, Adrian, Carly’s sous chef, Jackson’s friend, Shane, and Jackson’s family were great and helps the reader to understand the main characters. Their insights into their personalities really rocked the plot. The story is filled with witty, sometimes sexy, banter between Jackson and Carly, food references, humor and steamy love between two people who are falling hard for each other. I will definitely be reading the first book in this series so that I can learn more about Shane and Bellamy’s love story. I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Kim Jackson Carter is a loveable easy-going guy. He’s a contractor who loves his job and his family. Due to a childhood incident, he doesn’t do love or serious relationships. Carly di Matisse is a tough lady. She’s in the midst of a divorce from her chef husband and has left New York City to regroup. Currently the chef at La Dolce Vita restaurant at the Pine Mountain Resort, Carly is hoping to bide her time before she can go back to New York. Jackson and Carly each want nothing to do with love for different reasons. But through food, these two discover a friendship and surprising love that’s worth fighting for. While this is the second book in Kimberly Kincaid’s Pine Mountain series, it is a standalone read. But if you read the first book, Turn Up the Heat, you will be happy to know that Bellamy and Shane have a strong presence in this book. Prepare yourself to fall in love with Carly and Jackson as they fall in love with one another and make new discoveries about their past and present. Gimme Some Sugar will make you hungry, laugh, and cry. The Pine Mountain series is definitely a series to read. Source: NetGalley
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
Carly is a chef on a temporary assignment in Pine Mountain. Jackson is a contractor hired to make repairs to Carly's rental house. I laughed out loud when Jackson and Carly first met! Loved the humor between these two! And the sparks flying, wow! I couldn't read this fast enough. I wanted to find out how they worked out their own issues to be able to really love and enjoy each other. A truly enjoyable read! Looking forward to the next Pine Mountain book!
tfail24 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review and I don’t know where to begin, because in my opinion, it was honestly that good of a story. This story had a wonderful pace to it and kept you hooked and rooting for Jackson and Carly to the very end. This is a wonderful series and I can’t wait to read more from Pine Mountain. I absolutely LOVED this book. Going into it I didn’t think that there was any way that I could put anybody before Shane (from Turn Up The Heat), but O.M.G Jackson totally rocked. He is her very hot and distracting contractor, but from their very first bump into each while Jackson is repairing her damaged deck, neither can forget about the other. Carly is going through a divorce and Jackson doesn’t do serious relationships because of his troubled past with his father. They both go into it thinking friends-with-benefits/sex and they end up falling in love with each other. Carly has always said that she was going back home and Jackson said that he didn’t want a relationship, so in the end while doing what he thought was best for Carly since she was leaving for New York – He hurts her in more ways than one, because he didn’t think that he could protect her from himself and that he would lose control. He is her SWAN!!
Staci70 More than 1 year ago
I think Jackson is my new favorite hero. And I'm so happy he got his happily ever after with Carly who has made an appearance in previous Pine Mountain stories. The friendship between Jackson and Shane is a terrific secondary plot line. These two characters are written in a way that flows back and forth so well between this book and book number one. I also love that Bellamy from the first book has such a big secondary role in this book as well. All of the relationships in this book are very well written, and of course the romantic side of the book is hot and steamy. I was rooting for Jackson and Carly from the very beginning of the book.
Robyn_Nichole More than 1 year ago
Kimberly Cooks Up Another Great Read! Welcome back to Pine Mountain!  In the second book in the Pine Mountain series, we learn more about Carly the famous New York chef that is running the resort's kitchen and Jackson the hot contractor that is very handy to have around.  We met them in Kimberly's first book in the series Turn Up The Heat!  (Which you should read because it is great). Carly left NYC in disgrace and is trying to build back up her reputation in Pine Mountain, so she can go back to New York with her head held high.  Jackson is a ladies man and never lets anyone get to close.  They decide to have a bene-friendship that will only last until Carly goes back to the big city. This is a great fun read full of humor and some yummy dishes. (Thank you Kimberly for the recipes at the back of the book).  One of my favorite quotes in the books is "Life's an experience. You might as well eat good food on the way."  My favorite scene is when Carly and Jackson meet for the first time, definitely a meet-cute. 
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Nice read. I am glad I got the opportunity to revisit the small town of Pine Mountain, Pennsylvania. The people are genuine, the Blue Ridge Mountains are beautiful and thanks to celebrity chef Carly di Matisse, the upscale restaurant at the Pine Mountain resort serves scrumptious dishes. Carly is a petite, New York City chef that now makes her home in Pine Mountain. She is in the process of getting a divorce from her cheating, good for nothing husband, who is also a celebrity chef. She is working very hard to make a name for herself without any outside influences. Jackson Carter is a good-looking contractor that believes he is unworthy of love. It takes the love of a good woman to change his belief system. As much as I enjoyed this story, I found the pace to be quite sluggish. Carly and Jackson are great together, but it took forever for them to do something about the feelings that were developing between them. When Carly and Jackson are together, their chemistry is combustible. Ms. Kincaid kept me chuckling through the use of food play on words and anecdotes. Looking forward to the next book in the series!
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Gimme Some Sugar is the second book in the Pine Mountain Series. This is the first book I’ve read written by Kimberly Kincaid and I really enjoyed it. Carly is a chef who was forced to leave her treasured New York City behind due to her soon to be ex-husband. She’s the Executive Chef at Pine Mountain Resort’s La Dolce Vita. Carly becomes quickly acquainted with Jackson Carter whose been tasked to re-build the deck in the home where she’s living. Sparks immediately begin to fly as we travel down the road as Carly deals with her husband’s refusal to carry through with the divorce, her attraction to Jackson and dealing with her mother’s illness. We see a sweet side to Jackson as he remains by her side throughout her mother’s health scare. I loved this book along with its twists and turns as we came to a happily ever after. I haven’t read the first book in the series but can’t wait to start. I would highly recommend it. I would also like to disclose that I received a copy of Gimme Some Sugar through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
PurdueLiz More than 1 year ago
Gimme Some Sugar is second in the Pine Mountain series where the food is great, the setting is amazing, and the chemistry between Carly and Jackson is simply off the charts. When can I pack my bags? Ms. Kincaid has once again delivered a heartwarming tale of romance filled with characters you just can't help but root for.
Csk513 More than 1 year ago
Another great read in the world of Pine Mountain. The book contains food references, classic car references, Harrisburg references (yay!) and of course, fun flirtations and steamy romance! What more could you ask for! Oh yeah, Jackson. A mountain of a man who was seriously good with kids. How could you not LOVE him! If you have not been introduced to Pine Mountain, what are you waiting for? This book is good, romantic fun that will leave you happy and refreshed rather than emotional and deflated. Which is just the right type of book for me. So if you are looking for a good book with an HEA, but the opportunity to explore more of the characters in other books, this series is perfect for you. Start with Turn up the Heat and be prepared for a food filled fun fabulous flirty freaking awesome time!