{Review} Into the Fire by Amanda Usen

{Review} Into the Fire by Amanda UsenInto the Fire by Amanda Usen
Also by this author: Impulse Control
Published by Entangled: Brazen, Entangled: Indulgence on June 10, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Opposites Attract, Player Falls in Love, Second Chance Romance
Character(s): Businessmen/Lawyers/Entrepreneurs, Chefs & Cooks
Pages: 202
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She's cooking up a recipe for revenge...

Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson Calabrese can buy whatever he wants--except creativity. He can craft perfect paella, but if his new restaurant is going to take New York by storm, he'll need help. And there's only one chef with the culinary creativity to reinvent their menu: former rival--and lover--Lila Grant. The one woman with all the right ingredients to drive Jackson wild. And damned if he doesn't want another taste.

During their time at the culinary academy, Lila brought the heat in the kitchen and between Jackson's sheets. Seducing her back into his bed--and his kitchen--should be easy. But after the way things ended between them, Lila isn't giving anything away for free. Jackson may have made her an offer she can't refuse, but she wants revenge, and she'll take it served hot...one delicious bite at a time.

Erin: If you’re a fan of books with plenty of food and food talk in them, then look no further than Amanda Usen’s new book, Into the Fire. There’s plenty of food, snark, and even a little bit of drama thrown in the mix. You probably shouldn’t read this if you’re hungry though!

This was a fun book. Enemies to lovers is always one of my favorite tropes … it just makes for some really delicious tension. There is definitely plenty of heat between Jackson and Lila both in the kitchen and out. The dual POVs really lets you see into both characters, their motivations and emotions, and though there is plenty of mistrust between them based on some past history, there is sizzling chemistry. The writing was tight and the plot moves along nicely. And the food? All the food! Who knew cooking could be so sensual?! I’m not a fan of “the big misunderstanding and no communication” plot device that is SO overused so I found myself quite frustrated with that aspect, but all in all this was a delightful read. Check it out, but heed my warning … don’t read this hungry!

Erin

Erin is a book addict! She loves books of all kinds, but her favorites are Contemporary Romance or YA (and she reads both boy/boy AND boy/girl, sometimes even girl/girl!) She's been reading since she could hold a book in her hands and doesn't see that changing any time soon. Give her a Coke, kick ass tunes from her favorite playlists, and a book, and she's in reading heaven.

She's a Texan, though she drinks her tea plain and NOT sweet. She loves cheesecake, strawberry limeade's from Sonic and her favorite color is purple. In her books, she loves an HEA, but she never minds if the road is rough to get there, as long as the reward is worth the struggle.

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