Food writer and former chef Jo Kinney has just one rule when it comes to relationships: business must not be mixed with the personal. The first–and last–time she did, her career blew up like a bad soufflé. So when she’s lured to Montreal to cover the comeback of Chef Ian Michel, it’s not so much an escape as it is a “strategic retreat”.
Just one problem: It was Jo who wrote the review that proved so fatal to Ian’s career.
Jo is nothing like Ian imagined. Instead of criticism, she offers redemption. She turns out to be competent and challenging—not to mention downright attractive.
Then he learns she was once a chef herself, and he wonders what stopped her own career short. But Jo won’t let him get close enough to find out.