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"A sweet and sexy treat! Don't miss it!" --Bella Andre, New York Times bestselling author

Out of the frying pan. . .and into the fire!

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. . .

"Kimberly Kincaid knows how to whip up a delicious love story." --Susan Donovan

"Smart, fun, and heartwarming." –Jill Shalvis

June 1
Zebra Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

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Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar. (Pine Mountain Series # 2). Kimberly Kinkaid

Carly di Matisse was a chef in a very busy New York restaurant. She thought she could handle just about anything, until she walked into a back room and found her chef/husband having sex with the bosses daughter. As if cheating wasn't bad enough, she was then fired. She's now living in Pine Mountain with her best friend romance writer Sloane, she is head chef of La Dolce Vita, the Pine Mountain Lodge's restaurant and best of all her soux chef Adrian joined her when she left New York. She misses New York and her family, but she is really enjoying being head chef in her own kitchen. After a terrible storm dropped a tree on their deck, Carly meets contractor Jackson Carter in a series of events that will make you laugh out loud.

Jackson has lived in Pine Mountain since he was ten. He enjoys construction work, and works for a friend. His life is happy enough, but his Mom, brothers and friends think he needs more, meaning a woman. He likes women as long as it's no strings and both parties go away happy. He has a fear of relationships and even though very attracted to Carly as she is to him, they both can't commit to anything but friends with benefits. Carly and Jackson are falling in love, but both would deny it vehemently.

There is lots of laughter, tears, family love and wonderful food. Ms. Kinkaid graciously includes recipes in the book also. This is the second book in the Pine Mountain Series, can be read as a stand alone, but the first is equally enjoyable as the second. Looking forward to my next visit to Pine Mountain.

I received this eBook from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.
Pat Fordyce. Four Stars

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