"Sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of romance-loving foodies." -- Publishers Weekly
Scarlett Jackson is anything but perfect. The first time she met famous chef and entrepreneur Guy Chapman, she set him on fire. As a result, she was blacklisted from every restaurant in New York City to the point where she couldn’t get hired at a taco stand. But she didn’t give up. She got busy. Now she’s running her own food truck and things are taking off. Except…through a mixture of impeccable timing and bad luck, she’s parking near Guy’s newest and most ambitious undertaking: Restaurant Row.
For Guy Chapman, everything must be perfect. His businesses, his food, his whole life. He has more on the line than creating a culinary empire. There are people who rely on him, from employees to a sister who requires twenty-four-hour care. So when a plucky baker running an inconvenient food truck throws a wrench into his plans, he can’t let it go.
When things start getting hot in both their kitchens, Guy and Scarlett have to decide what’s more important: winning the block or winning each other’s hearts.
Imperfect Series reading order--All books can be read as stand-alone novels and feature quirky characters and a guaranteed HEA!
Book One: Imperfect Chemistry
Book Two: Imperfectly Criminal
Book Three: Practically Imperfect
Book Four: Picture Imperfect
Book Five: Imperfect Strangers
Book Six: Imperfectly Delicious
Frame serves up a fluffy souffl of rom-com tropes in her cute but formulaic sixth Imperfect romance (after Imperfect Strangers). Scarlett Jackson picked a spot for her New York City food truck, For Goodness Cakes, without realizing the block had already been claimed by Guy Chapman, the Gordon Ramseyesque star of the reality show Devil's Kitchen. Guy plans to turn the whole block into a haute cuisine experience and wants Scarlett's punny cupcakes gone. Their early run-ins end in disaster: Scarlett accidentally sets Guy on fire and gets stuck in an art installation that he must save her from. When it becomes clear that she and her truck are holding their ground, Guy declares war and their escalating pranks end in the ruin of Scarlett's first big wedding order. Guy offers to help bake new cupcakes, and in the process, he realizes that Scarlett's a talented and business-savvy baker, while Scarlett learns that Guy's profanity-laced perfectionism was made-for-TV. Though Scarlett's acute case of clumsy rom-com heroine syndrome can be grating and Guy's villainous ex-wife is frustratingly one-dimensional, the secondary characters add humor, and Guy's charming, dapper assistant, Carson, steals every scene he's in. The love story may be cookie-cutter, but it's sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of romance-loving foodies. (Self-published)
First time reading this author. Cute story.