She won’t be his flavor of the week. But just a taste won’t hurt…right?
I love Lee Bowers. And that sucks.
He’s my brother’s best friend, but a bookish nerd like me would never fit into his celebrity-chef, serial-heartbreaker world. I don’t do risks. Lawyering feeds my bank account. Anonymous food blogging feeds my soul.
But one night, in a red-wine-fueled funk, I pour out my feelings in a blog post, safe behind my anonymous mask. And realize too late my drunken fingers hit “Publish” instead of “Delete.”
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am screwed.
At first, I wanted to skewer the popular food critic who brutally lampooned my restaurant—apparently while simultaneously ogling my butt. But you know what? She’s right. The only hands-on time I’ve spent in the kitchen lately involves a hot blonde and, um…a zucchini.
Somewhere between my I’m-gonna-sue fury, and unexpectedly cuddling with Jenna after a night of soul-searing sex, I accidentally discover that blogger’s identity. And my whole life does a screeching 180.
I love Jenna Harrison. And I’m going to prove it to her, one anonymous, sexy text message at a time.
Chef vs. Blogger
Jenna Harrison has always loved her brother's best friend. In the past, she thought he may have feelings for her, but she ran scared never finding out the truth. Now, a successful attorney and food blogger, she meets up with Lee and her brother in celebration of her birthday.
Lee Bowers, a successful chef and restaurant owner, has loved Jenna from afar for as long as he can remember. He even planned on telling her on a vacation years ago--one that she backed out of. Figuring he could never be good enough for her, he throws his passion into work and "numerous" women. At Jenna's 30th birthday celebration, jealousy at seeing her with someone else triggers him to finally tell her how he feels. Upset that her birthday turned out so horribly, Jenna goes home, gets drunk, and publishes a scathing blog about Chef Lee. When Lee shows up the next morning ready to sue the blogger, she realizes her drunken mistake.
This was one of the best "best friend's little sister" novels I've read! I liked that Jenna's brother actually encouraged the relationship and they didn't go behind anyone's back to hide it. The control that Lee showed when he found out who the blogger was is EPIC! The care and consideration he took to "win" over the love of his life was so sweet. I enjoyed Lee's personal journey as he went back through his life to remember what was truly important to him. Then he just let it all go.....There's a saying, "If you love someone, let them go. If they come back, they're yours forever". That's this story! Sometimes the simpler things in life are the best. Loved it!!!! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
Great story about two people hiding behind their professional “masks” instead of living their true desires. Fun dialogue and heartwarming miscommunications make this a fun, interesting read.
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