Chef Noah Fairfield must choose between his pride and his heart when a gorgeous movie star invades his kitchen.
To the world, she’s the famous movie star Gabrielle. But inside she’s just Gabby, with a secret she’s never shared weighing down her heart. She comes back to Spencer Hollow Virginia, hoping to put down roots and become almost a normal person between filming movies. But she can’t escape work when her producers expect her to research her next role as a chef. Who better to ask than Noah Fairfield, brother of her former costar? Though they’d never gotten along, she’s determined to become friends and find a way to ask the prickly chef for permission to invade his kitchen.
Noah Fairfield has a secret of his own—he’s been fired from his Pittsburgh restaurant, even though he won a major award. He hasn’t told anyone, because he knows his family will pity him and try to convince him to run the café he’s about to open at Fairfield Orchard. He just wants to return to Pittsburgh and prove himself, but gorgeous Gabrielle is making things difficult. He tries to resist falling for his brother’s ex, but Gabby has surprising depth beneath her legendary beauty. The more they’re together, the more confused he becomes about the future. How can he show he’s a five-star chef, when everyone thinks he’s hitched to her star?