Monday, April 18, 2011

Beauty and the Feast by Julia Rachel Barrett

From Goodreads

Eva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who's all about food. Eva moves to the Napa Valley where her culinary skills come to the attention of the owners of a start-up, All Things to All People, and Eva finds her niche as a personal chef. Now all she needs is a man as perfect as her cooking, but she has serious doubts that such a creature exists.
When wealthy entrepreneur, winery owner, and noted Lothario, Gabriel Abbott, makes plans to seduce his flavor of the month, his assistant hires All Things to All People to cater a gourmet dinner. Eva expects to use her way with food to showcase the startup. What she unexpectedly discovers is that her culinary skills showcase far more.
Once Gabriel finds himself seduced by Eva's voice, and the sensual flavors and textures of her food, his previous plans are quickly forgotten. He begins to obsess about meeting his little chef in person. But when Eva and Gabe finally come face to face, the question is, how hot will their fire burn.

My Thoughts

I stumbled across the synopsis of this book on one of the blogs that I follow. I was not familiar with the author, but the story line was intriguing and creative. I thought it might be an enjoyable read. And is that ever an understatement! I LOVED this book!!! Eva is feisty, tough, talented, and oblivious to her own charms. Gabriel is determined, intelligent, and appropriately forceful. I was rooting for them both from the start! This book is classified as erotica, so I did have my doubts in the beginning. I find that a great deal of erotica crosses the line into tactless and crass. Happy to say, I was pleasantly surprised! The only minor complaint I have, and it is minor, is the repeated overuse of one specific word. Not a word I normally find offensive in the least. But by the end of the book, it was a bit worn-out. All in all, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun, entertaining read. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

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