What happens when a suave, sexy chef meets a cute, sassy food critic? When Shelbi Arrington accepts a position as a food critic in the hopes of burying her medical career and foregoing her residency, the last thing she's searching for is love. However, that's just what the doctor ordered especially when she lays eyes on the handsome chef, Justin Richardson. While sorting out her secret conflict of continuing her medical career, she falls for his mouthwatering charm, leaving her hungry for anything he has to offer. Justin is leery of doctors because a doctor's negligence caused his mother's death when he was twelve. He has put his focus and energy into his restaurant, which had been a dream he and his mother shared. Justin is immediately smitten by the cute, sassy food critic that has him cooking up different ways to please her appetite. But when things start to heat up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation that could extinguish the flame of their relationship. Will Justin be able to forget his pain and commit to the woman who has stolen his heart? Cooking Up Love is the first book in the Arrington Family Series.
Sometimes fear can be the driving force in a person making what can be seen from the outside as a ‘weird’ decision. Ms. Shaw demonstrates that very well in this novel. Justin doesn’t exactly afraid of doctors but he has a misplaced anger towards them. While Shelbi is flat full of fear of making a mistake that could end someone’s life, and that’s okay.
Their circumstances don’t stop them from meeting and having an intense attraction towards each other (I loved their first meeting), or building a relationship. But of course a romance being a romance, something has to get in the way of true love, and that’s where the fear and drama comes in.
Ms. Shaw has created a whirlwind of attraction between in two wonderful characters I could really relate to.
I give this book five out of five trolley shaped chocolate bars.
I purchased this book from Amazon.