lunedì 27 giugno 2016

Review & Giveaway: Seducing the Chef by Janet Lane-Walters


Seducing the Chef
by Janet Lane-Walters

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GENRE: Romance, Contemporary

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BLURB:

Seducing the Chef - Allie Blakefield, editor of Good Eatin' wants to do a feature on Five Cuisines a restaurant across the river from NY City. Her father forbids the feature and won't say why. She's not one to sit back and be ruled by someone. She borrows a friend's apartment.

While leaning over the balcony she sees a handsome dark haired man doing a Yoga routine. He looks up and she is struck by the Blakefield curse. Love at first sight.
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My Review:

This short novel is perfect to read in a relaxing afternoon in the pool or the sea. It's a fast and short read but very addictive and enjoyable. A romantic love story with a sad feud between two families that has lasted for years. Is the case to stop it?
Greg's restaurant Fives Cusines  is going really well. Now is the turning point. He is going to receive a visit from a famous food critic, if the review is positive, his restaurant will take off. But this newspaper belongs to his father's rival. He will destroy him as he did with his father? The daughter of his rival, Allie sees him do yoga from the window of her room and she's just very attracted to him .....
It 's a truly immersive reading, a very intriguing plot that kept me glued to the pages curious to know what would happen. I read it in one sitting.
This is the first book in a series, I'm really curious to read the other romantic stories that this author has created.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sweet and amazing story.


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EXCERPT:


Greg dashed inside. He sped through a shower and dressed. As he dashed to the door he halted. Champagne. He had brought a bottle from the restaurant and had chilled it overnight. Mimosas went with everything and might take the edge off his raging desire to claim Allie’s body as soon as he entered Steve’s apartment.

With the chilled wine in hand he walked upstairs and knocked on the door. Allie answered. Her smile broadened and she tapped the bottle. “Mimosas, the perfect touch. Come with me.” He followed her to the kitchen where she took a carafe of orange juice from the refrigerator. She indicated the glasses on the table. “Do the honors while I tend to the rest of the meal.”

He smelled cinnamon and coffee. As he opened the champagne he watched her pour a mixture into two metal omelet pans. She stood so he couldn’t see what she added. She accepted a glass and sipped. He caught a hint of vanilla on her skin. The way to a man’s heart might be through the stomach. For this chef, aroma, taste and presentation did the trick. She aced all three. He feared he was lost.

“To a new friendship,” he said.

She touched her glass to him. “May it long endure.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Janet Lane Walters, an award winning author has been published for 46 years. Before graduating to novels, she published short stories and poetry. She writes romance from sweet to spicy. Some are contemporary, some paranormal and some fantasy. She has also written mysteries and suspense and even strayed into non-fiction. Becoming Your Own Critique Partner written with Jane Toombs won an EPIC award.

Janet Lives in the scenic Hudson River valley with her husband of many years. Her psychiatrist husband considers her writing an obsession, but one he refuses to cure. She's the mother of four and the grandmother of seven - four biracial children and three Chinese children. In the past she has composed music and earned enough money casting Horoscopes to fund a trip to Ireland. She tries to live up to her eclectic writer name by living an eclectic life.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Janet Lane-Walters will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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35 commenti:

  1. Looks like an interesting book ;)

    RispondiElimina
  2. Nice review, sounds like a great story!

    RispondiElimina
  3. Congrats on the lovely review. Here's to many more.

    RispondiElimina
  4. This sounds like a really sweet story, with a little bit of drama. My kind of book.

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  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  6. Congrats on the tour; enjoyed the excerpt :)

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  7. Really great review! This sounds like a book I will love.. thanks for sharing :)

    RispondiElimina
  8. What comes first for you--the story or the characters?

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. For me it's usually an idea that suddenly develops into a story. The characters usually follow the story line. In this case, the scene on the balcony of the opening came first and all else follwoed

      Elimina
  9. Thanks for every one who has visited

    RispondiElimina
  10. The book sounds interesting, thanks.

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  11. Thank you for the review, excerpt and giveaway.

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  12. I love the review, sounds like a great read!

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  13. This is a new author for me but the book sounds very intriguing, so I'd love to learn more!

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  14. Have a terrific weekend and thanks so much for this giveaway

    RispondiElimina
  15. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you all enjoy your 4th of July weekend

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  16. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  17. Happy 4th of July! Hope you have a fantastic day! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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  18. Happy 4th of July to all in America celebrating Independence Day and thank you for this giveaway

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  19. Hello! Hope your having a great evening and stopping by to say thanks for the giveaway

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  20. Wishing you a terrific Wednesday and thanking you for the chance to win.

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  21. Hello! Hope your day is awesome and thanking you for the giveaway.

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  22. Happy Friday! Hope it's a good one for you I appreciate your offering us such a great giveaway and thanking you for all you put into this for us.

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  23. Great stuff from Janet==and what a cool topical idea for a story! Have a great tour!

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  24. Have a great weekend and thanks for all you do amd hard work you put into offering us the great giveaways

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  25. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday and thank you for this chance to win

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  26. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  27. Happy Monday and thanks again for the chance to win

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  28. Sounds like a fun read. So many interesting elements to the story: the mystery of a family feud, going against parental/boss authority, forbidden love...

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