Chloe Daniels doesn’t need a man—after escaping a marriage gone bad, she guards her heart as closely as the details of her past. So when hot-tempered celebrity chef Ben “the Beast” Haddox storms into her struggling toy store, Chloe is determined not to be drawn in by his broad shoulders…or baby-blue eyes.
In his hometown, Ben’s culinary career is almost as famous as his bad-boy rep. He’s out to prove to naysayers he’s a success by opening a new restaurant—and the only thing standing in his way is Chloe’s store. But before he has a chance to convert her space into his signature eatery, she cooks up a plan to show him that her shop is worth saving.
As things start to sizzle between them, Chloe must figure out how to avoid getting burned. Can she trust herself to love again, or has she jumped out of the frying pan and into desire?
Chloe has closed herself off since getting divorced from an abusive husband. She has her toy store and the women she helps. Ben is loud and has a temper. He's famous for it. He is taking care of his niece and nephew now. Something about Chloe makes him want to be different. This was sweet.with likable characters. Surprisingly less about food than I expected. I enjoyed this one.
My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!
My Source: Netgalley
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