Series: The Sutter’s Bay, #5
Author: Shawn Lane
Length: Short Story (64 Pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (February 16th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb: Ryan Callahan’s parents died in a boating accident off Sutter’s Bay when he was five years old. Now, Ryan is back in the bay and ready to live in the Victorian reproduction house his father built for his mother. And he’s also ready to get his dream job as a chef. The job of head chef seems to fall into his lap when the bay’s newest restaurant, Mabry’s, is short-staffed, but when the sexy-as-sin owner, Chris Mabry, returns from vacation, he fires the inexperienced Ryan on the spot.
Ryan’s dream seems to be over before he gets a chance to prove himself. Yet when Chris quickly realizes his restaurant is truly falling without the help of a creative and talented chef, he rehires Ryan.
As Marbry’s prospects for success takes a turn for the better, things start to sizzle between Ryan and Chris. And soon, Ryan is cooking for Chris…personally….
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Review: This title is part of the Tasty Treats AmberPax Collection. However, it can be purchased separately. It is also part of The Sutter Bay Series and should be read in order.
I absolutely loved this story. It caught my attention from start to finish. I loved Ryan and Chris, they made me laugh and want to strangle them at the beginning. More Chris than Ryan though because he comes in and acts like a real snobby jerk to Ryan. However, he did realize that night that he had made a mistake in firing Ryan.
Ryan’s family had died in a boating accident and he had been away for most of his life, but now he figured it was time to go home. He gets there and right off, the bat knows he needs a job. So going out for some food, he comes across a restaurant with a help wanted sign. Chris’s brother was the one that hired him, thinking his brother would be cool with it. Then Chris got back that night from Mexico and terminated him on the spot.
Things start to heat up and they were mixing it up what with work and their personal lives. It was tender and so very hot. I loved how forgiving they both seem to be, even standing up for each other. Especially when the ex shows up. I would recommend this story to anyone who believes in true love, cool foods, sexy men, and hot sex.