Spicing It Up!

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Spicing It Up!

The sex was smoking hot and the mystery was well thought out.
 
However, there were a few problems I had with this the story. The main one being that it seemed more set in the 60’s or 70’s rather than current times in regards to the attitudes toward a woman in a power position. While I’m not so naïve as to think that the attitudes portrayed in this work don’t exist, I’m sure they do to a certain extent; I don’t think they exist to the extent portrayed. I just couldn’t connect with the story and especially the character of Cara.
 
On a lesser level I had issues with the consistency of the work. In one paragraph the heroine has stood up from her chair and two paragraphs later, during the same scene, she’s still sitting. This is just an example of some consistency problems. I would hope that future works would go through a more detailed editorial process to help avoid these issues.
 
Special Notes: This is an erotic work and includes graphic descriptions of sexual situations and shouldn’t be read by those who don’t like descriptive sex in their romances.

Book Blurb for Spicing It Up!

Cara Manning has worked very hard to get to the top of her career. Staying on top is going to be the hardest work she has ever done. Running with the current trend in cooking shows, she pitches ‘Spice It Up!’. Now all she needs is a sizzling chef to host the show.

She definitely finds that in Jack Monroe, an aspiring restaurateur who has a flair for haute cuisine, a scandalous reputation, and a killer smile that makes Cara’s knees melt like butter. From the moment they meet, their heat is evident.

Jack can see beneath Cara's uptight exterior is a woman with passion. But can he shake the rumors of his “bad-boy” escapades to be with an uptight, corporate executive?

Can Cara take a chance with a man who, technically, works for her, without risking her career or losing her own identity?
 


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2009 3.25