Into the Fire


Months after he stole her affections—then her executive chef position—Shyann and Luke meet again under sizzling circumstances, competing head-to-head on a televised cooking show called Kitchen Twist. Each arrives with a motive: Luke intends to win back Shyann’s heart, even as she wants closure on the not-so-tasty heartbreak he once served up.

Luke knows culinary masterpieces require a delicate touch, but that knowledge is tossed out with the leftovers as he works to show Shyann he’s not such a bad guy. Now he pushes his skills to the limit to win the competition and satisfy a bet.

Can two top chefs resist each other as they move out of the pan and into the fire?


Silence reigned for half a minute before he
reached out a hand and touched hers like a breezy
whisper. Her head went a little fuzzy at the warm
contact. He shouldn’t still be able to affect her so

“I regret it went down the way it did, but why
did you show me the exit before giving me a chance
to explain, not to mention—dress? Enlighten me,
sugar cheeks?”

With a jerk, she pulled her hand free. He was
really asking for it. Sugar cheeks? Seriously? Now
she knew he was only messing with her. She could
give as well as she got.

“Tell you what. You win tonight, and I’ll give
you your chance. You lose, we go our separate ways,
and you walk out all by yourself, big boy.”
A crooked grin formed on his face as he reached
a hand toward her hair. He fingered an escaping curl
before she pulled away, leaving his hand hanging in

“You can call me big boy all you want, but I’ll do
you one better. How about if I win, I take you to
dinner, and you let me explain the whole situation?”
She felt her eyebrow rise and knew he’d read it
as interest, but she didn’t care at the moment. “I
honestly don’t want to hear any explanation from
you now or ever, but if I win? Which I will, of

“Then I’ll leave it up to you. If you want me to
walk away, I will.” He took a step closer, placed his
hand on her shoulder, and leaned down, his mouth
right next to her ear. “But if you want me to call you
darling, sweetheart, and sugar cheeks all night long,
I’ll do that too.”

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1 comment:

Amy S. said...

Hey, your book sounds really good! I think I'll have to get it soon. I love contemporary romances.