Monday, August 25, 2014

Recipe for Love

Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher URL: www.amberquill.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61124-596-7
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

Life has never been particularly plain sailing for Jack, but these last few months have really taken the cake. His ex wife seems to be on his case every waking hour, and his most recent relationship has ended acrimoniously. As if Jack doesn’t have enough on his plate, he’s confronted by the sight of his teenage daughter at his door, all puffy eyed... and pregnant!

Dan runs a successful bakery and sometimes employs his nephew Billy to help out when things get busy. Dan realises it isn’t going to be a good day when Rachel – a girl Billy dated a while back – and her very cute, very angry father come into the store, demanding to see Billy. He can understand the man’s frustration, but Dan is not about to let Jack steamroll his way through this. The kids got themselves into this, and Dan’s willing to give them a chance to make it work. Jack obviously has a lot on his plate, so Dan is trying to stay patient, and much to his annoyance, reign in his immediate attraction to this hot headed man, but Jack is not making things easy. Dan can see Jack needs to seriously de-stress, and fast, but Jack is sending out mixed messages…

I enjoy reading Sean Michael’s work. The writing is realistic, easy to follow, and just has that feel good factor. Recipe for Love has drama, hot scenes and lots of baking goodness – the perfect combination. The storyline was very enjoyable, a good balance of emotion and cuteness, but I felt that it was a bit too short; as if the author had to skip over some parts that could have been explored further. The characters were very strong and had an immediate impact. I loved the chemistry between Dan and Jack, and would love to read more of their story.

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