Sunday, November 19, 2006

COOKING UP A STORM - Jenna Bayley-Burke

Check out the Australian cover for Jenna's April release!


I recently met Jenna at The Emerald City Writer's Conference and didn't realize she wrote Modern Romance for Mills and Boon and here I am finally reading her new release COOKING UP A STORM. It's absolutely delicious and delectable, full of passion, romance and humor. Felt like I was in the middle of catering chaos. It's a wonderful story and I sincerely enjoyed every moment of Lauren and Cameron's journey in finding each other. A sincere thanks to Jenna for this incredible and entertaining story!

Book Description:

Millionaire on the menu!

When it comes to relationships, sexy venture capitalist Cameron Price sticks firmly to casual flings. But when relocation takes him to Seattle, his boss insists that finding a girlfriend will be a smart career move.

Still content with snacks rather than a full banquet, Cameron makes a deal with caterer Lauren Brody – she will pretend to be his girlfriend, and in return he'll hire her to cook at all his corporate events!

But their first kiss is incredibly tasty! Soon, the chemistry between Cameron and Lauren is electric, and their shared passion is threatening to boil over - which isn't part of Cameron's plan!


MY REVIEW:

Jenna Bayley-Burke has written a real winner with her COOKING UP A STORM. It's absolutely delicious and delectable, full of passion, romance and humour. I felt like I was in the middle of catering chaos. It's a wonderful story and I sincerely enjoyed every moment of Lauren and Cameron's journey in finding each other.

Cameron an investment executive is being transferred from his firm in New York to head up the Seattle office and if he proves himself, he’ll run both offices. His boss is stepping down but he and his wife have definite ideas of how Cam should handle his personal life………a serious girlfriend then marriage! They firmly believe because Cam must entertain both at home and the office a wife and social hostess is the key to his success and happiness.

Lauren was just building up her career and business “Come for Dinner” Catering. Her company was well known for catering fabulous dinner parties. For the past few years, Lauren had emerged herself in her business to forget her pain, that of loosing her father and brother in a car accident and being hurt by a past fiancé. She is now just recovering from the hurt and looking forward to catering Cam’s business dinner and seeing him again as they met a year ago at a similar function she had catered for his boss. Over the past year Lauren had thought of Cam several times.

As this story begins, you feel the chemistry between Cam and Lauren immediately as they see each other again…..sparks fly but life has a way of playing tricks on people. Cam’s boss’s wife keeps after him from the moment she arrives at his dinner party and Cam feels trapped. He talks Lauren into playing his “secret” girlfriend and in exchange he’ll give her his catering business for dinner parties and office lunches and functions. Their journey begins and what a ride!

I loved Lauren’s spunk and drive…..and Cam’s drive to succeed but what gave me pleasure as a reader was how they both overcame their trust issues and in the end found love and happiness. Sincere thanks to Jenna for this incredible sizzling and entertaining story

2 comments:

Amanda Brice said...

Jenna's such a great writer. :) She'll have a story in the upcoming DREAMS AND DESIRES charity short story anthology, published by Freya's Bower, to raise money for domestic violence victims.

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Amanda, thanks for sharing. But what I want to know is I just saw on the AZ site that Jenna's Cooking Up a Storm is coming out so what's wrong with EHarlequin, why don't they offer it to US readers? It's such a great book and I think would get a great response!

 

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