For sharp-tongued food critic Miranda Wake, the chance to spend a month in Adam Temple’s kitchen to write an exposé is a journalistic dream come true. Surely Miranda can find a way to cut the hotshot chef down to size once she learns what really goes on at his trendy Manhattan restaurant. But she never expected Adam to find out her most embarrassing secret: she has no idea how to cook.
Adam’s not about to have his reputation burned by a critic who doesn’t even know the difference between poaching and paring. He’ll just have to give the tempting redhead a few private lessons of his own — teaching her what it means to cook with passion… and doing more with his hands than simply preparing sumptuous food.
- the secondary love story featuring Jess and Frankie. Their relationship is adorable presented, except one episode (see in Disliked things).
- the close relations in the restaurant, as they work together, their respect for each other, for food, and for guests, and their endeavor for perfection.
- Adam, the hero: he is hot, provocative, passionate – not only in bed, but in his kitchen as well.
- secondary characters: Jess, Frankie, Grant, Violet, Milo, Wes.
- writing style, humor, and dialogues.
- Proving your love with a public confession and/or self-humiliation and/or saving your loved one’s life by self-sacrifice instead of making the mistake itself right. I really don’t understand why couples in romances need publicity to believe in each other’s feelings.
- Miranda, the heroine: she is arrogant, selfish, self-assertive, and negligent. It is unbelievable that she knows so little her own brother in spite of the fact that she raised him. She is also irresponsible and unreliable basing her so-called book on only one source.
- I felt that the Rob incident was totally only to prove to Miranda that Frankie loves Jess. That’s crazy.
Weird to me:
- Adam’s song to Miranda: too cheesy and exaggerated…
- Culinary similes: in the first couple of pages I smiled at them forgivingly, but as the story progressed, they became too much, they were applied to everything.
The Recipe for Love series