Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage to a fellow celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she’s running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter. . .
Jackson Carter wasn’t looking for love. But he’s not the kind of man to walk away from a worksite–or from a fiery beauty whose passionate nature provides some irresistible on-the-job benefits. . .
It’s the perfect temporary arrangement for two ravenous commitment-phobes–except that Jackson and Carly keep coming back for seconds. . .and thirds. . .and fourths. . .
This was a fun light romance that has one of the best “lovers meet” scenes. I can so see that happening and had to laugh. I usually get frustrated when books dwell too long on the reluctant love theme, but the storyline moved along so well that it worked. The romance itself was nice and steamy and the book just made me feel good. A very enjoyable addition to the Pine Mountain series and I can’t wait for the next book. We all love Kimberly Kimcaid’s books at Reading In Pajamas.
*Review copy provided by Kensington in exchange for an honest review.
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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance novels that split the difference between sexy and sweet, taking the traditional idea of boy-meets-girl and infusing it with a sassy magic all her own. She believes in fiery yet flawed characters destined for a crash-course in falling in love– usually the hard way– and injects her trademark humor as well as poignant touches into her writing to create her stories.
Kimberly’s writing journey has led down some bumpy roads (that first manuscript is under the bed, where it is very likely to stay), but there has been some fresh pavement too (her second manuscript earned her very first contest final, and landed the fantastic Maureen Walters at the Curtis Brown Literary Agency). One thing is certain — the wild ride of being a writer is a lot richer in both its ups and downs because of friends and readers along the path.
When Kimberly’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to eclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
Pine Mountain Series by Kimberly Kincaid
✦Book 1: Turn Up The Heat ➢ Kindle http://georiot.co/1sFP | Amazon Paperback http://georiot.co/4Bg8 | B&N http://bit.ly/1fTlwPy | Kobo http://bit.ly/OQgkT0
✦Book 2: Gimme Some Sugar (June 3, 2014) ➢ Kindle $4.61 http://georiot.co/1T41 | Amazon Paperback http://georiot.co/3pPO | B&N (Paperback $5.14/ Nook $5.49) http://bit.ly/1r3fL9e | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/1idZKny
✦Book 3: Stirring Up Trouble (October 7, 2014) ➢ Kindle http://georiot.co/2fK8 | Amazon Paperback http://georiot.co/YQr | B&N http://bit.ly/SvQm8R