Tuesday, February 24, 2015



By Taryn Kincaid

A hot and spicy, sizzling contemporary foodie romance from Fated Desires Publishing’s new “Give Me a Taste” special line, released 2/24/15. 


Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.

Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family's restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.

Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant…even as her father puts his foot down about non-family employees.

Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family, once noted her initials spelled “LSD,” and her food was like a “bad trip?”

Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block? 


Each morning was harder than the last, a torture fest that tested her willpower to the max. 
She’d wake to aromatic tendrils of rich, perfectly-brewed coffee tickling her nose. The sublime sizzle of bacon would whisper in her ears like a lover, the enticing smell quickening her steps before she even managed to slide her feet into her flip-flops, drawing her toward the kitchen. The fragrance of whatever else he was cooking up luring her to him before she could knot the belt of her robe. 
And then there was the man himself, his loyal pooch by his side, the canine’s face buried in his food dish and emitting contented purrs more worthy of a cat. But Derek. Oh. Holy cannoli. 
She remembered the “Derek” character on the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, dubbed “McDreamy” by the women on the show. Derek Dunne made that guy look like a bad clam. 
Standing at the stove, barefoot and naked except for a pair of boxers, he made her mouth water more than any culinary concoction he could possibly cook up. And he was a damn imaginative and inventive chef. The way he’d been in bed.

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Lu DiCicco has been running her family's Italian restaurant due to her father's health issues. Since she has a business degree and is not a trained chef, the restaurant has been having trouble. It is made worse when it receives a negative review by food critic Derek Dunne.

When Derek is told that the newspaper he works for is shutting down he decides that he wants to cook. He goes back to the restaurant to speak to Lu to offer his help. Lu didn't know the man she was talking to was the critic who wrote such a bad review of the restaurant, but there was instant chemistry between the two of them.

Because of her fathers rule that only family cooks in the kitchen, they marry so Derek can cook to save the restaurant. Sparks fly and a relationship blossoms even though Lu is reluctant to follow her heart and not over analyze things.

I loved this story as I have loved the other stories that Taryn has written. It is a quick, light and sexy read that you would enjoy very much! I highly recommend it!

Taryn Kincaid reads the back of cereal boxes and everything else that stands in her way. She writes HOT and sweet paranormal, historical romance and contemporary romance, sometimes spiced with a little humor or a lot of snark. She enjoys pinching and tickling words until they scream. 

Her latest, WOLF's SONG, a shifter romance that is part of Decadent Publishing's new Black Hills Wolves line was released in January. IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT, a contemporary foodie romance for Fated Desires Publishing's new special line, "Give Me a Taste" releases 2/24/15 but is available for Pre-Order now! 

Coming soon...RAIN, a Beyond Fairytales story for Decadent Publishing; and HER CAPTAIN, a Tempting Signs story for Fated Desires, coming in December, 2015. 

Visit Taryn at her website http://tarynkincaid.com, or her blog http://dreamvoyagers.blogspot.com, as well as Twitter, Facebook, tsu, Pinterest and Goodreads.