Too Hot To Touch
I love stories where the main character is pulled back from the big city to her little hometown to deal with the family—and maybe the first love—she left behind. The drama, the relationships, the history…I can’t get enough of them!
So of course I wanted to write a homecoming story. But my version has a little twist: in TOO HOT TO TOUCH, the first book of my Rising Star Chef trilogy, it’s the hero, Max Lunden, who comes home after years wandering the world, learning exotic culinary techniques…and his tiny hometown is a village: Greenwich Village, to be exact, a neighborhood of Manhattan.
But Max does have to deal with his family and his family’s legacy, a steak-and-potatoes restaurant called Lunden’s Tavern. The Lundens need Max’s help to enter the biggest culinary competition in the nation…which brings us to Max having to deal with the girl he left behind.
Except Jules Cavanaugh was the one with the crush. And now that she’s all grown up and a talented chef at Lunden’s Tavern, she doesn’t think they need any help…even from the still-smoking-hot guy who made her teenage heart flutter. So despite their sizzling attraction, she’s determined to keep her cool—no matter how hot it gets…
Obviously, Max has a lot to contend with! To see how he juggles all those frying pans, pick up my latest release, TOO HOT TO TOUCH. In fact, one lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive a signed copy, along with a set of my Rising Star Chef romance trading cards!