Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins
You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you're the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay's head spin, you've earned the right to your confidence.
When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it's not a suggestion--it's an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don't make it okay.
But I have to admit, she's got talent. She's creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can't help wanting to know everything she thinks. I've never met a more talented chef. And I've never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.
There's only one way this push and pull can end.
With her in my bed, begging for more.
I only liked this book because the word "Cock" is in the title. And he's a cook. Which could easily be mistaken as cock. And I'm in the book. Or there is a character with my name. Coincidence?
I liked (FINE. LOVED the book) on top of all that shit too. I'm actually convinced at this point that JD Hawkins is actually a chef, not an author. I mean, I never really think about food, unless it's tacos, but this one actually had my mouth watering with the food descriptions... and the characters. Not sure if it was the menu items or Cole, but whatever, mission accomplished.
Thank God there was no discussion of hot beef injections or tuna tacos. There is sex, don't get me wrong, but no sex food euphemisms. (I'm an editor and fuck, do you know how long it took me to spell euphemisms?) I actually think I just destroyed this paragraph. Moving on.
I actually really liked this one out of Hawkins. I didn't mean to make that sound like I'm shocked to get a good one out of him. I have come to expect it as I haven't read one that disappoints. So let's just say...
This one was uber entertaining (not like lyft entertaining). I loved it all. All of it. I love Hawkins. I love his writing, I love his stories, I love his characters.
This one was sliced, diced, and cooked to perfection.