eBook Details

Cooking Up Love

Series: Arrington Family Series , Book 1.0
By: Candace Shaw | Other books by Candace Shaw
Published By: Shaw Press
Published: May 09, 2012
ISBN # SHWPRS0000001
Word Count: 50,200
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Categories: Romance>Contemporary Romance>African-American

Description
What happens when a suave, handsome chef meets a cute, sassy food critic?

When Shelbi Arrington accepts a position as a food critic in the hopes of burying her medical career and foregoing her residency, the last thing she’s searching for is love. However, that’s just what the doctor ordered especially when she lays eyes on the handsome chef, Justin Richardson. While sorting out her secret conflict of continuing her medical career, she falls for his mouth-watering charm, leaving her hungry for anything he has to offer.

Justin is leery of doctors because a doctor’s negligence caused his mother’s death when he was twelve. He has put his focus and energy into his restaurant, which had been a dream he and his mother shared. Justin is immediately smitten by the cute, sassy food critic that has him cooking up different ways to please her appetite. But when things start to heat up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation that could extinguish the flame of their relationship. Will Justin be able to forget his pain and commit to the woman who has stolen his heart?

Cooking Up Love is the first book in the Arrington Family Series.
 
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Excerpt:

“Are you ready for dessert?” Justin asked.

He took their empty dishes back to the kitchen while Shelbi lounged on one of the leather couches in the living room. Miles Davis soothed her with his sexy rendition of “In a Sentimental Mood.” She took her shoes off and stretched her feet out on the couch while sipping on a glass of wine. She was quite proud of the simple yet delicious meal she and Justin had made, and she hoped the students tomorrow would enjoy preparing it as well.

Justin returned with the chocolate swirl cake sitting under his homemade vanilla ice cream, dripping with chocolate sauce.

“Now you know that’s going straight to my hips,” she teased, taking the plate from him as he sat down on the floor in front of her. “Where’s your cake?”

“I’m full. Besides, I ate a slice of your pie with my dinner, remember?”

“No, you had two slices of pie.”

“It was good, baby. You’re right, you can cook. So why are you a food critic and not in a restaurant or a bakery?”

“I enjoy cooking, but I like eating and trying new things as well. If I worked in a restaurant, I wouldn’t be able to experience a different culture or cuisine as I can when I go to a variety of places.” She paused to take another bite of the cake. “This cake is delicious.”

Chocolate sauce dropped from the spoon and rested between her cleavage. Justin’s eyes were drawn there, and he bit his bottom lip.

Her heart began to beat faster as his hot gaze lingered on her pointed nipples as they peeked through the halter.

“Umm…can you get me a napkin so I can wipe this off?”

“What? Oh, sorry. I was distracted.” His voice had become heavy and serious.

“I asked for a napkin.”

“I had hoped you would say my tongue, but if you really just want the napkin…”

Heat moistened between her legs, and she swallowed hard to catch her breath. Her breathing turned into little spurts at the thought of his tongue between her breasts, on her lips, neck, and any other place he wanted it to go as long as it was on her body putting out the fire he provoked.

Justin took the plate from her trembling hands when she didn’t answer. Joining her on the couch, he ran his hand up her arm to the back of her neck with a soft caress, causing her eyes to flutter shut at the gentleness of his touch. A light moan escaped her throat as his lips moved slowly over hers, savoring every bit of her with his tongue. Hot. Tender. Stimulating. Nearly gentle, except for the sensual flame of heat traveling through her body. Her nipples hardened even more and her legs went weak. She clutched his shoulders for support, her head falling back as his tongue dance changed from tender and gentle to hard and feral.

Shelbi gasped. She’d never been kissed like this—so ravenous and powerful, she couldn’t keep up. She gave up trying and released herself to his commanding lips.


Copyrighted May 2012 by Candace Shaw

Cooking Up Love

By: Candace Shaw
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