Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My review: Devour Me by Kailin Gow

The Master Chefs dominated in the kitchen as well as the bedroom...

Devour Me contains mature subject matters and sexuality.  For adults age 18 and up.

Taryn Cummings could not believe she was accepted into the prestigious International Institute of Culinary Arts culinary institute she dreamed of studying at in beautiful Paris, France. It was a far cry from her unglamorous life back home in New York where she helped her mother run their small family-owned restaurant called Sam's.  The International Institute of Culinary Arts churned out the top chefs in the world, including the wildly sexy and eccentric Master Chef Errol King, whose celebrity personality was larger than life. 

She wanted excitement in a city of romance and thrills, but arrived to find her apartment barely livable and herself in need of a suitable place to stay. A chance meeting at the Institute brings her face-to-face with her new roommate...the devilishly charming Errol King, who would be guest teaching her class this term.

The attraction is as hot as the fire they cook with, and while Errol King, the notorious bad boy chef with an attitude, can get anyone he wanted into his bed, he wanted this woman more than anything. Something about her sweet innocence and sad eyes reach into his harden heart, but is it enough for him to forget his past? 

For age 18 and up. Contains language, scorching hot scenes (cooking and otherwise), a gorgeous alpha Master Chef who likes to dominate more than the kitchen, beautiful scenery, and foods you can't even pronounce.

Taryn's dreams are coming true.  She gets accepted to the International Institute of Culinary Arts her ultimate dream and her way to help her mom with their restaurant back in New York.  Taryn has always dreamed of being a chef.  She has a passion and drive that leads her all the way to Paris.  As soon as she arrives at the institute she gets mulled by a dog and faced with a man who only speaks French.  In walks Errol King.  A world-renowned chef who is known to be not only hot and have a string of women but rumored to be a tough chef, comes to her rescue and captures Taryn's attention.  Taryn has dreamed of meeting Errol since before she applied to the institute and now she finds herself with him.

Already having a bad day and coffee all over her clothing, Errol agrees to take Taryn to her new apartment.  From the second they arrive there, Errol does not like what he sees.  The apartment is in horrible condition and is unlivable.  Errol purposes that Taryn come and stay with him and from the start he makes it clear that he wants Taryn in his bed.  Taryn doesn't feel right living with her instructor, that is until Errol tells her that he needs a live in assistant and wants Taryn to be his assistant.

It isn't long before the relationship between Taryn and Errol grows and before long they are sharing a bed.  But Errol has made it clear that he doesn't believe in love and that he doesn't do relationships.  Taryn is determined to stay focused on her studies, but when tragedy strikes Errol she finds herself ready to run in the other direction.  To make matters worse when not one but two of his ex's enter the picture, Taryn sees that she has competition that she cannot compare to.  These women are walking, talking sex goddesses that have so much more experience than she does and she feels herself unable to compete with their attention towards him.  Errol insists that he doesn't want anything to do with either one of them, but one of them makes it their personal mission to make her life a living hell.  Will Errol be able to convince Taryn to stay in his bed and will Taryn be able to convince Errol that a relationship together is worth fighting for?

This book had me drawn toward it before I even opened it and started reading the first page.  The cover, WOW I knew this was going to be a hot book.  What I didn't expect was to need a fan and cold water on more than one occasion.  I swear that I will NEVER look at the kitchen the same again after some of the scenes in this involving tools and food.  Yes, tools AND food.  This book was amazing and led right up to the second book Savor Me that I know is going to be just as amazing as the first book.  Well worth the read and Kailin has a real hit on her hands with this series!  5 stars!

***Copy gifted by author in exchange for a honest review***

Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books in multiple genres, including the Loving Summer Cookbook. She’s lived in Texas, California, Nevada, and England; but has traveled all over the world. Her books always contain a twist on anything remotely familiar, and she enjoys bringing her audience an entertaining read as well as resources to explore the stories further. She talks to her readers and engages in them on a regular basis. Email her if you would like to be on her newsletter containing exclusive news, updated new release schedules, contests, and chances to participate in fun activities at kailingowbooks (at) aol (dot) com.

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