Out of the frying pan...and into the fire!
Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage to a fellow celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she's running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter...
Jackson Carter wasn't looking for love. But he's not the kind of man to walk away from a worksite—or from a fiery beauty whose passionate nature provides some irresistible on-the-job benefits...
It's the perfect temporary arrangement for two ravenous commitment-phobes, except that Jackson and Carly keep coming back for seconds... and thirds... and fourths...
Jackson Carter is a loveable easy-going guy. He’s a contractor who loves his job and his family. Due to a childhood incident, he doesn’t do love or serious relationships. Carly di Matisse is a tough lady. She’s in the midst of a divorce from her chef husband and has left New York City to regroup. Currently the chef at La Dolce Vita restaurant at the Pine Mountain Resort, Carly is hoping to bide her time before she can go back to New York. Jackson and Carly each want nothing to do with love for different reasons. But through food, these two discover a friendship and surprising love that’s worth fighting for.
While this is the second book in Kimberly Kincaid’s Pine Mountain series, it is a standalone read. But if you read the first book, Turn Up the Heat, you will be happy to know that Bellamy and Shane have a strong presence in this book. Prepare yourself to fall in love with Carly and Jackson as they fall in love with one another and make new discoveries about their past and present. Gimme Some Sugar will make you hungry, laugh, and cry. The Pine Mountain series is definitely a series to read.
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Book Length: 352 pages
Source: Kensington Publishing via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available in eBook and Paperback
A Pine Mountain Novel Series:
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Turn Up the Heat Review
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance novels that split the difference between sexy and sweet, taking the traditional idea of boy-meets-girl and infusing it with a sassy magic all her own. She believes in fiery yet flawed characters destined for a crash-course in falling in love-- usually the hard way-- and injects her trademark humor as well as poignant touches into her writing to create her stories.
Kimberly's writing journey has led down some bumpy roads (that first manuscript is under the bed, where it is very likely to stay), but there has been some fresh pavement too (her second manuscript earned her very first contest final, and landed the fantastic Maureen Walters at the Curtis Brown Literary Agency). One thing is certain -- the wild ride of being a writer is a lot richer in both its ups and downs because of friends and readers along the path.
When Kimberly's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to eclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
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