Saturday, August 17, 2013

Review ~ Recipe for Satisfaction by Gina Gordon

Mixing business with pleasure has never been so sexy…
Being the financial caretaker for her deadbeat parents isn’t the life professional organizer Sterling Andrews dreamed of. Tired of being the dependable—and boring—daughter, Sterling decides to have a little fun. And what could be more fun than seducing rich bad boy chef, Jack Vaughn? Except, after one scintillating night together, Sterling’s not only lusting for Jack, she’s working for him. And remaining professional becomes harder every day.
Already a major success thanks to his exclusive restaurants, Jack Vaughn is looking for something more. Ultra responsible Sterling is unlike anyone Jack has met…but she’s his employee. Unwilling to give her up, Jack makes Sterling an offer she can’t refuse—for four sexy weekends, he’ll indulge her most wicked fantasies with no professional strings attached. But will mixing business with pleasure spell disaster? Or will they find the recipe for satisfaction?


Recipe for Satisfaction definitely has what I’ve come to expect with Brazen books, HOT sex and lots of it.  This is the first book in Gina Gordon’s Madewood Brothers Series and it does a nice job of setting you up and introducing you to all the brothers.  First up is youngest brother, Jack Vaughn.  Jack along with Neil, Finn and Cole were all foster kids taken in by Vivian Madewood as teenagers.  Unlike his older brothers who joined the family business, Jack felt the need to prove himself and branch out on his own.  Consequently, his brothers are constantly giving him a hard time, thinking that what he’s doing isn’t important.
Sterling Andrews is a professional organizer.  It’s her job to keep people organized although her life isn't organized at all.  Sterling makes a modest salary and should be having fun and living a great life.  But she’s pigeon-holed herself into being extremely sensible and not allowing herself to have fun at all.
Sterling and Jack are two people who are more than what people see and more than what they view themselves as.  The two meet on board a yacht that is hosting a charity event for Cooking for the Future, the charity program created by Vivian Madewood.  The attraction is instant and the two agree to a one night “help each other get back on the horse” fling.  After all, Jack is known as a ladies man and Sterling has no time or desire for anything more than that.  She just wants to allow herself one night of being exciting Sterling instead of boring Sterling.  Unfortunately, Sterling's parents get in the way and her plans fall through.
Sterling inspires Jack and he just can’t get enough of her.  He convinces her friend,  Penn who works for the Madewood family to give him Sterling’s phone number.  Jack then offers Sterling a job as a way to spend more time with her.  Jack then convinces/challenges Sterling to step out of her comfort zone, have fun, and spend the next four weekends in his bed.
During their month together, they each see the good in each other that no one else sees.  Jack shows and shares things with Sterling that no one knows.  Sterling unfortunately reveals very little.  As things heat up to the point of no return, Sterling’s family issues get in the way.
I immediately fell in love with Jack.  No only is he a talented chef; he’s smart, caring, hot and oh my...the things he can do both in and out of the bedroom.  Sterling is a heroine that I like.  She’s a little tightly wound up, but it’s because of her past.  I hate that she’s so hard on herself all the time.  She let’s her deadbeat parents guilt trip her constantly.  Jack and Sterling are really good together.
I’m looking forward to the other books in this series.
Rating: 4
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Book Length: 273 pages
Source: Entangled Publishing via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available only in eBook

Places to find Gina Gordon:

Madewood Brothers Series:
2.  Recipe for Attraction (Releases September 9, 2013)

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