Monday, March 24, 2014
Review: Hot and Bothered (Hot in the Kitchen, #3) by Kate Meader
A Fire They Can’t Put Out . . .
Although her baby boy keeps her plate full, Jules Kilroy is ready to take her love life off the back burner. Despite a bevy of eligible bachelors, it’s her best friend, Taddeo DeLuca, who's fueling her hormones with generous servings of his mouth-watering Italian sexiness. But Jules learned her lesson once before when she went in for a kiss, only to have Tad reject her. She’s vowed never to blur the lines again . . .
After a lifetime of excuses and false starts, Tad has finally opened a wine bar, a deal made even sweeter when Jules joins his staff. Lovers come and go, and he’s had his share, but friendships like theirs last forever. Still, ever since he tasted her luscious lips, he can’t stop fantasizing about what could be. Then she signs up for an online dating site—and the thought of his Jules with another man makes Tad’s blood boil. Even if he gets burned, Tad can’t stop himself from turning up the heat this time.
Source: e-arc provided by Forever Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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I stayed up late reading this sexy friends to lovers tale. I loved how Jules was so down to earth. She’s a new mom, struggling with her weight and getting back into the dating scene. She’s also dyslexic and totally in love with her best friend, the womanizing, Tad.
Tad seemed like the typical bad boy at first but it's pretty clear early on that there's more to his blasé, bad boy persona and I ended up loving him. He gives Jules the unwavering support she needs, while she helps him accept and embrace his past so they can both move forward.
I hadn’t read the first two books in the series but I didn’t feel like I missed out on much other than a little background to how Jules and Tad first met but there’s a nice recap to bring you up to speed. There’s a nice sense of friendship and family, even if it’s sometimes overbearing – but that’s family for you!
Super hot but also filled with love and humor. My favorite type of romance!