Release Date: June 10, 2013
Title: Bachelor's Special
Author: Christine Warner
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Source: Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours
Available: Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iBookstore
From the Publisher: Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.
Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.
Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…
This was, overall, a fun romance to read.
Jill and Chet meet and have an instant connection. Sparks fly and kissing among total strangers occurs.
It costs Jill her job.
A year later, they meet again on a “blind date” – except Jill knows who he is going into it. Chet figures out who she is pretty quickly.
The same chemistry as before hits them and… through circumstances, Jill agrees to live with Chet for 8 weeks as his live in chef and personal caterer.
I found myself drawing parallels between this book and Runaway Groom by Sally Clements. Both are essentially stories where the main characters end up living together instantly and cultivating a relationship with one another.
But this one had some very funny one-liners.
It was frustrating, though, to watch them tip-toe around one another. They had great sex and then – whoops! Can’t talk to each other! Oh, Jill wants a baby? One day in the future? Nope! Can’t talk anymore! These two lived together but it was like pulling teeth to get them to talk. Or do anything really, except kiss. I just wanted to shake them!
In the end, it was a fun, entertaining, light romantic read. And it gets bonus points because it will make you laugh.