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    Monday, 31 July 2017

    🔥🔥🔥 Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins ✦ Blog Tour ✦ 🔥🔥🔥


    Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins

    Release Date: July 31st

    Genre: Contemporary Romance

    Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

    Model: Christian Hogue





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    Blurb

    You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you're the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay's head spin, you've earned the right to your confidence.
    When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it's not a suggestion--it's an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don't make it okay.
    But I have to admit, she's got talent. She's creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can't help wanting to know everything she thinks. I've never met a more talented chef. And I've never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.
    There's only one way this push and pull can end.
    With her in my bed, begging for more.




    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    This book was like a Hell’s Kitchen slash Master Chef slash steamy whirlwind romance all smashed together. I loved how detailed the author was with cuisine, cooking styles, and the business end of a restaurant. I’m not sure how he researched these topics, but most of it was spot on. I found that there were many times that I had to ask my friend, who happens to be an Executive Chef, classically trained in the French style, questions for verification purposes and each time my friend came back with “yup” or “sounds about right”. I love when the minor details check out!

    Okay, so Cole is the Gordon Ramsay of Los Angeles. Renowned chef, had his own TV show, constantly being hit up with more media opportunities, has dated the who’s who of actresses and models, has the most successful restaurant in LA, and is in the process of taking the Las Vegas crowd by storm. What else could this man possibly want? Then there’s Willow… she was trained by a famous French chef, came out of that experience with a lot of knowledge, experience and determination, and then opened up her own restaurant, which ended up being a catastrophic failure. She’s moved to LA to start fresh and, with the help of her friends, try to make her dreams a reality once again. She’s got no time for anything extra, least of all a relationship. But the explosive chemistry and imminent connection Cole and Willow shared could not be denied.

    “When I said I just wanted you to be happy… I meant with me.”

    Moment of truth: I wasn’t a huge fan of Willow’s. Here’s why… this woman never knew when to agree to disagree. I respected her intellect, her stubbornness, and her grit, but there was a moment (or five) where I felt like she went too far. Moments when I felt like she was being borderline disrespectful to Cole. And I didn’t like how he just took it. I don’t know ANY men who would let a woman tear apart everything they built and just let it go. Nah dude. He was already successful and his popularity was only gaining momentum. She was a nobody in the world of hospitality. His restaurant was the first place she worked in besides her own failed restaurant. He was her boss. And yet, she was telling him all of the things he was doing wrong and how she would do it. And then browbeating him with it, like she was in the right and he couldn’t possibly know what he was doing. Ummmm… didn’t you see his show? Did you have a show? Did you see his incredibly busy and successful restaurant? Wait, you’re a line cook there? Oh, so then you MUST know that homeboy knows a thing or two about what he’s doing. It’s working, ain’t it??? I'm just saying... he's the one with the successful restaurant that YOU work at. Andddd... I don't see any producers running you down to be on any show.

    So, my rant is over lol!! As with all books by this author, I enjoyed it immensely. There’s just something about the way JD Hawkins writes. In Cocky Chef , the characters and their interactions were electric, the plot was solid and entertaining, and the steam and romance were definitely on point. I really liked where this book took me and now I’m jonesing to binge-watch Chopped or something.

    Release Date: July 31, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Heat: 3.5 out of 5
    Type: Standalone



    EXCERPT:

    She lets out a sigh of relief, but my cock hears something different in her gasping exhale. I bring my thumb slowly to a speck at the side of her mouth, fingers resting on the round perfection of her jawline. She stills under my touch and catches my gaze, time slowing with the deliberateness of my movements.
    I brush the speck, but don’t pull away. Instead, I bring my thumb back across those ever-pouted lips, tracing their dip and fullness, letting her feel the texture of hands rough and scarred from a lifetime in kitchens, our eyes locked together in a moment of anticipation, emotions raging like an angry sea against the dam of the distance between us.
    Her lips part slightly, I feel her shortening breath on my hand, and I push my thumb between those juicy, perfect lips, fingers pressing against the base of her ear. Her gentle gasp breaks the silence, before she closes those soft lips around my thumb, the sight of them pressing against my skin making my cock full against my pants. Her teeth gently squeezing my nail, tongue flickering as I push the finger inside the hot wetness of her mouth.
    My other hand already on her waist, I pull her toward me, press her lithe body up against mine. Those magnificent hips swaying and rubbing against mine, her weight shifting onto me, breasts heaving, nipples so hard now I can feel them through that sweater dress.
    “You’re fucking incredible,” I growl. Prelude to pulling her toward me, my finger in her mouth still, angling her head so I can taste the tenderness of her neck, run my sensitive tastebuds down the taut muscles, follow the path that leads me to the front of her chest. Quiet moans getting louder as I run my tongue down the softness of her cleavage, her dress my enemy now as I pull it down and bury my teeth in her breasts.
    “Oh God…” she moans. “Cole…”





    About the Author:

    JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn't writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He's always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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