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Listen, my love for restaurant romances is no secret… but you gotta trust me when I tell you this book has everything I’ve been looking for in a romance novel. Don’t worry, I’ll give you the recipe: One passionate celebrity chef, one bossy restaurant owner with a soft side, an overwhelming need to prove themselves to everyone who’s burned them in the past, a hearty splash of sexual tension, and several sprinkles of Sapphic flirting. Combine all ingredients in a hot, failing kitchen, let the chef and restaurant owner be a little mean to each other, as a treat, and allow the heat to rise until they just can’t help but release their frustrations by making out.— From Ali's Picks
A LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST
"The feelings in this one are dialed up so high you almost can't look at them directly: It would be like staring into the sun... Like Rosie Danan or Kate Clayborn, Barrett has a way of making palpable the full journey of a relationship" -New York Times
"Simply put, The Romance Recipe is a treat." -USA TODAY
Amy Chambers: restaurant owner, micromanager, control freak.
Amy will do anything to revive her ailing restaurant, including hiring a former reality-show finalist with good connections and a lot to prove. But her hopes that Sophie's skills and celebrity status would bring her restaurant back from the brink of failure are beginning to wane...
Sophie Brunet: grump in the kitchen/sunshine in the streets, took thirty years to figure out she was queer.
Sophie just wants to cook. She doesn't want to constantly post on social media for her dead-in-the-water reality TV career, she doesn't want to deal with Amy's take-charge personality and she doesn't want to think about what her attraction to her boss might mean...
Then, an opportunity: a new foodie TV show might provide the exposure they need. An uneasy truce is fine for starters, but making their dreams come true means making some personal and painful sacrifices and soon, there's more than just the restaurant at stake.
Carina Adores is home to romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.
Book 1: Hot Copy
Book 2: The Romance Recipe