Published by Self on 07/31/2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins is the first book I have read by this author and I loved it. It was a fun, light, and sexy read with just of touch of angst that kept me consumed from beginning to end. I loved the characters and the story.
Cole Chambers is a household name thanks to owning the hottest restaurant on the west coast and having his own cooking reality show. He is hot, sexy, strong and very determined. He is also an arrogant and cocky man. He is a man used to getting what he wants, when he wants.
Willow is starting over in California. She followed her dream of owning her own restaurant home to Idaho, only to lose it all. But Willow is not the type of woman to not take chances. So she travels to the west coast and becomes a line cook for the hottest restaurant in town. I loved Willow. She was confident and beautiful and could and would stand up for herself.
When Willow first meets her boss and one of the best chefs ever, she manages to put her foot in her mouth. But nothing keeps her down, not even the hot and sexy Cole Chambers. Cole, not used to anyone standing up to him, finds Willow to be a breath of fresh air. As they spend time together and get to know each other, they find they have a lot in common and enjoy each other very much.
I loved seeing the connection build between Cole and Willow. Cole, who worked hard to be where he is today, trusts no one after learning the hard way you can only count on yourself. But something about Willow has him opening up in ways he never has before. Willow is carefree, but after being hurt badly, is not sure how to take Cole and what is happening between them. Can they find a way to let each other in and trust each other? Or will secrets and desires get in the way?
I loved Cocky Chef. It had it all, romance, chemistry, sexy scenes and two people who were just good together. I loved Willow and Cole and how their relationship unfolded. They had some ups and down, but seeing them work through it was so much fun. Another great summer must read!
Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins
Release Date: July 31st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Model: Christian Hogue
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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…”