Who knew a cooking show could get so messy?
All I have to do is appear as a judge on this cooking show in Hollywood and my restaurant will open to rave reviews. Pretty much my lifelong dream. What I absolutely shouldn’t do is sleep with one of the contestants and ruin everything I’ve worked so hard for. But he gives good hugs, makes me laugh, fills out a simple T-shirt like nobody’s business, and is sweeter than the maple syrup he dripped all over my naked body last night…
I may have been drunk when I applied to be on that reality cooking show, which is why it’s hard to believe I’m here. What’s even harder to believe is that Elle, with her painted red lips and fiery disposition, is in my bed and making me forget I need to win this damn show to get my little sister out of the foster care system.
When Elle throws me under the bus to realize her dream, will our love burn out or will we find the missing ingredient to happiness?
The Missing Ingredient is my first read from Marika Ray is my first from this author and I was pleasantly surprised! Elle and Austin’s story, a older woman and younger man forbidden romance was something new to me and it was enjoyable. An uptight woman and a down to earth guy who made each other better in every way possible, gave this book the right ingredients to make it a fun and sweet story!
southern California scoping out the lifeguards, and making healthy food for her
kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika
held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and
then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes
everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.
now she’s working on stand-alone romances in the Beach Squad series, all about
California lifeguards and their equally fearless women. Moderate suspense, a
splash of humor, and lots of steamy romance…all with the beautiful ocean as a