Feel the Heat (Hot in the Kitchen #1)
Photographer Lili DeLuca spends all her time managing her family's Italian restaurant, instead of following her dream of getting an MFA. When famous British chef Jack Kilroy unexpectedly challenges her father to a cook-off, Lili decides she's tired of playing it safe and vows to seduce the tempting Brit. But once a video of her and Jack ki...more
Jack Kilroy was a refreshing change he is a bossy alpha but what made Jack different for me was the fact he did not want a quick f*ck or a one night stand with Lili he wants to date her first get to know her before they sleep together. Jack is tired of being used by women for his celebrity Chef status and Lili is the first woman ...more
But really, this is very enjoyable. A little purple-kitcheny?-prosey at times, but I loved the dynamics and the characters and that it used the city, so I'm ...more
Finally a book where you don't want to throttle the heroine for her constant low self esteem (it's present here, but well managed) and where her sister isn't the "evil pretty one" and actually sticks up for her former 'fat chick' baby sister.
This story was well put together and thought out. Funny, steamy and ...more
One serious plus for me in this book is that it caters to the foodie side of me and that's rare. Kate Meader knows her food stuff. Italian family restaurant, British Chef what a combo.
Seriously thou ...more
I’m not quite sure what to say about this book. I know that statement sounds bad, but I don’t mean it in a bad way. FEEL THE HEAT by Kate Meader is beyond what I expected. As a first time published author, Kate has given the reader everything. There’s humor, mouth watering food, HOT sex and society issues all put together. I went from spewing my drink one minute, to needing ice water because the scenes were so hot the next, ...more
Liliana DeLuca is a photographer who manages her families Italian Restaurant, takes care of everyone in her family and is generally over looked by everyone. One night she is on her way home from a costume party (dressed as Wonder Woman no less) and she sees the lights on and hears noises coming from the kitchen of her fam ...more
Definitely worth the time to read. Meader has a way with words and situations, that keep you interested though out all the book,even though the end is pretty predictable, the twists and turns in the book generally with food that sounds to die for, keep you glued to the book.
Funny situations, witty banter, and did I mention food?? It's a very enjoyable read!
Jack is a very heavy personality with a lot of magnetism, and with a very busy s ...more
Favorite Quote: “Oh, please don’t raise your standards for me, Kilroy. Just like I won’t be lowering my standards to a fame-hungry megawhore like you.”
Lili DeLuca, daughter to a temperamental Italian chef, wants to attend the MFA but her family comes first. When tragedy strikes close to home, Lili finds herself putting her dreams on hold and managing their small restaurant. Lili sees a change to change things when famous celebrity chef ...more
Kate Meader's debut novel, "Feel the Heat," is smart, funny and sexy hooooot. I was literally smiling, chuckling or laughing out loud at some point on almost every page of this book. The hero is a rising star in the TV chef world and the heroine is the artsy, dutiful daughter of an old-world Italian Chicago Restaurateur. I loved how personal flaws drove these characters and gave them a sense of humanity and relatability. Meader has a deft mastery of subtly turning a phrase in such a way as to h ...more
Liliana DeLuca is talented photographer, unfortunately she had to give up her dream of goi ...more
Kate Meader did such a wonderful job making these characters come to life. I felt like I was in the Deluca kitchen listening to the yelling and watching ...more
Lili's sister, Cara, is Jack's producer for his TV show and they have come to their family restaurant to shoot the premiere episode of a cook off between Jack and their father, Italian che ...more
With Feel the Heat, Meader shows her talent, with a wonderfully engaging w ...more
Photographer Lili DeLuca has spent the last two years putting her dreams on hold of getting an MFA in photography--she's kept busy managing her family's Italian restaurant and trying to keep it in the black, taking care of her mother during her cancer scare, and providing support to her family members. One night, in a Wonder Woman outfit at 3 am, she encounters lights on, an offkey sing ...more
The series is can be read as standalone by the way. And while there was a wee bit of spoilers in the second one, it was very minimal. I still would advice you, to read it in order ...more
One big Italian family with a struggling restaurant. A famous chef looking to up his celebrity status by moving into tv. Add in a spoonful of drama and a heaping scoop of sexual tension and you will "Feel the Heat".
This book was a quick, easy read. The Deluca family restaurant has been struggling since their mother was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. While her father cooks at the restaurant, daughter Lili manages it as well as ...more
Lili DeLuca, daughter of an Italian restauranteur helps run her father's kitchen while caring for her mother recovering from a cancer diagnosis and trying to fulfill her own dreams of becoming a respected photographer. Jack Kilroy is a self made top chef from the school of hard knocks, having propelled himself from a broken family home to the ...more
This book was such a tease!!! OMG!!!
I loved everything in this book!!! But I have to say their were a couple of things that left me frustrated :P
1. Jack and Lilis constant on and off relationship;
OMG how it bugged me :P I mean for real!!! It got to the point where I was like "you know what whatever, doesn't surprise me", and the worst part about it is that they would take turns doing it, I mean with Jack not getting used to somebody taking control if the relationship, and Lilis s ...more
Kate Meader's voice is one that should be heard all over as a rising author in contemporary romance. Her story telling and characterizations are amazing. You laugh with her characters and you feel for them too.
Jack Kilroy is the epitome of a self-made man. His empire, so to speak, is really the result not just of great talent, which he abundantly has, but also of great perseverance and will. Despite the absence of his father, whose later reappearance shattered whatever il ...more
A very enjoyable read from start to finish! I loved the sizzling chemistry between Lili DeLuca and Jack Kilroy.
Lili DeLuca is not your ordinary statuesque, Victoria's Secret Model look-alike, blonde leading lady. She's full figured, dark haired Italian who's body is known to be on the curvacious side. Growing up she was known as the "fat-girl" who was bullied in high school. She is the second daughter of Tony and Francesca DeLuca who gave up her dream to attend graduate school to care ...more
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Book 1 of the Hot in Chicago series, FLIRTING WITH FIRE (Luke and Kinsey) is now available. Look for a novella, MELTING POINT (Gage and Brady), in August 2015, followed by Book 2, PLAYING WITH FIRE (Eli and Alex), in September. Her Tall, Dark, and Texan series from Entangled's Brazen line starts in July with EVEN THE SCORE.
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