Hot and Bothered (Hot in the Kitchen #3)
Although her baby boy keeps her plate full, Jules Kilroy is ready to take her love life off the back burner. Despite a bevy of eligible bachelors, it’s her best friend, Taddeo DeLuca, who's fueling her hormones with generous servings of his mouth-watering Italian sexiness. But Jules learned her lesson once before when she went in for a kiss, ...more
Jules Kilroy ran away from London two years ago to Chicago to her big brother Jack for his help and support as she was pregnant. She was taken in by the Deluca family and she became best friends with Tad much to Jack’s annoyance. Jules has always kept the identity of Evan’s father a secret but secrets always have a way of coming out.
Tad Deluca is a hot Italian who has had LOTS of female attention, one night when Jules kisses ...more
Here's what they said . . .
A deft and delightful wrap-up for the Hot in the Kitchen series, this book can also stand alone. Meader's writing has continued to pick up steam in this series with fully developed characters who are modern without being raunchy, sex scenes that are steamy without the trite play-by-play and with fast-moving, realistic plots. The dialogue is witty and fun, and the story will warm your heart.
A word from Kate...
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Very sweet friends to lovers story that they really had to work for. Enjoyed it and looking forward to checking out book 1 and 2 now.
Yay foodie romances! And friends to lovers romance with oodles of Brits and Italians surrounding them. Even better! Hot and Bothered was such a sweet read as best friends Jules and Tad, well, get manipulated a little by those they love into finally...finally! going after what they want...each other ...more
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Every…damn…time…author Kate Meader gets to me. The third book in her Hot and Bothered series is even better than the first two and considering how much I loved them, that’s saying a whole lot. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would that’s how freakin’ fantastic it is and how much I adored it. Simply put Hot and Bothered is sassy, often hilarious, poignant, and incredibly sexy. The c ...more
From the prologue to the final page I was enamored. I couldn't stop reading. I stayed up until 4 a.m. to finish the story and I have zero regrets about it.
This isn't a story full of twists ...more
This book started out sweet and light, and I thought it was going to be a fluff book. But it got more serious at the end, with some major growing up and character maturation of both Tad and Jules, which was unexpected and pleasing. Jules came to have a sense of her own sense worth, which was awesome
She deserved to be fought over, to be wooed, to ...more
Juliet Kilroy loves being a mother, but she longs for someone to share her life with and there's no one she would rather share it with than her best friend, Taddeo DeLuca. He's made it quite clear, though, that they'll never be anything more than fr ...more
Jules is a single mother to toddler Evan. After leaving London two years ago with a broken heart sh ...more
I am not dyslexic myself. But, my god, how horrific it must be, to simply not understand. Not understand the concept of reading, how to read, what the words mean. How horrible it must feel, how terrible for the self-esteem for the child affected. Though dyslexia was first coined by Rudolf Berlin of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1887, it simply described ...more
Jules Kilroy is a single mother, she is the younger sister of the famous Jake Kilroy and Shane Doyle, she has dyslexia, and to top it all off, she is in love with her best friend, Taddeo DeLuca. After one horrifying night, when she kissed him silly and he turned her down flat, she has been trying to hide her feelings. She is use t ...more
Jules left her home in England and barreled into her older brother Jack’s life two years ago, pregnant and alone, never expecting to find a best friend in her hour of need. But that’s exactly what her brother’s friend Tad Deluca became to her, and he’d been there with her through it all. Now her son is 18 months old and she’s itching to get on with her own life, but having dyslexia and no real work experience that would help her makes it a challenge. And her girlfriends deciding how she should g ...more
The third book in Ms. Meader’s Hot in the Kitchen series, focuses on Jules Kilroy, and her best friend, Taddeo “Tad” DeLuca. Jules is beginning to stand on her own two feet, taking care of herself and her son, Evan. Tad is finally making it on his own as well, deciding to open up his own wine bar and after losing his chef, asks Jules to step in and help him out. This ratchets up the tension between them, which began to build a year ago when Jules made a pass at him, and Tad rejected h ...more
No one really put two and two together when Jules Kilroy when was growing up and really determine that she couldn’t read, she had hid that little tidbit by muddling through school when younger and allowing her dates to order for her when she was older, and eventually by giving herself shamelessly to numerous men which helped to lead her to her current predicament, pregnant and ...more
We have good character development. Jules Kilroy is a single mother who is struggling with a secret: she’s dyslexic. She’s not very confident, but she has a heart of gold. Jules wants ...more
I liked this book way more than I thought I would, I think I thought that with the title being Hot and Bothered that the whole thing would just be about sex and lack and substance, and boy am I glad that I was completely wrong. There was tons of substance to this book, but that's not to say there wasn't any sex, there was and it definitely was hot.
The first thing I noticed about the book was that there were a lot of chara ...more
Jules Kilroy is a single mum to a toddler, a Brit transplanted in America where she followed her celebrity chef brother after she ended up pregnant. She quickly found herself amongst a new family of Italian Americans, a family that her brother had married into. Jules decides to make some changes in her life, starting with moving out of her brother’s home, as well as getting a job and getting back on the dating s ...more
Being the odd people out, Jules and Tad strike up a friendship. He's the rock she can lean on when Jack's busy working. Tad even takes birthing classes w ...more
Hot And Bothered was a really sweet friends to lovers story. It was endearing, and full of heart melting moments. While this is the third book in the series, it can still be read as a standalone.
In Hot And Bothered, we get Jules Kilroy and Tad DeLuca's story told from both of their perspectives. Jules and Tad have been best friends since she was pregnant with her now, eighteen month old son Evan. After Jules left England to reunite and get help from her brother, Jack, she quickly bec ...more
The book opens up with a very touching and emotional scene with Jules delivering her baby with Tad by her side... I already knew I was going to love watching this couple come together after that beautiful moment they shared. Yep, little tears... sniff sniff.. ...more
HOT AND BOTHERED is book 3 in the Hot in the Kitchen series. Of course, I was in the mood for a good chef romance and this was there so.... I read out of order. Someone call the OCD reading police on me! There are some things that I feel I would've enjoyed more or understood faster had I read in order, because there's plenty of history, but that did not take away from enjoying this book as a standalone. Nevermind my shock at the first scene.
Jules is the sister of a big shotchef. She came to the
HOT AND BOTHERED is book 3 in the Hot in the Kitchen series. Of course, I was in the mood for a good chef romance and this was there so…. I read out of order. Someone call the OCD reading police on me! There are some things that I feel I would’ve enjoyed more or understood faster had I read in order, because there’s plenty of history, but that did not take away from enjoying this book as a standalone. Nevermind my shock at the first scene.
Jules is the sister of a big shot chef. She ca ...more
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
In Hot and Bothered. we are introduced to Tad and Jules. The story is told completely from their point of view and I love it. Sometimes when a story goes back and forth you can get lost in the transition back and forth but in this one Kate Meader made it seamless. The way she took this story back and forth between the characters was one of the reasons that this book was so good. The story did ...more
As a single mom, Jules Kilroy always has her hands full. Fortunately as baby sister of the famous chef Jack Kilroy, she has a bit more leeway financially to be able to find her independence. She’s witty and cheeky but it has not always been sunshine and roses for her. Struggling her way through school, abandoned by her brother to be left in the care of her aunt and uncle who found her to be a nuisance, and a ...more
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