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The Chef's Choice (The McBains of Grace Harbor #1)

3.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Ian and Amanda McBain didn't raise a foolTheir daughter Cady could spot a player a mile away...and Damon Hurst was a textbook player. What the hell was a celebrity chef doing in Grace Harbor, anyway? True, he was trying to save the family business, but helping her family didn't give him carte blanche to Cady. She'd heard the rumors: the parade of pop tarts, the raunchy par ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Silhouette Books
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
After reading another Hardy book in the Blaze series, I wasn't sure what to expect. Apparently the Silhouette series is more subdued when it comes to sex.

OK story, but good characters. Cady McBain is an independent daughter working as a landscaper in a Maine town. Her parents, who own an inn and restaurant, have hired a disgraced celebrity chef, Damon Hurst, to put them back on the map and save the business. Who knew he liked opinionated redheads?

Having friends in the food industry (including a
Feb 01, 2014 Tonileg rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Country inn with a restaurant is the setting for this romance where the groundskeeper and the new celebrity chef find love when they are both not looking for it.
Ian and Amanda McBain own the inn at Grace Harbor and their children are single and still around helping with the B & B. Cady takes care of the grounds and is starting up a new landscaping business when the famous chef Damon Hurst shows up to take the position of head chef in their attached restaurant.
Grace Harbor seems like an ideal
This was my first encounter with a mills and boon Special Moments and after reading this, I was completely grinning. I was attracted to this because I'm a sucker for small town romances(the Nicholas Sparks influence)and when there is a celebrity chef as a thats too much of a good thing.

This is the first book of the 'The McBains Of Grace Harbor' series. This tells the story Of Cady Mcbain who is a landscape designer and the way her life changes after she meets the new chef at her paren
This was a fun read. Heroine's getting her landscaping firm off the ground and trying to help parents run their family resort/B&B in Maine. They've hired a new chef--a former TV personality chef who's crashed and burned, and is trying to get his feet back on the ground. He's the hero. They strike sparks off each other from 1st minute--she doesn't trust him, he's attracted and amused by her defensiveness. Her parents are willing to take the chance, but she's not so sure. The romance builds sl ...more
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I would have rated it higher as the story is great, but I was unhappy with the ending. I really felt it needed an epilogue. Throughout the story there were questions as to the future of the inn and the resteraunt with her parents at retirement age. I wanted to know if they married and bought the inn and ran both the inn and the resteruant together. I just wanted to know a bit more to tie up what felt like loose ends. But up until the last page, I loved the story. I just wanted an epilogue.
Lori Green
Jan 25, 2011 Lori Green rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A DNF for me unfortunately. I couldn't accept the premise at all and the attraction between the H/h made no sense. If I can't believe that the characters have a basis for attraction then I'm lost to the idea that they can fall in love.
May 01, 2009 Tina rated it liked it
Good and easy reading. Enjoyable, yet not too heavy.
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I've been book crazy my entire life. When my mom would tell me to go to bed, I'd hide in the bathroom just so I could read a few more pages. In the afternoons, I'd play with my dog, Misty, in the backyard and tell her elaborate stories of princesses and Indians, dressing the dog up to play the part.

I grew up in Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland. When I was 12, I started my first novel, about
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