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Kitchen Scandals

(Riverside Trilogy #2)

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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  852 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Book 2 of The Riverside Trilogy

She finally found the one…
but he has a hidden secret. Could this be the breaking point for Molly?
Has she endured too much?
Drake and Molly had instant chemistry in Kitchen Affairs, but when secrets go all wrong, their relationship will be tested, feelings get hurt, and limits will be reached.
Someone interferes with their relationship, keeping
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Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published June 27th 2013 by Brooke Cumberland
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Vanessa
Yep...that just happened. WTF?!? So good...review to come!

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.**

“No matter how mad I was at him, or how betrayed I felt, I still loved him. He had changed my whole world this past year. He made me feel alive again. Whole. Complete. He made me feel love again when I thought it’d be gone forever.”

It’s amazing how much life can change in a year. Molly has finished school, gotten her dream job (and no, not because she’s sleeping with the bo
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Kimberly Lauren
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kitchen Affairs was good. Kitchen Scandals is soooo much better! :-) I seriously did not put this down today. I was shocked throughout the book. This is one of those reads that keeps you on the edge of your seat - what the hell is going to happen next?!?! LOL Love it! I want to sit here and tell you all the things I was shocked about especially the MAJOR one - but it would totally ruin it. Seriously this book is great, and I cannot wait for the final book in the trilogy.
Elizabeth Merida
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC from the author for an honest review. And here it is....... Well I am happy to say that the story just keeps getting better.... I really did enjoy this installment and I can NOT wait to get the last book. I am so excited to see what is in store next for Molly and Drake. I could barely contain myself as I read the book (I just wanted to skip ahead to see if my guesses were correct) Some were and some were not. I will not spoil the book since I feel EVERYONE who has read the first ...more
ReadingBetweenTheLines
2 Chicks and a Blog was provided an ARC copy by the author for an honest review.

Let me just say - BROOKE CUMBERLAND KILLED IT AGAIN!!!



Kitchen Scandals is the 2nd book in the Riverside Novels, followed by Kitchen Affairs.



These 2 chicks totally LOVED this book! It had everything needed to kill it in our eyes. If we thought that Kitchen Affairs had the perfect balance of angst, romance, plot and character explanation, we had no clue!! Kitchen Scandals had all of that BUT SO MUCH MORE.



Drake is movi
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Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-romance
ARC provided for an honest review - spoiler free review

5 Amazing-Fist-Bump Stars

I'm part of Brooke's street team and some other ladies and me read last night the book together -it was pure bliss!!! We all were sitting on the edge and betting on who is messing with our lovelies Molly and Drake. Because this is an ARC review I can't put any spoilers/quotes in it but I'll put some nice teaser photos on my blog review ;)

It was pure torture; Brooke was pulling off everything she could and therefore
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Emma Edwards
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you read kitchen affairs? ,,,, no? Then you need to ,,,, yes? Then let me tell you if you loved kitchen affairs your gonna be doing somersaults over this little treasure :) ,,, holy hell this is one hell of a great book ,,,, man did I enjoy it :)

So this book is a continuation of kitchen affairs so I highly recommend that you read it before moving on to this one :)

Drake is a hot piece of ass ,,, Molly has not had it easy so far in life and trust me this book will give you so much more to thi
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Kelly Mccurdy
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
~~~~I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review~~~

Brooke Cumberland has done it again! Kitchen Scandals dives deeper into the relationship of Drake and Molly. One of the reasons WHY I love to read her books is because she just doesn't let the characters fall in love with each other. She makes the characters fight for what they want, She puts challenges in the way. Some of the challenges I can relate to, so I was drawn more into the story that ever before. One of the things that I could r
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Brandy Dorsch
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy in exchange for my honest review.

OMG! I was blown away with the twists and turns of this book. I truly didn't see some of them coming. Drake's little secret was not a surprise to me. HELLO! Could he be any more of a schmuck? Good gracious. I am all for a few secrets, but this one was huge.

I didn't fault Molly for her childhood secret. There are some demons that don't need to see the light of day.

I am not going to spoil the main plot twist cause it blindsided me and I want all
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Glenna Maynard
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Stayed up way too late reading this but I couldn't help myself, yeah it was that good! My mind is doing a yo yo twirling motion, trying wrap it's thoughts around all that was packed into this book. I don't want to giveaway spoilers, this will be releasing soon! I will say that Drake is sizzling Hot! That man, yeah I wouldn't mind having him hanging around my kitchen. Can't wait to read the next book in this series!
Nathi *Shut it and let me read*
I liked how the author used a suspense plot here!!
I wasn't expecting for it and it was really good!
Jenn
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! If you're looking for a book that is filled with non-stop drama that will have you biting your nails and sitting at the edge of your seat, Kitchen Scandals is the book for you. I became emotionally invested in the characters from the Kitchen Affairs that all I wanted was for Drake and Molly to have their happy ever after. I was so engrossed in the story; I could not put the book down.

The sexual chemistry between Molly and Drake continue, with their relationship growing into more of an inten
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Lesley
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the second installment in the Riverside Trilogy. I was anticipating this release to find out how the story was going to go. However, I am having a hard time deciding how to rate this installment. For those who have read my previous review on the first book, you will note that I liked the story but felt somethings were lacking. So, I was excited to read the second book to see how the story came along.
In the beginning we take a trip down memory lane,this time from Drake's POV. We relive
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Amy Cox
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC to review for the author. I bought Kitchen Affairs (Book One) and read it straight through in one night. So of course I was just jumping at the opportunity to see where Drake and Molly's story was going to go. Of course I was NOT disappointed. Every twist and turn in the story line made me want to keep reading and by the time I knew it I was in a blissful book hangover and on the last page. Molly and Drake are intense, their chemistry leaves nothing and I mea ...more
Tori
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Talk about a brilliantly woven web...Brooke outdid herself with the follow up to Kitchen Affairs!

Kitchen Scandals was hot, fun and completely caught me off guard. I love that Drake and Molly fight so hard for their love and the trust they have in one another is so beautiful. They were thrown their fair share of off the charts craziness in this book and I loved it! While the book continues where Affairs left off, it fast forwards quickly in the first few chapters. The main character dynamics are
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Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received an ARC of this book by the author for an honest review. Here is my review that can be found on my blog stephaniesbookreports.blogspot.com

If you have not read Kitchen Affairs, you will need to read that book prior to Kitchen Scandals. Molly is so sweet and she's had a rough go of it...her husband died when their daughter was two months old and she's raised her with the help of her gay best friend until she meets Drake. Molly is a student in his Chef program and he finds she has capture
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Irene
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC copy for an honest review

Kitchen Scandals picks up where Kitchen Affairs left off. We get more of Drakes POV in this book. What makes him tick, how he thinks and acts towards Molly and Stella.

I thought Kitchen Affairs was a roller coaster of a book, well Scandals had so many dips on this ride I was like what in the world is going on??? More of Molly's past comes up and when Drake finds out he freaks.

Stella graduated and has a position at the Riverside hotel/restaurant. That com
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Novel Grounds
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It has taken me a few days to get up to writing this book. I mean some parts really turned my mind around. I Love brooke’s writing, she just has a way with it that draws you so deep into the story that you are right there with the characters. I really thought I knew where this one was going after book one. I Loved that book and it ended in a way that I had my own ideas about this one. WELL obviously Brooke had other ideas and oh how glad I am that I was so very wrong. This book was SO GOOD! Full ...more
Mary Tatar
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Just when I thought things couldn't get anymore hotter in the Kitchen. Molly and Drake have proved me wrong. It gets way hotter and more scandalous in Kitchen Scandals. I enjoyed this book even more then the first. Just when I think I have it figured out boom, I'm thrown for a loop. I enjoyed this book for so many reasons. First off Stella who is Molly's daughter just steals my heart. She is so smart and witty for a six year old. She adds a fresh humor to the story. Then there's Drake he's rich, ...more
Melissa
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, tour
Let me start by saying...Brooke you have done it AGAIN!!! I thought I loved Kitchen Affairs (the 1st book in the Riverside Trilogy)..but this one took the cake!! Normally, book trilogies are like movie trilogies, the second one never outdoes the first one. That is so not true in this case!!

Between the boys, the dogs, and the beautiful weather it took me a lot longer than expected to get to reading this book. But the wait was so worth it! Between the romance and the plot, I could not put this boo
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Three Chicks
3.5 stars

Kitchen Affairs was good. The story was sweet and romantic. The heroine Molly and her sweet little girl Stella were two great characters. Molly is an intern at a hotel restaurant that Drake runs. Molly is a loving, independent, at times though she can get a little down on herself. Molly fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Liam and got pregnant with Stella. Only to lose Liam to an accident. Molly is determined to be a chef. She took her best friend, Michael, with her daughter
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Megan
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
**I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review**

I adored Molly & Drake and was so ready to jump back into thing with them. Brooke has created a great book once again!

Moly and Drake have progressed in their relationship, butthings still aren't jhunky dorey for them, they still have a few obstacles to tackle. I am so glad the book tied to the first without depending on it or repeating intself too much. I read a LOT so I need enough to jog my memory, but I don't want to re-read
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Jessica Adams
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What just happened?! Just when I thought I knew what was going on I was thrown for a loop. I don't think I have ever had so many predictions go wrong, but in a good way. I love that Brooke keeps me on the edge of my seat with her books. This is yet another one I couldn't put down. 5 hrs and I was done...I just had to know what happened and now I am left waiting for book 3.
Kitchen Scandals picks up with Molly now working in the Riverside kitchen. Her chemistry with Drake is undeniable. Even with
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Michelle Bowman  / We Love Kink .com
Brooke Cumberland has done it again and with more spice and thrills than before. The incredibly lovable Molly is back with her happy family of Stella and Michael and who could forget her incredibly hunky beau, Drake!!! And she is once again tripping her way through life attracting unwanted attention and fighting for the man she loves.

Once again Brooke did an amazing job with getting me involved with the characters I already had a relationship with. She wrote this installment in a switching point
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Maria's Book Blog
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
The title says it all, Kitchen Scandals is super scandalous! There are so many twists & turns going on making this one action packed story from beginning to end. Everybody's got secrets in this one and you will be left guessing right up until the last page. And just when you think you have it all figured out everything changes! Ms. Cumberland has definitely kicked up the heat & intensity in her 2nd novel, while still maintaining the believability (<--its a word, google it) factor of h ...more
Sakura
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
~~~~~~Brooke, seriously!? What??
*Mind blown*
So much love for this series and author! :)~~~~~~

Read this in record time! I just couldn't put this book down.

Brooke throws secret after secret! I wasn't expecting so much suspense from this book.

The amount of conflict was overwhelming. However, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Although it does seem like a lot being thrown at you, it's still somehow believable. I'm sure there are people out there that live interesting and action-filled lives like th
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Shandra
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So glad I came back for seconds!

Kitchen Affairs started out on an odd note for me, but that was all cleared up almost immediately in this book! So glad I came back for a second helping of The Riverside Trilogy! There's a lot more of Drake's POV, Molly has even more secrets up her sleeves, and wow, where did the spontaneous death-threats start to come from?

It was one thing right after another with barely any breathing room which ensured I finished the whole thing in one helping! There was a momen
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Cyndi
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Crazmazing!!!! I LOVED LOVED this book. Just like Kitchen Affairs I got sucked in and did not want to put my Kindle down. You get more feeling and connection from Drake and Molly. The love and chemistry they show is hot and makes you fall in love with them even more. They each have secrets that can destroy or strengthen them. You get to know them more and see more into their lives, good or bad.
The twists that this story takes leaves you holding your breath saying WHAT?!?!?! several times. You t
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Life Starry Eyed
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. Let me start off by saying I saw everyone talking about this book for awhile now. I never read the first book so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read either of the two. Then I read Spark, and I knew I had to read more from this author. I ended up reading both books in two days. I loved this book! There were times I wanted to just scream… and I did. My kids were looking at me like if I lost my mind. This book was so unpredictable, I like not knowing what was in the next chapter to co ...more
Jenny Brightman Harris
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is another hit in this series. These characters are in for another bumpy ride in this book all of your favorite characters are back. Molly and Drake seem to go through one drama after another. You would think that these characters have had enough in the first book. I don't want to give away to much but I adore how even when things look really bleak they fight for their love they don't just throw in the towel. There are some really cute things that happen in this book that will keep you read ...more
H.K. Szczesiak
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW if the first in this series wasn't enough to get me hooked for life, then this book was. I need the third book to be out like yesterday. LOL I am an avid reader, I completed both books in the Riverside Trilogy within a day. I loved Molly's relationships with each character. Stella is a hoot! Kids do say the craziest things. There was a lot of build up with the story plot to Little Liam, and then everything seemed to magically get better but I have a sneaky suspension that it is just the calm ...more
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Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who wears many hats on any given day. She also co-writes under the USA Today Bestselling duo pseudonym, Kennedy Fox with her literary soul mate, Lyra Parish. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 7-year-old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to ...more

Other books in the series

Riverside Trilogy (3 books)
  • Kitchen Affairs (Riverside Trilogy, #1)
  • Kitchen Promises (Riverside Trilogy, #3)