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Holly Walker had everything she’d ever dreamed about – a happy marriage and being mum to beautiful brown-eyed Emma - until an accident nineteen months ago tore her world apart. Now she's a widow and single mother to a boisterous little 7-year-old girl, looking for a new start. Ready to take the next step, Holly has found herself a job as a maître d' at Table One, a once-ac ...more
Published March 18th 2015 (first published March 15th 2015)
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Kitty's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

So, have you ever read a book by an author that you’ve never read before and fall madly in love with the story, the writing style and the author. I love when that happens and it definitely happened to me with “Monster Chef”.

Really, the name of the book got me. Visions of Gordon Ramsey swimming in my mind had me really curious about this book. But, this story held so much more than an angry Chef and the woman that steals his heart.

This is a st
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Olga therebelreader
This is the love story of Pierre and Holly, two wounded souls who have suffered the loss of their spouses. Pierre is the head chef of the restaurant Table One where Holly is hired as a maître d'. Pierre is a French, arrogant, demanding, cocky man while Holly is a sweet, caring, smart woman with a 7 year old daughter. Their working relation is explosive and stormy. But we come to discover that there is actually a very thin line between hate and love.
Holly proves to be the one who can handle his
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ByoBook Club
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I think everyone needs an arrogant, pigheaded chef in their life.

Pierre is a chef, a great chef but because of his attitude is known as the Monster Chef. He lost the love of his life and doesn't know how to survive without her. He is known for making people cry and quit and sometimes both at the same time. Then one day his dark world is turned upside down by one Holly Walker.

Holly is no stranger to loss, she lost her husband is just starting to put her world back together. One of the steps in t
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Joanne Mountford
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Genial! French for brilliant. I loved this book. The story captured me from the very first page. Reading about Holly and Pierre. Holly a single mum, daughter Emma aged 7 years old. Holly decides to go back to work, the timing feels right and she wants to do something with her life. She is an absolute great mother to Emma. They both live with Holly's mother in law, Bromwyn. She is a lovely woman, she wants nothing more than Holly and Emma to be happy. Sometimes in life you have to take a risk or
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Jos
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
3 Stars just OK for me

I read yesterday and it was just ok for me. I think what bothered me was that I felt no real development between the two of them. One minute they hate each other and the next, bam...I was like what and how did this happen so fast, so fast I didn't even know it or see it really happen.... There was no build-up for me. I thought it was a great premise for a story but I didn't care for the execution... Holly was just ehhhh, ok, for me that was a big reason and Pierre was good
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Kell's Bookmark Clique
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have never read anything by Margaret McHeyzer before, but I saw the book trailer for Chef Pierre and I had to read it, and I'm so glad I did.
Set in Sydney, Australia, Chef Pierre tells the story of single Mum Holly, who is trying to move on with her life after losing her husband several years before. She gets a maitre de job in an exclusive restaurant, where she meets head chef Pierre. Pierre is typical of what you hear about celebrity chefs. Moody, arrogant, full of himself and he treats eve
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Rough Draft Book Blog
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
MONSTER CHEF by Margaret McHeyzer

OUI!! Tis a good story!!!

Pierre & Holly

Let's talk about Monster Chef. This book was comical, sexy, and sometimes kind of corny. At times I felt it hard to relate to the characters and at others I felt a kindred spirit with them. My emotions were all over the grid on this one. I wouldn't exactly say that Pierre and Holly we're a perfect match, but they did make this story is very fascinating.

Pierre is a very cocky, self centered, arrogant bastard. I knew his anger
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Hannah
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book it was the perfect blend of romance, emotional turmoil, and hot hot hot scenes. Monster Chef is a Second Chance at Love Romance; not for two long lost loves but for two people who had love and lost only to find it again with each other. I loved the book it splits the POV between the two main characters it was like listening Toni Collette and Gerard Depardieu in my head. Not looks wise; I was imagining two completely different people, it was described so well no celebrity imagi ...more
Talk Books To Me
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Karia’s thoughts…and food order!


I was actually excited for this one, so I thank NetGalley for the delayed, but finally approved ARC. Holly seemed very American/Canadian to me. Her language usage and manners were quite North American…Pierre on the other hand was so French is was tasty!


Each of these wounded souls were looking for a new start. Along the way, they find each other and fight, then kiss, then fight, then kiss, then fight some more! I loved that part. I actually found myself enjoying t
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Marlene W
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it

Losing his wife much too soon has made Pierre the Monster Chef he is now known to be. He’s cocky, arrogant, and a certifiable jerk! Even though his culinary talents have not suffered from his loss, he has practically given up on living life. Meeting Holly, and then her daughter, has regenerated his desire to find purpose and happiness again. Once he determines that Holly is the one that is capable of pulling him out of the darkness, there is no stopping him from convincing her that she belongs w
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★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
Monster Chef would be my first read from Margaret McHeyzer and I have to say she didn't disappoint. I really liked this book! It's 'cute as hell' and it gave me a warm fuzzy kind of feeling inside.

I liked both hero and heroines as individuals and as a couple -- which is A plus for me. Holly's daughter, Emma is the cutest! She stole my heart.

The only thing that bothered me was the abruptness of Holly's and Pierre's romantic relationship. They were hot and cold in the beginning and all of a sudd
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Alwaysreadingbooks - Reading Drinking and Relaxing
This is the second book that I have ever read by Margaret and I must say that I am seriously fan girl crushing over her and her work. I have yet to be disappointed by her work and I look forward to reading more from her. This book what can I say WOW there are so many good things that I can say but I don't want to give anything away so all I'm going to say is please if you don't read another book make sure you read this. The story line will have you hooked from the beginning and this book will ta ...more
Geri
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I enjoyed this book so much! The characters were so well written, I found myself feeling like I knew them and felt their pain. Pierre, Holly, and Emma were all such strong characters and woven together perfectly. At times you hate Pierre, love him, and then want to slap him. This story had me laughing at parts, crying at parts, and smiling throughout. I have never read anything by this author before, but if the rest of her stories are even remotely this good, they will be terrific and I loo ...more
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
OMG I loved Monster Chef! I loved Pierre and Holly and this is a love story! Pierre wasn't truly a monster just a man that was so hurt by the loss of his wife. So he was like a bear with a thorn in his paw! Holly aka (mon chéri)really knows how to handle Pierre and quickly puts him in his place. I don't think there will ever be a dull moment between the two of them.

Oh and Monster Chef is also very HOT! Talk about passion between Pierre & Holly.... oh my oh my! I loved the phone sex.....

I loved
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Kathleen Howard
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. This is the first book I have read from this author and I found her style to be really enjoyable.
The story line was wonderful and it was great to read about two people who have suffered the loss of a loved partner move forward
into a new relationship. I loved the little added extras at the end of the book too. You will know what I mean after you have read the book.
It finished off the story nicely.Margaret McHeyzer will be added to my list of authors I wish t
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Colleen
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Margaret McHeyzer is a new author I happened to stumble upon and all I can say is I'm so glad I stumbled! It was quite refreshing to read about a love between a Chef & a Maítre D' who was recently hired on. I fell in love with Holly and honestly wasn't too sure of Pierre, but as I kept reading & started to find out more about him and his background, my love for him started to bloom!

I was so sad when I finished the book only because I wasn't ready to let them go!! I am definitely a new fan of Mar
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BookCrazy
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mushy
4 heart-warming stars!
This book is of the feel-good type. If you want something uncomplicated and romantic, this is IT. That doesn't mean there aren't a few twists.
My favorite character was Emma, hands down. She's a sassy seven-year old that will own you heart from the moment you meet her.
My only issue with the writing was that Pierre's French got a little old when I was half-way through the book.
Lorie
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: march-2015, ku
3.5 Stars

I really like this book exceeeeeeeeept the fact that it all moved so FAST. I think I would have been seriously head over heels for this one has the pace been slower. The setting is a welcome change, Holly is a great heroine, and Pierre is just to melt for. Just tap the brakes a bit, and I would have been gushing over this one.
Becca
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alpha Male - Yes Please

Monster Chef is all about two lost souls finds big a second chance at love with each other. If you like Alpha males - Pierre fits it to a tee. He is all rough and demanding but also shows his sweet sides too. Loved this book.
Shanda Brown
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A must!!! Don't hesitate one-click you won't be disappointed
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
I am sure there is probably a spoiler in here. You have been warned. 

This is my first book by Author Margaret McHeyzer and it most certainly will not be my last! I devoured this book in two days. When I had to put the book down the characters were on my mind.

I fell in love with Margaret’s writing style, the vivid descriptions sucked me like I are part of her story. Her characters came to life as Holly went toe-to-toe with chef Pierre.

This book really had it all for me. Sexual tension to drov
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Ilana
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: Monster Chef
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Publisher/Year: Book Enthusiast Productions 3/18/15
Length: 2508 pages


Overview

Holly Walker had everything she’d ever dreamed about – a happy marriage and being mum to beautiful brown-eyed Emma - until an accident nineteen months ago tore her world apart. Now she's a widow and single mother to a boisterous little 7-year-old girl, looking for a new start. Ready to take the next step, Holly has found herself a job as a maître d' at Table One, a once-acclai
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Kim
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Pierre and Holly have both lost their respective spouses within the past few years, but they are handling their losses differently. Pierre has lost his creative edge and his civility causing everyone who has to interact with him to give him the nickname Monster Chef. Without his beloved Eva, he has lost his will to go on, drowning in the bottom of a bottle.

Holly has had to pull herself up to keep going for her 7 year old daughter Emma. She takes a job at Table One as a step toward living her lif
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Trish -  Novels In Heels
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-reviewed
5 SEXY SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE STARS

I loved every moment of this story. From its highs to its lows.

An exceptional love story about two hurting souls who find each other in the most unexpected, entertaining and absorbing way.

Will they be able to endure a second chance romance?
Margaret McHeyzer, let me just say – Thank you for brining Pierre LeRoux to your readers. He is everything from impossible to alluring.

This story captivated my heart in so many ways. From the characters being in their mid-30
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Rebecca
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Monster Chef is a story of loss and second chances; it illustrates what happens when someone falls so deep into the darkness after losing someone that it’s hard to get up every morning in order to fight through another day. It’s a text that takes its characters through the cycle of mourning and then offers tiny glimpses into what life can be like if only someone can be strong enough to move forward instead of being held down by grief, pain, and anger.

Holly Walker and Pierre LeRoux handle the los
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Kathy Wideman
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can’t say enough about this book. I loved it so much, another fantastic book Margaret. Pierre is a French chef who was at the top of his game and then his wife died. He threw himself into his work but that wasn’t enough. He started his downhill spiral with drinking and sleeping pills. Holly Walker had it all. She had a loving husband and a great daughter. Then he husband was killed in an accident. Her husband left her with enough so that she and her daughter wouldn’t have to worry but she need ...more
Lora
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I devoured it in 24 hours because I couldn’t put it down. Ms. McHeyzer made these characters people I was dying to get to know better. I wanted to delve into their psyches and make friends with them. This was my first book by her, but I can promise it won’t be my last.

Pierre and Holly are two broken souls not even sure what they are looking for. They meet at the restaurant where Pierre is the head chef and Holly has just taken the maitre-d position. At first glance, Pierre is
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Dawn
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holly Walkers life was perfect,she had a family tillit was all cruelly ripped away from her,shes now a widow and single parent, looking to make changes in her life Holly lands a job at one of the top restaurants Table One as maitre d’.
Pierre LeCame to Australia 20 years ago he had a wife but he too had his life torn to shreds when his wife was killed,he had always been known as the master chef but after the death of his wife it quickly changed to monster chef!! Hes mean,moody arrogant but undern
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Jecca
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read for ByoB

I think everyone needs an arrogant, pigheaded chef in their life.

Pierre is a chef, a great chef but because of his attitude is known as the Monster Chef. He lost the love of his life and doesn't know how to survive without her. He is known for making people cry and quit and sometimes both at the same time. Then one day his dark world is turned upside down by one Holly Walker.

Holly is no stranger to loss, she lost her husband is just starting to put her world back together. One of t
...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I think everyone needs an arrogant, pigheaded chef in their life.

Pierre is a chef, a great chef but because of his attitude is known as the Monster Chef. He lost the love of his life and doesn't know how to survive without her. He is known for making people cry and quit and sometimes both at the same time. Then one day his dark world is turned upside down by one Holly Walker.

Holly is no stranger to loss, she lost her husband is just starting to put her world back together. One of the steps in t
...more
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