Chef Wyatt Blake is finally ready to move on from his thankless job. He gets no wiggle room, zero praise, plenty of abuse, and on a good day, he might only spend twelve hours in the Terroir kitchens. A friend of his recommends a private chef position, but despite the boost in pay, Wyatt doesn’t want to babysit some spoiled, rich LA family.
Imagine his shock when the family
Almost from the start, I did not buy the set up to the story. Yeah, yeah, I know that this is fiction, but the whole convoluted plot of the baseball player needing a fake boyfriend and hooking up with a random guy at a club who he was really stalking as a fake-boyfriend candidate and then hiring him as a chef... I mean, really.
I'm also not a fan of the speed of the relationship. It felt insta-lovey to me, which ...more
Also, it's a sports romance and they have a special place in my heart because I live for the day when someone's sexuality has no bearing on their ability to be a great athlete.
Beth also snuck in a couple more potential new subjects for future books as I'm hoping that Chef Bastard and Kian will be next but then there's still Xander and now I want Wyatt's ...more
I’m not going to lie, reading the synopsis for this book that included the words gay and out professional baseball player had me raising my hand to read and review. I love the sport of baseball and while at times baseball romances can be hit or miss with me, this book intrigued me. Catch Me was a delightful story between two men both with a bit of baggage and lacking in communication skills, but it was easy to feel the chemistry between them and fun watching them both try and deny the emotions g ...more
It has an wonderful vibe in it. Just the right tension and depth. Both main personalities were mature, considerate and adorable.
Wyatt is a Chef and gets the opportunity to be a personal Chef for a sportsman. It will pay well and he needs the money.
Ryan will hire a personal chef and will try to convince him to be his fake boyfriend, it will be good for his status as gay baseball player.
Wyatt is shocked when he ...more
Ryan is an out baseball player. And he is a player. To stay with the team and city he likes, it has been decided he needs a steady man in his life. Wyatt is a chef, mostly in the closet, need ...more
First thing I’ll say, or rather ask is, how did I miss the release of book one in this series?! I must have had my head buried in the sand, but having not read book one, something I’ll be rectifying as soon as possible, I can say, this book definitely works as a standalone. Although the couple from book one makes an appearance, I never once felt lost for having not read their story.
This was an interesting story. I love the fake boyfriend trope, and Wyatt and Ryan did fake so well, unt ...more
Wyatt has had enough. He's in a job he hates because he's supposed to be a chef, but the boss of the place he works at, is a major ass. Trying to shake of the melancholy of life, Wyatt heads to a bar to maybe find a fling for the night. Maybe not. What he didn't expect was to sit and stare at ...more
I really loved the blurb to this book when I first saw it. So, when I got my arc I was very excited. However, going into his book I was a bit nervous. I don't particularly like fake relationship books. I'm all about that Romance.
That being said, I really enjoyed this book. I was up until 4AM reading because I just couldn't stop. This is the best fake relationship book I've ever read.
I never really got bored, and I loved the plot. There were plenty of sexy times and ...more
According to openly gay professional baseball player Ryan Flores agent Eric, he needs a fake boyfriend and a personal chef. His sexy new chef who he happened to have met the night before, co ...more
What a fantastic, surprising, compelling cast of characters. Who knew that chefs and cooking, could be sooo sexy. Wyatt is an amazing chef, gorgeous, laid back personality and very under paid. When an opportunity becomes available to make more money, which is desperately needed to care for his Nana, he takes the job. Ryan is the first out and proud, major league baseball player. He needs to present himself as settling down into a committed relationship. His manager co ...more
Wyatt Blake has a lot on his shoulders. He's supporting his beloved nana, who is slowly losing her memory. He's left his high profile job to work as a private chef in order to pay for his nana's care. And he's just realised that the celebrity who gave him a seriously hot blow job last night is going to be his employer. And they'll be living together.
Ryan Flores need ...more
The author gave this fake-boyfriend story a surprising twist. Wyatt and Ryan hook up at a club, but later they meet again when Ryan hires Wyatt to be his personal chef. Not that he really needs one, but he just can’t resist Wyatt. A complicating factor is that he does need a fake boyfriend to get him ...more
Catch Me is book 2 in the Kitchen Gods series and while it can be read as a standalone, Bite Me was so good that you don't want to miss it, trust me on this.
Wyatt has decided to leave Terroir. While he's thankful for the experience of working in a Michelin-star rated restaurant, he's had enough of Bastian Aquino's mercurial moods, plus working as a private chef will surely be a whole lot more profitable. What he didn't expect was his potential new boss to be the famous baseball player ...more
Despite sharing a house with three other Terroir chefs, Wyatt struggles to pay for his Aunt Nana's long term care facility. Her advancing Alzheimer's disease makes it impossible to live independently. When offered a more lucrative position as a personal chef to baseball player Ryan Flores, Wyatt can't s ...more
As Ryan, I too fell for Wyatt, his big heart, his fears, his dedication and strenght caught my heart. I ...more
Ah, fake boyfriend, one of my favorite tropes *happy sigh*.
This was a delightful read. It has 3 pretty nice main characters that had the hots for each other, some misunderstanding, not too much drama or angst, the fake boyfriend trope plus the sport tropes work well without being too much nonsense. The story flows well and doesn't become tedious like it happened with the previous book. There are few loopholes in the story, however, but nothing that keep the attention away from the ma ...more
This is about Wyatt and Ryan. Ryan needs a boyfriend according to his manager. He also needs a personal chef. Wyatt takes the chef position without knowing that Ryan and Evan want him to be said boyfriend. Wyatt becomes Ryan's fake boyfriend. He develops feelings for Ryan, Ryan develops feelings for Wyatt, neither tell each other. In the end both realize what they want.
I realized that there were more books that lead up to this one and had to go back and read them. I have enjoyed ...more
Loved this even more than the last Kitchen Gods book (although I did appreciate seeing Miles and the gang again). I love Wyatt and Ryan and their adorable and angsty repressed feelings. I love all the mentions of the characters’ families and how different they are. So many moments that add incredible depth to these characters. And I thought the ending was perfect. Love Ryan and his great gesture. Highly recommend!
Catch Me is an awesome story of love and lies and all that is between. Wyatt is a chef looking to improve his station if life with a better paying job to help with bills incurred by having to place his grandmother in a nursing home. Ryan is an “out” gay baseball player that is looking for a pretend boyfriend to help his career along. Neither is looking for commitment but what they find is so much more and the road to get to that point is rough and full of potholes so settle in and enjoy the ride ...more
Love the pretend boyfriends becoming real boyfriends trope. There was lots of angst and heartache along the way with Wyatt and Ryan. The chemistry was hot from the first meeting, but past issues had Ryan feeling insecure and he messed everything up. Great series with incredible characters and writing.
Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into ...more