Cooking up a Storm
The Coates Inn restaurant in Cape Cod is about to go out of business when its striking owner, Abby, jumps at a stranger's offer of help - both in her kitchen and her bedroom. Storm, a handsome chef, claims to have a secret weapon: an aphrodisiac menu that her patrons won't be able to resist. It certainly works on Abby - who gives in to the passions she has denied herself f...more
Why did this book get a high rating? It's different. I haven't come across a book quite like this. Sure, it ends with a monogamous (basically) HEA. But getting to that HEA is ... well interesting.
This is erotica hands down. There isn't really another subplot that makes it the book less lik ...more
Well, I didn’t think such a thing was possible, but I found this book had too much sex in it! Just as I was learn ...more
Boy was I wrong.
After I read this book, I realized I've never properly read erotica before. I have read a lot of what I call "dirty romance" which is click-lit with some heavy sex scenes. I've even read some kinkier "dirty romance" books. But those are NOTHING compared to this boo ...more
This a a sweetly romantic, alpha-male-finds-his-true-love-and-changes-his-tomcatting-ways kind of book featuring a chef and the owner of an inn. But it's Emma Holly's version of that story line, so the hero is an amazingly skilled lover, and the end result of getting together is a somewhat open relationship after a sizzling courtship. Along the way, there's very creative foreplay, auto-eroticism, toys, lighthearted bondage, group sc ...more
I saw no plot, just a series of loosely related events punctuating a series of sex scenes. Now, I like steamy well-written sex scenes when the promote character growth, move the plot forward, or help the characters realize something about their feelings for each other. This was none of the above; it was just sex for the sake of thrills, and I felt dirty reading it. Me, who can read a Jaid Black o ...more
(view spoiler)[So the story begins with Abby putting on a sexy outfit that her boyfriend of four years bought for her and is very “excited” about seeing her in but all she can think about is why isn’t he just exci ...more
right before his arrival at the inn abby broke up with her boyfriend. storm took the opening as a perfect opportunity to give the woman her sexual awakening. and boy does he. apparently abby is the only single woman in all of cape cod. as soon as the town finds out ...more
Abby Coates owns and operates The Coates Inn in Cape Cod, but business isn’t doing so well. She needs a chef and an infusion of cash to do renovations to get her lovely inn back in the black. If she can’t do either she’ll have to declare bankruptcy.
Enter Storm Dupre. A very talented chef from California, Storm needs to get away from the atmosphere of fakeness that surrounds him. When he spies Abby’s ad in the back of a food magazine he falls instantly in love. With The Coates Inn. He senses t ...more
Before I began reading, I found out some things about the author. Emma Holly is an author for Cheek Press, ...more
It starts out with Abby who is not happy in her current relationship and also in financial trouble with her restaurant. She breaks up with her boyfriend and hires a new chef, Storm, to increase her business. She is attracted to Storm and they start a sexual affair with no strings. Now this is where I get a little confused, she refers to the fact she has only been ...more
Abby owns the Coates Inn down on the Cape in Massachusetts. Struggling to make ends meet, she hires on sexy chef Storm Dupre (god what an awful name!) Storm, looking for a place to settle down, accepts the job but with a ruthless secret plan: he wil ...more
When one thinks of a novel, one thinks of profound desc ...more
This was by far the best and most beautiful book of erotica
I have ever read! The characters were so well developed I felt like I had grown up in the community. The sexually explicit scenes so tastefully done that they never felt lewd or over done as in so many novels I've read. Emma Holly
has a real gift for writing beautiful, tasteful erotica! I loved all her characters & all their individual sexual quirks that made them each lovable in their own way. The growing
affair/turns to ...more
And yet, she has unprotected sex with Storm on their second coupling. She has unprotected sex with Jack on their first coupling. She has unprotected sex with Peter on their first coupling. This novel is not based in the 70s where su ...more
I had to stop here and read other reviews. Finding out the main character whores around town, and ends up with an open relationship with the chef (he wants her to tell him when she goes out and cheats), that's it.
What I read, wasn't all that goo ...more
I did ...more