Lori McD's Reviews > Recipe for Lust: An Alpha Billionaire Romance Novel

Recipe for Lust by Alice Ward
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2016_read, kindle_unlimited, romance, some-steam

1.5-2 stars... maybe
Rating: MA for steam and sexual talk and situations

OK... there are so many things in this book that annoy and frustrate me, I'm afraid this will be a rant. I'll try to make it constructive.

I don't expect all the details in books to be "real", especially depending upon the genre - there is the suspension of disbelief in just about every book to some extent. But a "contemporary" romance... I expect the premise to be somewhat believable. There are lots of examples of reality shows/cooking competitions out there, for heaven's sake! Yet the Author's version of this "reality" stretches far beyond. Unless her aim is to create a new show concept, I'm lost:
* When do professional cooks compete against home cooks?
* When does one of these shows spend an entire week in the same remote location (no studio) with a series of challenges in the same location? (Typically 1 show contains 1-3 challenges at most.)
* When do contestants have to do chores, such as milking cows and butchering chickens on live TV? (Survivor, maybe)
* In a cooking competition, when has a show focused on and made a big splash about a romantic relationship between contestants?
* When would a show allow any hint of a romantic relationship or partiality between a Host/Judge and a Contestant?

I could go on, such as the cooking challenges in which the Author mentions the food at all are boring and trite - the dishes that win aren't inventive or chef-worthy at all.

When I remove everything annoying and unbelievable, I'm left with lust (in the title), sex, and wishy-washy and unlikeable characters. And the sex isn't even that interesteing or steamy.

Can't recommend to anyone.

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Reading Progress

August 24, 2016 – Started Reading
August 26, 2016 – Finished Reading
September 7, 2016 – Shelved
September 7, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016_read
September 7, 2016 – Shelved as: kindle_unlimited
September 7, 2016 – Shelved as: romance
September 7, 2016 – Shelved as: some-steam

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