Title: Cooking Up Love (Arrington Family Series) – African-American Contemporary romance
Author: Candace Shaw
Publisher: Shaw Press
Number of Pages: 168 pages
ASIN: B007ZDDNE0 (EBook)
About The Author:
Candace Shaw is the author of fun, flirty and sexy African-American contemporary romance novels. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Born and raised under the sunny skies and the whitest beaches in northwest Florida, Candace Shaw knew she wanted to become a writer after she read Little Women in fourth grade. After graduating from the University of West Florida with a degree in Elementary Education, Candace began teaching and put her dream of becoming a writer on hold until one summer vacation she started writing again and hasn’t stopped. When Candace is not writing or researching information for a book, she’s reading, window shopping, gardening, listening to music or spending time with her loving husband and their loyal, over-protective weimaraner. She is currently working on the next novel in the Arrington Family Series. Feel free to drop her line at Candace.Shaw@aol.com or visit her website at http://CandaceShaw.net
You can also connect with Candace on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCandaceShaw or you can tweet her at https://twitter.com/Candace_Shaw
About This Book:
What happens when a suave, handsome chef meets a cute, sassy food critic? When Shelbi Arrington accepts a position as a food critic in the hopes of burying her medical career and foregoing her residency, the last thing she’s searching for is love. However, that’s just what the doctor ordered especially when she lays eyes on the handsome chef, Justin Richardson. While sorting out her secret conflict of continuing her medical career, she falls for his mouth-watering charm, leaving her hungry for anything he has to offer. Justin is leery of doctors because a doctor’s negligence caused his mother’s death when he was twelve. He has put his focus and energy into his restaurant, which had been a dream he and his mother shared. Justin is immediately smitten by the cute, sassy food critic that has him cooking up different ways to please her appetite. But when things start to heat up, Shelbi learns of a shocking revelation that could extinguish the flame of their relationship. Will Justin be able to forget his pain and commit to the woman who has stolen his heart? “Cooking Up Love” is the first book in the Arrington Family Series.
Cooking Up Love Book Review:
This is the first book that I read by Author Candace Shaw. Cooking with Love immediately caught my attention when I found this book on Amazon. Since cooking is my passion, I just knew I was going to enjoy this wonderful book. Candace did a wonderful job for creating this story about cooking and falling in love. Cooking Up Love is a stirring contemporary love story that leaves you yearning for a relationship just like Justin and Shelbi has developed. There were a lot of emotional and sensual tensions between both of them. In the beginning of this story, Shelbi who is a food critic from a family of doctors that eat dinner at Lillian’s Restaurant owned by Justin Richardson. She have written a review in a local newspaper to let the readers know how she feel about the food at his restaurant. Justin has name the restaurant after his mother Lillian Richardson. Lillian had died when Justin was a young kid. He never got over the death of his mother and angry with doctors because he feel that they didn’t do enough to save his mother life. Justin and Shelbi started their journey of love after they met sharing a taxi ride in Memphis.
This storyline have great scenes with all of the characters in this book. Once I started to read this wonderful book that I couldn’t put the book down. Candace really should think about making the book “Cooking Up Love” into a movie. This story have a lot of life lessons that we all can learn from these characters especially with Justin and Shelbi. They both have to deal with obstacles from their own past. I love the way how Candace draw the picture of chemistry between the characters of Justin and Shelbi from the beginning of this love story. I had to admit that there were a lot of erotic scene in this book but there were no cursing at all. The part about this book that I love most about is the story about this wonderful couple who are successful in their careers and are in love with each other. This book doesn’t have any violence, sex, profanity or drugs in this book. If you love to read an awesome love story then I definitely recommend you to purchase this book. I am already looking forward to read more books by Candace Shaw especially the ones in the Arrington Family Series.