Ready to Burn (Due South #3) by Tracey Alvarez @TraceyAlvarezNZ #Review #5Stars #DueSouth #OUAP

Posted September 21, 2015 by Loredana 0 Comments

Ready to Burn (Due South #3) by Tracey Alvarez @TraceyAlvarezNZ #Review #5Stars #DueSouth #OUAPReady to Burn (Due South, #3) by Tracey Alvarez
Series: Due South #3
Published by Icon Publishing on January 14th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 324
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five-stars

Take one sassy Harland girl... Shaye Harland, sous chef de-awesome, desperately wants the role of Due South's head chef. Though a little out of her depth, she can totally cope with the extra demands if she can resist her future brother-in-law when he muscles in on her kitchen. The Hollywood wannabe is nothing but a troublesome distraction and he fries her sex-ometer to a crisp. But as far as romance? Forget it. Love, when she finds Mr. Perfect, will be as sweet as her to-die-for cookies. Add a bad-boy from LA... Del Westlake swore he'd never again set foot on the island he calls the "ass end of New Zealand." With his reputation as a sous chef in one of LA's hottest restaurants trashed, and his estranged father's restaurant needing a head chef, Del wants nothing more than to go in, get the job done, and get out. Except his feisty second-in-command carves herself a spot in his heart and completely incinerates his plans. Watch the sparks fly as they burn it up in the kitchen... Winning a spot on a TV reality show is just what Del needs to jumpstart his career back in the States. Nothing can get in the way of him winning-not even the woman whose trust he'd destroy if she discovers his secrets. But with a film crew capturing the explosive kitchen chemistry between them, will his bad-boy ways rear up and ruin his shot at becoming Shaye's Mr. Perfect?

You know the saying, ÔÇ£If you canÔÇÖt stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?ÔÇØ┬á Well, based on the heat generated by these two, itÔÇÖs worth it to stay in and sizzle!┬á Del and Shaye grew up together, but lost touch when Del moved to LA with his mom.┬á Del comes back to the island to help run the kitchen in the pub because his father is too sick to continue.┬á His life is full is mistakes, secrets and hurts.┬á Coming back to the island threatens to bring everything to the surface, but Del is only interested trying to further his career.

Shaye is a great chef, and has dreams of running the kitchen at Due South.┬á SheÔÇÖs a sweet girl, but has a fiery temper and spot-on aim!┬á She didnÔÇÖt count on having to deal with her childhood friend who would edge her out of the kitchen.┬á Moreover, she didnÔÇÖt count on him being so hot!

As they start to get along in the kitchen and in between the sheets, Del is forced to take a hard look at himself and his decisions.  He must re-examine his relationship with his Dad, his brother and even his feelings about the island.  Did he misunderstand the meaning behind a decision his dad made all those years ago?  Is Stewart Island still in his blood?

Good job, Alvarez!┬á This was a great third installation in the Due South series.┬á She has introduced us to the residents of the island and we canÔÇÖt help but feel like family as they navigate the choppy waters towards self exploration and love.┬á Do yourself a favor and read Ready to Burn and the other two books in the series!

5 ÔÇ£stay in the kitchen and burnÔÇØ stars!!

~ Review by Loredana

(Previously posted on TBE)

five-stars

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