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Chloe Daniels doesn’t need a man—after escaping a marriage gone bad, she guards her heart as closely as the details of her past. So when hot-tempered celebrity chef Ben “the Beast” Haddox storms into her struggling toy store, Chloe is determined not to be drawn in by his broad shoulders…or baby-blue eyes.
In his hometown, Ben’s culinary career is almost as famous as his bad-boy rep. He’s out to prove to naysayers he’s a success by opening a new restaurant—and the only thing standing in his way is Chloe’s store. But before he has a chance to convert her space into his signature eatery, she cooks up a plan to show him that her shop is worth saving.
As things start to sizzle between them, Chloe must figure out how to avoid getting burned. Can she trust herself to love again, or has she jumped out of the frying pan and into desire?
I have a HUGE thing for Gordon Ramsay, so the idea of an American version in Ben Haddox had me more than a little excited!! (Add in that this book is set in my beloved Colorado and I was sold.)
I have to admit to a bit of a reading slump the last few months, so I am more than a little late in reading and reviewing this one! But I’m happy to say that thanks to Michelle Major? The slump is definitely busted!
I love the competitive nature of this one, I love seeing Ben and Chloe both have significant character growth. And I love the chemistry between them!
I am struggling to write this review because I just loved this story so much. I love Chloe’s heart and her backstory. I love Ben’s family. It’s one of those books that you’re truly invested in and truly sad to see end. Fans of Susan Mallery will love the newest from Michelle Major!