If You Can’t Take the Heat by Melissa Brown – Review

If You Can’t Take the Heat


Whitney Bartolina gets what she wants. At just thirty-four, she’s worked her way up from mailroom coordinator to casting director at a major Los Angeles television network and had a string of steamy flings, most recently with movie star Nolan Rivera. But when two of the contestants she casts on a new reality cooking show turn out to be as talented in the bedroom as they are in the kitchen,
Whitney may have finally bitten off more than she can chew. Conducting auditions across the country and looking for a bit of fun after Nolan, Whitney finds it in Chicago with Charlie Hutchins, a deliciously handsome British rugby-player-turned-chef whose spicy Szechuan beef is only the start of his sizzle. Then, in Montana, close encounters with sexy but mild-mannered cowboy and restaurateur Wes Rancourt leave her mouth watering for more. Back in LA for filming, Whitney soon finds herself caught in a love square with Charlie, Wes, and Nolan, who’s stopping at nothing to win her back.
Will she jeopardize her career by mixing business with pleasure, or can she turn up the heat without getting burned?



4 Stars

Not gonna lie triangles and in this case squares are not my normal thing, but this one was written so well that I truly loved Whitney’s story. She was a strong confident woman that was career driven, focused and went after what she wants. All of these things and the way everything unfolded kept me reading late into the night. I had to see how it all ended and I was not disappointed.

Highly recommend picking this one up and getting a little taste of this hot cooking show.

A review copy was provided by the Author via Netgalley for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

Two hot guys wanna nail you and your movie star ex won’t leave you alone. Boo hoo.

Adventures taken together, not apart.

Reading Order and Buy Links

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About the Author

Melissa Brown was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois and is the mother of two fantastic kids. She’s an avid reader who enjoys making handmade gifts for her family and friends, as well as baking and painting. Melissa has an unhealthy obsession with pop culture. She speaks fluent movie quotes from the 1980s (John Hughes = genius), reads celebrity gossip magazines and never misses an episode of Scandal. She enjoys writing contemporary romance, romantic suspense and young adult novels.All of Melissa’s books are currently available exclusively through Amazon.com and are part of the Kindle Unlimited Program.

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