The kickstart of the series we have Cal Buchanans and his ex-wife Penny Jackson story. The Buchanans siblings have secrets among them and this book will reveal all the secrets that are being kept.
Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town—the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson.
Penny really needs this opportunity, but she doesn’t need the distraction of working with her ex. She’s sworn off romance—she’s even having a baby on her own. But before she knows it, the heat is on…and the attraction between her and Cal moves from a low simmer to a full boil!
The rest should be easy as pie, but a secret from Cal’s past could spoil everything. Maybe it’s true that too many cooks spoil the broth—or maybe two is enough to make it irresistible.
Now, I come across this book is via the graphic novel version of it. I find that the plot is intriguing enough that I seek the novel version of it. Did I regret doing that? Nope. Cos this book answers all the questions that I have while reading the graphic version.
The fun part reading the book is that Penny has a best friend named Naomi who is very open about her sexual conquest. As long as the guy is young, handsome and single, no one can escape her clutches. She is hilarious with her words and descriptions. I really like her a lot. Next, we have the manwhore brother Reid Buchanan. The only woman who did not fall for his charm is his ex-sister in law cum best friend, Penny. Reid is another joker but cares very deeply for Penny. We also have the baby in the family, Dani, who is sore in their grandmother’s eyes. From young, she has been very cruel towards Dani. And Dani in the other hand, have been working very hard in order to win their grandmother’s affection. Next, we also have the silent yet serious Buchanan, Walker. He is a marine and he finally finishes his marine life and coming back to Seattle to settle down. Last but not least, the evil witch in the book is their grandmother, Gloria. You will hate her to the max while reading the book.
There are a lot of secrets which are being revealed in this book. The reason why Gloria hated Dani. The reason why Cal let Penny go or thinking that he did the right thing. All are revealed in this book. But no fear, the reveal of the secrets does not stop you from exploring Walker Buchanan’s story which is coming up next.