Friday, June 29, 2012

ARC Review: Luscious [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Luscious" the 2nd book in her by Amanda Usen.

Product Description

Eat, play, love

Plain old ice cream just isn't going to cut it. To beat these blues, chef Olivia Marconi needs the good stuff: rich, creamy tiramisu gelato. And no place better to get it than Italy. But a fresh start is nearly impossible with Sean Kindred dogging her every move. She's been burned by his too-hot-to-handle antics before. Though there's no denying the man can still get her all fired up. Could a weeklong affair finally turn into something more lasting ... or will it all go up in flames?

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (July 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402262183
ISBN-13: 978-1402262180

My Review:

I highly recommend this book if you love food and like reading about a really genuinely nice guy.

Chef Olivia Marconi is tired of running her own restaurant and is still recovering from a ultimate betrayal from her ex-husband Kevin.  She runs away to Verona, Italy to work at her family inn but she finds they already a chef who seems to resent her.  Her gets her to chop up herbs on her first day there but she realizes she misses cooking for people.

Sean Kindred is her lawyer and he has business in Italy so he follows her there.  He has a secret crush on Olivia since they were teenagers and this motivates him to convince her to give them a try.   Her mama and papa don't approve and try to match her up with arrogant Alessandro the talented chef of the Marconi private restaurant.

I really enjoyed the romance between Olivia and Sean because he makes her feel beautiful, makes her open up about her feelings and to face her problems instead of running away from them.  I'm glad he didn't back down when her parents disapprove of him.

There is also secondary story lines involving Olivia's cousin with her boyfriend and Sean's younger brother making his probation court date.


Other books in series:

1.  Scrumptious

Thanks Sourcebooks for sending me this ARC to review, greatly appreciated!

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