Recipe for Love by Dyann Love Barr
Published by Entangled: Select
Publication Date: November 17th 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Eat. Love. Murder.
Sparks and insults fly when Celebrity Chef Tilly Danes matches wits with the annoyingly sexy Jordan Kelly. As members of the judging panel for the Culinary Channel’s Personal Chef Showdown, they agree on only one thing: Maxwell Etheridge, the third judge on their panel is an arrogant pain in the butt. Neither one would mind seeing him strung up like a ham hock. When their nemesis shows up not only dead but also missing an important body part, Tilly and Jordan are thrust smack in the middle of TV’s most shocking homicide…Everyone is a suspect: the show’s host, the contestants, and even the victim’s lover. When Tilly and Jordan are pulled deeper into the investigation, those pesky sparks of antagonism transform into undeniable, incredibly inconvenient, red-hot attraction. And if they thought the sparks were hot while fighting, the heat between the sheets is an inferno. As the bodies start piling up, Tilly and Jordan must find the killer—and a recipe for love—before they become the murderer’s next course!
What do you get when you combine a murder mystery, celebrity chefs, food and a cooking competition? Good TV and a Recipe for Murder Love!
Tilly Dane is a small town girl turned celebrity chef who is serving as a judge for a cooking competition alongside fellow chef and adversary, Jordan Kelly and international food critic, Maxwell Ethridge.
When Tilly and Jordan find Ethridge dead with a very important body part missing, initial suspicion is cast on them, especially because the dead critic had bashed both of them (metaphorically of course) in his latest blog post. Tilly and Jordan decide to do some investigating of their own to uncover the murderer. As is the ways of these things, their employer the Culinary Channel wants to capitalize on this to boost ratings and decides that filming Tilly and Jordan’s sleuthing is the way to go. Cue the chaos: the sensational discovery of the missing body part, a rising body count, and no suspects in sight!
In the midst of these happenings Jordan and Tilly realize that they actually have feelings for each other. Jordan has never felt like this about a woman and takes to baiting Tilly to get a rise out of her. Tilly does not trust her growing feelings for Jordan; she has been there, done that and has the t-shirt. In addition, the lead police detective’s interest in her makes for the beginnings of a love triangle.
This story had a bit of everything – food, love, murder, humor and interesting characters and I loved all of it! The snark, the quips and best of all, the metaphors! There were lots of them, food and otherwise and they kept me laughing. Recipe for Murder Love is a delightful, lighthearted and humorous caper with a lot of heart!