The stakes are high and the heat is on.
Beau Walker, owner of the Barbecue Shack, needs the help of Jake Parnell, his one-time rival and secret crush, in a televised barbecue competition. Beau is a proud man, but the stakes are high, and smart, sexy Jake is his only hope, even if being around Jake reawakens the attraction he’s fought for years.
Jake left his hometown, determined to build a life somewhere his sexuality wouldn’t hurt his family’s restaurant business—and far away from hunky, obstinate Beau Walker. Then his twin, Josh, is killed, and Jake returns to support his brother’s wife and children. Despite his reservations, he agrees to go head-to-head against Beau on national television. Between stress and grief, as well as pride and determination, only one thing is certain—the heat between Beau and Jake extends well beyond the kitchen.
Striking Sparks by Ari McKay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I liked the idea of two former enemies reunited and falling in love.
But this one was not really for me I guess. Too much telling and cooking details bored me easily.
I admit I did some skimming, especially the cooking, if you like this kind of details, this one's probably a book for you.
I didn't see any sparkling chemistry between the two MCs as well, which was disappointing.
But I finished it anyways.
* I received an ARC from Dreamspinner press in exchange of a fair an unbiased review.
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