Reviewer: Storm Goddess
Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS.
Blurb: It’s getting HOT in this bachelor’s kitchen!
Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.
Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.
Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…
Review: I'm not sure what's hotter....summertime in Phoenix, or the sizzling sexual tension between Chet and Jill in Ms. Warner's latest book, Bachelor's Special. I'll tell you what I love more- the heat between these two! I'll take that any day! Have you ever had an experience with someone that no matter how you try, you just can't forget it? Yet you're not even sure why it still resounds in your mind all the time? The beginning of this book starts out with just that. Jill is beginning her dream, but one little slip up after another is going to bring everything crashing down.
Fast forward to now. Jill's best friend is setting her up on a blind date. Yeah..awkward! Oh, but it goes get much better! Who should walk in as her blind date is none other than the man that started her downward spiral. His kisses were lethal- on her heart, and unfortunately, on her career. Yes, I'm gasping sadly over this too. How could a man that gives such passionate kisses derail everything? It's a big tragic, and yes, I'm being melodramatic, I know.
Chet Castle...Mmmhmm! Sexy, a bit mysterious and a very generous man. At times, he's a bit touch and go, because he's inner trail of thinking drives me nuts at times. Though I don't hold it against him too badly, because I understand his past. He guards his heart with the walls so thick that I wonder if anyone would ever get through. He's a softie, we learn as he wants to help Jill out, and we learn a bit more about him and the people that work at his house.
As for Jill, she's a strong woman. She's had it stacked against her, suddenly her career is on the line after the incident with Chet, and she can't seem to get her foot in the door. She's not one to give up, and she's definitely got a stubborn streak, which I admire. Her determination to get where she wants to be keeps her very driven and focused...except where Chet is concerned. Jill faces some issues in the workforce as men tend to think one thing about her because of a simple mistake. It's something that follows her everywhere, and at times, it begins to wear and tear at her.
Jill and Chet are two souls that fight the attraction between them. It's a thin line between the friend zone that they try so desperately hard to not break, but it's becoming more difficult as the time goes on. I love, love, LOVE the chemistry between the two, and fire meets gasoline in the beginning, especially when Jill gets the wrong ideas about Chet, and let's say she has her little fun of revenge, until he turns the tables on her.
One thing I can always count on when reading a book by Christine is the witty humor, and the light, funny scenes that will muster a few strange looks from people while I'm bursting into laughter. Her books are fresh, breezy and light in nature and when I finish a story by this author, I feel good. But then the waiting game begins again for another new read from her and I'm not a patient person! If you enjoy a fun, humorous contemporary romance with plenty of heat and fun, I'm telling you right now, grab yourself a copy of Bachelor's Special! Highly recommended from me.
Bachelor's Special is not available yet, BUT you can PRE ORDER it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble