This is the first book I read from Maureen Smith and boy did I enjoy it! The book was well written, characters were well developed, good balance between romance and steamy scenes! I was blushing and smiling several times throughout the book! Story is about Reese who is a doctor from Houston. She takes a 2 month sabatical from her job and goes to Atlanta. While in Atlanta, she decides to go eat at this renown restaurant owned by celebrity chef Michael Wolf. Reese has always been a fan of Michael, ever since he launched his first cook book, plus he was a hottie. When she arrives at the restaurant, she is treated very well. During her meal, Michael walks in and starts mingling with his guest until he spots her. He is completely mesmerized by her so he goes over and starts flirting with her. Reese is starstruck and cannot believe Michael is flirting with her. Michael immediately makes his interest known. That night, he kisses her and she is completely attracted to him, eventhough she has a boyfriend back home. She realizes that and decides to stop their passionate kiss. Michael thought she was impersonating a restaurant reviewer to get to him, so he treats her badly. He leaves and finds out everything was a misunderstanding and Reese was who she said she was. Reese was so upset that when she found out she won a contest to be on Michael's show, she wanted nothing but revenge.
They begin to know each other fot the sake of the show and the more time they spent together getting to know each other, the more they like each other; making it impossible to fight their attraction. They finally stop fighting their attraction and become involved. Boy, their affair was romantic and steamy hot, but tastefully done! Could they both risk everything and take a chance on each other? Could their relationship overcome all the obstacles?
You will not regret reading this book. The plot was fantastic, lots of secondary characters that added to the story and the romance was to die for! Cannot wait to read more from Maureen.