Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{Romance Minute Review} Luck On The Line (On the Verge #1) by Zoraida Córdova

Luck On The Line (On the Verge #1)
To turn her life around, she’ll have to stand the heat. To fulfill his dreams, he’ll have to get Lucky.

Despite her name, Lucky Pierce has always felt a little cursed. Refusing to settle for less or settle down, she changes jobs as often as she changes boyfriends. When her celebrity chef mother challenges her to finish something, Lucky agrees to help her launch Boston’s next hot restaurant, The Star. Even if it means working with the infuriating, egotistical, and undeniably sexy head chef.

James loves being known as Boston’s hottest bad boy in the kitchen, but if he wants to build a reputation as a serious chef, he has to make this restaurant work and keep his scandalous past out of the headlines. Getting involved with his boss’s spoiled, sharp-tongued daughter is definitely not on the menu.

As the launch of The Star looms and the tension and chemistry heat up in the kitchen, they’re going to need more than a little luck to keep everything from boiling over.
(Blurb via Goodreads) 
{Details} ebook, 233 pages. Published November 11th 2014 by Diversion Books. Source: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
{Rating} 4/5 - I really liked it!
 "The universal rule of servers is: the bigger the order, the bigger the prick." (page 1, line 1)
Strong characters, a fabulous setting - food and the restaurant business - and a steamy love/hate romance.

Lucky is a fascinating heroine who develops professionally and emotionally throughout the story. Lucky is almost a free spirit; she's not afraid to go after what she wants, to take a chance, to start things and then stop them - aka quit - when they're no longer what she wants. She's strong and brave, generous and loyal to a fault. She's the kind of woman you want to be on your side when the world is falling to pieces.

While I liked James - an arrogant hottie who can cook, what's not to love there? - I would have liked more depth to his character. Although he has this serious tragedy and other heavy stuff in his past it's not really explored.
If you're looking for a smart heroine with a history of running, a chef hero who can make magic on a plate, a dysfunctional family - or two - and a scorching love affair between two people who desperately need love, go read Luck on the Line.

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