A down-on-her luck cook uses food’s magical properties to tame a beastly country singer after he hires her under false pretenses to restore his image.
famous—and infamous—country singer Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner
where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she’s got him pegged. He’s a
bad boy who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while
she couldn’t care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes
her an offer she can’t refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on
his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers:
it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately
Rye is certain his sassy new cook is the last woman who’d
ever tempt him, but spending time with the wholesome girl next door will
do wonders for his damaged public image, whether she likes being forced
into the spotlight or not. Her food also happens to be the best he’s
ever eaten, both comforting and seductive. But spending time with Tory
on the road shows him a new side to her—one that’s as impossible to
resist as her food. And when an emergency in his family whisks him home,
he does the one thing he’s never risked: he lets a woman into his
Soon the emotions Rye faked for the tabloids become all
too real, but will the country heaven he’s found in Tory’s arms survive
in the real world? From Goodreads.
I enjoyed this one and the character Rory had me crying. Rye is a private person and has a lot of problems with missing his family who has disowned him. Tory gets mixed up in it when she has the job to cook for him. There is more to this than just the romance between Rye and Tory, the problems in his family with the slight mention of spousal abuse. I will look into more of Ava Miles' books.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2015
Romance Readers Reading Challenges: Word Hunt 2015
The Challenge Factory: Scavenger Hunt Part XV
Rawk-A-Tiers: Pack Your Picnic Basket
Rawk-A-Tiers: Words With ... Myself!
Rawk-A-Tiers: Troupe Theme Challenges
Rawk-A-Tiers: Scavenger Hunt
A Million More Pages: Campfire Cookout
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Dragon Nursery
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Backpacking Around The Globe
A Million More Pages Hogwarts: Hogwarts Scavenger Hunt