Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Savor You by Kristen Proby

In the next sizzling romance in Kristen Proby's New York Times bestselling Fusion series, two celebrity chefs compete in a culinary competition, but resisting each other will prove to be the greater challenge.

Cooking isn't what Mia Palazzo does, it's who she is. Food is her passion... her pride... her true love. She's built a stellar menu full of delicious and sexy meals for her restaurant, Seduction. Now, after being open for only a few short years, Mia’s restaurant is being featured on Best Bites TV. To say Seduction is a wild success is an understatement. All the blood, sweat, tears, and endless hours of work Mia has put into the restaurant has finally paid off.

Then Camden Sawyer, the biggest mistake of her life, walks into her kitchen...

Camden's celebrity chef status is world-renowned. He's the best there is, and the kitchen is where he's most at home. He can't resist the invitation to Portland for a showdown against Mia for a new television show. Mia was in his life years ago, and just like before, he's met his match in the beautiful Italian spitfire. The way she commands the kitchen is mesmerizing, and her recipes are clever and delicious. He's never had qualms about competition, and this is no different. He can't wait to go head to head with Mia. But can he convince her the chemistry they share in the kitchen would be just as great in the bedroom as well?

As Mia and Camden face off, neither realizes how high the stakes are as their reputations are put on the line and their hearts are put to the ultimate test.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance – second chance

I have read all of the books in this series and I highly recommend reading them in order. However, if you choose not to, you won't necessarily be missing out on who everyone is.

Mia is a workaholic. She is head chef at her and her friend's successful, sexy restaurant. She wants things done to her specifications and is constantly wanting perfection. She also has a lot of insecurities that we see throughout the book. Her past is somewhat of a mystery, but as Mia's life progresses, you get to catch glimpses of her past. I like how Proby wove the past and present together. When Camden comes back into Mia's life, Mia has to decide whether or not to take a leap of faith and trust her heart. She has never forgotten Camden and even though they have a complicated history, the chemistry is still very apparent.

Camden is a sexy head chef who has his own TV show. Now he's been asked to compete against Mia, his long-ago love. Camden has never forgotten Mia – she was sexy, funny, a fabulous chef, and their relationship was easy. Even though Camden was heartbroken in the past, he can't deny that they still have chemistry.

Camden and Mia fell back in love rather quickly. I liked how Camden was constantly reassuring Mia that she was enough and that she didn't need to change in order for Camden to like her. I did think that despite Mia's hang-ups, when it was brought to her attention and the attention of others, it never was truly addressed. She was never quite strong enough to stand up and say, "Stop saying that about me." I wish that she had been more forward with those people in the story. It felt glossed over.

Overall, Mia and Camden's book was the perfect conclusion to this series. I will miss it greatly and loved all of the women in this series. I can't wait to see what Proby has next!

I love this series – and book five is just as good as all the others, possibly even better. We knew from The Beauty of Us that the cookery TV show was coming, but how it affects Mia is far more than anyone could have expected.

I loved the story from the very first page – and Ms Proby reveals the details and implications of what we need to know in absolutely the perfect order. I cannot emphasise too much how important that is in this novel in particular, because it gives shape to every feeling that we imagine both Mia and Camden are having. That is incredibly powerful as Mia starts to understand what happened 10 years ago, and through talking about it, finally gets how she may have got it wrong. That is not to say that Camden is entirely blameless in the miscommunication stakes either.

There are so many lovely parts to this book – I loved when Mia took him home to her parents' house for dinner; when she finally told her brother, Landon, about what had happened at culinary school; when Camden shared his Mia folder with her...

Thank you for a treasure of a series, and an epilogue worthy of the successful quintet.

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Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Savor You (Fusion #5) by Kristen Proby to read and review.

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