Friday, June 14, 2019

Chef vs Chef by M.J. O'Shea Blog Tour

Bobby Diaz has worked his whole life to get where he is – running a restaurant with his two closest friends, no boss, and generally content. When his best friend Baldwin gets the gig of a lifetime, he asks Bobby to take over the restaurant while he’s gone. He’ll miss his friend, but he’s excited to put himself to the test. He can’t believe he’s getting the chance to finally run his own kitchen.

Cal Mayer is thirty and starting over. His last relationship was a failure. His job went down the drain. So when his cousin Pete, a.k.a Baldwin Powell celebrity chef, offers him a gig in his restaurant, he can’t help but to jump at the offer to reinvent himself.

Bobby and Cal don’t exactly hit it off—to put it lightly. Bobby resents getting Cal dumped in his lap. Cal doesn’t appreciate Bobby’s frosty attitude. They’re stuck together day and night, and their chemistry is undeniable… but will it be sweet summer love or a case of too many chefs in the kitchen?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the second in the series, but the first that I have read - the leads in book one feature big here, so I think it would be a good idea to read them in order. That said, it was a good story in its own right.

I enjoy kitchen-based stories, and there were elements of this which were very enjoyable, but also some which I understood from a plot basis, but they felt slightly out of place in the restaurant context. I particularly disliked the Vegas solution as being too convenient.

The romance starts as a deep dislike, due in no small part to a miscommunication, but once Bobby decides that he doesn't like the person he is becoming, the situation improves. There is some chemistry, but these two are sizzling, not burning things up. It is very sweet and gentle, which belies at least Cal's seemingly strident and somewhat fiery nature.

Overall this was a sweet read, which had some interesting insights into the opportunities of a TV chef and as a second book in the series, it sets up future possibilities.

MJ O’Shea has never met a music festival, paintbrush, or flower crown she can stay away from. She loves rainstorms and a perfect cup of tea, beach days, music, bright colors, and more than anything a cozy evening with a really great book.

She is from the Pacific Northwest. While she still lives there and loves it, MJ has the heart of a wanderer. So she puts all her dreams of far off places and extraordinary people in her books.

Except for every once in a while when she does what all travelers have to do on occasion… come home.

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