Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Into the Fire by Amanda Usen @AmandaUsen (Reviewed by Amanda G.)

Into the Fire
A Hot Nights Series Book
Amanda Usen
Released June 10th, 2013
201 Pages
Entangled: Indulgence
Gifted by: Publisher
Reviewed by: Amanda G

This was a fantastic read from the very beginning. I didn't know what I was getting myself into reading something by an author I hadn't heard of before but let me tell you, this is not the last book I will read by Amanda Usen, she is a VERY talented writer!

Jackson Calabrese has a lot of nerve. He beat Lila Grant in the Culinary Academy competition using her recipes. Now, he’s opening a restaurant and wants her help? Fine, she'll fix his menu, but it's going to cost him.

Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson can buy anything he wants, except creativity, so he buys Lila's instead. He can craft perfect paella, but to take New York by storm he needs her innovative spark.

Skillets aren't the only things hot in the kitchen, and an uneasy truce ignites into passion. They’re great in bed, but Jackson doesn't trust her, and Lila is contemplating revenge. The restaurant opening approaches, the menu is completed, and the tables are set for one final act of betrayal. How can love bloom in the midst of such a hot mess?

Into the Fire incorporates so many emotions. You go from laughing at the two main characters to wanting to strangle them and then back again.

Lila seems to bounce around and run from things when they get hard. Running from Jack is no exception. It was one thing for him to win the culinary competition using HER recipe and ideas, but now he has tracked her down and is all but begging her to come work for him and design his menu at the restaurant he won.

Lila decides she needs revenge and thinks working for Jackson will get her the inside scoop on his life to turn it upside down when he least expects it. What she doesn't expect though is to spend so much time with him and fall head over heals in love with him. But Jack feeling as though he has never been loved from his parents and family has a hard time accepting that Lila could ever do something nice or even love him for who he is.

My favorite line in the whole book came from Jacks enemy and rival... "Lila's working for me now. Come and get her, Sucker!"

This was a great book and wont disappoint. Be prepared to read the whole book in one sitting as you wont want to put it down.

~Amanda G.

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