Saturday, February 8, 2014

{Kati #Review} Contemporary Romance: The Sweetest Seduction by Crista McHugh

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Kelly Brothers #1
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 198 pages
Publisher: Crista McHugh (January 19, 2014)

Lia Mantovani has created one of the hottest restaurants on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, but all that could disappear if she loses her lease with Kelly Properties. Having had her dreams ripped away from her before, she’ll do everything in her power to keep her restaurant. Her fate hangs on the whims of the frustratingly handsome Adam Kelly.

Adam has spent years trying to convince world famous chef Amadeus Schlittler to open a restaurant in Chicago, but he wants the prime location held by Lia. Business has always come first… until sparks fly when Adam meets her. When things get hot outside the kitchen, though, they’re both in danger of getting burned.

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Confession: I love series that follow a big fun family because there's never a dull moment when the siblings get together. Some good old ribbing, brotherly or sisterly advice on what the hell the hero or heroine did to have their potential Forever run away from them, and of course, that loving parent or parental unit.

I've been looking for a new series to tide me over until another Sullivan book releases and thank goodness for Crista McHugh and her Kelly Brothers.

Lia Mantovani gets duped by her mother into cooking for her mother's friend's family because of some bogus charity win. Her mom's hidden agenda is to get Lia to meet the Kelly boys in hopes of one of them would catch her eye. Lia is at a place in her life where she want to concentrated on her restaurant. She has no time for a man.

Adam Kelly is busy running his family's property business. He has no time for a relationship. At least not until Lia Mantovani shows up and gets his taste buds and hormones going. The attraction is instant and he has a what the hell moment.

Adam is in talks of bringing in a world famous chef to a prime Kelly property. The only problem? The one he almost got it in with the night before is the current renter. Lia can't believe the asshole trying to kick her out is Adam. Again, the attraction is strong between them but Lia won't stoop to sleeping with Adam to keep her restaurant where it is.

Adam must convince Lia that they're so good together but he's hell bent on getting that world famous chef to open a restaurant in that particular location. Can he do both?

At first I sort of had that deja vu moment with the whole single parent, several siblings formula but Crista McHugh gives it a different spin. The chemistry between Lia and Adam smolders off the page. Lia's sous chef and maitre d had me laughing. Those secondary characters sometimes get the best lines.

Bottom line: If you're waiting for the next book in your favorite family series, be sure to check out Crista McHugh's Kelly Brothers. You won't be disappointed.

Favorite Quote:
Lia slammed her glass on the desk. "I'm not going to stoop to that level. If Adam wants to shut down La Arietta and kick me out, then fine. But I'm not going to sleep with him to keep this location."
"I'll sleep with him," Dax volunteered. "I don't pretend to have any morals as far as hot men are concerned."

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