Saturday, 25 March 2017

Review: Cooking With Kandy by Peggy Jaeger

Sugar and spice and everything sexy make the perfect recipe for romance in this brand-new series by Peggy Jaeger. Look for exclusive recipes in each book!

Kandy Laine built her wildly popular food empire the old-fashioned way—starting with the basic ingredients of her grandmother’s recipes and flavoring it all with her particular brand of sweet spice. From her cookbooks to her hit TV show, Kandy is a kitchen queen—and suddenly someone is determined to poison her cup. With odd accidents and threatening messages piling up, strong-willed Kandy can’t protest when her team hires someone to keep her safe—but she can’t deny that the man for the job looks delicious. . .

Josh Keane is a private investigator, not a bodyguard. But with one eyeful of Kandy’s ebony curls and dimpled smile, he’s signing on to uncover who’s cooking up trouble for the gorgeous chef. As the attraction between them starts to simmer, it’s not easy to keep his mind on the job, but when the strange distractions turn to true danger, he’ll stop at nothing to keep Kandy safe—and show her that a future together is on the menu. . .

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: April 4th 2017 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The expected publication date is April 4th, 2017.

I almost passed this book up.  The reason is the title did not appeal to me and felt a little cheesy to me.  Once I read the synopsis, I changed my mind and I am glad I did.  I found myself really enjoying this story.

I like the fact that it had a strong female character however to be honest what drew me in was Josh.  He was the perfect male lead.  If I was to imagine the perfect male specimen, it would be him.  Someone who is dedicated to their job, honorable, kind, sweet and lets face it hot as all get out, I couldn't get enough of him.  The way he took care of Kandy had me swooning throughout the whole story.  The attraction and tension had the perfect balance of "get it over with already" and "I'm glad this story wasn't a free for all bedroom plot"

I have to admit I also didn't figure out who was behind all the actions that required Kandy to have protection.  I normally know right away however it was not made obvious.  Kudos to Jaeger for keeping me guessing.

I really enjoyed this story and I am glad to see the next book will feature Kandy's sister Gemma.  I think I will stick with this series!

About the Author

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance author who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can't live without them.
Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.