Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Review: A Shot at Love (Will Cook for Love #2) by Peggy Jaeger

Nothing’s impossible when love is on the menu. In Peggy Jaeger’s luscious series, the only thing more tempting than a delicious meal is a truly delectable romance . . .
Look for exclusive recipes in each book!

Photographer Gemma Laine is looking for arresting faces on the streets of Manhattan when her camera captures something shocking—a triple murder. In that moment, she becomes a target for the mob—and a top priority for a very determined, breathtakingly handsome, FBI special agent. With deadlines to meet and photo shoots on her calendar, Gemma chafes at the idea of protection, but every moment she spends under his watchful eye is a temptation to lose herself in his muscular arms . . .

With two of his men and one crucial witness dead, Special Agent Kyros Pappandreos can’t afford to be distracted. But Gemma is dazzling—and her connection to Kandy Laine’s high-profile cooking empire makes her an especially easy mark for some very bad people. Keeping her safe is much more pleasure than business, but as the heat between them starts to sizzle, Ky is set to investigate whether they have a shot at love . . .

Kindle Edition
Published October 3rd 2017 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

This is one of those stories that I have a hard time explaining why I liked it but I simply did.  This is the second in the Will Cook for Love series and I felt the same about the first one as well.  Don't worry if you are picking this up without reading the first as it can be read as a stand alone.

This has the perfect mixture of attraction (and angst) along with just enough suspense to keep the story moving at a good pace.  Pair two really strong characters and you have a formula that works.

I loved that Gemma was a kick ass type of girl, trained in numerous fighting techniques (sorry I forget the disciplines), she was no push over.  Then you have Ky who is the chiseled and dreamy FBI agent who is assigned to her protection and her match in every way.  Too often the girl can be weak in these scenarios, relying on the man to save the day, but not on Gemma's case.  She was one kick ass civilian.  As a result, the chemistry between the two was off the charts. 

To keep the story realistic when they are on the run from killer mobsters, you could see the transition of their attraction and it wasn't immediately between the sheets followed by eternal love which other stories can sometimes do.  I liked this, it kept the story fresh and kept me invested in the characters.

At the end of the day, this is a story, and series, that I enjoyed quite a bit.  I am not sure where or if it will even go next but I am hoping since Gemma still has a few more sisters we have not heard about that this series will continue.  I will be in line to read it!

About the Author

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

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.

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