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Image consultant Blake Matthews is facing his toughest PR challenge yet: salvage the image of celebrity chef Kirin Hart. Once he does, he’ll be able to acquire LA’s most successful PR firm. But Kirin’s no easy fix. She’s stubborn about changing her comfortable homemaker image, and is being sued for sexual harassment by a junior staffer. She needs a PR lifeline fast. Only problem is Blake wants more than to make her over…
Kirin doesn’t need a makeover–her fans love her as she is. But she could lose everything if the sex scandal and reputation that has followed doesn’t get quashed right away. Kirin agrees to let model-perfect Blake work his magic for two weeks, but things get complicated when she can’t deny the way her body flares to life whenever he’s near.
This book is full of simmering sexual tension, which makes it a super read I couldn't put down. I wondered how a makeover story would go, but I was hooked. The image consultancy was done deftly, and rather than a makeover, was more an ugly duckling growing into a beautiful swan. This is a clever... ...more
I just loved this book. I read it through in one sitting.
How refreshing to have characters who read as real people. I loved Kirin a woman unsure of who she really is has taken a bad hit with a sex scandal. Thank you Ms. DeLeo for not having a perfect heroine! All Kirin wants is to be known for h... ...more
I received this as a ARC on the condition of giving my honest opinion. This is the first time that I have ever done this. I was terrified that I would not like it and have to say so and why. SO needless to say I was so happy to find that I loved it!
The premise and occupations of the hero and her... ...more
Dishing Up Desire is another wonderful addition to the Entangled Publishing Indulgence line. I love these shorter novels, they really seem to fit in my summer so far and provide me with wonderful stories to get lost in for a couple of hours.
Kirin and Blake, two very interes... ...more
This book was not at all what I expected, but I still loved it. In my mind's eye, I imagined this book would have a lot more to do with the fact that she was a chef, which is what initially made me interested in this book. I have a thing for chef romances. The fact that Kirin is a chef plays a fa... ...more
Blake Matthews has a job to do. That job is Kirin Hart. Well, actually his job is to fix her image as America's sweetheart chef. You see she has become somewhat of a social pariah since being brought up on sexual harassment charges. Blake must prove to her PR firm (Dent and Douglas) that he can f... ...more
“You and I have looked in a hundred mirrors together, but I haven’t seen anything as clearly as when I’m with you.”
This was such an easy and enjoyable read. I will admit at the beginning I had a little bit of problem connecting but once I did I was completely attached to this story and these ch... ...more
I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. I'm a fan of the Entangled brand including the Indulgence lines. I know I'm not going to get a bad book when I read them, but this book really surprised me in a good way.
The book starts out in the male perspective of Blake, the image consultant hell... ...more
Sweet contemporary romance
Celebrity chef Kirin Hart needs an image makeover. Her life has been in turmoil since her husband and of the cooking team died and recently she was sued for sexual harassment by a younger male employee. Image consultant Blake Matthews takes one look at her and knows tha... ...more
Very entertaining read! I enjoyed the book from the moment I picked it up until the end. I loved the chemistry between Kirin and Blake! The romance between them is believable and not that of fairy tales! ...more
What a great storyline, it's amazing what love and determination can achieve. Blake and Kirin fit perfectly.
I loved this book and highly recommend this excellent book ...more
4 Temperature Rising Stars!
A successful, stubborn woman coupled with a devastatingly handsome man telling her to change everything about her, what could possibly go wrong with that combo? Barbara DeLeo’s Dishing Up Desire was hilarious as well as emotional. And I enjoyed it from beginning to end... ...more
If you are looking for a well-written romance with characters to love, a great storyline and some nice steamy content, look no further. This ticks all the boxes.
I loved both Kirin and Blake. Following a harassment claim against her, Kirin’s career is free-falling. Stubborn and defensive, she crav... ...more
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Well, I finished Dishing Up Desire by Barbara DeLeo. Honestly, I was on the fence with this story. However, once I started to see the emotions starting to build between Kirin and Blake, I was sold.
The first few chapters when Blake Matthews strolling and basically try to... ...more
I enjoyed the story between a younger PR guru and his next client to "fix". Blake Matthews was a former model turned PR expert who's dream is to own the best PR firm in the country. Kirin Hart, a "celebrity Chef" who's career and reputation has taken a nosedive due to an alleged sexual... ...more
Received from author for an honest review.
This was a quick read and I enjoyed the characters. Kirin, a t.v. chef and widow is facing a negative image because of law suit from one of her previous employees for sexual harrassment. This is how she meets Blake, who is the consultant who has arrived t... ...more
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.
The story was pretty good. I think parts needed a little bit more work. Some of the parts didn't seem to fit together. The situation that got them together is good. The story on the hero's side is weak and doesn't really get resolved. I found I... ...more
Kirin needs a image makeover after someone accuses her of sexual harassment. Blake is the one to fix it, but he is hiding a secret. This is a really good story about two people who both need to look inside and find the real person hiding behind their pasts. I love how in the beginning it was Blak... ...more
dishing up desire is a great book with drama over ones career she meets Blake he transforms her to be postive, honset about herself.they discover they have an attraction yo each other that opens to LOVE, LOSS AND LOVE.. ...more
I enjoy the chemistry between Kirin and Blake. They both develop and learn from each other. At the beginning I was having problems staying focus and paying attention but as I got further into the book I got hooked. It turned out to be awesome!! ...more