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Peek Inside Some Like It Spicy

Ashton Grey’s restaurant is in trouble. She and her partners are near bankruptcy, and her father’s prediction of her failure as a chef seems imminent. But a chance encounter could provide Ashton with the publicity she needs to save her restaurant—if she competes on a reality cooking show. But in order to win, she needs to stay focused. No problem...until she meets the head judge, the sexy Ty Cates. As the competition heats up, the two rely on sneaking around, stealing amazing nights together when the cameras aren’t rolling. But when both realize what’s starting to feel like love could easily be a recipe for disaster, Ashton and Ty need to make a choice—get out of the kitchen or turn up the heat.

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Ashton Grey’s restaurant is in trouble. Months of empty tables mean her father’s prediction of her failure as a chef seems imminent. The opportunity to compete on a reality cooking show might help her turn things around, if she can keep her focus on the cooking and not the sexy head judge.
Celebrity chef Ty Cates is ready to get away from the cameras and back in the kitchen, especially when he meets one of the contestants he’s supposed to judge and sparks fly. Head judges dating contestants is about as taboo as ketchup on filet mignon. But neither of them can ignore simmering heat.
Avoiding the cameras and stealing night after amazing night together is enough at first. But as the competition heats up, Ashton and Ty realize what they have is starting to feel like love, and that could easily be a recipe for disaster.

Previously released on Entangled’s Edge imprint – July 2013.



"Sizzling chemistry with equal parts heat and heart. SOME LIKE IT SPICY is a delicious read." ~ Marina Adair, national bestselling author of Summer in Napa.

"A delectable treat! Robbie Terman has a recipe for romance that's good to the last bite." ~ Jane Graves, New York Times bestselling author

"I can't remember having so much fun with a book--the food imagery and sensuality were both delicious and fresh.  A delightful read in every way." ~ Jennifer Greene, USA Today bestselling author

Some Like it Spicy is filled with fun, food, and fiery passion. Truly a romance to relish! ~ Christie Ridgway, USA Today bestselling author

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622661473
Series: Perfect Recipe, Book 1
Release Date: Jul 15, 2013
Page Count: 243
Imprint: select contemporary
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: fling, forced proximity

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New to me author Robbie Terman serves up a delicious treat in her latest book Some Like It atruegemawardSpicy. While I don’t want much reality TV, I have a hard time passing by books with a coo... ...more

By Angie December 14, 2014

I received an ARC through NetGalley.

I use to be really addicted to Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen, and Master Chef, so I figured I'd enjoy Some Like it Spicy. I was expecting a quick and fun romance set against the backdrop of reality TV, but I wasn't expecting to fall madly in love with it! I became s... ...more

By Gisele July 31, 2013

Sorry English speaking friends, this time review only in Portuguese. Super lazy these days :(

3.5 - 4.0 estrelas

Eu acho que estou sendo muito critica dando 3.5 pra esse livrinho, porque pensando bem, a leitura foi divertida.

Esse é o segundo livro que leio que tem a temática de reality shows .... ...more

By Stephanie July 13, 2013

I have to thank Jessica from Entangled for putting this on my radar and then being generous enough to give me a copy to read/review with no expectations for how I would feel about it. This was a fun read with heart, heat and angst plus a hero that really gets under your skin.

Ashton's dream is cru... ...more

By Lori August 03, 2013

Some Like it Spicy is a delicious contemporary romance by Robbie Terman. With a laugh-out-loud opening scene, Terman draws you into her enjoyable story with realistic characters and an original plot.

With the help of her two best friends, Ashton Grey opens a restaurant, but after a year, the resta... ...more

By Cocktails and Books July 24, 2013

This offering from Robbie Terman is a delightful treat. It begins with the ambitious Ashton, a chef with a restaurant that’s struggling to stay open for business. From the start, you can tell that she’s determined, hardworking and tenacious. She works diligently to ensure that her dream stays ali... ...more

By Wendy March 29, 2015

New to me author Robbie Terman serves up a delicious treat in "Some Like It Spicy".
Ashton Grey is the chef/owner of a struggling Chicago restaurant. A video recording of Ashton getting upset with a customer is leaked to producers of a reality TV chef show which leads to her reluctantly becoming a... ...more

By Monica July 06, 2013

A TV cooking show that has cattiness, asshat’s but most of all two people that can’t fight the attraction they feel for each other. This could cost him his career and her the restaurant of her dreams but not only hers but also the friends that invested with her.

Ashton Grey is a wonderful woman wi... ...more

By Slick July 17, 2013

My 4.5 star review from Guilty Pleasures book reviews

New to me author Robbie Terman serves up a delicious treat in her latest book Some Like It Spicy. While I don't want much reality TV, I have a hard time passing by books with a cooking theme. So when I read the synopsis for this book, I knew i... ...more

By The Geekery July 28, 2013

One of the things I like about books published by Entangled is the fact that I am never disappointed in them. I know that I am going to enjoy the book, and not be throwing away my money. Some Like it Spicy certainly met that standard! I got so frustrated, because I was completely captivated by it... ...more

By LJT June 25, 2016

A pinch of laughter, a dash of tears and a dollop of spunk, create the sensational new book Some Like It Spicy by Robbie Terman. I experienced every emotion known to woman while devouring this fast-paced gem. The story is so good and well written, I could not put it down. If you are a foodie, a r... ...more

By Lynn July 18, 2013

4.5 Hot Heat Stars!

I’m not much of a cook, I leave that to my husband, but I have always enjoyed watching Food Network and eating new things. Robbie Terman’s Some Like It Spicy was a book version of those things to me and so much more!
Ashton Grey is a strong, slightly angry, defensive, and deter... ...more

By Michelle June 27, 2013

Definitely the perfect recipe for romance!

LOVED this book…so much so, that I read it in one sitting. Seriously…still smiling about sexy celebrity Chef, Ty Cates. He is, as the author puts it, what the love child of Bobby Flay and Rocco DiSpirito would look like. Yum! Looks aren’t everything thoug... ...more

By Evelyn July 17, 2013

I was a little hesitant when I started Some Like It Spicy because I'd read quite a few chef themed books lately but I'm glad I read this one because this one was really different.

The first chapter may have been my favorite. It starts out with Ashton doing what she loves most cooking for her near... ...more

By Tammy July 15, 2013

I watched a few reality shows in my spare time and this gives me a dose of that in a book. Ashton is partners in a restaurant in Chicago which isn't doing much business. A video recording of Ashton getting upset with a customer gets leaked to producers of a reality TV chef show. Ashton's fiery at... ...more

By Jan June 27, 2013

Received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Ashton Grey is a a chef/owner of a struggling Chicago restaurant but one incident in her own restaurant, lead her to appear on reality TV cooking show. Ty Cates is a Head Judge on the show and a celebrity chef himself. A chance meeting befor... ...more

By Donna June 24, 2013

Ashton Grey’s restaurant Sweet Home doesn't have much time before it goes under unless Ashton can make a name for herself. What better way than as a contestant on a reality cooking show. What she doesn't count on is Celebrity Chef and show judge Ty Cates heating things up in the kitchen and the W... ...more

By E August 09, 2013

Ashton Grey needs money and fast. Her restaurant, Sweet Home, is on the verge of shutting down. To avoid that she is cast into a chef reality show to win money except it's all on the line when she gets involved with head judge, Ty Cates. Some Like It Spicy was a cute read. It made me think of Mas... ...more

By Amanda July 15, 2013

I loved this book so much I read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down! I laughed, cried and believed in love at first sight. I wouldn't change a thing about the book. Immediately after reading it I went online to find a recipe for lobster mac and cheese and then drove to the store at 3 in th... ...more

By Shelly July 19, 2013

Her bio says she wants to make her readers cry a bit and laugh as well, and she definitely achieved it. I really related to Ashton because of her low self-esteem. I'm sure I'm not alone in never quite feeling good enough and hungrily seeking praise for my work. And the food...! I'm hoping to find... ...more

By Carlee July 24, 2013

Loved their story! I literally laughed out loud, ran away when Ashton did or said something embarrassing and cried when it seemed things wouldn't work out for them. Altogether a great story! ...more

By Duffette July 27, 2013

Omfg super funny. I looooooved Ty ...more

By Zarith July 27, 2013

love it. their chemistry like molecular gastronomy cooking style.. can't wait for next one in the series. ...more

By Evelyn June 21, 2013

I truly enjoyed this book. Love the storyline of a hot headed chef and a reality tv show. Great combination of food, comedic antics and television shows. ...more

By Marie July 29, 2013

See the review here! :) ...more

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Robbie Terman

About the author

Robbie Terman

Robbie Terman began her journey as a writer in third grade, when she completed her first (24-page) "novel." Many years later, she is published in contemporary romance. Her heroines are feisty, her heroes Hot (yup, that's with a capital H!). And, when you read her books, if you cry a little and laugh a lot, that's just the reaction she was hoping for. When she's not writing, Robbie can usually be found doing one of three things: shopping for shoes and handbags at Nordstrom; trying a new restaurant (or attempting a new recipe); or relaxing on the couch and catching up on her favorite television programs.

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