From the frying pan into the fire.Breaking Bonds by Ari McKay
After a critic’s review attacks both Chef Liam Walker’s culinary skills and his personal life, Liam can no longer take the heat of the cutthroat New York City restaurant scene. He needs to get out of the kitchen—at least long enough to cool down and regroup.
At the Overlook Resort in North Carolina, Liam meets owner Carter Galloway. Carter has a passion for the hospitality business to rival Liam’s own, and it’s not hard to see where their shared interests—and attraction—could lead. But Carter has no interest in a fling, and Liam has no intention of walking away from the career he fought so hard for. If they want a taste of happiness together, they’ll have to find the courage to break the bonds threatening to pull them apart.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Despite of a fan fiction of Marco Pierre White in Marco the arrogant chef, it's quite enjoyable.
Running away from people who judged you is not easy, especially if you didn't really know what you're looking for. Is it your dreams, or not?
Longed to be the best chef in New York, Liam in fact only the shadow of the arrogant master of manipulation, Marco, his mentor.
And then he met Carter on his getaway, and everything seemed even more confusing.
What is it he's looking for in life? Name of happiness?
Is New York really his dream? Is Marco really worth all his sacrifices of happiness (after he met Carter). Because Carter is very determined for what he wanted in a relationship, and Liam couldn't give him that.
There's a little angst (just a low portion). a little sadness and doubts.
A little cheesy at the end of the story, but this is a fun read, especially when you enjoyed stories with chef and cooking, some recipes, a low angst sweet romance, this is for you.
*ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press. Thanks Hayley!
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