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Book Review – Burn For You (Slow Burn #1)


“The marriage is fake. But for a sassy chef and an arrogant billionaire, the sparks are real…

Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum—money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract — and a stunning ring.

The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he’s built walls to avoid.

As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending… or a recipe for disaster?”

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Burn For You by J.T. Geissinger will leave you hungry for more. No, seriously. Not only is this book HOT, but it feeds your soul too. Foodie? Read this book and your mouth will water every time Bianca cooks or talks about food. As an added bonus, JT includes several amazing recipes between chapters. Romantic? Be ready to swoon. Also, your mouth will water in every freaking chapter. This book is sexy, emotional and hunger inducing, in more ways than one.

Burn For You is the story of Bianca, a chef and restaurant owner in New Orleans’ French Quarter, who appreciates Boudreaux Bourbon so much she builds her entire menu around it. Bianca’s restaurant’s success can be attributed to more than just her cooking skills, but her true artistic approach to her creations, her attention to detail and her fun and kind personality. You cannot hep but like Bianca.

Jackson Boudreaux is quite the opposite. Known as the “Beast”, he is the reluctant heir to, you guessed it, Bianca’s beloved Boudreaux Bourbon. When Jackson shows up at Bianca’s restaurant with an attitude as if he owns her restaurant as much as the bourbon, if only because their name is so integral to the menu, his famous personality doesn’t have it’s normal affect. Bianca may be the sweet and kind chef, but she’s stronger and braver than most he turns his deadly glares and insults on.

What starts as a disastrous encounter becomes a business opportunity, which leads to a convenient fake engagement. Jackson needs a wife to secure his inheritance, but after previously being burned, he has built up walls and avoids relationships at all costs. Bianca desperately needs the means to take care of her ill mother. A fake engagement gets them both what they need, but will it also lead to what they never knew they wanted?

This book has all the ingredients for a seriously good contemporary romance. Start with a sassy female lead, thrown in a broody male lead, add a dash of smolder, a sprinkle of complicated pasts and a hint of humor and you’ve got yourself one delicious Burn For You novel.

Burn For You is the first book in the Slow Burn series, which is a series of three standalone novels, including the second book, Melt For You and third book, Ache For You. Each book is loosely based on a well-known fairy tale story. Burn For You is a retelling of a Beauty & The Beast-like story.

Book Details

  • AUTHOR: J.T. Geissinger
  • PUBLISHER: Montlake Romance
  • PUBLICATION DATE: October 17, 2017
  • ISBN: 1542047455
  • ASIN: B06XWR6BC3

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