GIMME SOME SUGAR

GIMME SOME SUGAR                                  KIMBERLY KINCAID
Posted:  May 30, 2014

Gimme Some Sugar by Kimberly Kincaid Out of the frying pan. . .and into the fire!

Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage to a fellow celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she's running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter...

Jackson Carter wasn't looking for love. But he's not the kind of man to walk away from a worksite—or from a fiery beauty whose passionate nature provides some irresistible on-the-job benefits...

It's the perfect temporary arrangement for two ravenous commitment-phobes, except that Jackson and Carly keep coming back for seconds... and thirds... and fourths...

MY REVIEW:
Chef Carly de Matisse was cheated on by her husband of five years.  So she has serious trust issues but not just in the home front but in her professional arena too.  You see her husband was not only a local boy from the neighborhood she fell in love with they also went to culinary school with him, she had secured a chef and co-chef jobs at a new up and coming trendy restaurant.  He was riding her coat tails.
     Then she was being courted by a cable company for a cooking show that her ex-Travis turned into a couples cooking show.  Once they were the talk of the town in New York.  Travis has an affair with the owner’s daughter who’s the manager.  Carly walks in on them in her marital bed.  She files for divorce and in turn she gets fired and has her mom mad at her for she is a Catholic girl who is not supposed to divorce.
     This story picks up with Carly now the exclusive chef at the Blue Ridge Mountain Resort.  Some four hours from New York.  When the life her sous chef left with her and came to be her right hand again, Adrian.  She is renting a cabin there with her friend Sloan who is a romance writer.  Well, there is a mad storm that comes through and knocks down a tree that takes out the back porch.  So, she calls the land load who calls a contractor who sends Jackson Carter, 6’4”, blue eyes and all muscle.
     The thing is Carly doesn’t know he’s coming.  When he arrives the music is blaring so loud Carly doesn’t hear the doorbell he rings twice.  So, he goes around back, where he hears her singing like two skinned cats on her short robe in a thin see through tank he knows he shouldn’t be starring but she is just so beautiful to him when she sees him.  Before, he can say the first word all he can do is duck…
     So, starts this story which is very cute.  The characters are all very well developed, interesting, and funny.  The problems are true to life to where anyone can relate.  Like want to please our parents to the point of lying even as adults.  Or denying our hearts what it wants for fear we might get hurt so we bail first or we just don’t try for it at all.  Sometimes our hearts want what it wants.  We just have to be smart enough to listen when it is time and follow with a clear and honest spirit and heart.  I give this story 5 stars. Provided by netgalley.com. 
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She can't decide if Jackson is the oldest or the youngest of the family is my only gripe with this author.

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