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Famous in Paris, infamous in London, Verity Durant is as well-known for her mouthwatering cuisine as for her scandalous love life. But that's the least of the surprises awaiting her new employer when he arrives at the estate of Fairleigh Park following the unexpected death of his brother. The lawyer Stuart Somerset worked himself up from the slums of Manchester to become one of the rising political stars of England's Parliament. To him, Verity Durant is just a name and food is just food, until her first dish touches his lips. Only one other time had he felt such pure arousal--a dangerous night of passion with a stranger, a young woman who disappeared at dawn. Ten years is a long time to wait for the main course, but when Verity Durant arrives at his table, there's only one thing that will satisfy Stuart's appetite for more. But is his hunger for lust, revenge--or that rarest of delicacies, love? For Verity's past has a secret that could devour them both even as they reach for the most delicious fruit of all.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780553905441
Characteristics: viii, 404 p. ; 18 cm


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Dec 14, 2011

I found the characters to be completely without passion for each other, something which I believe to be an important part of a romance novel. I was drawn in by the blurb on the back which mentioned that the heroine was a cook for a big English household. The cooking featured a bit, but the book didn't set the right tone for the food, it didn't make the hero fall in love with the heroine, most of the time it seemed to be so good it made the diners uncomfortable, not exactly romantic. Not recommended for anyone looking for actual romance in their romance books.

Jul 04, 2011

Wonderful book, historical romance without much politics or unneeded info. About an amazing cook, known as Cinderella by one, and her escapades. Very sexy, with full "bedroom" scenes.

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