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Review: Turning up the Heat by Laura Westbrook

Turning Up the Heat: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance by Laura Westbrook

Genre: Steamy Romance
Length: Novella
Heat Level: 4 out of 5 bonfires

You can find it here, free if you have Kindle Unlimited:

One woman.
One restaurant to save.
One review can make or break her dreams.

Eliza is fighting tooth and nail to keep her father’s dream alive: running a successful restaurant in the heart of Houston. Bleeding money every month and out of options, her last hope is a positive review from a popular food magazine.

Traveling all over the world, Bryan has been focusing on furthering his career as a prestigious food critic. Staying in one place too long isn’t exactly his thing. Once he visits this small restaurant in Texas and writes his last review of the trip, he can head back to Chicago to rest before the next round of globe-trotting.

Neither of them are looking for love, yet they’re immediately drawn together. It’s too bad a kitchen fire interrupts their plans, forcing them both to make a tough decision. 

Between their growing attraction, separate lives, and competing dreams, the kitchen might not be the only thing going up in flames.

If you enjoy steamy romance stories with alpha men, guilty pleasures, happily ever afters, no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a touch over-the-top, then you’ll love Turning Up the Heat. Get your fix with a story that hits the spot and doesn’t take all year to read.

I love Laura’s writing and Turning Up the Heat was another swoon worthy read by her!

Eliza’s restaurant is losing massive amounts of money each month and she’s desperate for a fix. She manages to get an important magazine to agree to send in their food critic in the hopes that it will draw more customers in. Wether it’s a good or bad review at this point Eliza is willing to try anything.

Bryan, our hunky food critique is known not to bs about his reviews. But from the moment he walks in the door nothing going as Eliza plans. Even so this Bryan doesn’t shy away from Eliza, in fact he’s immediately smitten with her. The fact that she’s passionate about her work and food makes him care for her even more. He becomes just as desperate as Eliza to help the restaurant succeed as well as get to know her better.

This was a sexy and sweet read that has such enjoyable characters. Laura knows how to write a book that sweeps you off your feet for a fun and satisfying read. You’ll be lost in pages and you’ll have finished before you know it!

Looking forward to her next release!

5/5 stars

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