Ralou’s Review: Intercepting the Chef by Rachel Goodman

Posted May 11, 2017 by ralou in Book Reviews, Collage / 0 Comments

Ralou’s Review: Intercepting the Chef by Rachel GoodmanIntercepting the Chef by Rachel Goodman
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Published by Pocket Star on May 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports
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Source: NetGalley
five-stars

“Smart, sexy, and funny” (Publishers Weekly) contemporary romance writer Rachel Goodman is back with a brand new series about a quarterback trying to score in the most important game of his life—the game of love.

Gwen Lalonde is a rising star in the eyes of the elite restaurateurs of the world. But when her celebrity chef boss and now ex-boyfriend fires her, she finds herself playing a different game. Forced to flee San Francisco and return home to Denver, Gwen lands a spot as the executive chef at Stonestreet’s, a new restaurant owned by NFL golden boy and Colorado Blizzards quarterback Logan Stonestreet. When Logan starts pursuing Gwen romantically, she pulls a classic duck and weave and avoids any advances by throwing herself into reestablishing her reputation in Denver.

But Logan Stonestreet is persistent—he didn’t become one of the best football players in the league by throwing in the towel at the first rejection. Something about Logan’s unwavering determination—and amazing body—keeps Gwen around, and soon there’s more that’s sizzling than just the steak on the grill. Things are getting more serious than either side cares to admit, and when Logan suffers a severe injury in the playoffs, they’re both forced to make game-time decisions. The perfect romance for football fans and foodies alike, Intercepting the Chef is a delicious read that’ll have you hooked until the very last play.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

Book Review: 5 Wonder Bread stars!!

And food? And football? And an heart-warming love story? Well, that right there is MY  recipe for sending me to heaven. And become a reader-slave to this author. Because… D A M N!! This book is completely the real deal!

“True happiness is achieved from cherishing what you have, not having it all.”

Intercepting the Chef is the first part in the How to Score series and its story focuses around two completely opposite personalities who couldn’t be more perfect to each other. And I’m telling you; Logan Stonestreet and Gwen Lalonde are THE DEAL!!! So, that’s how the story goes: Logan is a quarterback and the owner of the restaurant his deceased mother left him. Gwen, after getting fired from her job, she is forced to return back to her roots to regroup and rise up again. But she never saw coming the kind of rise she would end up doing in the end. Logan hires Gwen to be his restaurant’s executive chef – in favor of her brother who’s his best friend and co-player. These two though have a …. “lusting” past which quickly resurfaces and makes itself impossible to ignore. Bit by bit, these two lovers find themselves deep into each other’s bed and …. heart. 

And man!! The connection they share and the intense chemistry that flows between them is just amazing!! No matter if they are in the same room or miles away from each other, they never leave each other’s mind; both in bad and good. Their personalities are as I said extremelly opposite. The way they live their lives and pursuing their dreams couldn’t be more different. Although, if you get a bit deeper into it, you realize that even though the way they handle things and react may not seem the same, but it actually is. Both are extremelly stubborn, obsessingly focused on getting their biggest dream, from the best in their professions and a heart shaped in tank equiped with “eternity” as its love capacity. The more their relationship and love was unfolding, the more and more I was falling in love with them. Logan’s determination to make her his for good in combination with Gwen’s tough personality and her closed-off, but capable of great love, heart, are the two ingredients that makes tis recipe a meant-to-be.

Logan had captured my heart the first day I’d met him when I was eight years old and had never let go despite years apart and miles of distance…

Logan’s open loving character was one of the biggest features of this book. You can’t just stop from getting all-the-way lovey-dovey over him. Although, what makes this story the magnificent gem and unforgettable piece of literature is Gwen Lalonde. This book girlfriend is destined for an Oscar. Her complexity and the thick walls she has built over the years to protect herself have created a woman and female character more real than any other. Countless times I have witnessed her constant inner battle over succeeding her ultimate goal to become one of the greatest chefs in history and the desires, dreams, HEA promises, the future her return to her home tome and back to Logan’s life have awakened in her. I never knew what her reaction to every single of Logan’s attempts to win her heart forever would be. Which only made the book 100 times more addicting than already was.

Everything about Gwen was organic, tempting, and what I’d been missing all these years. 

I was screwed.

And please, let’s not get into what all this food talk was doing it to mean. Seriously, this was the first time that my appetite was so high during reading a book. All these ingredients, the recipes, the visuals of the plates made my stomach open 24/7. The crazy thing htough was that Goodman was describing so awesome-ly the foods and scenes which were been developping in front of a stove, that sometimes I though I could both see the process and smell the plates. And I have to admit, when I was nearing the end, besides being extremelly sad that this journey was coming to an end, I was secretly wishing for some of these recipes to be in the end. Unfortunately, there wan’t any but really, how cooooool would that be, huh? A Food Playlist of shorts as I would call it.

Rachel Goodman beyond surprised me. And this book is the perfect start for any Goodman newbie out there. The deliciousness this book oozes will make any reader -literally – hungry for more. Which means the recommendation is a complete no-brainer. The “I loooooooooooooooooooved this book” covers only the 1/100 of the impression it left in me. What are waiting for guys? GO READ IT!!! It’s worth every second of your time.

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five-stars
ralou

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