All Fired Up is a really great story about Cara Deluca and Shane O’Doyle. This is the second book in the Hot in the Kitchen Series by Kate Meader.
After spending a few drunken hours in Vegas Cara and Shane decide to get married. When they return to Chicago things are not as sweet as they were in Vegas. Neither remembers much about that night…so there is definitely some awkwardness. There is also the fact they both work at the same restaurant though neither new this, and also now live across from each other in the same building. Shane is the newly hired pastry chef and Cara is the events manager. Things heat up between Cara and Shane as they navigate their relationship.
Cara is a hot mess…though that’s not what she shows to the world. Anyone that knows Cara sees her as perfectly put together. No one knows what lurks underneath. She has had some major struggles in the past and I really felt for her at times. Shane is great for her as he helps her loosen up as she really did need it.
Shane is one sexy Irish man. I love one with a good accent. He is a great balances to Cara’s character. He brings qualities out of her that no one else can see. I was glad that he stuck with it and pushed Cara. He didn’t give up on her or their relationship. Shane and Cara’s relationship was a struggle at times but I think that really lent itself to the story feeling really. Together Shane and Cara are great. There is a lot of chemistry there and it was wonderful to read about them.
From The Author:
Her sweetest mistake . . .
Cool as a Chicago winter, private events planner Cara DeLuca is a model of self-control . . . until she meets the one temptation she can’t resist: Shane Doyle. The sexy, Irish pastry chef is too hot, too sure, too young, and after a crazy night in Vegas-her new husband. While at first Cara wants nothing more than a way out of her sham marriage to Shane, she soon finds that beneath his farm boy demeanor lies a man who can match her drive, both in and out of the bedroom. How can the wrong guy feel so deliciously right?
. . . Tastes so, so good
Shane has carefully structured his career and life around one goal: connecting with the family that doesn’t know he exists. Marrying a woman with more issues than a magazine stand wasn’t part of the plan, but melting Cara’s icy exterior is so worth the detour. Now as the annulment date nears and long-buried secrets are revealed, Shane will have to fight for the one thing guaranteeing the perfect life he craves . . . the current Mrs. Shane Doyle.