Weekenders Romance Watch
It's my pleasure to re-introduce a novel I showcased back when BlurbsinBloom posted only blurbs. Now, there's an enchanting excerpt for you to enjoy. A Kitchen Affair "has been updated and now includes recipes from each chapter".
Author: Carol Preflatish
Genre: Mainstream Romance
When culinary student Jenny Marshall struggles to pay her tuition, she decides to become a Personal Chef to make ends meet. When the most eligible bachelor in town, Derek James, has a crisis, he hires Jenny to cook for his party and there's chemistry from the start. Then, a manager at his company sets her sights on Derek and does everything she can to sabotage the relationship. What lengths will she go to in order to keep Derek and Jenny apart?
Derek drove her to the rear of the bakery where her car was parked. He turned the car off and grabbed her hand to keep her from getting out. "Jenny, I desperately want you in my life and I think you want the same thing. Just tell me what to do to make it happen."
She looked away. "It's a matter of building up trust again. You said you cared for me, but you slept with Colleen. It's going to take some time."
She started to open the door, but he squeezed her hand to stop her. "One more question."
"I'd like for you to be my date for the dinner party."
"I don't know. I had planned on preparing the food for it during the day and then leave. The servers I hired don't need me there to direct them."
"And, that's why you should be my companion for the night. I want everyone to meet you and I want you to get to know my friends."
"I'll think about it." She pulled her hand away and got out of the car.
Derek quickly jumped out too and ran over to her. He took her into his arms and kissed her. He captured her mouth with hungry urgency. She didn't resist, but instead welcomed him into her mouth. His tongue danced with hers until she finally pulled away.
"Not yet, Derek. I can't." She got into her car and drove away leaving him standing there alone.