Review: Dishing Up Desire

Dishing Up DesireDishing Up Desire by Barbara DeLeo

3 out of 5 Licks

Image consultant Blake Matthews is facing his toughest PR challenge yet: salvage the image of celebrity chef Kirin Hart. Once he does, he’ll be able to acquire LA’s most successful PR firm. But Kirin’s no easy fix. She’s stubborn about changing her comfortable homemaker image, and is being sued for sexual harassment by a junior staffer. She needs a PR lifeline fast. Only problem is Blake wants more than to make her over…

Kirin doesn’t need a makeover—her fans love her as she is. But she could lose everything if the sex scandal and reputation that has followed doesn’t get quashed right away. Kirin agrees to let model-perfect Blake work his magic for two weeks, but things get complicated when she can’t deny the way her body flares to life whenever he’s near.

I thought this book was so so.  Blake is one of the most metro sexual men I’ve read about and he treated Kirin pretty crappy.  He just came across way to forceful and didn’t seem to much kindness in him at all.  Kirin may have been down and out in her career but she is a fighter.  I really liked that about her. Even when she is at her lowest she won’t let Blake have 100% control over her.  She gives a little but remains strong throughout the process.  The ending felt a bit rushed to me.  I did wind up proud of Kirin in the end and Blake made steps to redeeming himself but the book remained just ok for me.

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