My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Nothing is more important to Diego than his kitchen. He's dedicated to his job running one of the top restaurants in town and doesn't have time for relationships. Then the boss, building on the restaurant's success, brings in Ben. He's young, hot, and not nearly as unlikeable as Diego wishes.
But between the distance of age and the old wounds both men are still nursing, it may be easier if Diego gives up on making something other than his kitchen the center of his world.
I really liked this novella. It was a romance that focused on the relationship and wasn't all about sex, sex, sex. I also liked that it was in a restaurant kitchen, those are always great because it means a focus on food and some great descriptions. It was nice to see that Ben wasn't a chef in training but a pastry chef who was settled in his own chosen career path.
There were some stilted sections in this novella. Places that seemed to drag in this short book or would have worked better had it been a longer novel. I would have liked to have seen instead more of Ben and Diego together, the romance seems a bit rushed. It was a lot of them just talking about each other.
I received an ebook version from Netgalley for an honest review.