Cocky Chef…Review

JDHCockyChefBookCover55x85_HIGHBlurb: You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you’re the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay’s head spin, you’ve earned the right to your confidence.

When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it’s not a suggestion–it’s an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don’t make it okay.

But I have to admit, she’s got talent. She’s creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can’t help wanting to know everything she thinks. I’ve never met a more talented chef. And I’ve never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.

There’s only one way this push and pull can end.

With her in my bed, begging for more.

Review: Why?! Why when I go out to restaurants do I not see a chef this sexy? When I watched Chopped the judges are never this sexy. Iron Chef? Nope. Beat Bobby Flay? Maybe…I mean Bobby is kinda cute and he can cook which ups his sexy factor a smidge. Cole, however, is as hot as an oven in an Arizona summer. His cocky attitude and kitchen skills make him a winner in my book. I giggled to myself when he finally meets his match in Willow. She is my kinda heroine. She is a no-nonsense kind of girl but she also has a soft side that makes her relatable and not a b**ch. Cole’s softer side is also endearing and makes you wanna love all up on him then ask him to bake you a cake. His cake and his cakes all in one session…sounds messy but I love it.


Anyway, the story is well written, progresses nicely, and is told in dual POV. The chemistry between them is great and I found myself rooting for these two to figure it out the entire time. Cole did piss me off a little with his unrealistic expectations but hey guys are sh!t communicators and we know that, right ladies. So 4.5 funstatic stars for this hot chef and his lady, maybe next time I’m out I’ll request to compliment the chef and see if he’s as delicious as Cole!


She lets out a sigh of relief, but my cock hears something different in her gasping exhale. I bring my thumb slowly to a speck at the side of her mouth, fingers resting on the round perfection of her jawline. She stills under my touch and catches my gaze, time slowing with the deliberateness of my movements.

I brush the speck, but don’t pull away. Instead, I bring my thumb back across those ever-pouted lips, tracing their dip and fullness, letting her feel the texture of hands rough and scarred from a lifetime in kitchens, our eyes locked together in a moment of anticipation, emotions raging like an angry sea against the dam of the distance between us.

Her lips part slightly, I feel her shortening breath on my hand, and I push my thumb between those juicy, perfect lips, fingers pressing against the base of her ear. Her gentle gasp breaks the silence, before she closes those soft lips around my thumb, the sight of them pressing against my skin making my cock full against my pants. Her teeth gently squeezing my nail, tongue flickering as I push the finger inside the hot wetness of her mouth.


My other hand already on her waist, I pull her toward me, press her lithe body up against mine. Those magnificent hips swaying and rubbing against mine, her weight shifting onto me, breasts heaving, nipples so hard now I can feel them through that sweater dress.

“You’re fucking incredible,” I growl. Prelude to pulling her toward me, my finger in her mouth still, angling her head so I can taste the tenderness of her neck, run my sensitive tastebuds down the taut muscles, follow the path that leads me to the front of her chest. Quiet moans getting louder as I run my tongue down the softness of her cleavage, her dress my enemy now as I pull it down and bury my teeth in her breasts.

“Oh God…” she moans. “Cole…”

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About the Author: JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.
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Hurts So Good…

 Inky & Cole, by J.B. Hartnett, was one of the most touching stories I’ve read in a while. I don’t know how I came across Inky but I am so glad I did.

Inky is a 25-year-old painter who bartends to make ends meet. She has a fiance`,  two roommates and is doing just fine after leaving her troubled home life 9 yrs ago, until Cole Carlyle has a seat at her bar.

Cole is a 35-year-old divorcee`. His trifling ass ex-wife just got her 2 million dollar pay-day and he is just having a bad day. He wanders into Rusty’s Bar to drown his sorrows and looks into the eyes of a beautiful brunette and knows everything will be alright.

This love story has so many ups and downs and DRAMA with a capital D. Both Inky and Cole have pasts that they would rather forget that involve their parents and presents that don’t seem to be getting better either. The first book is told entirely from Inky’s POV. I love her and her best friend’s, Amelia, relationship. The back and forth between them is hilarious and touching as Aimes (Amelia’s nickname) helps her bestie battle some serious demons. Her fiance` Evan is an ASSHOLE. I wanted to love this guy, actually I did love this guys but as soon as I figured out what he was doing I wanted to slap his face. Hard. Twice. This poor girl needed a break and quickly. The story really got good as her and Cole’s relationship grew from friends to lovers. The way he loves her is beautiful and much-needed. Cole, book 2, is told from both of their POVs which is lovely because a few times toward the end of Inky I wanted to know how he was feeling or what he was thinking in certain situations. Book 2 didn’t go backward to re-tell the story it just picked up from where Inky left off. Some of the drama in this books seemed a little manufactured. I mean come on at least make the issues a little less far-fetched because the triangle that they draw here is so unlikely it made for a little rough patch as I had issues getting through this particular 10% of the book. Not because it wasn’t good but because it wasn’t believable. Overall the book ended well and I will give this series a 4 out of 5 stars. There is a 3rd book named Nico, however, this is considered a standalone as he had a minor part in both Inky and Cole.