Date Published: July 8, 2016
You can’t always get what you want.
Shy and sweet Lia Gardella has only wished to make her father proud. Dropping plates, spilling drinks, and missing orders, she’s never fit in at the family business. And after nearly incinerating the whole building, she ran from the stressful environment.
As head chef of one of the city’s best eateries, Finn Newland seems to have it all. He enjoyed a youthful career in the MMA. Women worship him. After years of hard work, he finally has an opportunity to take over the restaurant he’s always considered his own.
Be careful what you wish for.
When Lia’s father summons her to supervise Gardella’s, instead of handing the reins to Finn, no one is happy. They don’t know how to collaborate on running the restaurant. Nor are they confident they can continue to deny their attraction to one another. But before they can attempt a partnership of any kind, they’ll need to find the culprit behind a trend of spiteful sabotage aimed at Gardella’s.
Finn is HOTT, that definitely came through the pages for me. MMA, that is one thing that just automatically sends strong alpha vibes. Lia is the opposite, she is shy and timid, which always makes for a great romantic connection. The romance was a great touch and helps to lighten the mood in many areas.
The suspense aspect was very well done. It gave the characters something to deal with and showed their ability to connect while under pressure.
Amabel Daniels brings in deep undertones to her Romantic Suspense. I really like the way her characters have things to overcome personally while they navigate the action and the romance, it really gives a greater connection to them for the reader.
About the Author
Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, adventurous toddlers, smiley baby, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, or wondering how to negotiate with her mightily independent two-year-old daughter, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”