1) A fantastic debut! I quickly got caught up in the excitement of the competition and Nate's desire to win. With him being such a likable guy, it was easy to cheer for him - and he wasn't too perfect. The sexual tension between Nate and his fellow competitor, Zachary, was just as delicious as all the food. The ending was extremely satisfying.
2) This is a book for foodies. The description of a TV cooking competition gets detailed, with lots of research backing it up, and the cooking is just as informed. If your’e not an avid cook, you’ll probably lose interest. But if you are a Food Network victim just like me, you’ll love the plot and it’s luxurious exploration of a well-described setting. The main characters are adorkable, and their fellow competitors make a fine group of both supporters and villains. “Under the Knife” makes a fine read for those lazy days when you feel like cooking, but would be rather reading about two hot guys instead.
3) This was by far and away my favorite book this year. The plot moved at a nice pace, there was a good play between the characters, and the characters were really well portrayed and thought out. It was a good paced read, and I was disappointed when it ended.
Under the Knife by Laurin Kelly
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 366 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (June 20, 2016)
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Season three of TV's hottest cooking competition, Under the Knife, is gearing up, and Nate is equal parts excited and terrified that he's one of the twelve competitors. But the prize is a quarter of a million dollars, and that's worth a few weeks of being stressed and afraid. It may not, however, be worth weeks of putting up with Zachary, the cold, snotty competitor who definitely thinks he's better than everyone else. The man can cook, and he's the hottest man Nate has ever seen, but every time he opens his mouth Nate hates him all over again. He came here to be driven crazy trying to prove he's the best chef in the world, but if Nate can't learn to block Zachary out it won't be the competition that pushes him to the breaking point.
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