Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Published: August 16, 2014
Olivia Nadal is an almost perfect girl with an almost perfect life. She has stunning good looks, an exciting job that pays well, men lining up to date her, and a homey little condo she calls her own. The only thing keeping her from perfection is her utter inability to cook.Enter Nate Olivarez, a hotshot chef who’s filling in for Olivia’s cooking instructor. Sparks fly when they meet, but a fling with the visiting hottie is the last thing Olivia needs. But as things keep heating up in the kitchen, she can’t help but wonder. Can things work out between her and Nate? Or is the sizzle all set to fizzle?
I don’t why but there’s really something with the way Chrissie writes that makes me want to read every book that she publishes. I have read her first book, All’s Fair In Blog and War before and it’s still one of my favorite indie books. This book is kinda different to her first book but nevertheless, it did not disappoint.
The Kitchen When It Sizzles is a sexy contemporary romance type of book and it lived up to its genre. As a reader, you could really feel the sexual tension between Olivia and Nate. Well, aside from the fact that guys who could cook really well has huge plus points, the way Chrissie described Nate would really make any girl fall for him. The story incorporated parts about cooking and it makes me frustrated cause all I know is how to fry. Yeah, I know. I could pass as an Olivia in this criterion. Aside from that, it talks about love, trust, family and friendship. The Kitchen When It Sizzles does not only focus on the sexual tension between the main characters. It talks about so much more and it’s definitely worth the read.
There are times that I really hate the attitude of Olivia or Nate but hey, that just means that the story is well-written since it affected me to that certain level. I just wish that their love story wasn’t that complicated. Reading it alone is stressful already, what more if you’re really experiencing it already? I’m just glad that they got their happy ending.
When not obsessing over fictional people doing fictional things, Chrissie obsesses about food: the eating, the cooking, and the procuring of it.
An advertising copywriter in her past life, she now spends most of her time writing, taking photos, cooking, and babysitting a tiny human and a curly-haired dog. She still plays with dolls and she thinks that bacon is the answer. Her first book, All’s Fair in Blog and War, is a finalist in the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards.