Synopsis from Goodreads
In the next sizzling romance in Kristen Proby’s New York Times bestselling Fusion series, two celebrity chefs compete in a culinary competition, but resisting each other will prove to be the greater challenge.
Cooking isn’t what Mia Palazzo does, it’s who she is. Food is her passion . . . her pride . . . her true love. She’s built a stellar menu full of delicious and sexy meals for her restaurant, Seduction. Now, after being open for only a few short years, Mia’s restaurant is being featured on Best Bites TV. To say Seduction is a wild success is an understatement. All the blood, sweat, tears, and endless hours of work Mia has put into the restaurant has finally paid off.
Then Camden Sawyer, the biggest mistake of her life, walks into her kitchen . . .
Camden’s celebrity chef status is world-renowned. He’s the best there is, and the kitchen is where he’s most at home. He can’t resist the invitation to Portland for a showdown against Mia for a new television show. Mia was in his life years ago, and just like before, he’s met his match in the beautiful Italian spitfire. The way she commands the kitchen is mesmerizing, and her recipes are clever and delicious. He’s never had qualms about competition, and this is no different. He can’t wait to go head to head with Mia. But can he convince her the chemistry they share in the kitchen would be just as great in the bedroom as well?
As Mia and Camden face off, neither realizes how high the stakes are as their reputations are put on the line and their hearts are put to the ultimate test.
The last woman standing, Mia, dropped a HUGE revelation at the end of The Beauty of Us, something Mia has hidden from everyone in her life for the last ten years!!! Now faced with the past invading her present and the very sanctuary she has created, Mia reveals her brief marriage to Camden, the celebrity chef she has been paired with for her new cooking show!!!
Camden and Mia were friends in college who became room-mates with benefits, when a pregnancy scare occurred, Cam whipped Mia straight to the alter. Unfortunately, Mia struggled to understand Cam’s attraction to her, believing the marriage was based solely on the pregnancy. So when the pregnancy test proved to be a false positive, Mia let her insecurities control her actions and left Cam high and dry with nothing more than a note.
Cam was madly in love with Mia and hasn’t forgotten her in their time apart. Using the situation to his advantage in an attempt to achieve the closure he was denied all of those years ago. Neither is expecting the sparks that fly between them immediately from their reunion not only rekindling their passion but reigniting the deep emotions they felt for each other.
While Mia has struggled to come to terms with her body issues she has gained a lot more confidence since her college days with Cam. However, she still remembers Cam not opening up emotionally to her and always wondering how he really felt. Cam has his own emotional issues stemming from the loss of his parents at a young age preventing him for verbalising his feelings. Cam believes his actions are more than proof of his feelings when we all know hearing those words are equally important in order to have faith in the relationship.
I loved watching Mia and Cam reconnect, pushing through the impediments of their past while building a stronger foundation for the future. Everything happens for a reason and Cam’s return to Mia’s life gives them both the HEA they deserve ♥