Brooke Caldwell is a twenty-four-year-old prodigy in the culinary world. After a lifetime filled with heartache, she decides to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime by interviewing for a world famous chef in Los Angeles. While visiting the city, she is reminded how cold and calculated the world can be. Until she meets him, and he shows her a world filled with the love and support that she never knew growing up.
Two wounded souls. Two hearts that continue to beat, in spite of all the damage that has been done. What happens when their damaged hearts collide? And, could they possibly be the half that finally makes the other whole?
His lips came down on mine softly, a whisper of sensation, then a pause, waiting for me to respond. My lips pressed out eagerly, wanting desperately to make the connection, to feel the push and pull of his mouth against mine. His hands slipped beneath my hair, thumbs caressing small circles on my cheek, melting me further into him, and in that simple kiss I felt myself falling deeper than I had ever known existed. Just that easily my heart opened up, giving itself freely over to him, and without thought of how we could make it work, I knew that somewhere along the way I had fallen in love with him too. My hands found their way to his back, restlessly smoothing up and down the muscles beneath his shirt, before settling firmly in the back pocket of his jeans. I felt the pull of a smile on his lips as they continued to consume me in their gentle
prodding. When he pulled back his lips were full and ripe, reddened by the intensity of our kisses, reminding me of a luscious strawberry, and I couldn’t resist taking another nibble.