Third Degree

Third Degree A hot baseball romance by bestselling author Mindy Klasky If you can t take the heat Chef Ashley Harris wants to own a restaurant that s why she attended culinary school and that s why she s working

  • Title: Third Degree
  • Author: Mindy Klasky
  • ISBN: 9781611384079
  • Page: 233
  • Format: ebook
  • A hot baseball romance by bestselling author Mindy Klasky If you can t take the heat Chef Ashley Harris wants to own a restaurant that s why she attended culinary school, and that s why she s working for the world s most lecherous restaurateur Raleigh Rockets third baseman Josh Cantor wants to launch his investment restaurant with the family recipes he loved growing uA hot baseball romance by bestselling author Mindy Klasky If you can t take the heat Chef Ashley Harris wants to own a restaurant that s why she attended culinary school, and that s why she s working for the world s most lecherous restaurateur Raleigh Rockets third baseman Josh Cantor wants to launch his investment restaurant with the family recipes he loved growing up Josh has been promised that treasure trove but only if he can convince his grandmother that he s dating again, after a traumatic divorce When a cooking reality show comes to Raleigh, Ashley and Josh must compete against each other to achieve their dreams even when the flames in the bedroom roar higher than the ones in their kitchens In the end, only one of them can win Who Wears the Apron Will their relationship survive this trial by fire

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    1. The 5th book in Mindy's Diamond Brides series of novellas. I'm enjoying these and they're a nice break between longer books. Yes, Mindy's a friend of mine :) I think her writing just flows and she has a nice light touch of humor in all her romantic stories. And she does her research! This story has a chef for the main female protagonists. I'm not a foddie, but I wanted to sample some of those dishes!

    2. *I received a copy of this book as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program in exchange for an unbiased review. Brief plot spoilers may follow.*Summary:Ashley Harris is a jaded chef who enters a local cooking competition where the winning prize is enough capital for her to achieve her dream of opening her own restaurant. Stuck in a job where she constantly has to ward off a handsy manager, she really needs this risk to pay off. Her real piece of competition comes in the form of hunky Josh [...]

    3. I'd like to thank Library Thing's Early Reviewers for this book in lieu of an honest review.I really had to think hard about this review, only because I understand the blood, sweat, and tears that may go into a book and I'm not mean. I'm not. I promise. On books such as this, I usually only star rate a book accordingly and not review but this required a review. Here goesI have never read this author before but the synopsis looked interesting. Also, the models on the front cover I know as Katy an [...]

    4. I was selected to read and review a copy of Mindy Klasky's latest book, Third Degree, through LibraryThing. This is book five in the Diamond Brides series and the sixth is being released any day now. Each book focuses upon one of the players from the Raleigh Rockets, a professional baseball team in North Carolina. The two main characters of this story are cooking show competitors, Josh Cantor, the third baseman for the Rockets and Ashley Harris, a professional chef.Josh may be making a lot of mo [...]

    5. This is a cute predictable romance story of how two people compete to win a chef’s competition. Josh is a professional baseball player, but dreams of opening a restaurant of his own, serving food based on his grandmother’s recipes—which she will dole out to him one at a time during the competition, a long she can see evidence of an on-going, promising relationship with a woman—she desperately wants a new grandchild before she dies, and her health is failing. Ashley loves cooking but desp [...]

    6. The CharactersAshley Harris and Josh Cantor seem to be a perfect match from when they first meet. I don't have any strong feelings either way about either of them. I liked them well enough but don't have any overwhelming memorable feeling for them. I really like Angel and my heart breaks for her as I know they won't have her around in the same way much longer. The StoryAshley and Josh's relationship is flirty, fun and steamy. It also gets a bit complicated but what is life without complications. [...]

    7. I received this book from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. I have to say I really enjoyed this book from a number of standpoints. Though Josh is a baseball player, this book is more about cooking. I'm not much of a sports fan, but give me a book about food, and I'm all over it. Josh and Ashley both want to open restaurants and are in a city-wide competition to win seed money to start a business. I loved reading all the foodie aspects of the book. However, Josh considered himself a [...]

    8. Ashley Harris has had a Master Plan since childhood, one that includes owning her own restaurant. To do that she is hoping to become a contestant on the competitive cooking show with a grand prize of $100,000. Josh Cantor loves being part of the Rocket's baseball team but he also wants to open his own restaurant. To do this, he needs his grandmother's, Angel, recipes, but in the early stages of dementia, she is holding her precious notebook filled with culinary delights hostage, with demands of [...]

    9. This was a cute story about a talented woman chef and a baseball player who are contestants on a local cooking competition. They have each joined the competition for different reasons, but find that sparks fly when they meet. Each is a talented cook, and they end up working together/against each other over time. My main problem with this quick read was that I wasn't convinced by the reason for his need to compete in the competition. He didn't need the prize so much as for things to come together [...]

    10. Another great story by Mindy Klasky. This time we have Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris as the leads. Ashley is a chef and is trying to open her own restaurant by entering a contest on a local tv show. Josh plays for the Raleigh Rockets and is trying to open his own restaurant too for investment reasons.Ashley and Josh meet at the competition. Josh is only planning to use Ashley to get his grandmother's recipes. His grandmother, Angel told him he had to date the same woman and show proof with pictu [...]

    11. Once again, a homerun! I love the Diamond Brides series! Not a one of these books has disappointed me. This one was wonderful! I loved the reality cooking show idea. I enjoyed where Josh was getting his inspiration from. While Angel, Josh's grandmother, may have been somewhat misguided, her heart was in the right place. I liked what happened at Mangia. That was an awesome and justified scene. I smiled at Josh and Ashley getting to know one another. I think the end of the game show contest was pe [...]

    12. Love finds people in the strangest places & Josh & Ashley are no different. They meet as contestants on a cooking challenge show with money, a yr of special chef services & a yrs lease on a new restaurant as the winners prize. Josh needs the win to restart his investment portfolio after a very expensive divorce, Ashley needs to win so she can quit her current line cook job for a overly grabby boss & open her own restaurant. Circumstances bring them close & an ailing grandmoth [...]

    13. I have enjoyed all the books in the Diamond Brides series, and this one is no different. I liked getting to know Ashley and Josh, and I was glad that it was the off season for baseball. The cooking contest was a fresh approach, and Angel, despite her dementia, added some comic relief. Is the story short and the reader is left with wanting more? Yes, but Klasky seems to be writing furiously in this series and before I know it, the next story has arrived! Maybe Klasky will provide additional stori [...]

    14. A sweet story about how a couple meet and compete to see who can become the towns masterchef and gets to start their own resturant. During the competition Josh is seeking help from his senile but charming grandmother who in turn blackmails him in hopes that he will find love again.As usual, it's always something and someone that causes trouble, will Ashley and Josh admit their feelings for each other and who will win the race?Good book, easy reading and moderately long.

    15. While this is the 5th book in the Diamond Brides series, it could be read as a stand alone as the main characters are new and different. Like the others in the series, this was a fun and entertaining book! It's a quick read, great for the beach! Loved the chemistry between Josh and Ashley and was definitely rooting for them in the end! Very fun book!

    16. This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.Though this book is filled with humor and witty dialogue, I felt that the storyline was a bit rushed. Other than that, it was a fun read and I found myself giggling aloud many times.

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