DISHING IT OUT
Hosting a cooking segment on a TV show and running her restaurant equals Marie Simmons having zero time for a personal life. But she'd have to be dead not to notice Giovanni "Van" MacAllister, who owns the restaurant across the street. Then Marie's forced to accept Van as her co-host, and she suddenly wants to do more than look. But even after she gives in to temptation, Marie still can't trust Van completely—there's no future in it, is there? Molly O'Keefe's Dishing It Out (4.5) is a spicy delight from beginning to end, and readers will sigh over Van, the tasty Scottish-Italian "pirate chef."