Cathy Yardley's latest, GUILTY PLEASURES (4), will enthrall readers with the hopes, dreams, and disappointments of Mari and Nick, sprinkled liberally with behind-the-scenes tidbits of the gourmet world. Mari Salazar decides to take control of her life and opens a restaurant. At the request of a former teacher at the culinary school, she agrees to take on a new chef, Nick Avery, who left his last job under suspicion of theft. While they butt heads in the kitchen, their charged attraction in the bedroom is absolutely divine. Mari's sharp-edged tongue makes the story difficult to get into at first, but readers who stay with it will be thrilled with this tempting, scrumptious, compelling love affair.

Reviewed by: 
Cindy Whitesel