After her boss/boyfriend dumps her because she doesn't suit his image, chef Miriam Scott gets even—by writing a provocative cookbook. Her sudden success is amazing, as is meeting image consultant Dylan Kincaid. Dylan does great things for her self-confidence, and giving in to the electricity between them is lovely, but it ultimately leads to disappointment. Dylan wants Miriam to continue on her new path, and she simply hasn't changed that much. Or has she? Tanya Michaels' Spicing It Up (4.5) employs first-person narrative to excellent effect, taking the reader on a joyous, sexy and heartbreaking ride with Miriam.
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer