My favorite line from the book is, “What was worse than wanting a man that you can’t have? Wanting his best friend as well, that’s what. Double the torture, double the sexual frustration…”. That basically sums up how this novella starts out. Ellie is a top chef working alongside her friends Jack and Nate, the owners of L’Etoile and the soon to open restaurant La Luna. Not only are they great chefs themselves but they are two yummy men. Ellie thinks her feelings for them are mutual but knows that work relationships, especially with your boss, are a really bad idea. If they don’t work out, you’re the one who has to leave and she loves her job way too much for that. Little does she know that Jack and Nick have indeed mutual feelings. In fact, as they have participated in a ménage previously, that is what they desire to have with her but worry about how she might receive such an invitation. When they finally ask her, she agrees and ooh baby! That restaurant has never served it up so spicy! The question is, can it last?
I loved reading this. Ms. Black did a great job describing things in short order whether it was Jack’s body, the threesome’s friendship or their hot, kinky sex. She gave Ellie, Jack and Nate a distinct personality and they were all people I would like. I loved Ellie’s connections to food and her Grandmother. Jack’s just the right amount of rough around the edges and bossy for me. Nate was the organized, more cerebral one with hair to run my fingers through. I also appreciated that the heroine didn’t just decide automatically that becoming a threesome would be okay. She used her brain and not just her body even though that’s what her body wanted. I found this to be really well written and would recommend it easily.