Sean Whitcomb is in desperate need of a boyfriend who can cook.
Straitlaced and career driven Sean is up for a promotion to make partner, at the law firm where he works. The only obstacle he has to overcome, to make partner, is to prove not only his loyalty to the company but show that he is a family man as well. The problem is he does not have a boyfriend and cannot even boil water properly. Isaiah, head chef at a popular local restaurant (and former boyfriend) would be the perfect person to help him, but Isaiah has never truly forgiven Sean for breaking his heart.
His Just Desserts is a thoroughly delectable and seductive read. While the initial premise is a bit contrived, I really enjoyed the romance that came about due to the initial stunt set up by Sean’s superiors. I was immediately drawn to the story and actually finished it in one sitting. The author was able to construct a believable tale of teenage lovers reuniting years later without one flashback to distract from the main story. The nod to the past is used in dialogue and Isaiah’s reluctance to reconnect with Sean. The author was able to perfectly convey the emotions from both points of view without seeming biased.
His Just Desserts was not only romantic, but had a lot of sex scenes that are seamlessly woven into the story to help balance the sweetness. The secondary characters were well incorporated and added depth, and humor, to lighten up what could have been an emotionally draining story. Both men are frustratingly stubborn. By the end though, I was more than satisfied with this tale; I wholeheartedly enjoyed it.
If you're looking for a short read with elements of sweet and spicy, you'll want to check this out immediately.
Growing up in a foster home in a small Midwest town, Sean Whitcomb planned from the day he turned sixteen to somehow escape. And he does to the big city of Des Moines at a lawyer’s firm. Now up for a shot at a partnership, he needs to deliver the goods, and it’s not what he thinks. No, it’s a family style meal for the founding partners and their spouses. Which causes Sean a major issue, because not only is he a single gay man, but he can’t cook to save his life, and his boss is expecting a home cooked meal — complete with a family or there will be no partnership offer.
In desperation, Sean turns to the man he left behind in his pursuit of the golden ring, Isaiah Waterston. Not only is Isaiah hot enough to still turn Sean’s crank but he’s also a world class chef at one of the hottest eateries in town. Now all he has to do is convince the man he’d left behind to give him a single night of his time, prepare a mouth-watering meal, and pretend to be his lover for a few hours. Sounds easy right? Well it is until Isaiah attaches his own stipulation –an entire weekend with Sean at his mercy.