Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he’s involved with someone, his father is being released after 25 years in prison and Avery is just his tenant. Exploring the attraction that sizzles whenever they’re together would be the icing on the cake, but Avery knows all too well that you can’t have everything. Of course, what’s cake without icing?
Rafe McKenzie’s world shattered at nine when his father Liam—the only parent he knew—was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he’s restoring and a tight circle of friends. He’s even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past.
Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover’s new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she’s not at all what he’s expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn’t take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they’ll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who’s pulling the strings before his world shatters again.
I did not think that LA would give me a story to top my love for Beautifully Damaged. I read Damaged when it first came out and her popularity was not even known yet. I devoured Damaged and was on the hunt for LA and was able to find her on GoodReads and I have been a fan ever since.
Back to topping Damaged, Beautifully Decadent was the cherry on top on this series and honestly her other reads for me! I loved every word if this book. At times I could not read fast enough!
It was sexy, smart and sassy with a edge of suspense. The four “S’s”
Gorgeous pastry check by the name of Avery.
Hot as fire landlord Trace.
She works with her hands.
He works with his hands.
Then they work their hands on each other.
“It’s getting hot in here!”
Yes, they take off their clothes.
One has to know the ins and outs of a kitchen and to know how to create wonderful dishes.
One has to know the ins and outs of a wood-work shop and to know how to create wonderful pieces.
They both have to know the ins and outs of the other to know how to create wonderful moments.
“I’m so into you.”
You know what they are going to do.
Avery is sassy.
Trace is badassy.
“Mirror Mirror on the wall.”
Yes, they are.
25 years after a crime was committed and the past comes back with a vengeance.
Who could it be? Why now? How so? What for?
“Tick Tock goes the clock.”
Gonna be late for an important date.
Add these ingredients all together you have one fine dish on your hands!