Title: Under Pressure
Author: Aria Cole
Publication: March 24th 2017
Jean-Luc Martel knows good taste. As the award-winning celebrity chef of éloïse, he’s amassed a high-end clientele and hordes of dedicated foodie fans. But while he’s a master in the kitchen, his reputation for being a nightmare to work with precedes him. Known for his rapid-fire temper, chiseled good looks, and a dash of tattooed, bad boy edge, Jean-Luc doesn’t take shit from anyone. Until he meets Delaney Thomas. She’s talented, sassy, entirely too sexy for her own good, and the niece of his best friend and sous chef.
Every bone in his body is telling him to take what’s his, but outside forces soon conspire to pull them apart, and Jean-Luc finds himself more torn and tortured than he’s ever been. As his bad boy reputation threatens to rattle the very foundations of the forever he’s trying to build with Delaney, they’ll both be forced to decide if love really can exist under the most intense pressure.
Warning: Jean-Luc is a sex-on-a-stick, walking, talking, blue-blooded alpha male. The only thing that melts this man’s frozen heart is the woman of his dreams, and something tells him nothing would taste sweeter than Delaney on his tongue. If you can’t handle the heat, stay out of Jean-Luc’s kitchen!
MY RATING: 3/5 STARS
This is a new segment on my blog called “Flash Reviews.” I will be providing short reviews to short books, giving my thoughts on characters and plot.
I’m going to be really honest with this review because I just binge read two stories from Aria Cole and she really satisfied my cravings with those stories but this one…
Well, this one fell a little bit short. It just didn’t have the same crazy sexual attraction between our two characters and the way it was set up and written felt off from the books I’ve read by Aria that made me give it the 4+ star rating.
With that being said, it’s still a decent read. It’s not going to make you mad because we have Delaney really standing her ground and telling everyone to fuck off because it’s her life and she decides what she wants. And what she really wants is for Jean-Luc to own up to his words and open about himself a lot too.
I’ll give props to Aria Cole for writing a more complex character.
Would I recommend it?
Yes! But read this after the ones that draw your attention first.