I’m so pleased to welcome fellow Tule author Kelly Cain back to the spotlight with a brand new release, A Tasty Dish. This book just released on Tuesday and I am so excited to read it because I loved the first book in the series, An Acquired Taste. Those Everheart brothers! Yum!
Kelly is a native Northern Californian but has spent the last couple of decades in Texas, currently residing in the live music capital of the world, Austin. Consequently, most of her books are set somewhere between those two locations. Kelly writes multicultural romance with determined women directing their own fates, and the swoon-worthy men who adore them. She loves reading most genres but please don’t ask her to pick just one. However, she can pick her favorite book boyfriend – Will Herondale. When she isn’t reading or writing, Kelly is most likely using a
genealogy site to research her extended family, both old and new. Or cooking/baking something delightful. She has two adult daughters, and a new granddaughter.
A Tasty Dish
Kasi Blythewood has spent most of her life in the shadow of her famous film producer father who’s deliberately kept her under his thumb with tough love. Ready to make a name for herself, Kasi secretly heads to Austin for a film conference to rustle up some financing for her dream project—an indie series that showcases cuisine from around the world.
When Kasi meets chef Declan Everheart, it’s instant lust spiced with an intriguing business opportunity. Declan’s father, a Michelin star chef, is interested in funding her film, but there is a sexy string attached—Declan must be a producer on her series. Not ideal. Kasi craves independence, and she knows business and pleasure never mix well, but she’s exhausted all other options.
Declan’s more than just eye candy and Kasi’s not blind. She immediately discovers Declan’s not just a natural producer and talented chef, he also shines on camera as the host. Can Kasi convince Declan to break away from his father and build the life he wants…with her?
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The club is dark and the music loud, the beat reverberating through my bones. Indieknot is on stage playing a vaguely familiar alternative pop/rock tune. It’s not my normal music scene, but it’s catchy so maybe I’ll check it out later. Weed still isn’t legal in Texas like back home, but I recognize the sticky, musky smell as soon as I step through the door. I guess anything goes during South by Southwest.
I crowd Joy’s back as she weaves through the tightly packed throng toward the band on the center stage. This is absolutely the opposite of my idea of fun, but I’m not here for fun. I need financing for my next project and this is where the woman is who can give it to me. Sometimes you have to sacrifice.
We round the stage and Joy shows her backstage credentials when we’re met with a wall of security in the form of a tall brick of a man. He scans it and lets her through, but when I try to follow, he stands in my way.
Joy backtracks. “She’s with me.”
“No such thing. Everyone needs a pass to get back here.”
I cross my arms and give him my meanest stare, straightening my spine.