Author: Melanie summers
Genre: Adult > Romance
Publisher: Indigo Group
Published: April 7 2019
Format Read: Ebook via Netgalley
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At twenty-seven years old, Emma Banks has big plans for her life. After graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, she’s ready to take her place as head chef at one of her family’s resort restaurants. But upon arrival at Paradise Bay, she’s shuffled off to the resort’s new private island getaway, where she’ll be stuck catering to the rich and shameless. Her first assignment is to serve Pierce Davenport, an infuriatingly arrogant writer with a palate that’s about as adventurous as a plain boiled potato.
Pierce Davenport is living every author’s dream—his critically-acclaimed Clash of Crowns books have been turned into one of the world’s most-watched television series. The only problem is, he has no idea how to end the epic fantasy tale. After two long years, his fans are turning on him, his publisher is panicking, and the network executives have announced they’re hiring a team of scriptwriters to finish (a.k.a. ruin) his legacy for him.
In dire need of solitude, he escapes to the Island of Eden for two distraction-free months so he can pull off the impossible—write an entire novel from start to finish. All he wants is peace and quiet, but when disaster strikes, he’s forced to rely on irritating-but-beautiful Emma to deliver more than just three meals a day.
Putting Pierce and Emma together is like combining orange juice and toothpaste. Will their differences be their ruin or will they be the secret ingredient to each other’s success?
About The Author
Melanie Summers also writes under the name M.J. Summers
Melanie Summers resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three sporty nerd children, their adorable one-eyed dog, and one tiny puppy with a cute little brown nose. When she’s not writing novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. Melanie also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.
An Author and A Chef on a Private Island Resort
Much thanks to Netgalley and Indigo Group for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own. Also, all quotes are taken from the ARC and may be different in the final published copy.
📚 Series? Yes, can be read as a standalone.
📚 Genre? Adult > Contemporary Romance
📚 Reviewed for? #NetgalleyNovember #30DayReviewChallenge Day 9
⚠ Book Tags : Author Lead. Chef Lead. Island Romance.
⚠ This Book In Emojis: 👩🍳❤👨💻🏝🏖✒📖
Whisked Away is my first Melanie Summers read but I definitely adored her style. This book was about Pierce, a famous fantasy author, a la Game of Thrones fame, who escaped to an island for his series’ epic conclusion. There he meets Emma, who is new to playing the role of head chef in her family’s island getaway.
This book is such a fun enemies-to-lovers romance and I definitely went crazy over the banter. They have their sweet moments, too, and I especially love when Emma was helping Pierce write his novel.
Perhaps it was my mood that time, or the author just writes so good, that I read this so quick and time just flew by. Everything was just so charming. I fell in love not only with the two leads, but with everyone in the story.
Overall, I really enjoyed this read. Very reminiscent of Sophie Kinsella or Helen Hoang, perhaps. Will definitely check out the other two books of the series!
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐