It’s always fun to revisit a story that made you laugh and hope at the same time. DELECTABLE by Adrianne Lee is one of those books for me.
I’m delighted today to be participating in Adrianne’s virtual blog tour for the mass market paperback release of DELECTABLE. To celebrate this release I’m re-sharing my review of this delightful story and Adrianne is sharing an excerpt from the book. In addition, Adrianne is hosting an awesome tour-wide giveaway for a fabulous prize pack and thanks to the lovely Julie at Grand Central Publishing, I have one print copy of DELECTABLE to give to a lucky visitor. Please see the end of the post for all the giveaway details.
First, here’s a brief synopsis of DELECTABLE:
Montana real estate agent Quint McCoy will tell you that the most important thing is location, location, location. It's a lesson he learns all too well when he goes incommunicado for a four-week fishing trip to Alaska. While he's away, his mother Molly turns his office into the pie shop she has always dreamed of, Big Sky Pie. But that's not the only surprise in store for him.
On her way out of town, Callee McCoy only wants to say a fond farewell to her beloved mother-in-law. But Molly soon persuades Callee to stay and lend a hand at the new shop, even if it means heating up the kitchen with her soon-to-be ex. As Callee and Quint rediscover their recipe for love, they realize that some couples are so sinfully good together that one delectable taste is never enough . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR …
Adrianne Lee lives with her husband of many, many years on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State in a pole barn building her husband transformed into an upstairs apartment with a shop below for his hot rods.
Adrianne creates her stories on her laptop, in her recliner with her adopted cat, Spooky, curled between her calves, snoozing. Over thirty years of summer vacationing in the Flat Head Lake area near Kalispell and Glacier Park has given her a love for all things Montana.
For more on Adrianne and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.
DELECTABLE is available at the following locations: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and kobo.
Now here are my thoughts.
DELECTABLE by Adrianne Lee
Combine a delicious homemade cherry pie with romance and you have DELECTABLE, the first installment in author Adrianne Lee’s new tantalizing Big Sky Pie Series.
After the sudden death of his father, Quint McCoy took his grief and regrets out on everyone, especially his wife, Callee. After a particular heated argument, he told her to divorce him and he took off for a month-long fishing trip to Alaska.
Returning home determined to put his life back on track, Quint discovers his mother has taken over his realty office and expanded Big Sky Pie, her soon-to-be open pie shop. He also finds Callee, but she’s there to return her wedding ring before heading to Seattle with their divorce final in a few days.
When Quint’s mother, Molly, collapses shortly after his return, it’s up to him and Callee to make sure her pie shop opens on schedule. Callee will do whatever it takes to keep Molly from getting upset, even if it means working alongside Quint for a few days.
As they work to keep the pie shop on schedule, the couple realizes all that they had and what they’re about to lose.
This is a charming story of family, friends and recapturing true love in a small town atmosphere. There’s a mixture of humor and sadness to balance for a well-developed story. The characters are realistic and likable. The secondary characters add flavor to the story.
Lee has a great start to a sizzling new series. Her eye for detail draws you in until you could swear you smell the aroma of pies baking. She weaves in a few twists along the way for a heart-pounding yummy read.
DELECTABLE is a quick, smooth read that will have you hungry for more. To entice your reading taste buds, Lee includes an excerpt from the next installment in the series.
Author Adrianne Lee’s website is http://www.adriannelee.com/index.htm
Delectable by Adrianne Lee, Big Sky Pie Novel Book #1, Forever @2014, ISBN: 978-1455574421, Mass Market Paperback, 272 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure - A digital copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
To tempt your reading taste buds for this charming book, Adrianne shares this excerpt:
She wiped her hands on the chef coat and then gripped the handles of the marble rolling pin. They felt like ice against her hands, while Quint’s breathe felt like a summer breeze on the back of her neck. He said, “Okay, now start at the center and roll toward the edge, keeping the pressure even.”
She started, then inexplicably froze. His hands came down on hers as he leaned over her, their bodies spooned. Her heart began to race. His cheek touched hers, his mouth near her ear, his voice husky.
“Keep the pressure even. Like this. That’s right.”
He leaned into her and away from her with each extended roll, his body heat like a comforter she wanted to snuggle. She didn’t mean to nuzzle his head, but she did, and the next thing she knew...
“Oh, God, Callee,” Quint groaned, spinning her into his arms, his mouth finding hers, his body meeting hers. A fiery rain of irresistible sensations washed through her, burning away her resistance.
She kissed him with all the need she’d suppressed for months and months and tore at his chef’s coat as he tore at hers, their lips locked in an ever-deepening reunion. His hands were in her hair, hers were in his. He tasted of red wine and Thai food and smelled even better. Her sweater vanished, followed by her bra, and his shirt, his belt, his jeans. He pulled her naked torso to his, eliciting a gasp of pure pleasure at the ached-for feel of his body. Her nipples were rock hard against his chest, his arousal against her thighs.
She didn’t remember kicking off her boots, or her jeans, or her panties. Every breath, every touch, raised her higher and higher toward the heavens, and she didn’t want it to ever stop.
Quint swept the parchment paper, pie crust, flour, and rolling pin from the island. The ensuing crash brought Callee to her senses with a bang. Dear God, what was she doing? She shoved against Quint’s shoulders, tore her lips from his and pushed him away, panting. “No. No. I don’t want this.”
“Could’ve fooled me.” His words came out in a breathless rasp.
Callee gathered her clothes, tugging them on, humiliation and embarrassment scorching her insides. She glanced at the mess on the floor. It was just like their marriage. It had started out as something wonderful and ended up thrown away. She left him standing there, naked, aroused, and making no attempt to cover himself. He looked perplexed and angry and sexier than any of her memories.
TOUR & GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
To follow Adrianne on her tour and more chances to win, stop by the following blogs:
Wednesday, May 28 - Books Like Breathing
Thursday, May 29 - Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks
Friday, May 30 - Zee Books blog
Monday, June 2 - Mary Gramlich
The tour-wide giveaway consists of FIVE winners each receiving a scrumptious pie prize pack. You can see a photo of the prize pack below. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions.
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The giveaway just for Thoughts in Progress is for one print copy of DELECTABLE. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end Wednesday, June 4. To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widgets may take a few seconds to load, so please be patient. The winner from this giveaway will have 72 hours to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected. The email will have ‘Thoughts in Progress Adrianne Lee’s Tour’ in the subject line, just so you know what to watch for (in case it goes into your spam folder).
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have you ever tried teaching your spouse (or boyfriend/girlfriend) how to bake a pie? Have they ever tried teaching you? Any details you’d like to share? :)
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