Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Review, Author Interview & Giveaway: Recipe for Satisfaction by Gina Gordon

Today I welcome Gina Gordon, author of Recipe for Satisfaction which is an amazing and hot romance read to start your February off with.  Grab your favorite cuppa and enjoy learning more about Gina, then check out my review and make sure you enter for your chance to win a copy of Recipe For Satisfaction.

What three things do you need in order to write?
Coffee! And, more coffee.

What's your favorite season?
I love the fall. It’s not too hot. It’s not too cold. It’s perfect hoodie weather.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
If I could travel anywhere, right now, I would go wherever Humpback whales are in season. I’ve
been fascinated with Humpback whales since I was a kid and I still haven’t seen one in real life.
But I will, someday.

Crystal: That does sound cool - I live on the coast, but the NC coast, we don't see whales, but we have had the excitement of knowing that there is a 16-ft, 3500+ lb Great White shark just off our coast recently.  It's one they track and it's been hanging around a few weeks.  Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Not quite the same feeling as a Humpback whale  . . .

Do you enjoy cooking? Would you want to be a chef?

Honestly, I hate cooking. When my husband and I first moved in together I watched the Food
Network every day and made elaborate meals. The novelty of that quickly wore off. LOL But I do
love to bake so I could see myself as a pastry chef.

What's the first sentence of Recipe For Satisfaction?
Was this ridiculous ship ever going to dock?

How would you describe
Recipe For Satisfaction
Recipe For Satisfaction is a fun and sexy adventure of two people looking for more in life. They
just don’t know what “more” is, until they meet each other.

Dish, who’s your favorite character?
Oh, sweet, sexy, pierced and tattooed Jack Vaughn. He looks like a bad boy but has a tender

What can we expect next from you?
You can expect three more books in the Madewood Brothers series over the next year. I also
have a contemporary single title coming out next month titled, A Taste of Trouble. It may or may not have a smokin’ hot sex scene with cream cheese icing :)
Crystal: Sounds, um, delicious . . . ;)

My Review:
I'm in the middle of re-watching Lost with my son and Sawyer is probably my greatest TV crush, but I think he is now trumped by Jack Vaughn.  I didn't think anyone could do sexy bad boy better than Sawyer, but Jack Vaughn, oh Jack, he is so bad boy and so good at the same time that you can't help but be like Sterling and fall in love.  Now if he only had a southern accent he would be perfect, but alas he doesn't but that's okay because he's close enough for a book boyfriend :)

So I've admitted to my book boyfriend crush, let me tell you why else you should love Recipe for Satisfaction.  One it introduces the Madewood Brothers series by Gina Gordon.  A series about the brothers who were adopted out of the foster care system by one special woman and all work in the cooking field.  What more do you need to know to love this series.  Four damaged souls looking for soulmates and they can cook and they loved their Mama?  Absolutely perfect. 

Second Sterling Andrews, she has her secret, and she wants to be bad, she needs a one night stand to get out of her rut and Jack is just the man for her.  However her one night stand turns into a four-week stand.  I love Sterling, she's confident, but not, she's willing to try things out of her comfort zone with Jack and she's just so real.  I love her as a character and if I could have a character girl crush it would be on her.  Yes she has things to deal with but every story has to have a conflict.

The conflict is great, Sterling has a secret, Jack needs to decide whether to leave in four weeks or whether to stay in one place for a change.  Will they be able to work out their growing feelings from their experimental fling?  And hot, oh yes they are.  This is one steamy book.  I loved it.  Jack and Sterling really have some chemistry together that made it all just right and Ms. Gordon can really write the love scenes too.

And then there is Jack Vaughn.  What more can I say. There is so much more to him than the press says and his bad boy image and Sterling gets to learn all about it, but the great thing is while seeing the good boy side she gets to see hints of the bad boy side too.  So it's fun, it's flirty and it's hot.  He's hot and he's interesting.  He's wonderful and loving.  I think I could go on and on but you should read the book and then you can learn more about Jack.

In the end this is an excellent introduction to the Madewood Brothers series.  If the first book is this great I cannot wait to read the rest.  I loved the setting, the couple and the conflict.  It all worked really well together.  I fell in love as the characters fell in love.  Recipe for Satisfaction is an amazing book to read during this romantic season or anytime you are in the mood for a steamy romance.  And if you can resist Jack then come back and tell me about it because I'm just not sure it's possible!

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

About the Book:
Title: Recipe for Satisfaction (Madewood Brothers, #1)
Author: Gina Gordon
Genre: Category – Contemporary
Length: 273
Release Date: January 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-975-2
Imprint: Brazen

Being the financial caretaker for her deadbeat parents isn’t the life professional organizer Sterling Andrews dreamed of. Tired of being the dependable—and boring—daughter, Sterling decides to have a little fun. And what could be more fun than seducing rich bad boy chef, Jack Vaughn? Except, after one scintillating night together, Sterling’s not only lusting for Jack, she’s working for him. And remaining professional becomes harder every day.

Already a major success thanks to his exclusive restaurants, Jack Vaughn is looking for something more. Ultra responsible Sterling is unlike anyone Jack has met…but she’s his employee. Unwilling to give her up, Jack makes Sterling an offer she can’t refuse—for four sexy weekends, he’ll indulge her most wicked fantasies with no professional strings attached. But will mixing business with pleasure spell disaster? Or will they find the recipe for satisfaction?

About the Author (from her website):
When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordo went after her second dream…becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back.

Gina, a self-proclaimed happily ever after junkie and cupcake connoisseuse, loves spinning contemporary tales of knee bending first kisses, unconditional love and super-hot sex. She broke out onto the romance scene with her #1 Amazon Bestselling erotic short story Her Five Favorite Words that’s been called a “deliciously naughty tale” by Joyfully Reviewed.

When not chained to her computer, you can find Gina sipping Starbucks, making cupcakes or feeding her addiction to celebrity gossip. She lives in Milton, Ontario with her husband and lovable dog.

Gina’s website

As part of the tour, there is a great giveaway for a Recipe for Satisfaction Prize Pack which includes a $25 Amazon GC.  So make sure you enter.  It is open International and ends on 2/21/13.

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***I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***