Title: Recipe for Attraction (Madewood Brother #2) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Gina Gordon
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Release Date: November 25, 2013
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One Line: Another Madewood has made it into my heart! Love this series!
About the Book: Bad boy Neil Harrison may have sexy body and an even sexier smile, but there’s no way in hell architect Carson Kelly is falling for the elusive bachelor. For starters, he’s her boss, and getting intimately involved with the infuriating alpha male could be a career-killer. And secondly, he’s battling personal demons in one of the most dangerous ways possible: illegal street racing. After a friend’s tragic death years ago, Carson swore she’d never get involved in that life again.
Neil knows Carson’s keeping secrets and he’s determined to uncover all of them…even if he has to seduce them out of her. But as their antagonistic work relationship ignites a passionate affair, Carson must decide if protecting Neil from his need for speed is the perfect outlet for her own restless desire, or if they’re on a one-way path to destruction.
While I was hoping for Cole and Penn’s story after reading Recipe for Satisfaction, I’m more than happy with Neil and Carson’s story in Recipe for Attraction. This series is great and I love the idea of a set of brothers with a passion for cooking and all things related to that. How often do you get that in books nowadays? Neil is the oldest Madewood brother and pretty much the unspoken boss of the family and their business empire. I love the interactions between the brothers and their whole family dynamic felt genuine and nice. Another thing I love about this series is how much these brothers adored their adoptive mother. Even though she’s no longer around, her presence throughout the books is significant and I loved that Gordon keeps the family values theme going through each book so far.
The romance was highly entertaining and I thought Carson was a great female lead. She’s protective, smart-lipped, and sexy. She’s also determined and a talented architect. Her story arc, involving her father and another co-worker definitely riled my anger, in a good way though. I love her scenes with Neil, which were both scintillating, yet also at times, funny. They make a cute pair.
Recipe for Attraction was great. It had a good mix of danger and action with Neil’s street-racing, sexy times that jumped off the pages, and fun banter and chemistry between Neil and Carson. We get a good glimpse of the other brothers too and I seriously can’t wait for Finn and Cole’s stories.