Attention! You must pick up The Missing Ingredient, STAT, if you love:
-An unassuming and underdog hero with grace, humor, and an incredibly winning personality. Oh, and he’s sexy as all get out.
-A FIERCE, driven, take-no-prisoners heroine who can’t help but have a few chinks in her armor.
-DELICIOUS settings and genuine characters.
-And a plot that makes you root for them all the way.
What a fun read! I had a smile on my face while reading it, and while I raced to the end, I couldn’t help but want to savor it again and again. I loved it. The Missing Ingredient is a true charmer.
- Leslie McAdam, USA Today Bestselling Author
What a lovely surprise this book turned out to be! The Missing Ingredient was both humorous and steamy, and I enjoyed it thoroughly! In fact, I couldn’t put it down.
The writing was fun and lighthearted, with just a touch of drama. I especially appreciated the Spanish phrases interspersed throughout the story, which gave it an authentic feel. The plot was interesting and unique; I haven’t read anything like it. I will never look at pancakes or maple syrup the same!
This was my first book by Marika Ray and is also the first book in the Reality of Love series. I’m pleased that I took a chance on a new to me author and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
- Blogger, A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Who knew a cooking show could get so messy?
All I have to do is appear as a judge on this cooking show in Hollywood and my restaurant will open to rave reviews. Pretty much my lifelong dream. What I absolutely shouldn’t do is sleep with one of the contestants and ruin everything I’ve worked so hard for. But he gives good hugs, makes me laugh, fills out a simple T-shirt like nobody’s business, and is sweeter than the maple syrup he dripped all over my naked body last night…
I may have been drunk when I applied to be on that reality cooking show, which is why it’s hard to believe I’m here. What’s even harder to believe is that Elle, with her painted red lips and fiery disposition, is in my bed and making me forget I need to win this damn show to get my little sister out of the foster care system.
When Elle throws me under the bus to realize her dream, will our love burn out or will we find the missing ingredient to happiness?
The Missing Ingredient is a steamy, laugh out loud RomCom intended to be read as a standalone in the Reality of Love series. If you love an opposite's attract romance unfolding on a Hollywood set during a reality cooking show, then this is the book for you! Warning: prepare for food fights.