SUPER SWOONS!!! Opposites Attract really is one of my favorite contemporary romance series and The Problem With Him topped it all!!! For one, they all have a super unique setting surrounding restaurant/chef business. I mean for real, I was salivating with all the detailed food preparation talk. Rachel Higginson knows her food well! I bet she is an incredible skilled cook 😊 Then there is the swoony sexy romance between the two-hard-headed chef. Oooh! Can I say it’s blistering hot in this kitchen???
Wyatt and Kaya is the perfect couple. Wyatt used to work alongside Kaya but Wyatt was promoted to head chef and Kaya stays his right-wing woman, his sous chef. Wyatt is broody, arrogant, sexy with tats and a six pack to go (yes please). Kaya is strong, independent, fierce and can stand her one in the kitchen. She is fearless of her big bad boss. I like that Kaya is passionate, driven, smart and she will do everything it takes to become a head chef one day. Kaya seems to harbor some resentment when Wyatt was named head chef. She thinks she deserves the job but it seems that she is the minority in this man world. Wyatt and Kaya are both stubborn and always at each other throat in the kitchen. But is it just chef rivalry or is it the sexual tension brewing for the last 3 years??? What happen when Wyatt find out Kaya is secretly training for another job???
Most of the time, I like one character less than the other in a book but I absolutely ADORE both Kaya and Wyatt. Under all the broody persona, Wyatt is a big softy. I love a confident, hardworking, strong heroine and Kaya has it is spades. The sexual chemistry between these two is off the chart. I love the slow burn, angsty, sort of forbidden (boss/employee) romance. They both drive each other crazy and it drives us insane J I was like just “get it on” already the whole time reading the book LOL. I really like that their relationship is natural, real and honest. They share each other dreams and they respect each other passion to become the best of the best. Their love for each other is just simple. No drama which is quite refreshing. I love the food talk, the light-hearted feel good romance, the adorable hero and heroine. Hilarious banters, the pace is perfect and the writing is phenomenal as always. FUNNY, STEAMY, ROMANTIC, ENTERTAINING READ!!!
There was this defiant witch inside of me that had to know more. I wanted this too. And maybe, if I was honest with myself, I could admit that I’d wanted it for way longer. But I couldn’t let him get away with… getting his way. I was too used to fighting him to give him what he wanted without at least a small argument. “But how long will you wait?”
He didn’t seem amused by my question. He leaned forward, forcing me to tip back on my elbows. His chest brushed mine. His tattoos winked at me, inviting me to touch them, taste them… suck on them until I’d left my mark. “A lot longer than you’ll make me.”
My mouth dropped open. “What does that mean?”
He grinned. No half smile or wicked smirk. This was a full on, blinding, both-sides-of-his mouth smile. “It means, we can play this game till the end of time and two things will remain true. One, you want me. You’ve wanted me for a long time. You want this to happen. And I’m very willing to oblige you. And two? I want you. I’ve wanted you for a very long time. I’ve wanted you for so long, you’re the only thing I can remember wanting. I want you and I’m willing to wait as long as it takes to have you. You get me? We can do this cat and mouse thing for however long you need to do it, but I know both of us are ready to play a different kind of game.”
His head dropped so he could kiss and suck his way over my collarbone. I closed my eyes and tried to catch the spinning thoughts in my head, to make sense of them.
“Kaya,” Wyatt taunted, his voice low and growly. “Yes or no?”
“Yes,” I whispered without thinking. No more fighting. He was right. We both wanted this.
“I’m impressed, chef. This is a good idea.”
His eyes sparked with the compliment, but his words surprised me. “You shouldn’t say that.”
That look was back, the one that had gotten me into so much trouble last night. One part confident, sexy man, two parts vulnerable and open.
“Say what?” I whispered.
“But you are a chef.”
His jaw ticked. Anger, I thought immediately. But it wasn’t. It was something else. And now it had me questioning every single time I’d seen it before. “And I like it far too much when you remind me.”
I laughed a breathy, girly sound. I couldn’t help it. Now he was flirting with me? Opening up to me? Sharing his plans for the future with me?
“Wyatt, what are you doing?”
His Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he struggled to swallow. My eyes tracked every second of it.
“I’m trying not to kiss you, Kaya. I thought that was obvious.”
Now it was my turn to nearly choke on my tongue. “You’re ridiculous.”
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I’m over men. I’m done with them.
Or at least the ones that work in my kitchen. Fine, one man in particular. Wyatt Shaw is cocky and condescending and so far out of his element that he doesn’t know which way is up. Or how to run his brand new kitchen all by himself.
That’s where I come in. Sous chef extraordinaire. Second in command. Bane of his existence. I am the reason Wyatt’s doing so well as the new executive chef of one of our city’s most prestigious restaurants. He has me to thank for his glowing accolades and five-star write-ups. Only if you were to ask him, he’d say I’m his biggest problem.
Despite his discouragement and bullish behavior, I’ve set two goals for myself.
The first? I’m going to fight my way to the top of this male-dominated industry and claim my own award-winning kitchen.
The second? I’m going to do whatever it takes to ignore Wyatt and his rare smiles and the thickening tension that’s started to simmer between us.
Wyatt Shaw might be Durham’s new shining star. He might be up for a James Beard Award. He might be my new boss and key to my future success, but he’s also in my way.
So he can keep his smoldering looks and secret kisses. And he can be the one that figures out how to make it through service without getting distracted by me.
I’m not the problem. The problem is him.
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