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Released: July 1st, 2013
Author: Brooke Cumberland
She finally found the one... but he has a hidden secret. Could this be the breaking point for Molly? Has she endeared too much?
Drake and Molly had instant chemistry in Kitchen Affairs, but when his secret goes all wrong, their relationship will be tested, feelings get hurt, and limits will be reached.
Someone tries interfering with their relationship keeping them distant; longing for answers in all the wrong places.
Can they recover their once intense, sensual chemistry? Will love be enough? Secrets, betrayals, and scandals...
Chicago's hottest couple, Molly & Drake, go through big changes, hidden secrets, and tragedies.
and don't forget Book one!
The music is blaring, the colored lights are flickering, and the bar is hopping. I haven't gone out in so long that it all felt foreign to me. Still, I wanted to let loose and have a good time.
"Molly, oh my God, you have to dance with me!" Selena squealed like she had one too many drinks already. I had a couple and my head was already spinning, but part of me didn't care at the moment.
Selena and Ruby grinded with me on the dance floor, making complete asses out of themselves. They're wasted - beyond wasted.
I decided to let go and just dance. I swayed my hips, waved my hands up, and even let Selena and Ruby continue grinding on me. I couldn't help laughing at their playfulness and their lack of dance skills. I yanked the hair tie off my wrist and went to throw my hair up off my neck. I was grossly sweating and was feeling extremely hot. Before I could wrap the band around my hair, a pair of strong hands gripped my waist firmly from behind me. I quickly turned my head ridiculously drunk.
He lowered his mouth to my ear, moving my hair out of his way. "Molly, your ass looks so fine, I just couldn't resist letting you back it up against my hard dick." I spun my head around, getting a better look at him. "Or we could dance this way." He grinned, bumping his bulge towards me.
What the fuck did he just say? Am I really that drunk or did he really just say that?
"You aren't getting anywhere near my ass, Bentley." I shoved my hand against his chest pushing him away from me. "Go find a drunk skank and grope her instead." I turned to walk past him, but before I could get anywhere he yanked me back pulling on my wrist.
"Get your ass back here, Molly. You know you would like it." He squeezed my wrist to the point where it was painful. I grabbed his hand with my other hand, but his grip was too tight and wouldn't budge. "You aren't going anywhere." His eyes darkened, letting me know how serious he was.
"You're a fucking piece of shit." I spat, jolting my knee into his buldge that was hard and firm. His hand immediately released my wrist as he collapsed to the ground holding his now bruised goods.
"You... bitch!" he barely squealed out. His face beat red as he gasped for air. Selena and Ruby hunched over him watching him suffer. That's what you get, asshole.
"He deserved it," I yelled over the music. they were barely paying attention as they danced near us, but as soon as he hit the floor, they stopped wondering what the hell just happened. "I'm leaving," I yelled again as I sprinted off the dance floor.
I went back tot he booth where Ruby's boyfriend, Leo was sitting and grabbed my bag. "Tell your douchebag of a friend to ice his junk when he gets home." I bolted leaving him wondering until he noticed the commotion behind me.
Kitchen Scandals by Brooke Cumberland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kitchen Scandals is the second book in the Riverside Trilogy. We recommend that you read Kitchen Affairs, book one, first.
Kitchen Scandals was unexpectedly suspenseful. It made you hold your breath and had you read faster to see where the story was going. I love suspense romance novels and this one was a good one. There are so many twist and turns in this book. Just when you think you have it figured out it turns and leaves you guessing. Brooke kept everything you loved about the first one, it was still really fun and sexy. The witty and funny Molly still provides us with comic relief throughout the book but also there were some very emotional scenes that leave your heart feeling heavy. Drake is still very charming and sexy. We get to see into his mind with his POV throughout the book and I loved it!
After an amazing year together, Drake and Molly are thrown on a roller-coaster ride that leaves them trying to catch their breath. They are still dealing with the effects of Kendra's death. They both have secrets that they are unwilling to share. Those secrets cause A LOT of hurdles. Will their love be enough to overcome them?
So...here is why I gave it a 3.5.
I felt it was still choppy in a lot of parts. In certain scenes I felt like they dealt with issues WAY too fast. It just didn't happen in one instance, it occurred throughout the book. Your left asking your self "Is that all? They are over it already?". Michael apparently is deaf (he is not really deaf but how can he not hear anything? - you'll get it when you read it)towards the end of the book. I did not understand how that could be for the life of me. I was very bothered by that. But, besides that it was a very good sequel. I want to see how The Riverside Trilogy will be concluded in Kitchen Promises.
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*About the Author*
Brooke is a Midwestern gal, from the cheese state of Wisconsin! Go Packers! she's a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (one daughter & two sons) and a black fury dog. She studied psychology in college, and counseling and education in graduate school where she found her love for writing. Most days you can find her reading or writing, or just hanging out with her family! She loves movies, cooking, and shopping! She's addicted to Starbucks, Coach purses, and wearing yoga pants.
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