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Beauty and the Feast

Beauty and the Feast Eva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who s all about food Eva moves to the Napa Valley where her culinary skills come to the attention of the owners of a start up All Things to All People and

Eva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who s all about food Eva moves to the Napa Valley where her culinary skills come to the attention of the owners of a start up, All Things to All People, and Eva finds her niche as a personal chef Now all she needs is a man as perfect as her cooking, but she has serious doubts that such a creature exists.When wealthy entrepreneuEva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who s all about food Eva moves to the Napa Valley where her culinary skills come to the attention of the owners of a start up, All Things to All People, and Eva finds her niche as a personal chef Now all she needs is a man as perfect as her cooking, but she has serious doubts that such a creature exists.When wealthy entrepreneur, winery owner, and noted Lothario, Gabriel Abbott, makes plans to seduce his flavor of the month, his assistant hires All Things to All People to cater a gourmet dinner Eva expects to use her way with food to showcase the startup What she unexpectedly discovers is that her culinary skills showcase far .Once Gabriel finds himself seduced by Eva s voice, and the sensual flavors and textures of her food, his previous plans are quickly forgotten He begins to obsess about meeting his little chef in person But when Eva and Gabe finally come face to face, the question is, how hot will their fire burn

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  1. JuliaBarrett says:
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.This author also writes as Julia Rachel Barrett and J.R Barrett.If one word describes me, it s eclectic Or so my friends say I m a lover of books, poetry, art, history, baseball, barbecue, chocolate, coffee, children, animals and the great outdoors I m a hospice nurse as well as a writer, but I got my first job at the age of twelve so believe me when I tell you if my heroines are doing it, I ve probably done it At the heart of every one of my stories is a real life event Even in Captured If I was pressed to brand my romances, I guess I d say I write romance for the thinking woman Or I try I layer my stories with meaning I have fun, yes, but I draw on my literary background and I love nothing than to sprinkle a special pixie dust composed of one part mythos, one part symbolism I m quite fond of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung.Family is everything to me I keep my kids private, but my mom and dad and my poor husband are occasionally fair game And I talk about my German shepherd, Jake, all the time.I am also a hospice nurse and I write nonfiction articles for medical and nursing journals I have a full length work of nonfiction regarding my experiences with hospice One Foot In Heaven, Journey of a Hospice Nurse.Come by and visit anytime juliarachelbarrett dot net

Comment 208 on “Beauty and the Feast

  1. Lady Heather says:
    This was such an unexpected jem The story was witty, sexy, and MY GOD the food talk was so sensual I thoroughly enjoyed this author s writing style, and the characters were AMAZING Gabriel was domineering, complex, intelligent, and passionate.Eva was one of the best female leads I ve read in a while She was intelligent, interesting, honorable, strong, determined, and sassy as hell and boy could she cook How the author described her food was like food forplay , with each dish course leading to we [...]

  2. Teena in Toronto says:
    Though I didn t enjoy this book, I did manage to finish it.The story was silly Wealthy Gabe has dated a lot of women and doesn t stay with them very long before moving on He and Stephanie have been dating and he plans on seducing her for the first time she s very willing Gabe hires a catering company to prepare the meal for this date and Eva is the chef Gabe and Eva who is sooooo innocent and naive speak on the phone about the meal and each are immediately smitten On the basis of this phone call [...]

  3. Dina says:
    4 1 2 stars rounded up to 5 stars, because Eva s food was a thing of beauty

  4. Penny Watson says:
    Beauty and the Feast by Julia Barrett When I saw Mandi s review for Beauty and the Feast at Smexybooks , I knew I had to read it The heroine is a caterer and the hero falls in lust with her before they ve ever met, just by tasting the incredible meal she has prepared for him Holy Mothere food descriptions in this book are to die for Check out the first course.led melon soup pureed honey melon, a tiny bit of sea salt, a few splashes of a light German Riesling, a squeeze of lime, half a seeded Ser [...]

  5. SB*needs low angst books* says:
    I really wanted to like this book It usually is a book I would love but it just didn t work for me It seemed like it was missing something I didn t connect to the characters I hard a hard time getting through it So even though this is one I would normally love this one just didn t work for me Oh well.

  6. Hbeebti says:
    4.5, this was such a witty sexy book I loved all the food talk I had a hard time putting it down I really enjoyed this authors writing style It was so easy to get into.

  7. Ellen says:
    I m finished.It was bad I won t say it sucked, because there are far worse books out there The story had promise but it fell short Very short It wasn t bad I just didn t like it, it was a bit formulaic, which again isn t bad in itself, just poorly executed in this case.Ava is the kind of heroine with no flaws, she cooks like a dream, and looks like one too She s so nice the half crazy villain loves her at the end of the book Oh and her phone voice is so good even Gabe s older female assistant ac [...]

  8. LynnMarie says:
    Lena s Review Can a woman chef and a great winery owner find love with one another Eva Raines loves cooking and baking it s her whole life Life to her goes by quick when she is working with food for there are no problems of men leaving her That is until an appointment brings Gabriel Abbott into her life and somehow into her heart She always knew food was to a man s stomach but something about Gabe brings out in her For the first time she feels safe, cherished and loved Eva knows she is differen [...]

  9. Paula Acton says:
    I guess the first thing to address is genre, because this one is firmly sat in the middle between Romance and Erotica, while the sex scenes are very graphic they are well spaced out with plenty of story content inbetween, I think I shall classify it as a Raunchy Romance, which should certainly give you an idea of where this review is going It has been a long time since I stopped reading romances, maybe it is the experiences in life that make you cynical that also make it hard to enjoy many of th [...]

  10. Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill says:
    I didn t love this book nor did I hate it As I read it, I asked myself this question What happened to the love in romances I like a good love scene, don t get me wrong However when I see the words fuck and the words pertaining to the male and female anatomy that begin with the letter C NO I do NOT say those words and don t allow them to be said in my presence Ironically, I don t find the f bomb nearly as offensive , it makes me think that these people are in it just for physical gratification.F [...]

  11. Ivy Deluca says:
    This was a book that I picked up for free on It wasn t bad, it wasn t great For a book that is focused on flavorful food, it left me feeling merely meh Eva is a chef housekeeper whatever you need hence her working for a company call All Things to All People and she is hired to cater Gabe s date with another woman The first meal that Eva cooks for Gabe is actually very sensual and I felt a spark of interest, but it rapidly died under the blandness of the rest of the story.Something about the chem [...]

  12. Ari says:
    Eh Where do I start You know how sometimes as soon as you read the first sentence in a book you just know you ll love it Well, this wasn t one of those cases It was the complete opposite This book was supposed to be a romance No, it wasn t I get that is also categorized as Erotica , but you cannot have two people, who have only spoken business on the phone and have never met haciendo cerebrito with each other and call it a romance It s just lust Call it lust Not love Not caring Just lust On top [...]

  13. Nellie80 says:
    I take this book for what I believe it was intended to be and that is a nice enjoyable romance novel and for that I give it 3.5 or maybe even a 4I enjoyed it as it was the right type of book at the right time I enjoyed storyline the book was light fun likeable characters and easy to read.

  14. Ana says:
    Meh Rushed romance and I didn t bond with the couple The only part I actually liked was the cat fight I also didn t much care for Gabe.

  15. Camille says:
    What a great little surprise Sometimes I m wary of a book with a title that seems a bit cheesy, but I had no reason to be concerned with this little gem After reading the book, it s hard to think of a better title, in fact The author excels at descriptive writing I ve never read writing about food that actually turned me on, but she managed it And, I look the way food played such a major role in the attraction between the H h Well written and well worth a read Only brace yourselfyou re going to [...]

  16. Robin says:
    I truly liked this book In the front of it the Author has a note discussing her belief in love at first site and why she is such a firm believer There seem to be a lot of stories with this element and I like that being as I ve stated in other reviews a firm believer myself In the case of this story its of love at first hear I recently read somewhere that people have actually been known to ask the husband s of romance authors if they are the inspiration for the sex scenes or if they ever act out [...]

  17. Jessica Johnson says:
    Summer is over, but just because the temperature is dropping, doesn t mean we have to stop reading scorching hot books Frisky Fall Saturdays is our new weekly post created by The Autumn Review, The Bookish Babe, Hackaroo s Reviews, and Sim Sational Books Feel free to join in let us know so we can add a link to your post that week As those leaves start piling up in the yard, ignore them and pick up a sexy book and tell us about it This week I am reviewing Description Eva Raines is an uncomplicate [...]

  18. Mandi Schreiner says:
    Why I read Author asked for a review.Favorite Quote Try to look at it this way, absence makes the cock grow harder Eva Raines is a top rate chef working for ATAP, or All Things to All People, a company that provides chefs, house cleaners, interior designers anything you need to host a party or keep your house running smoothly Eva loves the people she works for, and has yet to disappoint a client Her bosses receive a request to cater a dinner party for two for a very well off winery owner, Gabrie [...]

  19. Laura says:
    First Thoughts I ve begun re reading books that I gave four stars This is one of those I was going between three and two stars but I figured I d give some respect to my younger self and bump it up a bit I read this in February 2013 so it s a pretty big gap, I don t think I remembered anything from the plot, which sounds quite mean but it s a nice romance to read.What Is It About Eva is a chef housekeeper caterer for a company called All Things For All People, they re a company that supplies what [...]

  20. Susi says:
    I read this book a while back in my exams period and I just discovered that I totally forgot to review it in all the stress And it totally deserves a review I got this book from Julia and I m so thankful she send it to me It really made my day better and let me forget all the stress of the exams for a few hours.What makes this book so special I loved that the characters felt this huge attraction to each other even before they met I think we all know that situation when you hear the voice of some [...]

  21. Pam says:
    I enjoyed this book immensely.Eva Raines works for a company that makes life easier for others, her specialty is creating amazing food She has worked for several restaurants in the San Francisco area but likes the feel of working for this start up company in the Napa Valley Eva s joy in life is making wonderful food for others and did not like working where she felt unappreciated and could not showoff her talents.Gabriel Abbott is a wealthy business owner who grew up on the mean streets of Chica [...]

  22. Ellen (more books, please) says:
    Meh More a 2.5 than a full 3.The writing was fine I really wanted to enjoy it But everybody was too perfect or too evil or too good looking or too hot or too unaware of how fabulous they are or too smart Too too too.I will say that the opening scene almost made me DNF it at that point As the mother of a 21 year old man, if I found he acted at 18 as the 18 year old did in this story, he would have found his butt in a sexual awareness sensitivity class before he knew what hit him This book read ve [...]

  23. Sadya says:
    Great While this was a great book it got a little too sexually detailed for me at times just a Smidge though.

  24. Maddy says:
    2 6 12 Am starting this one up tonight I won this copy from giveaways thanks so much for the signed copy Ms Barrett Hadn t read a romance set in the Napa Valley before, so I thought I d give it a go I do have to say though, the cover, not so good I would think since the main character is a caterer and the book is set in the Napa Valley there might be at least a glass of wine on the cover somewhere, but alas, no However you know what they say about judging and book covers, so2 22 12You know when [...]

  25. Staci Troilo says:
    While I m not a classically trained chef, I am a passionate cook I ve won awards for recipes and I love to make food for family and friends When I read the description of this book and it promised to combine two of my favorite things cooking and romance I couldn t pass up the opportunity to read it The descriptions of the food in this book were so evocative, nearly as erotic as the amorous scenes and I m certain it was done so by design The pacing may have been a bit fast, but I know people in r [...]

  26. Danielle Urban says:
    The Beauty and the Feast by J.R Barret is a highly entertaining romance It s hot, sexy, and funny sweet This was the first novel I have read by this talented individual The characters were fun to read about and follow along with as the plot developed Readers will be enticed with this title from the first page and onward Food, culture, and amazing travel readers will get to taste and view when reading this brilliant novel I found myself completely lost as I read this story It was like I was right [...]

  27. Maria says:
    Everything about this was just a tad too perfect for me I have no doubt that for some people this is exactly what attracts them to the story, but not me The whirlwind romance married after a month, seriously , the cooking, how everyone adored both Eva and Gabe Even when there is some tension raised as Eva gets tricked by a jealous admirer of Gabe s, the stakes are never high Her flight seems ridiculous and she doesn t even reach the airport before her and Gabe are reunited This perfection even w [...]

  28. Brandi Salazar says:
    Eva Raines grew up as a simple farmer s daughter with a passion for food After moving to Napa, she uses her culinary skills to help busy families and people in need as a rising talent in the ATAP business.When the very wealthy Gabriel Abbott hires Eva to cater a romantic dinner for two, the outcome for the evening is vastly different than either of them could have imagined Food is the central focus here, and the sensuality of it when applied to the right situation Eva s passion for her job shine [...]

  29. Kayla says:
    I think that this is definitely my second favorite Julia book, with Captured still being first I really loved this story, the characters, the romance, and how realistic the relationship between Gabe and Eva was These characters were both passionate about what they do for a living Eva Raines is a chef and she works for a company called All Things To All People ATAP where she cooks, caters, and cleans for people Gabriel Abbott is the owner of Abbott Industries which is a wine business When they bo [...]

  30. Jessica says:
    Eva Raines is an uncomplicated country girl who s all about food Eva moves to the Napa Valley where her culinary skills come to the attention of the owners of a start up, All Things to All People, and Eva finds her niche as a personal chef Now all she needs is a man as perfect as her cooking, but she has serious doubts that such a creature exists.When wealthy entrepreneur, winery owner, and noted Lothario, Gabriel Abbott, makes plans to seduce his flavor of the month, his assistant hires All Thi [...]

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