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Summer Lyndon is a sought-after international dessert chef. Famous and wealthy people clamor for her attention yearning to have her dessert in their parties. Summer likes her career that way. Being a freelance chef, she can be free with her own time and creative with her work. So when hotel owner Blake Cocharan proposes to her a business offer where she will be the head chef of one of his hotels, she refuses for it will tie her down to one place. But when Blake innocently mentions her arch enemy, who she thinks is not at par with her standards is his next choice, perfectionist Summer is enraged that she will be compared to a low-class chef. She falls right into Blake's trap and accepts his offer.
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Leading the kitchen of the Cocharan hotel in Philadelphia, Summer is excitedly challenged to raise up the reputation of this particular hotel's restaurant. However work turns difficult when the existing chef refuses to work with her and the other kitchen employees are lax with their work. Furthermore, she finds the kitchen's equipments lacking which compromises the perfection of her delectable works. But despite the problems at work, she finds attraction with the hotel's owner Blake who reciprocates the feelings. They go into a relationship diligently trying to separate business life from personal.
Blake is intrigued with Summer. She has the face and body he is attracted to. But more than the physical, Summer presents a variety of moods and personalities. Outside of work, Summer likes to eat fast-food and wants other to cook for her. She even craves Oreo instead of her own desserts. Despite the intimacy they have shared, she seems to withdraw from him, not wanting to commit her feelings. Blake later on realizes that he is in love with Summer and he works hard to let Summer believe that. But Summer is jaded when it comes to marriage. She highly believes that there is no such thing as lasting love. She has seen how her own mother goes from one man to another, getting miserable after breaking off with each man. So she is terrified when Blake confesses that he loves her. She runs away and has taken time to think through their relationship and her feelings for him.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   fear of emotional commitment

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   chef/cook


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   nearly 100% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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