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Eat, Play, Love

Plain old ice cream just isn't going to cut it. To beat these blues, chef Olivia Marconi needs the good stuff: rich, creamy tiramisu gelato. There's no place better to get it than Italy, but a fresh start is nearly impossible with Sean Kindred dogging her every move. She's been burned by his too-hot-to-handle antics before, although there's no denying the man can still get her all fired up. Could a weeklong affair finally turn into something more lasting... or will it all go up in flames?

Praise for Scrumptious:

"Usen's debut rules the kitchen with lip-smacking prose and rowdy protagonists who put Iron Chef to shame." —Publishers Weekly

"A sexy, heartfelt, laugh-out-loud culinary romance" —Louisa Edwards, author of Hot Under Pressure

"Readers can practically taste, see, and feel every word." —RT Book Reviews

"The perfect dish for your reading day" —Romance Junkies

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Eat, Play, Love

Plain old ice cream just isn't going to cut it. To beat these blues, chef Olivia Marconi needs the good stuff: rich, creamy tiramisu gelato. There's no place better to get it than Italy, but a fresh start is nearly impossible with Sean Kindred dogging her every move. She's been burned by his too-hot-to-handle antics before, although there's no denying the man can still get her all fired up. Could a weeklong affair finally turn into something more lasting... or will it all go up in flames?

Praise for Scrumptious:

"Usen's debut rules the kitchen with lip-smacking prose and rowdy protagonists who put Iron Chef to shame." —Publishers Weekly

"A sexy, heartfelt, laugh-out-loud culinary romance" —Louisa Edwards, author of Hot Under Pressure

"Readers can practically taste, see, and feel every word." —RT Book Reviews

"The perfect dish for your reading day" —Romance Junkies

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      • content: "Readers will really empathize with Usen's heroine, who is on the verge of letting her past ruin her future. The emotion in the novel is palpable and will draw readers in. 4 Stars"
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      • source: Publishers Weekly
      • content: "The travelogue and delectable descriptions of food are satisfying, and sweetheart Sean will appeal to fans of genuinely nice guys. "
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      • source: Book Loons
      • content: "Luscious is a hot and spicy kind of read. It's seductive, with pinches of witty dialogue that leave you wanting just a taste more and not just in the kitchen."
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      • source: Night Owl Reviews
      • content: "I can't wait to read what Amanda Usen comes up with next and I will definitely reread this one and savor every moment of Olivia and Sean's love story. TOP PICK"
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      • source: Long and Short Reviews
      • content: "All in all, I enjoyed this story! I can't get enough of fun contemporary romps that have "a chance at being happy again" kind of feel. If you love stories full of heart, romance, and a little fun in Italy, Luscious awaits you."
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      • source: Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
      • content: "What a great second installment in this series by Amanda Usen. Not only has she made this characters unbelievably realistic, but she has made them both so broken that you can't help but love them."
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      • source: Book Lovers Inc
      • content: "Luscious definitely lives up to its name"
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      • content: "It's entertaining and romantic. The food will make you hungry. And the scenery ain't bad either."
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      • content: "I'm a sucker for food books, and this is a very good one. The author is a chef herself, and knows what she's talking about, so the descriptions of the food are perfectly done"
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      • source: Fresh Fiction
      • content: "LUSCIOUS lives up to its name"
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      • source: Books Like Breathing
      • content: "I am yet again left anticipating the next book in this series-that's the sign of a one heck of a great author."
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      • source: Cocktails and Books
      • content: "This was a really cute story. "
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      • source: Mrs Condit & Friends
      • content: "If you can read the cooking and eating scenes without getting very hungry you are much stronger than I am! I'm looking forward eagerly to the next book in this series"
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      • source: Where's My Muse?
      • content: "Usen does a fantastic job painting a very vivid world with her descriptions and puts the reader smack dab in the middle of the kitchen. "
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        May 28, 2012
        Chef Olivia Marconi, urged along by her domineering mother, has turned over her restaurant to friends Marlene and Joe (familiar from Scrumptious) and fled burnout and divorce for Verona, Italy. It so happens that Olivia’s lawyer, Sean Kindred, has business taking him that way—and decades of a secret crush on Olivia to motivate him. The Marconi family inn is as fabulous as any would-be seducer could desire, but Mamma and Papà do not approve, preferring to match Olivia with Alessandro, the arrogant but undeniably talented chef of the inn’s private restaurant. Usen’s tale is tasty, but the presentation could use more polish. Sean’s ne’er-do-well little brother, Olivia’s unlucky-in-love cousin Giovanna, and some rare wine are the catalysts for subplots that interrupt the romance and often stretch credulity. Still, the travelogue and delectable descriptions of food are satisfying, and sweetheart Sean will appeal to fans of genuinely nice guys.

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        June 1, 2012
        As a chef, Olivia Marconi is used to things running hot and cold in her kitchen, but it is the last thing she needs in her personal life. Sean Kindred, Olivia's longtime friend and current divorce attorney, made it very clear when Olivia suggested they get together while Sean was working out her divorce from her crummy, cheating husband, Keith, that he would prefer they remain friends. Now, just as Olivia is set to leave for Italy for a much-needed fresh start in her life, who should show up on the same flight but Sean, who it seems now wants to take Olivia up on her old offer. Olivia knows full well that she could get burned romantically, but there is no denying the man knows how to argue his case. Usen expertly blends engaging characters with a swoonworthy Italian setting right out of Under the Tuscan Sun (1996) and an abundance of delectably described Italian dishes to create an irresistible literary treat for fans of sizzling hot contemporary romances.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2012, American Library Association.)

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Eat, Play, Love

Plain old ice cream just isn't going to cut it. To beat these blues, chef Olivia Marconi needs the good stuff: rich, creamy tiramisu gelato. There's no place better to get it than Italy, but a fresh start is nearly impossible with Sean Kindred dogging her every move. She's been burned by his too-hot-to-handle antics before, although there's no denying the man can still get her all fired up. Could a weeklong affair finally turn into something more lasting... or will it all go up in flames?

Praise for Scrumptious:

"Usen's debut rules the kitchen with lip-smacking prose and rowdy protagonists who put Iron Chef to shame." —Publishers Weekly

"A sexy, heartfelt, laugh-out-loud culinary romance" —Louisa Edwards, author of Hot Under Pressure

"Readers can practically taste, see, and feel every word." —RT Book Reviews

"The perfect dish for your reading day" —Romance Junkies

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