Can you stand the heat?
It's just another night in the French Quarter's newest restaurant. And, of course, at Facile that means complete chaos - a distracted head chef, a private party full of family dysfunction, and a visit from a celebrity chef trying to poach the best in the kitchen. Served: Facile Restaurant Omnibus, Volume 1 offers a range of hot heroes. If you like culinary bad boys, listen for more about Remy Billodeaux in Seared. If foul-mouthed, former flames make you sizzle, try Morgan Jeffries in Burned. In Poached, you'll find quiet, capable man of mystery Damon Blake. But if the sparkly unicorn appeal of a genuinely nice guy is more your type, Jason Parker of Boiled is the man for you. And finally, if you like smooth, cool, and flirty, Byron Caldwell of Grilled is there to serve your every need.
Each story features a new pairing and setting over the course of one insanely complicated dining service at Facile, delicious bonbons of naughtiness intertwining all of the characters and their problems.
©2015 Jacey Conrad and Gia Corona (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
I love Molly Harper. I love Amanda Ronconi. I haven't tried Molly Harper's "Writing As" so when this popped up in my search I thought, why not. I didn't realize they were going to be erotica but that didn't really bother me- I could've done five minutes worth of research to learn this had it really been an issue, nor did I expect all the foul language, but I don't mind the F'bomb being dropped.
The stories are about an hour a piece which doesn't leave much time for the actual story so what we end up with is 30 minutes to set up the story and characters. Luckily it's all taking place in one location (don't think about that too much because...ew, there are a lot of body fluids in this restaurant which I think would probably shut it down if this was real world) so some of the characters overlap which helps to define the major players.
The other thirty minutes consists of the sex scene or the events leading up to the sex scene. While it's not really half and half that seems to be the major outline for these brief tales.
The writing is good, quick-witted, and Amanda Ronconi nails the humor as always. For the most part I like the stories and will listen to the others. I do wish they were longer giving the reader longer to know the characters. Perhaps if it had been one full-length book with all these couples it would've been a little better, but I'm not a writer, I'm just a reader.
This came out a week ago and I've listened to it 3 times already.
"My daily does of F-word" and the scene that follows made me 1) stop walking, 2) and laugh OUT LOUD. Love love love this banter. I also liked the volumne set which really wraps the individual stories together. I hope she explores some of these relationships in bigger books.
Amanda's rendition of a Cajun drawl makes me want to book some time in rural Louisianna or maybe just frequent several of NOLAs restaurants.
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