Burned is the next installment of the 10 short story Facile Restaurant series. Each story in the series focuses on a different couple.
Publicist EJ Lasher is not thrilled to hear that her ex-boyfriend, celebrity chef Morgan Jeffries, is visiting Facile, the latest restaurant she's promoting. She and Morgan did not leave things on a good note - well, technically, she left the note is his knife case, and he didn't notice it for weeks. And she doesn't look forward to facing Morgan's famous profanity-driven temper when he realizes she works for Facile.
Morgan Jeffries made a name for himself with his runaway mouth and talent in the kitchen. Pressured into visiting Facile by his network, he is astonished to find that his hostess for the evening is EJ, known to him as his former girlfriend, "Lizzie". The sweet girl he once knew has been replaced by some cold, businesslike glamazon. As two old flames meet in Remy Billodeaux's steaming kitchen, EJ is about to put the ex in sex.