When small town enemies are forced to face each other in shared quarters, they just might find there is more than meets the eye between them.Ethan Scott lost his job. As top chef to an elite resort, he heated the kitchen with more than just the stove … and got caught. A blow to his ego in more ways than one, he’s forced to move back to his hometown when a position for a personal chef opens. His new boss is a recluse in the woods and he’s heard the stories. Determined to make the best of things, nothing prepares him for the sight of his new employer or her feisty attitude.

Ella Vincent gave up her career without a choice. As a former model, the gruesome scars on her once lovely face won’t sell beauty products. Finding refuge in a secluded home in the woods near Elk Lake City seemed like a good idea until her brother hires someone to look after her. Her new employee is more than handsome in the face; he’s a thorn in her side.

Sometimes it takes a bruised heart to see more than the beauty our eyes can behold.

About the Author

L.B. Dunbar loves flip flops, sweet tea, and a little heat in her romance reads. A lover of sexy silver foxes, second chances, and small towns, you’ll find all this and more in her signature work the #sexysilverfox collection. She’s also made Amazon Top 10 in Later in Life Romance with her Lakeside Cottage and Road Trips & Romance series. L.B. lives in Chicago with her own sexy silver fox.

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Ethan needed an escape from him home life, after taking a break from college and returning home to his parents, he hates seeing his father nightly, and it breaks his heart to watch his mother suffer from cancer, but he needs a job in order to return to school. Horror writer, Jacob Vincentia, was looking for a chef, but not just a chef, he needed someone that would respect his privacy and provide added security for his niece Ella, while living in his secluded lake house in the thick of the forest.

Ella Vincentia, hid from everyone, and had a safe house living with her uncle. Tough on the interior, yet with visible scars on the exterior, she pushed everyone away, until she met Ethan. She fought with him for awhile, until she started to see that maybe everyone isn’t the bad guy.

L.B. Dunbar is a fantastic storyteller and once again I really enjoyed the beautiful writing style. This story is it’s own and can be read as a standalone but some of the familiar characters from the first book do resurface a bit. The setting is dark and descriptive, and once again the author pulls in bits and pieces from fairy tales but puts a new twist on them. This book was a bit hotter than the last and I enjoyed every bit of it. The ending had me on pins and needles and held my attention every step of the way! I can’t wait to grab the next novel in the series.

*This is intended for an audience 18 and over due to sexual content and violence.