Take Out Chef by Gaby Cabezut Audiobook Tour Review.

Author: Gaby Cabezut

Narrators: Rachel Mazz

Length: 7 hours 55 minutes

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Released: Sep. 19, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Take Out Chef is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad – an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones!

Jessica Summers works all day to support her family. Her social life consists of having dinner in front of the television watching Chef Tom’s magical hands prepare foods. Being a chef is her lifelong dream, but since her mom passed away, being there for her brother and helping ease the burden for her quirky grandmother are her priority.

Her life takes an unexpected turn when her brother signs her up in an experimental program to help young delinquents. Chef Tom Simmons and Chef Bryan Sullen head the project, and, when they meet, Jessie is hoping to get a spot in the school – despite her noncriminal record – not to find a new job. Yet Tom is in desperate need of a new assistant, and Jessie is the perfect fit.

Bryan has a rough facade. He’s obnoxious and bossy but shows moments of kindness, too. Their romance blossoms between remaking messy soufflés and baking crispy croissants. When they have plans to start dating, Bryan has an emergency and shuts down on Jessie.

When Bryan comes back, Jesse must decide to follow her heart and give the man she loves a chance to open up or let him go for good.

Gaby Cabezut is sappy and sweet as a box of chocolates. She believes that we could all do with a bit of romance and magic in our lives. She loves to write romantic, emotional stories that will make you laugh and sometimes cry.

She’s Mexican and always dreamed to write in English, and found the chance to do so on Wattpad, where her stories have gathered over 100 million reads online. Her published books are sweet and contemporary romances that will sweeten your life like a batch of brownies. She spends her days between her family, her words and a batch of whatever dessert she decided to create for that evening.

She has been published by Pop Fiction Books in the Philippines and HachetteAudio. Prince with Benefits has also been adapted into a game!

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Rachel Mazz is an actress, known for Not the Same.

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Story: 4

Narration: 4

Overall: 4

This was an enjoyable listen, it managed to make me smile more than once and would be a wonderful story to listen to this summer! Fun, light hearted and not too heavy, Take Out Chef by Gaby Cabezut is a  charming romance and at 7 hours 55 minutes is the perfect romance for those new to audiobooks to listen to as it’s a well written, well narrated and a not too long listen.

Take Out Chef has some wonderful, well developed characters throughout the whole book. I adored Jessica who went to try and get a place on a cookery course for delinquents (despite her lack of criminal record) to realise her dream of becoming a chef and ended up with a headache, a place on the course, a job and of course romance.

The narration by Rachel Mazz was a pleasure to listen to. She maintains a pleasing flow to her narration and her vocal talents give each character a distinctive voice (or should that be flavour given the story?)  Rachel gave life to the characters penned by the immensely talented Gaby Cabezut.

All in all this was a solidly written pleasure to listen to.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Gaby Cabezut. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

  • Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing?
    • Not at all. I think every writer’s dream is to see the book on a bookshelf, but the opportunity came and I couldn’t let it pass. It meant giving life to my story, it’s amazing.
  • How did you select your narrator?
    • I chose someone that could represent Jessie, and that could handle different authors, a voice that sounded fresh and full with energy, just like my character.
  • Were there any real life inspirations behind your writing?
    • Definitely! I love cooking and I might have had a slight crush on Jamie Oliver for half of my life, so writing about a girl attending a school for delinquents while describing cooking scenes and falling in love with her teacher, was a must for me.
  • Are you an audiobook listener? What about the audiobook format appeals to you?
    • I am now! I love hearing the character’s emotions through the narrator voice, you can picture them in your head alive. For me, it has been incredible. Mostly, I enjoy the whole production ones, like Pride and Prejudice from audible, where there are several voices and different noises on the background.
  • Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format?
    • I can listen to the first chapter over and over, those first lines, read by Rachel, portraying Jessie’s emotions always make me emotional. I love how she represents Jessie as she’s excited and nervous about meeting her TV Idol.
  • If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
    • I’d like to go to the past, and meet with family members that I’ve lost during my lifetime. People that I would have loved to share my books with. Like, my mom. It would mean the world for her to read my stories or hear my audiobook.
  • How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
    • I took a writing break and celebrated for days with different family members and friends.
  • What gets you out of a writing slump? What about a reading slump?
    • A break is always needed if you’re stressed or feel like you can’t go on. Taking a walk, watching a movie, anything different than what you were doing can help you return with a clear head.
      I’ve also heard that doing chores helps, but I rather watch a movie 😉
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
    • Write for yourself, always. You have to fall in love with your characters and the story they’re creating, write what you’d love to read, something you’re passionate about. Even if it isn’t something that everyone would like, the first person you need to impress is yourself. The rest will come later.
  • What’s next for you?
    • Right now, we’re under the process of adapting my stories into video games. I have one story, Prince with Benefits that is now a game in the Chapters app (available on iOS and Google Play Android) and will be an audiobook soon as well, and the rest of the series will be produced in the future as well. So right now, it’s all about video games and audiobooks for me, and I’ve never been so excited!

 

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Night, the final book in Jessica Florence’s Hero Society Series is coming July 12th!! ✮Plus a freebie✮

 

Night, the final book in Jessica Florence’s Hero Society Series is coming July 12th!!

 

 

Night is here.

A time for heroes to fight the darkness.

Esme has always been a healer—whether it was a gift or a curse she could never decide. With every use of her power, she moves closer to death. All she ever wanted was to find the type of love that legends were made of, a seemingly impossible task in a world that was falling apart before her eyes.

Until him.

Dorian is no Prince Charming, and even though Esme knows she’s better off being enemies than lovers, she can’t help who her heart claims.

It’s the heroes’ last stand against the night, and the fate of the world is in the hands of those who are willing to fight.

Will darkness cover the earth?

Or will the Hero Society bring the world of man back into the light?Will they continue to fight the shadows or succumb to the darkness?

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There’s a war going on.

You need to pay attention to your job, not the surgeon. Not his sky-blue eyes or the confidence in his hands. Not the smile under his mask or the way it fits on his jaw.

 

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Love is a risk.

Roman has never been willing to take those odds, until now.

A beautiful stranger, overheard telling the desk clerk she’s on her honeymoon alone, arouses something in him. Something primal. Something protective. He finds himself doing and saying things he swore he never would in an effort to understand the pain in Aria’s sensual eyes.

His scars are so deep, they may never heal.
His need for control is ingrained.
His desire for her is unparalleled.

The challenge of winning her may be the biggest risk of all.

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“Don’t think you can play me that easily, Ms. Savage. I’m the master, and you’re still learning the game.” He stands and slips his tie off folding it neatly. Then he leaves me there hot and bothered and disappointed beyond belief. How dare he!

What does he mean he’s the master? And what game is he referring to? I was just flirting hoping for a repeat of this morning out here on his patio, a little exhibitionism. I wasn’t playing at anything.

I wasn’t then, but I am now. He likes to control. I’ve witnessed it on multiple occasions. It’s time to take that away from him and see how he likes it.

I stand and strip off my tank top, step out of my skirt, and kick off my flip-flops. I round the table and push through the gate separating his patio from the sandy, sparsely inhabited beach. I’m still sporting a thong but absolutely nothing else. I don’t know if it’s a topless beach, and I don’t care.

I stretch my arms over my head scooping my hair into a fresh messy bun and wrap the rubber band from my wrist around it just as my feet touch the edge of the water.

“Aria!” Roman’s voice booms from behind me. I turn with a wicked smile and see him standing still in his suit pants and dress shirt holding up my top and skirt with fury in his eyes.

Bingo, now let’s see who’s the master and what game we’re playing. He catches my expression and lowers his gaze to my naked breasts. Right before my eyes, I watch him turn into a lunatic. Face red, veins bulging and pulsing from everywhere, he throws open the gate on the patio and storms through the sand in his thousand-dollar shoes and ten-thousand-dollar suit.

But I’m safe in the water, or at least I’m pretty sure I am. I wade out deeper feeling more secure but only for a moment. My eyes go wide when he storms into the ocean dressed from head to toe with the look of an enraged maniac on his face.

Nerves scramble my brain, and I laugh as I swim further away from him. My depth is of no concern to this man full of possessive insanity, in fact, it may be propelling him.

“Aria, come here this instant! This isn’t a nude beach. It’s not even a topless beach for Christ’s sake!” he yells before diving underwater in my direction. Oh my God, for the first time since I let spontaneity take over, I worry about the repercussions of my actions.

What will he do when he catches me? He will catch me of that I am sure. I can see crazy in his eyes. He’s angry, and I am wild. He is possessive, and I need to be free. He is controlling, and I am rebellious.

I dart to the right, but it’s too late. His hand closes around my ankle, and I take in a huge breath right before he pulls me under. I can’t see him, my eyes are closed because of the salty water, but his hands are around my waist hauling me to the surface.

“Are you out of your fucking mind, woman? Somebody could have seen you.”

I try to blink the water from my eyes since he has my arms pinned to my sides. “So?”

“So? You just finished telling me that you’re mine while we are here, and in case you haven’t noticed, we are still here!” he shouts, and I recoil. I’ve never been shouted at by a man, especially right in my face.

I roll my lips inward and hold my breath unsure of what to say or do next. It turns out I don’t have to say or do anything. He turns toward the shore and starts walking us in that direction pushing through the water with such force it leaves a wake behind us. I know, I looked!

He turns me in his arms so that my front is plastered to his hiding my breasts from onlookers’ eyes of which there are only two—an elderly man and his wife sunning in lounge chairs a couple of doors down. I wave at them, and the woman waves back smirking in solidarity.

Roman is overreacting. I’m naked, so what? Women all over the world sunbathe topless and nude. He’s acting like I committed a felony.

“Stop fraternizing with the neighbors,” he growls. How did he know I waved?

“You can’t tell me what to do.”

“Oh yeah? You’re not swimming naked anymore, are you?”

“Because you hauled me out of the water like a sack of potatoes!”

“A sack of potatoes has more sense than you right now.”

“I don’t think I like your tone.”

“I don’t like your defiance,” he says storming through the patio doors with his clothes dripping water all over the carpets. He doesn’t stop to put me down. Instead, he makes a bee-line for the bedroom. Goodie!

He tosses me on the bed, and I laugh. I can’t help it, he is being so absurd. “You’re a caveman, Roman Forrest. You know that, right?”

He closes the door to the bedroom.

“You act like I’m your wife.”

He shoves his hand through his silky black hair and unbuttons his wet shirt.

I pull a sheet over myself suddenly feeling exposed and nervous.

“You don’t own me, you know,” I say, but he says nothing and walks in his squishy shoes to the edge of the bed and yanks the sheet off the bed.

“Hey!”

“You wanted to be naked so bad, why the sudden modesty?” he snaps.

“Because it’s my body to do with as I please. I wanted to skinny dip out there, and now I want to cover myself in front of you. You’re acting like a loon.”

“I’m acting like a man who doesn’t want to share his woman with the whole fucking world!” He unzips his slacks and shoves them down along with his black boxer briefs. He kicks off his shoes and socks and crawls up the bed pushing me down to hover over me.

Unsure of how far to go, I lower my voice but stand my ground. “I’d hardly say that grandma and grandpa are the whole world, and since when am I your woman?”

“Since the first time I put my mouth on you,” he says and lowers himself down to take my mouth in a rough, demanding kiss. My toes curl, my belly flips, and I fight the urge to wrap my arms and legs around him for oh, maybe two seconds, tops.

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Melody EveMelody Eve is a Midwestern mother of five children and five fur babies. She is a contemporary romance author who loves writing sexy Alpha male heroes and smart, passionate heroines. Keep your eyes open for Melody’s new release, Him & I on Amazon in 2018.

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Incognito by Siobhan Davis. Cover reveal

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Incognito, an all-new standalone college romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis will be here June 30th!

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Incognito by Siobhan Davis

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publishing Date: June 30th

Cover Designer: Robin Harper, Wicked By Design Covers

A troubled popstar forced into hiding… A sweet small-town girl overcoming tragedy… And the kind of love that only happens once in a lifetime.

Dakota’s dreams of attending Juilliard were shattered the night tragedy struck her family. It’s one year later, and she’s now enrolled at the local university trying to piece her life back together.

Shawn is one of the world’s most famous faces, having lived under a spotlight since his star exploded when he was fourteen. Now jaded by an industry forcing him to perform music he no longer enjoys, he craves normalcy and the opportunity to rediscover his muse. When a crazy stalker gets too close, and death threats start mounting, Shawn’s management team comes up with a plan—one which will allow him to work on his latest album while staying incognito on a middle-American college campus.

Romance is the last thing on Dakota’s mind, but after she crosses paths with a hot, prickly cutie with rock-hard abs and smoldering good looks, she can’t shake him from her thoughts.

Shawn can’t afford to bring any girl into his fucked-up life, but the gorgeous blonde with the sad blue eyes captivates him in a way no girl ever has, and he finds himself falling hard and fast.

But outside forces are conspiring against them.

When danger draws closer, and secrets are revealed, will their love survive?

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Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Tag Time: The Sunshine blogger award

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The guidelines for this award are straightforward:

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you in the post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  • Nominate 8-11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo on your post and/or in your blog

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The questions

  1. If you could throw away one book what would it be?
  2. If you could buy only one book what would it be?
  3. Bookstore or Library?
  4. Movies or Music?
  5. New adult or young adult?
  6. Favorite Harry Potter  movie?
  7. Favorite Tim Burton movie?
  8. Favorite album?
  9. Do you watch riverdale?
  10.  Favorite month?
  11. Do you read or write fan fiction?

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Answers time

 

If you could throw away one book what would it be?
I wouldn’t bin a book unless it was completely beyond repair but there is a bible in my house that one of my kids (all 3 were given one)  was given when they left little school and I would donate that as none of us are religious and would never read it.

 

If you could buy only one book what would it be?

This is a really hard one. I can’t possibly choose just one but there is one coming out soon that I am hugely excited about it’s called Bound By Darkness and is by one of my favourite authors Brenda K Davies (AKA Erica Stevens)

 

Bookstore or Library?

Second hand bookstore. I love giving books a new home.

 

Movies or Music?

Another hard one. I love movies at home curled up for family time and music to get me pumped for the gym, while I’m cooking,  driving etc.. I will go with movies because they often have decent music in them!

 

New adult or young adult?

New adult. I like more passion than you can realistically expect (or want to see) in a YA book.

 

Favourite Harry Potter  movie?

Hardest question yet! I am going to have to go for Philosophers Stone because it was the first time that we got to see the wonderful Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. (It’s not my favourite book in the series)

 

Favorite Tim Burton movie?

He has made some wonderful movies but I absolutely love Edward Scissorhands

 

Favorite album?

Another really hard one.. The album that accompanied the movie Rock Of Ages

 

Do you watch riverdale?

I haven’t watched it.

 

Favorite month?

Easy one! December. I absolutely love the build up to Christmas and getting together with all the family.

 

Do you read or write fan fiction?

I have never tried to write fan fiction but I have read some interesting fan fiction surrounding the Harry Potter/ Fantastic Beasts series’

 

These questions have been answered by Tasha. Megan is currently having a wonderful time in Disneyland. 

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Nominations

I have decided not to tag any particular blogger but ask you all to consider taking part. Here are the questions that I would like you to answer…

  1. Do you ever buy books that you never intend to read? (just because you have to own a physical copy)
  2. Would you lie to avoid going out in order to finish a book?
  3. Do you have a pet
  4. which author signed book is number 1 on your dream signing list?
  5. have you been to a multiple author book signing?
  6. Damon and Stefan (Vampire Diaries) or Sam and Dean (Supernatural)?
  7. Name the film that has made you cry more than any other.
  8. Do you need noise to sleep? For example: music, audiobook, a fan.
  9. Dream holiday destination?
  10. Favourite comfort food?
  11. Do you keep a diary or a journal?

 

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