Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Riverside Trilogy Brooke Cumberland Review

Drake Stagliano is a high maintenance man from a wealthy empire family in Chicago. He managers The Riverside Hotel/Restaurant where he only expects the absolute best. With a past filled with being used and heartbreak, the last thing he expects is to find a woman he can't control himself around…chef intern, Molly Woods.
Molly is not your typical 23 year old. She's in her last semester of culinary school and interning at Drake's restaurant. She's closed dating off her list—her only priorities are finishing school & her 4 year old daughter. When Molly is pursued by Drake, she does everything she can to deny the chemistry and sexual tension. However, that doesn't last long & she finds herself completely lusting over him.
When an intimate video goes public, Molly's internship and credibility is threatened. She's lusts for the one man she's been able to connect with after the sudden death of her late fiancĂ©—but can Drake hold on for the emotional ride? Molly will need to let go of her past in order let Drake in. Fall in love with this steamy, funny, & romantic story of two people who find each other just when they both need someone the most.
*Mature Content 18+ for sexual content and language*

My Review
I was sucked into this story at the beginning. Molly wants to finish her internship, graduate, and get a job as a chef. She's struggling with getting through school with the drama that happens in her life. She has lost her first love tragically and hasn't wanted to get involved with anyone else. Then Drake walks into her life. She is overwhelmed with her feelings toward him. 

There are some hot, steamy scenes in this book and I couldn't wait to start the next one! 4 out of 5!

She finally found the one…
but he has a hidden secret. Could this be the breaking point for Molly?
Has she endured too much?
Drake and Molly had instant chemistry in Kitchen Affairs, but when secrets go all wrong, their relationship will be tested, feelings get hurt, and limits will be reached.
Someone interferes with their relationship, keeping them distant and longing for answers in all the wrong places. Some people are not who they seem…leaving a betrayal of lies crashing down on them.
Can they recover their once intense, sensual chemistry? Will love be enough?
Secrets, betrayals, and scandals…
Chicago's hottest couple, Molly & Drake, go through big changes, hidden secrets, and tragedies.
                                            *Contains Mature Content 18+ Only*

My Review
Molly and Drake. Drake and Molly. They are in love. They are in the spotlight. Molly finds out that it makes life a little more difficult. Drake has a secret that he wants to tell Molly, but he is afraid that it will be enough to ruin their relationship. Will they survive the obstacles that are in front of them? If they survive, will their relationship be the same? We continue though Molly and Drake's lives and get a peek into what can happen when your private life isn't really private. 4 out of 5!

Nothing ever comes easy for Molly Woods.
Faced with past fears, heartache, & limits…
Can she make promises to the one man she can’t get enough of? Can she promise him forever…?
With new obstacles, Molly must make a decision. 
Drake Stagliano always gets what he wants.
But with a new threat, how far will he go to make sure Molly is his forever?
When new secrets are revealed, Drake must take matters into his own hands.
Can they make forever happen? Or will promises be made that can’t be kept…?

My Review
The conclusion to this trilogy comes too soon for me. I have loved spending time with Molly and Drake. We see Drake becoming even more protective of his family and Molly's struggles with how to deal with this. After all they've been through this couple doesn't need anymore drama. Unfortunately, they only get a small reprieve. But they handle their problems with grace and the love between them only grows. This is a wonderful end to a great love story! 4.5 out of 5!

"This trilogy is everything you could possibly ask for. Sexy, angsty, emotional, and hot, HOT, HOTTTTT! I was hooked. Brooke has this way of throwing wrenches in so that even if you think you have the story figured out, you DON'T! Its an awesome series and if you haven't read it you need to. Now. You can thank me later." -Amazon Reviewer

"I love this dynamic couple. Their story is one that will melt your heart. This whole series takes you from the first moment they meet to their happily ever after and all of the work, heartache, joys and happiness in between. This series is also sizzling sexy hot. The things Drake can do will make you melt. This series is a must read and one of my favorites. Trust me and BUY this series now." -Dani, Just Booked

"OMG!!! I am freaking OBSESSED with Brooke Cumberland and her work. These 3 books are the story of Molly and Drake. From first meeting in Kitchen Affairs, to the drama in Kitchen Scandals, to their HEA in Kitchen Promises. This box set is just AWESOME!!! You will fall in love with Molly, Drake, Michael, and the kids. You need to one click this box set today!!" -Amazon Reviewer

Brooke is a midwestern gal, from the cheese state of Wisconsin! Go Packers! She's a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (one daughter & two stepsons) and a black furry dog. She's studied psychology in college, and counseling and education in graduate school where she found her love for writing. Most days you can find her reading or writing, or just hanging out with her family! She loves movies, cooking, and shopping! She's addicted to Starbucks, Coach purses, and wearing yoga pants. 



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