Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars
Authors: Clancy Nacht and Thursday Euclid
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 20, 2016
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Wyatt Parker has a good life—he owns his own construction company, his own house, and he eats home-cooked meals every day. But cooking for one while watching the foodie network is more than lonely. When he learns about an upcoming reality show centered on becoming the personal chef for his favorite rock star, Wyatt leaps at the chance to audition.
Tully Randolph is the drummer for the band Unusual Potatoes. With a chef for a mom, love of good food runs in the family. When he’s asked to host a cooking competition, he’s all in—especially after he meets Wyatt, who is just the kind of big, hairy guy who gets Tully’s juices flowing. With a heart as big as he is, Wyatt wows Tully with his skills in the kitchen… and in the bedroom.
But if their relationship is found out, Wyatt could be drummed out of the competition—and out of Tully’s life. All the ingredients for a happy future are in front of them, and they just need to figure out how to bring everything together.
Love cooking? Love reality shows? Love reality shows about cooking? Then this might just be the book for you. The story revolves around a brand new reality show where the winning contestant is given the opportunity to become the personal chef for the drummer of a famous rock band. It features plenty of behind the scenes reality show intrigue, a developing romance between a judge and a contestant and descriptions of some tasty (and not-so-tasty) kitchen concoctions that anyone with even a passing interest in cooking should enjoy.
Wyatt Parker is the big, burly owner of his own construction firm. Long hours spent on the job means he spends too much time making meals for himself and not enough time looking for a partner to share his delicious home cooking with. When the opportunity arises to meet the sexy drummer of his favourite rock band, he jumps at the chance. Wyatt isn’t under any illusions about winning the ultimate prize – personal chef to the delectable Tully Randolph – he’s just looking for a chance to spend some time in Tully’s presence. But when he catches Tully’s eye, he has to decide between winning the competition oor winning Tully’s heart because it doesn’t appear as if he can have both.
Tully Randolph should be on top of the world. He’s the drummer in a rock band that has hit the big time and he never lacks for any company between the sheets. But ever since he lost the most important person in his life, he’s been in too much of a funk to take proper care of himself. When his best friend talks him into signing on to a new reality show to help him look for a personal chef, he reluctantly opens his home to production staff, cameras and the lucky participants who will be competing for the job. But when the bear of his dreams, home cooking expert Wyatt Parker, is among the competitors, Tully realizes he not only wants Wyatt in his kitchen, he wants him spicing up the bedroom as well.
I thought this was a really cute story. Tully and Wyatt were adorable together and they definitely shared some pretty good chemistry in and out of the kitchen. The reality tv story line was well done but I would have enjoyed reading a little bit more about all the behind-the-scenes maneuvering because despite this being a fictional story about a fictional show, I’m sure there was some truth in how networks sometimes give preference to certain competitors over others. I also would have liked to have seen the other competitors on the show being a little more fleshed out and a little less like caricatures (Pierre specifically). Overall, Wyatt’s Recipes was a cute quick read. The perfect book for a lazy, Sunday afternoon.
The Thursday Euclid (scientific name T. euclidus) is a strange and elusive creature dwelling in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Frequently mistaken for Bigfoot, Chupacabra, or the monster of the week, T. euclidus is, in fact, a 30-ish black sheep with a penchant for indie music, geekery, and hot and sour soup. With co-author Clancy Nacht, Thursday has published m/m erotic romance novels at Loose Id and Amazon. His first solo project, Asher Beauregard Attempts to Give a Damn, was released in June 2015.
Thursday Euclid is a nom de plume, which you have probably guessed, because nobody has parents awesome enough to name their kid that. If you must call me something more personal, Thurs is fine. People might even think we’re pals! How exciting.
Find Thursday on his website at http://www.thursdayeuclid.com/
Clancy Nacht is a bisexual genderqueer person who lives in Austin with a husband, and three feral rescue cats. Clancy has published several ARe bestselling contemporary romantic thriller m/m and m/f stories. Three of her books have been honored with Rainbow Awards; Le Jazz Hot won for #1 Best Bisexual/Transgender Romance & Erotic Romance. In 2013, Black Gold: Double Black was a runner up for a Rainbow Award and in 2015, Gemini won an Honorable Mention for Gay Erotic Romance at the Rainbow Awards. Her books have been nominated for several Goodreads M/M Readers Choice Awards.
Find Clancy on her website at http://www.clancynacht.com/
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