Page 98

feature sneak peek

Lisabet Sarai

The Ingredients of Bliss One sexy French chef. One kinky American TV producer. One ambitious Chinese gal who thinks she wants them both. The ingredients of bliss? Or a recipe for disaster? Accomplished cook Mei Lee ‘Emily’ Wong knows exactly what she wants—her own show on the Tastes of France food channel. But life is full of complications. First, her deceptively nerdy producer, Harry Sanborne, initiates Emily into the delights of submission. Then her boss, legendary chef Etienne Duvalier, begs her to dominate him. Emily just can’t resist—especially when Harry orders her to explore her inner mistress. Suave and sexy Etienne will do whatever she asks—in the bedroom if not in the kitchen. And Harry, her lovingly diabolical Dom, adores pushing Emily’s limits. When the network sends the trio to France to shoot a series of cooking shows on location, Emily knows her career is on the upswing. Her plans fall apart in Marseille as a Hong Kong drug syndicate kidnaps both Etienne and Harry. The Iron Hammer Triad mistakes Etienne for notorious gangster Jean Le Requin, who has stolen their drug shipment, worth millions. Emily realizes she must find the real Le Requin, retrieve the purloined dope, and bargain it for Harry’s and Etienne’s lives. The secret she’s been keeping from Harry might prove useful. Still, what chance does one woman whose knife skills are limited to chopping vegetables, have against the ruthless cruelty of two criminal organizations?

“You’re shivering, Mei Lee.” Etienne’s sparkling eyes reflected the deep blue of the waves. “Here, take my jacket.” Before I could protest, he’d removed the garment and settled it around my shoulders. He gave them a quick squeeze that warmed me at least as much as the extra layer. “It’s this silly dress—it’s made out of tissue paper.” I snuggled into the jacket, which held a trace of his heat and his scent. “I like the dress.” He flashed me a brilliant smile, turning on his celebrated charm. “It’s romantic, like something out of a 1940’s musical.” My desire to thrash his butt morphed into a need to feel those full lips on my own. “What’s romantic? The dungeons of the Château?” Harry joined us by the railing before I gave in to temptation. As he brushed past to stand on the opposite side from Etienne, he gave my ass a surreptitious pinch through the thin fabric of my costume. 98 | btsemag.com

I sucked in my breath at the sudden sting then relaxed as new warmth flooded through me. “Mei Lee’s dress. Don’t you think she looks beautiful?” “She always looks beautiful, whatever she wears. Most especially when she’s not wearing anything at all.” “Harry!” I scolded, as a blush climbed into my cheeks. “Someone in the crew might hear you.” “So what? I’m not ashamed of loving you. I’m sure Etienne feels the same way.” “Please! If the network finds out—I don’t want to lose this job…” “You’re still more concerned about your career than about me, Emily?” A quick glance at Harry’s face told me he wasn’t teasing. “No, of course not…” “Then why don’t you just relax?” “But the media—Etienne’s fans— if the word got out about what we’re doing…” “If word got out, our ratings would likely sky rocket,” Etienne commented, arching an eyebrow. “Don’t worry, though. Our lips are sealed.” “In all the right places.” “Harry! You’re impossible.” Despite my embarrassment, though, I couldn’t help laughing. How could I be angry when they both so obviously cared about me? Lisabet has more degrees than anyone would ever need, from prestigious educational institutions who would no doubt be deeply embarrassed by her chosen genre. She has traveled widely and currently lives in Southeast Asia with her indulgent husband and two exceptional felines, where she pursues an alternative career that is completely unrelated to her creative writing.

TotallyBound.com

Profile for BTSemag

BTS Book Reviews September/October 2014  

Your Guide to Great Reading - Featuring New York Times Bestselling author Dianne Duvall, plus columns, book reviews, featured authors, and m...

BTS Book Reviews September/October 2014  

Your Guide to Great Reading - Featuring New York Times Bestselling author Dianne Duvall, plus columns, book reviews, featured authors, and m...

Profile for btsemag
Advertisement