* FORKED by Melanie Harlow * A Nick Lupo Special Recipe ~ Whiskey Burgers * Review * GIVEAWAY

Posted November 7, 2014 by Karen in Book Reviews, Guest Post / 0 Comments



Title:  Forked (Frenched Series Book #2)

Author: Melanie Harlow

Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor

Released:  October 20, 2014


Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster: 1) Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you—one that did not end well. 2) Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex. 3) Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart. Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it. You’re totally FORKED.



Buy Links:

Amazon:        http://www.amazon.com/Forked-Frenched-Book-Melanie-Harlow-ebook/dp/B00OQH1HLO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414793840&sr=8-1&keywords=forked+melanie

B&N:                http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forked-melanie-harlow/1120612027?ean=2940150524675

Kobo:              http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/forked

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My Thoughts on FORKED and the Frenched series thus far:

This is one of the most deliciously addictive series out there. I absolutely fell in love with Frenched! It was a book that had been sitting on my Kindle for MONTHS and one day, on a whim, I decided to finally open it and read it. I could have kicked myself for waiting so long to read it. The fantastic writing, the great characters, and the beautiful Parisian setting made for wonderful escape. I devoured it and was beyond excited to find out a novella, Yanked, was being released. I really enjoyed that one too. It was a bit angsty but perfectly written. Then, much to my delight, Forked was announced. AND let me tell you…you WANT to meet Nick Lupo! Holy Mother of Hotness!!!! An inked chef with a heart of gold? YES PLEASE!!! Nick Lupo and Coco Thomas have a past and when years later they find themselves back in each others lives things get explosive. Their chemistry is through the roof and you can’t help but root for a HEA….they so deserve it. I cannot recommend this series enough. Add it to your TBR and enjoy the ride!

4.5 Deliciously Sexy Stars for FORKED

~ Yesi

Nick Lupo is a chef and Coco Thomas is a girl with a healthy appetite, food plays an essential part in FORKED. If you love to eat (and drink) like me, check out these recipes inspired by the story! Huge thanks to my bestie and fellow author Kayti McGee for creating these delicious concoctions!

Nick Lupo Recipe






Nick Lupo runs The Burger Bar, where he serves gourmet burgers. The Whiskey burger is an ode to Coco’s love of bacon and their shared passion for whiskey.

½ lb 80/20 ground beef

4 slices of bacon.

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ cup beer

¼ cup whiskey

1 block white cheddar, grated

Kettle BBQ chips

2 brioche buns

Tomato, lettuce, pickles

Preheat a skillet on high, cook bacon. Divide meat in half, form into patties. Coat with salt and pepper. Cook patties in the bacon grease 3 minutes per side for medium.

In the meantime, heat beer, whiskey, and garlic over high heat until boiling. Whisk in cheese a handful at a time.

Serve burgers with bacon, a generous spoonful of whiskey cheese sauce and a handful of BBQ chips on top, veggies optional.


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Title:  Frenched (Frenched Series Book #1)

Author: Melanie Harlow

Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor


When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone. She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier. The easygoing bartender’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth. Nor is the simultaneous O. The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling. Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?




Amazon:        http://www.amazon.com/Frenched-Melanie-Harlow-ebook/dp/B00J1UOR68/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0R9TNGCBHBEHAP8NC5N3

B&N:                http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/frenched-melanie-harlow/1118969486?ean=2940149599325

Kobo:              http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/frenched


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Title:  Yanked (Frenched Series #1.5)

Author: Melanie Harlow

Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor


Mia Devine fell hard for Lucas Fournier after their magical week in Paris. But eight months later, the free-spirited half-French musician still hasn’t made any promises about their future. And as magnifique as long-distance phone sex is, nothing compares to the real thing. Fed up with stolen weekends and lonely nights, Mia flies to New York armed with a list of reasons why they should take the next step, but an unexpected guest in Lucas’s apartment derails her plans. He’s been keeping secrets–worse, he claims he’s happy with the way things are. Without the magic of Paris, can their mismatched love survive?




Amazon:        http://www.amazon.com/Yanked-Frenched-Novella-Melanie-Harlow-ebook/dp/B00KSFTUAI/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0R9TNGCBHBEHAP8NC5N3

B&N:                http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/yanked-melanie-harlow/1119686489?ean=2940149386437



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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.


Website:      http://www.melanieharlow.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelanieHarlow

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7095467.Melanie_Harlow?from_search=true

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/MelanieHarlow2

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