BLITZ DAYS: The Riverside Trilogy by Brooke Cumberland {Reviews, Giveaway}

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 fiancé—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*

Rachel's Review of Kitchen Affairs~

Steaming up the kitchen.  Drake and Molly have sparks right from the start. Molly has Stella and her dreams of Liam, and her bestie Michael to keep her company.  She's been turning down dates for years.  What's different about Drake?  He's rich, hot, and wants her bad!  He's not willing to walk away.  Molly also meets Travis when she's walking down the sidewalk. Actual smacks right into him.  Who is right for Molly, she has feelings for both.  This isn't your typical down on her luck girl meets uber rich hottie, falls in love and gets her HEA.  There are tons of twists and turns and lots of drama.  She's in a relationship with Drake, sees Travis everywhere, and sparks fly when she kisses both of them.  Who will Molly choose, and who is trying to sabatoge their relationship?  I guess you'll have to read Kitchen Affairs and find out.  Word to the wise, you may want to pick up the whole series because you'll really want to keep these wonderful characters close at hand!

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*

Rachel's Review of Book 2 Kitchen Scandals~

Warning: Please read Kitchen Affairs prior to Kitchen'll have missed entirely too much to just jump right in!
And the drama continues...why oh why can't Drake and Molly be left to love in peace? what secrets are they harboring even though they continue to tell each other how much they're loved?
I really enjoyed Molly and Drake and all the drama in Kitchen Scandals. It was so entertaining and easy to read... I easily lost myself for a couple of hours at a time..then I'd have to get up and act like a responsible parent and feed my family.
The media releases a HUGE bomb that Molly was most definitely not aware of...can Drake make her understand? And Molly...what the hell? I never saw that coming...will Drake still accept her once he finds out? or will he be too devastated?
Aside from all the exciting drama this book is cooking up a main dish of steamy!

~My arms went went to the sides of his t-shirt and clenched in a fist s I pulled him closer into me. his hand gripped me tighter, making the kiss more intense. My breathing quickened in between each movement as he sucked, licked, and deliciously devoured the inside of my mouth.
Heat rose in between my thighs as the intensity grew harder. The urge to need and want him made it impossible to think rationally. Part of me wanted to slap him across the face for making me love him so much, but the other part wanted to rip his clothes off until they laid in a f'ed up pile on the floor.
"I'm sorry," he whispered, leaning his forehead against mine. "But I just had to taste those lips one more time incase you never let me have them again."

In book 1, Kitchen Affairs, I kinda liked Travis and was glad to see him back in Scandals, sniff...sniff..who'd a thought!.
I really liked the additional characters actually introduced in Scandals and can't wait for Kitchen Promises to finish baking and be set on the table waiting to be devoured! I NEED to know how it comes together! Thanks Brooke Cumberland for cooking up another winner!

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…?

Rachel's Review of Kitchen Promises~

I was lucky enough to read this as a beta after devouring Kitchen Affairs and Kitchen Scandals. The drama in Molly and Drakes lives is like a pasta facial...necessary but not necessarily desired. Poor Molly, hugely preggers with twins, and not supposed to be stressed out, is living a life full of Love , Lust and Drama! Her past just won't let up...Spying Denny in her home at her engagement party pushes her over the edge. Will Denny spill her secret and ruin her and Drake? Well, to prevent spoilers, you'll have to read Kitchen Promises for yourself. With that said, I LOVED the nursery scene, Oh My Goodness, it was so sweet! I love the way Brooke does her dual POV's.. Honestly I like Drakes the best! Oh wait, until the end, then it's all about my favorite character, Michael! I wanted to do a little happy dance :) I really enjoyed each book individually and the Kitchen Promises was such a fitting end to the Riverside family. Thank you Brooke Cumberland for bringing such a wonderful "family" into my home.

"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. 



Coming February 4, 2014
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