When Colby St. James dresses like a man to prove she can succeed in the male-dominated world of professional cooking, she never expects to fall for the handsome chef who will decide her fate. They agree that nothing that happens after hours will affect Colby's chances in the competition and begin a secret affair. It’s been years since Dominic Fevre felt a sexual attraction toward another man. He thought he’d put that stage of his life behind him when he focused everything on his career. But something about Colby St. James makes him want to break all his own rules...
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If you tend to avoid novellas because a of a lack of character depth, you will want to read UNDER HER CLOTHES. I was surprised at how much character development Ms. Edwards was able to portray in a shorter book. Both Colby and Dominic have to face their demons before they ever have a chance of a future.
This book is also sizzling. There is so much chemistry between them that is just jumps off the pages. And yes there are some sex scenes but they contribute to the overall plot rather then seeming gratuitous. Add in some great dialogue and interesting secondary characters (though not a lot of character growth there) to make for a great recipe for a delightful book.
I very much enjoyed UNDER HER CLOTHES. It was a quick read that is easily finished before bed, or even in bed. I am going to have to search out the rest of Ms. Edwards' backlist.