Return of the Chauffeur’s Son

Title: Return of the Chauffeur’s Son
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by:  Ariel
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Luca McGrath may be returning to Napa Valley, California as a promising chef with dreams of starting his own restaurant and winery, but his heart still lives with bad-boy billionaire’s son, James Armstrong. Luca spent his childhood playing games with the golden boy of California society, so blinded by James he barely noticed the dark, quiet lure of his conservative older brother, Dylan Armstrong.

But now, Luca’s home and his own powers of attraction are enough to make James question his dedicated heterosexuality and his promised marriage to a wealthy and powerful businesswoman. The obvious attraction between Luca and James spurs Dylan into action—but he’s fighting a huge secret. While Luca dreamed of James, Dylan dreamed of Luca. When Luca gets caught in the struggle between the brothers and gets accused of culinary espionage he’s ready to chuck the fairy tale—unable to even imagine Dylan’s power to make his dreams come true.


Someday My Prince Will Come

This book is Restaurant Impossible meets Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. A chef, being lifelong friends with billionaires, a love triangle, and being wrongly accused of espionage, makes for a really good book.

I loved this book. Being an amateur Chef myself the chef element really drew me in. Also, the ‘prince charming’ part of the story was interesting because it involved a third person. The side stories of being betrayed and wrongly accused added much to the story. You can always count on Tara Lain to write a brilliant book.

The chemistry between all the characters was perfect. You could really get a feel for how much the Armstrong family cared and loved each other. How they enveloped Luca and his father into their family was wonderful.

The story moved along really well. I had my moments, though, when I was yelling at Luca to open his eyes and see what James was doing. It was obvious to me.

The unrequited love and exploration was a little bit intense and frustrating. I really felt bad for Luca and Dylan. I wanted to shake James and wake him up. That was some really great drama. High five to the author.

The ending was my favorite. The issues got resolved and everything got wrapped up in a nice rainbow bow.

I would love to see a part 2 of this story. I hope the author reads this and thinks of my suggestion.

I very highly recommend this story. If you love food and cooking, if you love a prince charming type story, if you love some drama and love triangles and billionaires, then you will love this story.

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