Seared: A Sexy Romantic Comedy

The cover of Hadley Harlin's book, Seared, a sexy romantic comedy.

Seared (Cooking up a Celebrity Book 1)

I'm as virginal as the Mother Mary, the same one staring down at me from thirty paintings in my parents' home where, yes, I still live.

My overprotective Italian mother would drown me in Holy Water if she knew I applied to an international cooking show—or how dirty my mind truly is.

Now, I'm Paris-bound as one of eight contestants. I know I'm one of the best new chefs and soon the world will know it, too.

The only thing standing in my way is a tall, growly, bad boy chef with more tattoos than skin, and he's currently looming in my hotel room with a proposal.

My Italian cuisine knowledge in exchange for his German sausage.

Sweet Mary, Mother of God, that's a lot of sausage.

Seared is a hot romantic comedy between a reformed bad boy chef and doe-eyed virgin. It's a stand-alone, full length romance novel with heat, heart and humor. While Seared can be read alone, it shares a timeline with Melted and Fired, books two and three of the Cooking Up a Celebrity series.