What are the best culinary-themed romance novels?

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    #1Delicious (The Buchanan Saga)

    Delicious (The Buchanan Saga)
    Delicious is a contemporary romance novel written by Susan Mallery. It is the first book in the Buchanan saga, originally published in 2006. It tells the story of Cal Buchanan, a restaurant owner who hires his ex-wife as a head chef.

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    Wang Ren
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "A very simple maybe run in the mill if you ask me because I am very frank when it comes to romantic novels. Culinary and romance to me is not something I love reading about, I want something for the two to be specific but separated, Delicious is a cliche to say the least and I would rather suggest something completely different that this novel unfortunately."
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    #2Can't Stand The Heat (Recipe for Love)

    Can't Stand The Heat (Recipe for Love)

    Can't Stand The Heat is a contemporary romance novel written by Louisa Edwards, first published in 2009. It is the first book in the Recipe for Love series, and it tells the love story of a food critic and a chef.


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    Philip Stephens
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "a splendid story about life in a restaurant kitchen"
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    #3Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate

    Like Water for Chocolate is a romantic magical realism novel for young adults written by bestselling author Laura Esquivel. It was first released in August 2002. It was adapted into a an award-winning film. 


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    Zhao Huang
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is probably the best culinary themed romance novel ever written. I don't know how much competition it has within that space, but this creative mix of different interests actually works so well. This is a stylistic, believable approach to romance and is a great read."
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    #4Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)

    Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)
    Playing For Keeps is a romance novel by R.L Mathewson that tells the story of Haley and her annoying neighbor, Jason, who is she determined to hate but falls in love with. It is the first book in the Neighbor From Hell series.

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    Guadalupe Sánchez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A lot of reviews for this book seem to be very positive and well received. A variety of the reviews for this is very well interesting since you can guarantee that a lot of things can be brought out from just one novel and something is not repetitive. Playing for Keeps should be considered one of the best for it being playful and cleverly written as a story generally."
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    #5Don't Call Me Cupcake (The Holloway Girls)

    Don't Call Me Cupcake (The Holloway Girls)

    Don't Call Me Cupcake is the first book in the contemporary romance series The Holloway Girls written by Tara Sheets which centers on the love story of Emma Holloway and Hunter Kane.


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    Harry Chapman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This book was a real page turner. It was hard to put down it was very engaging and made me really use my imagination. I thought that the tone of the book was really well done. It has a lot of high praise from other readers online."
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    #6Beard Science (Winston Brothers)

    Beard Science (Winston Brothers)
    Beard Science is the third book in the contemporary romance series Winston Brothers written by Penny Reid, which can be read as a standalone. This follows the love story of Jennifer Sylvester and Cletus Winston.

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    Lori Woods
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Love it! I love the Winston Brothers series, they are entertaining , funny, poignant all at once. You can read them each on their own, but once you start, you'll read the rest, trust me."
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    #7Bet Me

    Bet Me

    Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie is an amazing book that tells the story of two people that reunited because of the fate. The novel contains great characters and enjoyable scenes.


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    Terry Montgomery
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Bet me ain't your mommy's food themed romance book, that's for sure. I loved it. Just make sure daddy's not around, if you know what I mean. He'll probably want to take a peek. Don't let him! Do not let daddy read this. I can't stress that enough. Daddy needs to stay away. This book is too horny for daddy. It's for mommy to read in the bathtub! Mmmmm . . . makes me hungry!"
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    #8The Kitchen God's Wife

    The Kitchen God's Wife
    The Kitchen God's Wife is a novel by Amy Tan that tells the story of a Chinese mother, Winnie Louie, and her American-born daughter, Pearl. Winnie tells Pearl of her life in China, and Pearl discovers her mother's hidden depths.

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    Rajesh Kapoor
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Kitchen God's Wife is one of the best culinary-themed romance novels I have ever enjoyed. Winnie must tell her daughter about life events from 50 years ago and some things are difficult to talk about, especially to your daughter. This book is very moving and thoughtfully written by Amt Tan and I really loved it."
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    #9Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters)

    Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters)
    Sweet Talk is the first book in the contemporary romance series Bakery Sisters written by Susan Mallery which is about the love story of Claire Keyes and Wyatt. 

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    #10Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team)

    Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team)

    Georgeanne Howard left her fiancé at the altar when she realizes that she can't marry an old man. With the help of John Kowalsky, a bad boy and a jockey player, she can escape from this nightmare.


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    Angela Moore
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Simply Irresitable is an adorable book. I was literally rolling in the floor laughing the whole time. I loved every minute of it!"


Best What are the best culinary-themed romance novels
1Delicious (The Buchanan Saga)Books 37 Paid
2Can't Stand The Heat (Recipe for Love)Books 33 Paid
3Like Water for ChocolateBooks 31 Paid
4Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell)Books 29 Paid
5Don't Call Me Cupcake (The Holloway Girls)Books 27 Paid
6Beard Science (Winston Brothers)Books 26 Paid
7Bet MeBooks 24 Paid
8The Kitchen God's WifeBooks 22 Paid
9Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters)Books 22 Paid
10Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team)Books 7 Paid

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