Blog Tour & Review – Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins


Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2017
Buy Now: Amazon


You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you’re the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay’s head spin, you’ve earned the right to your confidence.

When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it’s not a suggestion–it’s an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don’t make it okay.

But I have to admit, she’s got talent. She’s creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can’t help wanting to know everything she thinks. I’ve never met a more talented chef. And I’ve never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.

There’s only one way this push and pull can end.

With her in my bed, begging for more.



I generously received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review…

Cocky Chef by J.D. Hawkins was so freaking amazing that I am literally kicking myself in the a** since it happens to be the first book that I have read from this amazingly talented author. I recently discovered J.D. during a takeover a few months ago and I immediately added all of his books to my TBR list! Unfortunately due to both a busy schedule and a lack of funds I still had yet to read any of them…so…when I saw that he was assembling an ARC team for this release I jumped at the chance and WOW I am so happy that I did!

Okay…let me just start off by saying that this cover is HOT! HOT! HOT! Being the COVER WH*RE that I am, my attention automatically goes to that, but this time it was the blurb that initially drew me in and then when I saw that cover it was hook, line and sinker. I mean who wouldn’t be hooked after seeing that sexy man on the cover?!

Cole is certainly what the title labels him as – a COCKY CHEF! How can he be anything but cocky after all the things that he has accomplished in his career – from being a famous tv chef who taught criminals the art of cooking to opening one of the hottest restaurants in all of LA! He’s done it all and now he is about to discover how the love of a good woman will change him for the better.

Willow is a little spitfire line cook that speaks her mind, even though it often lands her in trouble. After her restaurant fails back home she decides to try out the LA scene and lands a position at Cole’s restaurant – Knife. That first encounter was perhaps my favorite scene of the entire story and their instant chemistry was undeniable.

I freaking loved every moment of their story and couldn’t put it down! Hands down one of my favorite book couples of 2017 thus far! There was not a dull second in this entire story and that fight towards the end of the book was PERFECT, but that MAKE-UP scene was EVERYTHING! I didn’t think it was possible to fall even more in love with Cole but I DID!

J.D. Hawkins this story was extraordinary and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next (as well as going back to read your past releases)!



She lets out a sigh of relief, but my cock hears something different in her gasping exhale. I bring my thumb slowly to a speck at the side of her mouth, fingers resting on the round perfection of her jawline. She stills under my touch and catches my gaze, time slowing with the deliberateness of my movements.

I brush the speck, but don’t pull away. Instead, I bring my thumb back across those ever-pouted lips, tracing their dip and fullness, letting her feel the texture of hands rough and scarred from a lifetime in kitchens, our eyes locked together in a moment of anticipation, emotions raging like an angry sea against the dam of the distance between us.

Her lips part slightly, I feel her shortening breath on my hand, and I push my thumb between those juicy, perfect lips, fingers pressing against the base of her ear. Her gentle gasp breaks the silence, before she closes those soft lips around my thumb, the sight of them pressing against my skin making my cock full against my pants. Her teeth gently squeezing my nail, tongue flickering as I push the finger inside the hot wetness of her mouth.

My other hand already on her waist, I pull her toward me, press her lithe body up against mine. Those magnificent hips swaying and rubbing against mine, her weight shifting onto me, breasts heaving, nipples so hard now I can feel them through that sweater dress.

“You’re fucking incredible,” I growl. Prelude to pulling her toward me, my finger in her mouth still, angling her head so I can taste the tenderness of her neck, run my sensitive tastebuds down the taut muscles, follow the path that leads me to the front of her chest. Quiet moans getting louder as I run my tongue down the softness of her cleavage, her dress my enemy now as I pull it down and bury my teeth in her breasts.

“Oh God…” she moans. “Cole…”


About JD Hawkins

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

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