That’s What A Hamburger’s All About
by Kate Willoughby, author of Out of the Game (Carina Press)
I am a foodie. I love the Food Channel. I binge watch Top Chef. My husband can drop me off at the Sur La Table store and not come back for a couple of hours. So it’s no surprise that food comes up a lot in my books. Yes, they’re hockey romances, but hockey players gotta eat, right?
In my new release, Out of the Game, Alex Sullivan is at a rehearsal dinner as the best man. He’s sitting next to the maid of honor, Claire. Neither of them is impressed with the haute cuisine and Alex surreptitiously tries to lure her to the Dark Side.
When they took the plates away, Alex leaned close and whispered in her ear, “Burger run. After dessert. You and me. I’ll buy.”
She smothered a giggle. “No.”
“You know you want to. Bacon cheeseburger. Fries. Vanilla milkshake.”
Because Alex is irresistibly sexy and charming, she agrees to go with him. Can you blame her? Did you see the guy on my cover? If not, go look now. I’ll wait.
Okay, see? To be in close proximity to abs like that? I dare anyone to resist.
Anyway, in California there is a fantastic burger chain called In-N-Out. They have a very simple menu with only four food items.
What I love about these burgers are the grilled bun and the grilled onions. The proportion of bun to burger to veggies is perfect. And that sauce! YUM. The first bite of an In-N-Out burger is always sublime. Their employees are always very friendly. I’m serious. I can’t recall ever seeing a not-smiling face there.
So tell me about your favorite burger place. What is it about their burger that makes you want to go get one right now?
About the book:
Alex Sullivan may be the San Diego Barracudas’ resident playboy, but he hasn’t been able to forget the woman who kissed him like her life depended on it ten months ago. When he sees her again at a teammate’s wedding, he can’t think of anything but spending more time with her. Preferably naked.
Claire Marzano lost years catering to an overbearing husband, and she’s not going to answer to anyone ever again. A hot fling is just what she needs to get back in the game, and that’s exactly what sexy Alex offers—one wild long weekend away, with no promises or obligations.
But that one weekend changes everything. Despite knowing full well Alex isn’t the kind to ever commit, Claire is falling for him. And Alex secretly imagines a future with his strong, smart “accidental girlfriend.” Until a surprise announcement and an on-ice accident threaten to derail everything…or cause Alex to finally ditch his old ways and become the man Claire needs him to be.
About the Author:
Kate Willoughby happily writes her hockey romances in Southern California. She is married and has two sons, a dog, and a betta fish. When she’s not writing, she’s watching hockey. When it’s not hockey season, she whines a lot.
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