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For Butter Or Worse

by Erin La Rosa

Rating: 5 out of 5.


They go together like water and oil…

All chef Nina Lyon wants is to make a name for herself in the culinary world and inspire young women everywhere to do the same. For too long, she’s been held back and underestimated by the male-dominated sphere of professional kitchens, and she’s had enough. Now, as co-host of the competitive reality TV series The Next Cooking Champ!, she finally has a real shot at being top tier in the foodie scene.
Too bad her co-host happens to be Hollywood’s smarmiest jerk.

Restaurateur Leo O’Donnell never means to get under Nina’s skin. It just seems to happen, especially when the cameras are rolling. It’s part of the anxiety and stress he has come to know all too well in this line of work. So nothing prepares him for the fallout after he takes one joke a smidge too far and Nina up and quits—on live TV.

To make matters worse, the two are caught in what looks like a compromising situation by the paparazzi…and fans of the show go absolutely nuts. Turns out, a “secret romance” between Nina and Leo may just be what their careers need most.

Now all they have to do is play along, without killing each other…and without catching feelings. Easy as artisanal shepherd’s pie. Right?


This was a snarky, emotional, and hilarious read that had me laughing, crying, and feeling hungry at 1am. This foodie heart was in heaven while reading this food filled enemies to lovers rom-com. The relationship I felt developed nicely throughout the story.. and it just felt right. I loved how they still had their witty banter even when their hate started to dissipate.

I absolutely adored Nina’s best friend. I was so excited for her developments in this story as welk. She was the perfect companion and would love a story based off of her as well.

About The Author

Born in The United States
Twitter The ErinLa Rosa
Genre Humor and ComedyRomanceChick Lit
Member Since December 2007

Erin La Rosa is the author of two nonfiction works, Womanskills and The Big Redhead Book. She’s written for BuzzFeed, SheKnows, E!, Funny or Die, and many others. She’s also performed in storytelling series like Mortified, “Funny but True” at the LA Times Book Festival, and Sunday Night Sex Talks.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two cats, Fish and Chips. Erin loves reading romance and chick-lit, and would love recommendations for more to read!


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