Wow. Smart and sexy. This was my first novel by Julia Barrett and I loved it. Eva and Gabe fall fast, even before they meet, and I liked how they had several interactions over the phone first. The seduction by-sample-tasting of Eva's food was creative and evocative. I really liked Eva. She was well-rounded, both in terms of her profession as well as her emotionality. Another author could have easily had Gabe stick up for Eva, but I liked how Eva did it for herself (repeatedly). :) The inclusion of recipes at the end was a very nice, generous touch. And the smexy scenes were verra nice. Wow.
I will definitely be reading more of her books. (And, of course, trying out her recipes!)