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Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?

After nearly two decades in the business chef and restaurateur Ewin Storm knows which ingredients mix well. And a relationship with an employee is a recipe for disaster. But when August catches his eye at a local culinary school, he knows he needs to taste the intriguing omega. Maybe it’s time for an old alpha to learn something new about love?

Things are getting hot in the kitchen....

It’s a dream come true to work for Ewin Storm, but August is determined to keep things strictly professional with the older alpha. It doesn’t matter that he’s had a crush on the celebrity chef for years. He’s going to nail his new job and cement his place as a talented chef in his own right. But Ewin’s hands-on approach means they’re spending more and more time together - and soon the oven isn’t the only thing heating up.

A driven older alpha, a beautiful young omega, and a relationship that’s too intense to ignore. The ingredients shouldn’t mix, but some recipes break all the rules and taste better for it. Ewin and August will need to decide whether their passion is a one-night-only special, or if it should be added to the menu permanently.

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  • Clau
  • 07-03-2020

A good story

Okay, this was entertaining, and if you like books with a lot of heat, then you're for a treat.

But the thing is, I don't like Ewin Storm. The way he presents himself, as someone unable to restraint himself, and perving on an employee he just met and with whom he had exchanged maybe ten words creeped me out. And his treatment of August didn't make me like him more, either.

Having the horrible situation in which August finds himself (jobless, homeless, alone and pregnant) as the reasons why they end together... well, not the best solution to their relationship's problems.

But it held my attention for almost eight hours, so you can say that the storytelling is good :P

Aleks Esquire did a good job with the narration

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  • M William Roth
  • 21-06-2020

AUDIO PROBLEMS

I'D ENJOY THE BOOKS BETTER... HOWEVER, WITH THE PLAYER CUTTING OUT AND SKIPPINGS BUT AS MUCH OF WHAT
I'VE HEARD, THIS IS ONE GOOD BOOK.

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 10-05-2020

enjoyed it

Would I listen to it again: yes
Did the story keep me engaged: yes
Was I invested in the characters: yes

Story comment: Engaging, well written characters and a good pace. I enjoyed this mentor/mentee relationship and watching it grow.

Aleks Esquire is a new narrator for me and I think he's done a good job on Feeling the Heat. I had no problem distinguishing characters and the rhythm, inflections and intonations all worked to bring the book to life. I will happily pickup further titles from him going forward.

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  • Love222
  • 07-05-2020

Great start to the series

Its a good little angsty lighthearted story. My only annoyance was the non resolution to the little sub plot involving August's brother. Why even include it if you just let it fizzle out? Hopefully it comes up in a future book. Narration was done really well.

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  • JKS
  • 06-05-2020

Feeling the Heat

Feeling the Heat is book 1 in the Career Men series. This was an enjoyable story but I think Ewin got off too easy after completely humiliating August. August is an aspiring chef and Ewin is looking for people to work in the kitchen of the new restaurant he's opening. It should be a win win.....
Narrator Aleks Esquire does a wonderful job.

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  • DarkJade
  • 16-04-2020

August & Ewin

A May, December MM read. August has not had an easy life, but his love and talent for cooking will take him far. Ewin is dealing with the loss of his mother and opening a new business. Ewin is frustrating because he is overprotective of August one day and lets him fall by himself another.

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  • Retired 39
  • 11-04-2020

Have Fun - Take Care - And Put Your Heart Into It

“Have fun - take care - and put your heart into it” is internationally renowned chef Ewin Storm’s motto in ‘Feeling the Heat' by Jill Haven and Austin Bates.

August is a young culinary student who has idolized Ewin’s talents from afar. His dreams of working with Ewin come true when Ewin returns to their home town of Cedar Falls to open a new restaurant and care for his mother.

Ewin, August, and most of the characters in this audiobook version of the romance novel nicely narrated by Aleks Esquire, are easy to like. Unfortunately, and I know that not everyone shares this view, I have never understood the need to classify wonderfully written characters as alphas and omega - and mpreg novels are definitely not among the books I typically seek out. That bias has undoubtedly influenced my rating.

Having said that, I should also note that every other element of ‘Feeling the Heat’ is cleverly constructed, and, for the most party, the story is ultimately satisfying. If the alpha/omega concept is not off-putting to you, this will be a audiobook to enjoy.

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  • Sadie G
  • 06-04-2020

More please!

I really want more of this series right now. I really liked this story. I felt like I was watching a cooking show on tv. I highly recommend this book. The narration was AWESOME. I hope to hear more from Aleks Esquire

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  • Shelley D Chastagner
  • 05-04-2020

Ewin and August

Ewin is definitely drawn to August and fights it big time. He has a lot on his plate and he's been burnt by romancing a coworker before. August had a crappy childhood filled with neglect and abandonment. I liked that his past has driven him to reach for a better life. Once they give in to their attraction it just gets better. They fit together and complement one another's personalities. I was so disappointed in Ewin when he lost his temper and wouldn't listen or give August a chance to explain. The ending was satisfying.

Audiobook: I really enjoyed this narrator.

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  • F. Moon
  • 15-03-2020

A Nice Burn

Feeling the Heat is a delicious story of culinary students putting the sharp edge to their skills, and graduating to jobs in premier restaurants.

The competition for the tops spots is fierce, not unlike the reality TV chef shows. Both Jared and August are chosen for the new restaurant, both have different skill sets. One has an unhealthy jealous streak.

Opening night serves up disaster after disaster, bringing the anger of the owner into the kitchen. It doesn't take long to ruin the reputation of a restaurant, and the owner is facing that moment.

There are a lot of secondary characters in the story, and various plot points that enrich the tale, including a heartbreaking family illness. With so much going on, I feel that the ending was rushed to have all the players lined up for an HEA.

Narrator Aleks Esquire is a pleasure to listen to, with a voice that is smooth and easy.

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  • Trio
  • 13-10-2020

Sweet Romance, Very Enjoyable

Adorable - yes it follows the formula, but nicely done and very entertaining.
The narrator, Aleks Esquire, shows promise. His voices are good, and nicely done on the emotion, but too many mispronounced words. Hopefully the producers will fix the issues next time.

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 25-03-2020

as good as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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