Sunday, April 9, 2017

Review @SableSylvan - The Matchstick Grill by Sable Sylvan (The Feminine Mesquite #4)

The Matchstick Grill
The Feminine Mesquite #4
by Sable Sylvan

Goodreads blurb:  Recipe for a hot new restaurant:
1. A workaholic BBW with a hand on her hips and sass on her lips
2. A know it all polar bear shifter who can't resist spicy food or spicy women
3. A pinch of BDSM
4. The best dang BBQ in the tricounty area

The school year is over but it sure as heck ain't summer vacation...

Herb and Alice are paying for their siblings' educations in exchange for them putting in the work to make The Feminine Mesquite, their hot sauce company, a success. They weren't joking. Their siblings come to Fallowedirt and are put to work, and that includes Cayenne 'Kai' Quincy and Basil Scoville. Their assignment: set up the first restaurant in the company's portfolio, as a way to feature their sauces. The only problem is, the only thing that Kai and Basil can agree on is that there is an undeniable attraction between them.

Can Fate strike up a match between Kai and Basil? Or are they going to be left in the cold?

Kai knows the people of Fallowedirt like she knows her curves, and if she knows one thing, it's that Texans love their BBQ and their BBWs, not scant plates food in weird bubbles and foam, or stick thin women. Kai shares that passion but the question is, does Basil? The Norwegian polar bear shifter doesn't know this town like she does, and his ideas are as awful as his body is alluring.

He wants to give her his meat sword, literally...

Nordic shifter Basil Scoville is the delta of his polar clan, but that doesn't mean he is any less of a Viking than his older siblings. After all, he is a Scoville, and he has traveled the reaches of the earth to sample its spices and its women...but he has never had anything as spicy as Kai or the cayenne garlic sauce their siblings are busy brewing. The sauce can be bottled, but can Basil bottle up his feelings for the curvy, sassy, charismatic BBW? Basil is in Texas to work, not play, but, you know what they say about all work and no play....

Can they handle the heat, or do they need to get out of the kitchen?

Worldly Basil can't understand how Cayenne can't appreciate his taste for the exotic. Cayenne can't get it into Basil's thick polar bear skull that the people of Bright Star County don't want wagyu beef and Iberian ham. The opening night of the restaurant seems to be a bust, but, can they salvage the company's reputation, as well as the chemistry between them? Will word of the restaurant spread like wildfire, or is it already on thin ice? Will the restaurant get a five star review, or is this relationship going to earn two big thumbs down?

The Feminine Mesquite is a five book series featuring the five curvy Quincy Sisters and the five alpha male polar bear shifters who are the heirs to the Scoville fortune. Can the ten heirs learn to get along, and will they find comfort in each other’s arms...or in each other’s beds? Each book is at least 25,000 words long, comprising a full-length novella. There are no cliffhangers, and every book ends with a guaranteed happily ever after (after all, these are fairy tales). These fairy tale romances feature everything you love from a bear shifter romance. Each book is a standalone, however, there is an overarching story. Don’t fret: if you haven’t read preceding book in the series, a short recap will be included in the first part of each book to get you up to speed...and you’ll want to read all five books because the last book’s epilogue features --, wait, why am I telling you? You’re going to need to read them all and find out for yourself!

Look for all five books in this series on Amazon, all $0.99 or FREE via Kindle Unlimited (KU). “The Cinderella Cook-Off”, “Beauty And The BBQ”, “Spicy Beauty”, “The Matchstick Grill”, and “Little Red Hot Sauce” all have hot sauces and teas for making iced sweet tea that tie into the books, which you can find on

About the Author:  The only thing I love more than reading hot paranormal romances is writing down my fantasies and sharing them with readers like you. My heroes are strong alpha male bear shifters who can be grizzly and gruff at times...but when it comes to their fated mates, they're absolute teddy bears. My curvy heroines are strong, sassy women, which is why the werebear men who love them will do anything for their love.

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All books are standalones, but if you want to read them in my recommended order, read them based on publication date.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEAR SHIFTERS - based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears
LITTLE RED RIDING BEARS - based on Little Red Riding Hood
BEAUTY AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Beauty and the Beast
THREE GRIZZLIES GRUFF - based on Three Billy Goats Gruff
RUMPLED BEAR SKIN - based on Rumpelstiltskin
BLUE BEAR - based on Bluebeard
THE BEAR PRINCE - based on The Frog Prince/Iron Henry
BEAR IN BOOTS - based on Puss in Boots
THE TWELVE DANCING BEARS SERIES - based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, read in any order! It doesn't matter in which order Grizzly Bear Buns, Polar Bear Buns, Black Bear Buns, Cinnamon Bear Buns, Panda Bear Buns, or Koala Bear Buns are read!

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!! And I bought my own copy already!

This is the 4th book in the series, and it is for adults only due to the steamy content!  While it is not mandatory for you to read them all in order, it is more awesome experience for you as a reader with richer characters if you read them in order!

This is Kai and Basil’s story!  Of course there are judgements and misconceptions galore.  Kai is a workaholic and full of attitude.  Basil seems like a cocky jerk, but he proves himself sweet as a teddy bear especially when he is trying to protect Kai.  I loved this story!

I highly recommend to all book lovers who love Sable and her polars!!

Interested in reading???

See my review of The Cinderella Cook-Off!!!
See my review of Beauty and The BBQ!!!
See my review of Spicy Beauty!!!
See my review of Grizzly Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Polar Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Black Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Cinnamon Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Panda Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Koala Bear Buns!!!
See my review of The Little Bear Maid!!!
See my review of The Bear Prince!!!
See my review of Blue Bear!!!
See my review of Rumpled Bear Skin!!!
See my review of Little Red Riding Bears!!!

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