Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes where I am happy to introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Kylie Gilmore, and her recipe for Chocolate Truffles along with an introduction to her contemporary romance, The Opposite of Wild. Please join me in welcoming Kylie and savor her recipe for Chocolate Truffles as you read about her new book!
My heroine Liz Garner is all about calorie counting and keeping fit (part of her control freak ways), but she has a weakness for chocolate truffles. Here’s her fave recipe:
8 ounces of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (high quality, 62% cacao or higher), chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 In a small, heavy saucepan bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer (may take a while, stir and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula every few minutes).
2 Place the chocolate in a separate bowl. Pour the cream over the chocolate, add the vanilla, and allow to stand for a few minutes then stir until smooth.
3 Allow to cool, then place in the refrigerator for two hours. Remove and with a teaspoon roll out balls. Roll in your hands quickly (as it will melt from the heat of your hands) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
4 Roll in cocoa powder and serve.
Unleash the wild woman…?
Ex-cop Ryan O’Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he’s into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention, she practically works for him, and he didn’t hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there’s something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take.
Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly…hot man she’s avoided for years. Unfortunately, she needs the money and Ryan’s grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and ziplines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan’s rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head or throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart?
Ryan just stood there, his sharp eyes studying her. “You’re a puzzle, Liz.”
He reached out and smoothed a lock of hair behind her ear, and her heart caught in her throat at the gentle gesture. “You seem so…uptight,” he said. She stiffened and took a step back. “But I know you were checking me out when I was mowing.”
She flushed, but rallied quickly. “I was only bringing you water.” She crossed her arms and said primly, “You surprised me when you dumped the water on your head. I was merely looking to see if you were going to do any other…surprising things.”
His lips twitched. “You’re like a librarian just waiting to let loose.”
“Is that supposed to be a compliment?” she bristled, hands on her hips.
“There it is.” He smiled and stepped close, crowding her space. She drew in a quick breath, but held her ground. “The puzzle—fire and ice.”
She put both hands on his solid chest and pushed him out the door. “Next time, mail the check.” She shut the door in his face, turned and leaned against it. “Urgh!”
“That’s what I’m talking about,” he said through the door.
She ripped open the door. “Go away.”
His head cocked to the side while he bit back a smile. “Is that any way to talk to your employer?”
“Gah!” She slammed the door and locked it. She heard his low laugh as he walked away.
Buy the Book:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1eGozty
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/KgQMv2
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1eSwAK0
Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.
As a special treat, Kylie is giving away 2 ebook copies of The Opposite of Wild to 2 winners! Just follow the rafflecopter link below for a chance to win!
Thank you for joining us for another Romance Recipes! I hope you’ll stop by next week to meet another author, try a new recipe and pick up a new book!