by Christie Ridgway

June 2008
ISBN: 978-0-425-22193-8
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Looking for a good vacation read then I have to suggest How To Knit A Wild Bikini by Christie Ridgeway. With the ocean front setting, and the good looking men and women who line the pages itís sure to be a great beach read, and if youíre not lucky to make the beach this vacation season it will make you think thatís where you are.

Nikki Carmichael learned to cook more from necessity than a real longing to cook, but it wasnít long before Nikki wanted nothing more than to be behind the scenes of a successful, busy restaurant serving up fabulous meals. However, a knee injury is finally getting the best of her, and Nikkiís dreams of cooking are quickly evaporating.

Her one last hope of being able to cook is if she were able to get a job as a private chef. However, not many offers are coming her way, read that none...until she comes home and finds a message offering her an interview.

She arrives at Jay Buchananís ready to do most anything to get the job she so desperately needs. She doesnít quite expect the interview to go as it does, nor does she expect to become as immersed in his life, and that of his cousin who is spending the summer with her.

As the story unfolds Nikkiís life takes several twists and turns that are unexpected. Ms. Ridgeway does a wonderful job of weaving the various storylines together to flow seamlessly and to not be irrelevant.

When I sat down to read How To Knit A Wild Bikini I didnít know that it was the beginning of a trilogy. Now I have to anxiously await the next story. Now, itís your job to read How To Knit A Wild Bikini and wait with me for the next book.

Reviewed in May 2008 by Sandi.

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