The Walker Boys series centers around men from the Walker family of Buffalo Lick, Texas, all of whom love to cook. Each book is a stand-alone romance, but they are best read in order due to a continual timeline with recurring characters.
The heat isn’t only in the kitchen!
For Jake Parnell, returning home to Buffalo Lick, Texas, is painful in many ways. He’s lost his twin brother to a horrible accident, and he’s given up his own career to run the family restaurant, help to raise his now fatherless niece and nephew, and care for his pregnant sister-in-law. On top of everything else, his old rival and secret obsession, Beau Walker, still hates his guts.
Beau never expected Jake to come back to their tiny home town, but now Beau needs Jake to take his brother’s place in a televised barbecue competition between their restaurants. It’s hard for him to ask for Jake’s help, because even though he’s lusted after Jake for years, he knows that just like oil and water, they will never mix.
The impending competition and the stress take a toll on Jake, and Beau steps in to help. Sparks fly as old hurts and misunderstandings are aired at last. More than the competition is at stake, and when the smoke clears, will the passion that ignites between them have the strength to last, or will it wind up burning them both?
Sometimes the ties that bind are also chains that weigh you down.
All Chef Liam Walker ever wanted was to be the best, but climbing to the top of the culinary ladder in a place like New York City isn’t possible without a few slips along the way. After an attack from a restaurant critic on his culinary skills and his personal life leads to a public confrontation, Liam has to take a step back to cool down and regain his perspective.
At the Overlook Resort in North Carolina, Liam meets owner Carter Galloway, who has a passion for the hospitality business that rivals Liam’s own, and it’s not hard to see where their shared interests—and attraction—could lead. But pressure from Carter’s critical parents has left him with no interest in a fling, and Liam’s ambition and sense of duty to his mentor mean he has no intention of walking away from his career. If they want a taste of happiness together, they’ll have to find the strength and courage to break the bonds that threaten to keep them apart.
There’s nothing like a cruise to help spark romance, but sometimes hidden depths hide in more than just the ocean.
Devin Walker inherited his family’s culinary ability in full measure, but he also has a keen desire to see the world. Working on a cruise ship seems like the ideal solution, so he accepts a job as a bartender on the luxurious Poseidon’s Pearl, hoping to work his way up to the kitchen and the job of his dreams.
Triton Lines executive Paul Bailey is quiet and unassuming, and the car accident that cost him his leg also shattered his confidence. He doesn’t think he’s attractive to other men anymore, and Devin is eager to show him just how wrong he is. Their chemistry is amazing, and their attraction seems destined to deepen into something more—but Paul has a secret that might sink their passionate affair before it ever leaves port.