Hungry for More by Diana Holquist

Burns Sisters, Book 3

Grand Central Publishing

Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 9780446197045

Reviewed by Talia Ricci

   

 

Gypsy Amy Burns has lost her mojo.  Ever since appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show, her gift of naming a personís true love has been silent.  Finding out that her muse might have taken up with a runaway single mother employed at a French restaurant, Amy shows up and fakes a story about being the single motherís replacement.  The chef/owner of the restaurant, James LeChance, doesnít seem to think twice about hiring her and so her plan goes into motion.  It is only a matter of time before her psychic ability is back with her and she can once again access her mystical power.

James LeChance knows that Amy Burns is not what she seems.  Exotic in a Gothic gypsy sort of way, he knows she has an agenda and he knows she is not being honest.  However, with just one kiss he was able to concoct in his mind a new dish to offer on his menu.  He canít help but wonder what she would inspire if they do more than kissing.

Hungry for More by Diana Holquist is the third book in a trio.  In the prior novels, Amy was able to name her sistersí one true love.  The catch to her ability is that she canít predict her own.  Amyís loss of her ability scares her and makes her restless and edgy.  She is willing to do anything, screw over anyone, and lie, cheat, and steal to get that ability back. For those reasons alone, Amy Burns was simply not likable to me. I actually could not stand her as a character in Hungry for More.  She lied. She was sneaky. She was a thief.  To me she was simply unredeemable and Ms. Holquist tried.  She really did, but by the time Amy seemed to get it all together, I simply wanted the hero to find someone else. Speaking of the hero Ė James LeChance, while being a chef and restaurant owner, is by no means a true mettle of a manís masculinity. Jamesí actions were, but not in a good way.  He seemed to be a bit beta for my tastes and I found myself rolling my eyes at him more than once. 

Hungry for More left me hungry alright. Parts of it were comical, parts of it emotional.  For me as a reader, those parts didnít outweigh my dislike of the female lead character.  For those readers who enjoy comedy and humor in their romance, Hungry for More has it.  If you are looking for sensuality and equal love between both characters, then Hungry for More would be best left unread.  It was definitely not the book for me, thatís for sure.

     

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