For some, the kitchen represents a sanctuary of the senses—a mergence of soul and sustenance that licks at the flesh while teasing the mind’s pleasure. To others it’s but a steely hive of horror. Then there’s Jessica Ames, a canned soup kind of girl in a land of haute cuisine whose aversion to culinary adventure once seemed all but incurable. When she catches the eye of celebrity chef Marco Adriano at a pretentious rooftop soiree, his uniquely sensual take on food whets an appetite that may just prove insatiable. If only they’d had more time.
Months later, when fate and mischief bring them together again for a dangerously intimate lesson, Jessica vows to jog Marco’s memory of that evening and repay his inspiration. But is she the only one their initial encounter left hungry for another taste or was that night a simple apéritif for the main course still to come?