Title: The Missing Ingredient: The Reality of Love Book #1

Author: Marika Ray

Publisher: Marika Ray Publishing

Publication Date: March 21, 2019

Pages: 206 pages


Price: Kindle eBook $2.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2F9iGb6

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43130468-the-missing-ingredient

BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-missing-ingredient-reality-of-love-1-by-marika-ray


Who knew a cooking show could get so messy?

Elle Fierro
All I have to do is appear as a judge on this cooking show in Hollywood and my restaurant will open to rave reviews. Pretty much my lifelong dream. What I absolutely shouldn’t do is sleep with one of the contestants and ruin everything I’ve worked so hard for. But he gives good hugs, makes me laugh, fills out a simple T-shirt like nobody’s business, and is sweeter than the maple syrup he dripped all over my naked body last night…

Austin Cox
I may have been drunk when I applied to be on that reality cooking show, which is why it’s hard to believe I’m here. What’s even harder to believe is that Elle, with her painted red lips and fiery disposition, is in my bed and making me forget I need to win this damn show to get my little sister out of the foster care system.

When Elle throws me under the bus to realize her dream, will our love burn out or will we find the missing ingredient to happiness?


A●R●C ~ I was given The Missing Ingredient by Marika Ray as an Advanced Readers Copy (A●R●C) from Give Me Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.


Witty, funny, entertaining and so much more. Marika Ray is being added to my favorite authors status.
Elle and Austin are so right together even with the age difference, she’s uptight and he’s laid back they are perfect combination for love.

I’m at a loss of words on this one besides I love it and would read it again and again, I laughed and cried didn’t like the character Michael Fin, but I don’t think we are supposed to, so win-win for me.

All I can say is get a copy and check it out for a real rom-com you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J