Kimberly Stuart's latest novel, Sugar, is set in the high-pressure commercial kitchens of premier restaurants. The synopsis says: "After realising her coworkers at L'Ombre, a high-profile restaurant in NYC, will never appreciate or respect her, Charlie Garrett allows her ex-boyfriend, Avery Michaels, to convince her to work for him as executive pastry chef at his new Seattle hotspot, Thrill. She'll have her own kitchen, her own staff - everything she ever wanted professionally.
When she arrives at Thrill, however, she realises that Avery wanted more than a pastry chef for his restaurant - he wanted a co-star for the reality show they're filming about the restaurant and its staff. Charlie is uncomfortable with the idea at first, but she soon realises that this is her chance to show the world what women in the kitchen are capable of. She sets some ground rules with the film crew, signs a non-disclosure agreement, and promptly meets the man of her dreams, Kai, off-camera.
The show, and her demanding work schedule as head of the pastry kitchen, makes it nearly impossible for Charlie and Kai to spend time together. Drama on and off the set soon take a toll on Charlie's wellbeing, forcing her to choose if life in front of the camera is worth sacrificing life behind the scenes." Sugar is out in February 2017.