After a critic’s review attacks both Chef Liam Walker’s culinary skills and his personal life, Liam can no longer take the heat of the cutthroat New York City restaurant scene. He needs to get out of the kitchen—at least long enough to cool down and regroup.
At the Overlook Resort in North Carolina, Liam meets owner Carter Galloway. Carter has a passion for the hospitality business to rival Liam’s own, and it’s not hard to see where their shared interests—and attraction—could lead. But Carter has no interest in a fling, and Liam has no intention of walking away from the career he fought so hard for. If they want a taste of happiness together, they’ll have to find the courage to break the bonds threatening to pull them apart.
Breaking Bonds, by Ari McKay, gets off to a fun start as Liam and Carter meet over some badly cooked food.
What follows is a sweet romance between resort owner, Carter, and experienced chef, Liam, who stays on to help train Carter's inexperienced and overwhelmed chef.
Their story includes some controlling parents, some homophobic parents, some dreams being achieved, and the realization that dreams can change over time.