Thursday, May 21, 2020

Hadley Beckett's Next Dish

Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanagh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel's other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.

When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum, he's sent packing to get his life in order. When he returns, career in shambles, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public's good graces is to work alongside Hadley.

As these polar-opposite celeb chefs begin to peel away the layers of public persona and reputation, they will not only discover the key ingredients for getting along, but also learn the secret recipe for unexpected forgiveness . . . and maybe even love. In the meantime, hide the knives.

Fan-favorite Bethany Turner serves up a heaping helping of humor and romance with this thoroughly modern story centered on cooking, enemies, and second chances.

My thoughts: I've come to realize that Bethany's books may not be my cup of tea. I liked the premise of the story and enjoyed the characters well enough, but the book didn't hold my attention like I was hoping it would. After a while, I got tired of Max's arrogance and the way that Hadley allows people to walk all over her. 

That said, it was well written and Bethany does a good job of writing secondary characters who are fun and quirky (Meemaw is a hilarious grandma!). I enjoyed the cooking scenes and recipe ideas. 
I can see this book being a huge hit with those who like watching cooking shows. 
I received this book from Revell. This is my honest reivew.

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