Mm mm good...love in the restaurant
Within my big pile of library books to read there usually is a romance or two. One of the reasons I like romances is because happy endings are a basic requirement and we all could use a happy ending once in a while.
I just finished Deirdre Martin’s newest one. Her romances are witty and sexy, and usually her guys are connected with hockey. In her latest book, Just a Taste, she takes a break from hockey and tells the story of Anthony Dante. We first met him in Fair Play, the love story of his brother Michael, the professional hockey player.
Anthony has been in a bit of a rut since his wife died over a year ago. He is an excellent chef, but temperamental. He co-owns Dante’s, a Brooklyn institution, with his brother Michael. And both his brother and sister-in-law have been encouraging him to get out more. They even try to play matchmaker a bit when they see the sparks start to fly between Anthony and another chef, Vivi Robitaille.
Vivi is the new competition in town. She has just come over from France with her sister to open her own restaurant, which will be across the street from Dante’s. It’s fun watching the mating ritual of Anthony and Vivi. It even includes a cooking competion between the two. Although they argue about food, they find common ground to build a future on.
Martin’s writing is funny and romantic. I recommend this title along with her other books.