Book Review of Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner

ABOUT

Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanaugh 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.

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MY THOUGHTS

A humorous romance following an unlikely pair in a make or break setting.

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish is a book I nearly didn’t request since I haven’t finished reading Bethany Turner’s Wooing Cadie McCaffrey due to content I disliked and yet I read a friend’s review and I now look forward to reading and finishing it.

With themes similar to a Hallmark movie I love I knew this would be hilarious! And I was right … I loved the humor, the romance on the other hand … It was too focused on looks, attraction, and kissing.

I also found problems with the theology of the novel was mixed up … I wasn’t sure what to think as one character’s beliefs leaned towards hippy with a weird mix of Biblical standards along with a dose of new age religion which made for an interesting thought process. At the end of the book the character supposedly found “religion” but we never saw the change in the character’s point of view and there was no conversion scene.

The cooking show side of the story was superb, I enjoyed reading it. The author did a wonderful job of making it an intriguing plot line.

While I wouldn’t recommend this for readers under 18 it is still a well written humor filled romance.

I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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