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-favourite Bethany Turner serves up a heaping helping of humour and romance with this thoroughly modern story centred on cooking, enemies, and second chances.
Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey and the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado.
A former bank executive and a three-time cancer survivor (all before she turned 35), Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. Because of that, she’s chosen to follow his call to write.
She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight.
I would quite like to be friends with Hadley, she just seems like a real nice person. Tbf my real life dream bff is Nadiya from Bake Off, who also seems super lovely. I must have a friend crush on lovely women who bake.
Hadley is a super talented, successful chef from Nashville, whose appeal is her Southern charm and the fact she is one of those women you just want to be friends with.
Max is a Gordon Ramsey style obnoxious uber macho chef. Basically the exact opposite of Hadley and really unpleasant when they first meet on what is basically Masterchef, where he throws a temper tantrum and gets into serious hot water with the Culimary Channel’s bosses.
Fast forward six months and they meet again. Has he changed? Can they ever get on?
This was such a fun book, funny too, the sparring between Hadley and Max, Hadley’s eccentric grandmother, the plot to stop the presenter of Renowned from making them fall out, the food (this book needs to come with a warning – it will make you hungry!) It has it all and it was just such a pleasure to read and just enjoy. This should definitely be Netflix’s next rom com.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.