Just Buy It. Wow, Was This Good.
5 out of 5 stars
I can’t think of the last time I was more excited for two of my favorite narrators in one book. And even going into it hyped and excited, I was still blown away. As the description says, The Romance Recipe is a story about a fiery restaurant owner who falls for the head chef – but there is so much more going on here.
I don’t use the term “instant buy” very often, but this one was it before I even read it. And now that I’ve finished it and sat on my thoughts for a week – I can’t even think of a faster way to tell you to get this book. Just stop reading my review and go buy it already. Each scene is perfect, the narration adds so much to it, and overall it had me in tears (happy and sad) throughout.
Barrett destroyed me emotionally throughout this one, and even though I thought it was going to be a HEA book, I still had my doubts even towards the end. Barrett was able to keep me on the line til the bitter end.
Overall, I can’t say enough good words about The Romance Recipe, and I write lots of words for every review. Just know you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster with some fiery scenes and some fiery scenes (wink wink).
Amy Chambers: restaurant owner, micromanager, control freak.
Amy will do anything to revive her ailing restaurant, including hiring a former reality-show finalist with good connections and a lot to prove. But her hopes that Sophie’s skills and celebrity status would bring her restaurant back from the brink of failure are beginning to wane…
Sophie Brunet: grump in the kitchen/sunshine in the streets, took thirty years to figure out she was queer.
Sophie just wants to cook. She doesn’t want to constantly post on social media for her dead-in-the-water reality TV career, she doesn’t want to deal with Amy’s take-charge personality and she doesn’t want to think about what her attraction to her boss might mean…
Then, an opportunity: a new foodie TV show might provide the exposure they need. An uneasy truce is fine for starters, but making their dreams come true means making some personal and painful sacrifices and soon, there’s more than just the restaurant at stake.
The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett
Narrator: Natalie Naudus, Chelsea Stephens
Length: 8 hours and 48 minutes
Published by Harlequin Audio on July 12th 2022
Genres: LesFic/Sapphic Fiction
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