Chef Maggie Donnely isnít having the
best of luck lately. Her coffee shop, Letís Dish, is in the
red, a new shop is stealing her business, and when she and
her now ex-husband celebrate their divorce with a bit too
much alcohol, the beautiful baker is left with a bun in the
oven of her own. To make matters worse, the man stealing
her business is Kevin Best, her infuriating former cooking
Kevin knows he made a mistake with
Maggie once, but upon seeing her again he isnít about to let
the sassy redhead get away a second time. Though Maggie
swears up and down she wants nothing to do with him, Kevin
knows she canít deny the attraction between them forever.
When a fire burns down Letís Dish,
Maggie has to concede that she needs help. Thereís a
cooking contest that, if she wins, could give her the money
she needs to restore Letís Dish, but she needs a partner.
And when Kevin comes to her aid, Maggie realizes that
perhaps the man of her nightmares may, in truth, be the man
of her dreams.
Sparks Ė and the occasional food
product Ė fly in the snappy Letís Dish.
Catherine Wade has served up a delicious story filled with
love, acceptance, friendship, patience, and a few desserts
that, admittedly, made me want to reach into the book and
grab them. Maggie is a heroine who is easy to cheer for.
Even though things go wrong right and left, she never gives
up and keeps working towards her goals. I respected her,
but I will admit she tried my patience a time or two. While
I understand stress and pregnancy likely make her a bit
testier than normal, Maggie seemed to take out her anger on
Kevin a bit too much. Kevin, as is probably fitting, has
the patience of a saint and surprised me with how persistent
he was in his pursuit of Maggie. He was sensual and kind,
and I couldnít help but fall for him. Additionally, I
utterly adored Lyla and Armand, Maggieís best friends. They
were the sort of people I would love to be friends with,
were they real.
All in all, I found Letís Dish
to be a truly satisfying read. Itís both heartwarming and
sensual, which I loved. I also have to admit that the Food
Network addict in me thrilled in the cooking scenes and was
on the edge of my seat during the contest. Simply