I've waited several months for Audible to release this title unabridged and was very excited to see "Delicious" in the list of Susan Mallory's books. I had thoroughly enjoyed her other two books in this series (almost listened to an entire book in one setting!) but while listening to "Delicious," I found myself a little disappointed in the female lead, Penny. Her strengths and insecurities were very believable. However, I found her reactions to the story's romantic obstacles too stereotyped and therefore very frustrating. In fact, I oftentimes found myself relating much more to the male character, Cal.
I give this story three stars for being an otherwise great listen. Also, since this story is chronologically the first in the series, it is a "must read" to fully enjoy and appreciate the next two books. Be ready to sit back and enjoy; Susan Mallory is a real treat!
Not Really. It was a cute read and some great in site into a professional kitchen but it was a bit dated, very soap operay and some of the dialogue didn't flow well.
She did a really good job at making the different voices, yes. I really enjoyed the Brooklyn style accents even though one waitress was actually from Ohio.
There was a lot of the siblings' plots that didn't get closure.
When they were at the restaruant
It has been hard for me to find any books I liked after the Virgin River series, While this is not as good it held my attention and I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next book.
Therese Plummer is the BEST narrator. Actually look to see what she is narrating and choose books based on that.
I bought this title because I love Therese Plummer and thought the story sounded interesting. It was perfect; the kind of book I enjoy the most. I read to escape the real world and don't like sorrow and sadism. Some sorrow is necessary, but sadistic suffering isn't. This book was a delight. The worst thing I could say about it is the sex scenes are a little too descriptive, but all in all, it's one of my favorites. Very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.
Entertaining - Sweet - Romantic
I accidentally listened to this series out of order but quite honestly, it didn't make that much of a difference. The books were creative and sweet. Definitely wouldn't mind a sequel to all four of them!
I really enjoyed Cal and Penny's story, Mallery does it again. I strongly reccomend this series. The characters emotions come across strongly you can't help but feel for each of them as they find their way back to each other. A very touching romance.
Only if they want something short but cute…
I would have made it a little bit longer, maybe a hostel takeover of the company leaving Gloria OUT and definitely more at the end. I liked the ending but I would have enjoyed knowing more of what happens to everyone.
Really cute love story between the exhusband and wife. There were times I just wanted to wack Cal stupid so that he would wake up and grow up. I also wanted to punch the hateful Grandma, Gloria. Her nastiness seemingly coming from nowhere just made me uncomfortable. I suppose, it is not a traditional romance without a nasty female character or two making the couple's lives difficult. I bought the whole series on sale so looking forward to reading more on the Buchanan brothers.