No real plot, need narrator who can correctly pronounce names of cities (Spokane) and "sex scenes" are straight out of a paperback romance novel. Do not waste a credit on this one.
I picked out this book because I thought it would be a fun, easy read. I like chick lit and I thought the chef theme would be a neat backdrop. There's not enough going on inside this book but the romance, which is totally predictable, and a few subplots. I could not finish it. Soooo boring to listen to the characters talk to one another about the same plot lines. It was an empty book that actually motivated me to review it which I do not normally do because I could have used my audible credits on so many more deserving books.
The story was fun and the narrator is good. That said, the narrator needs to know how to pronounce certain words.
Sherbet is pronounced: Sher-bet not sher-bert
Spokane is pronounced: spo-can not spo-cane
She did a lovely job of narrating except for those two mispronunciations.
I would try another book by Susan Mallery and Therese Plummer.
The Buchannan series was good. I received book three in the series for free and feel compelled to complete the series. It was not the best novel, but it's worth continuing the series.
Therese Plummer was a great narrator. I would listen to other books narrated by Therese.
Gloria Buchannan was by far my favorite character. Gloria wears the saying "that evil bitch" on her sleeve. She was evil!!! However, her antics carried the storyline, which made this a great book. No one really gave Gloria a taste of her own medicine, so I will keep listing to the series, cause I have a feeling it's coming.
Therese was able to have a different voice/tone for each character. It made it much easier, because you knew exactly which character was speaking. Also, she portrayed Namomi character very well.
No, not really. The book wasn't awe-inspiring.
Therese Plummer is a great narrator. She has the perfect casual style for a romance novel. The plot and characters were well developed, although predictable.
I felt like the narrator sometimes made it sound like the characters were from New England rather than the North West. The book was decent but it didn't keep me at the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen.
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!