To rising political star Stuart Somerset, Verity Durant is just a name and food is just food, until her first dish touches his lips. Only one other time had he felt such pure arousal - a dangerous night of passion with a stranger, who disappeared at dawn.
Ten years is a long time to wait for the main course, but when Verity Durant arrives at his table, there's only one thing that will satisfy Stuart's appetite for more. But is his hunger for lust, revenge - or that rarest of delicacies, love? For Verity's past has a secret that could devour them both even as they reach for the most delicious fruit of all....
©2008 Sherry Thomas; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"A Cinderella story with a compelling culinary twist, Thomas's scrumptious Victorian confection...proves impossible to resist." (Publishers Weekly)
There was good and bad for me with this one. The narration was great and the ending came together, and I liked Stuart and Verity enough to want to find out how their story ends. But for much of the story we go back and forth through time, which made it a difficult story to listen too. I think this would be a better story in book form as you are less likely to get lost. I rewound a lot to see what date the story was in. It was a cute historical regency romance, but there are some plot twists that I felt was too unbelievable to swallow without rolling my eyes. But this author can write, and despite some big flaws in the story it held my interest to the end. Also, the speaker was fantastic, which helped make this one a good listen.
Having never heard of this author before, I expected the usual romance plot format and was very pleasantly surprised. The sensual element of fine food marries plot and character development for a fun romp...excellently narrated. Humourous, engaging, naughty...this author is one I'll be watching out for!
I enjoy supernatural romances and fantasy!
This was a fun book! I really enjoyed the descriptions of food, and learning how food was prepared over 100 years ago is an eye opener. The story was interesting, including the flashbacks. However, the romance was a little improbable, certainly very Cinderella! Overall, a very intriguing novel, with a fresh viewpoint. Looking forward to Ms. Thomas next book!
yes!!! it was a crazy and wonderful book!!!
The narrator was far to slow at reading.
Plot: Aweful, Narrator: Aweful. Hard to keep track of story. Confusing storyline. Bleh Made myself listen to the whole thing just in case.....waste of my time!
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