Really liked this second installment by Kaye Dacus, the first got me hooked- this one although it moved slower was still very well written. I would recommend this book.
I wasn't planning on enjoying this book, but it was much better than the first book in the series, Stand-in Groom. The characters are well defined, and seem like seperate people in this book. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Kaye Dacus quickly became one of my "must read" authors when I picked up her debut novel, Stand-in Groom, last year. It is an awesome read! I could hardly wait for her second installment to be released, which is, Menu for Romance. It took me awhile to get my hands on a copy, and I just read it last week. Though I thoroughly enjoyed it, in my opinion, it wasn't quite as good as Stand-in Groom.
Meredith Guidry has been in love with Major O'Hara for years, but doesn't think he feels the same. When she meets handsome contractor Wade Breaux, she agrees to let him help her with restoring the craftsman house she recently purchased. She tries her hardest to fall in love with him, but the sparks just don't seem to be there. The longer she spends time with Wade, the more he makes her realize that her big, hands-on family has just about smothered her personal life. She decides to make some major changes where her family is concerned.
Chef Major O'Hara has been working for Meredith's family for the last eight years. One of his best friends is her brother, Forbes. Major has always dreamed of opening his very own restaurant, but isn't sure it's possible, as his mother's medical condition always seems to get in his way. He has received an unbelievable offer, that he would love to accept, but isn't sure he'll be able to make it work.
The fact that Major is afraid to tell Meredith about his Mom's medical condition annoyed me to no end! He's on the fence just about the whole time trying to decide if her should tell her, or not. Yes...I can see how that could be a hard decision, but if you've been friends for eight years, surely you know by now that Meredith will more than understand. I guess since his mother is such a big part of his every day life, it's a big part of the story, but I think it would have been great to see how Meredith handled the news sooner in the story.
On the other hand, I'm eagerly looking forward to delving into Forbes' story, A Case for Love, hopefully this week. Be sure to watch for that review coming up soon!