Second Thyme Around Author:Katie Fforde For years, things have run quite smoothly for Perdita and her organic gardening business. So what if her hair needs a complete overhaul, her sweater has more holes than Swiss cheese, and there's no hope of a boyfriend on the horizon? The last thing Perdita wants is a meddlesome man in her life -- but she's about to get one, in the form of her co... more »mpletely infuriating ex-husband, Lucas.
Lucas in disagreeable, curt, arrogant, and smolderingly gorgeous. He's also the new chef at Grantly House, Perdita's number-one customer. Worse, Mr. Grantly has the insane idea of starting a television cooking show that will put Lucas and Perdita together as "The Gourmet and the Gardener."
Now, things are heating up in the kitchen -- and elsewhere. With the bright lights blazing and old feelings stirring the pot, it could be a recipe for disaster... or absolute delight.« less
This is the first time I have read Katie Fforde and I definitely will seek her stuff out again.
This books is kind of marketed as a romance but it's really not. The relationship between Perdita and her ex-husband, Lucas, is almost an afterthought. A big part of the novel is about how Perdita deals with lost and grief. Regardless it was a really good read.