Friday, 10 June 2016
Diet of Doubt
Lisa Saunders is a freshly qualified catering student. She has a somewhat stormy and unpredictable interview with an internationally renowned master chef, Marcel Peronnaud.
She is shocked but thrilled when he decides to appoint her as the newest trainee at his own restaurant in Paris.
She has to be careful, however, as she is fully aware of his reputation of being a lady's man, with his latest "affaire de cœur" often making the headlines in the tabloid press.
Could she, should she, be the first attractive young woman who enters his life who spurns his amorous advances?
However, all is not quite what it seems. Is Marcel really the Lothario of the haute cuisine demimonde? Or could there a great deal more to this man than his public image?
Whilst travelling through France with Lisa as he records his new cookery programme, she sees a different, much more sensitive side to Marcel.
During the ensuing months Lisa's resolve crumbles and she begins to fall in love with Marcel.
But then evidence comes to light that he may, after all, be nothing more than a player.
Is their romance doomed? Or can a miracle save this culinary "affaire de cœur"?
This is an ideal romantic novel for the holiday reading list so pack it with your sunglasses and your sunscreen!
It's published by Matador in paperback at a very reasonable £8.99 and is, as ever, available from the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, which you'll find, over there >>>>>> to the right of this review.