Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner



Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanaugh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel's other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.

When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum, he's sent packing to get his life in order. When he returns, career in shambles, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public's good graces is to work alongside Hadley.

As these polar-opposite celeb chefs begin to peel away the layers of public persona and reputation, they will not only discover the key ingredients for getting along, but also learn the secret recipe for unexpected forgiveness . . . and maybe even love. In the meantime, hide the knives.
Fan-favorite Bethany Turner serves up a heaping helping of humor and romance with this thoroughly modern story centered on cooking, enemies, and second chances.


I had fun with this delightful Rom-Com book! I enjoyed it so much I finished it in an entire day! 
This book is Bethany Turner's best yet and my favorite! I mean, what's not to love!
I like how Turner puts just the right amount of humor in this book. My husband kept asking me what was so funny so I ended up reading a few passages to him. It made him smile. 
Hadley's grandma made the book that much more lovable. I liked her. Why I liked her is that she was a staunch supporter in whatever Hadley did. She cracked me up. I don't think she ever grew up lol. 
She reminded me of my own grandma at times. Her fiestiness especially. I liked her zest for life.
Hadley is a remarkable character and I ended up loving her because of her quirks and crannies so to speak. Her heart was all the way in and I liked how she made her viewers feel like they were her family.
I loved the phrase " Let Hadley be Hadley." A rarity indeed but one I came to appreciate.
Not many people will let you be yourself. Not even in the foodie world.
You know, I think Max Cavanaugh reminds me of Gordon Ramsey. I used to watch his food show all the time He'd get mad at the slightest thing. 
I think that is the reason I didn't care for Max. He was too standoffish. Eventually I began to warm up to him even though he didn't make it easy!
I enjoyed learning about Max and Hadley! I loved the way that Turner has made them realistic and definitely believable! I could hear their banter coming through the pages of the book. I love it when the characters can interact with the readers so to speak.
Sometimes life can be trying and hard, or it can be what you make of it. Or my biggie is that you can learn from it.
In my opinion, it's easier to learn from it.. Wouldn't it be much better and easier for everyone involved?
I'd like to think so.
But anyway, I was sad when the book ended. I will be rereading this again in the future! So worth the reread!
This book deserves five stars and more. It's one you won't want to put down until you finish. Hadley is just one of those characters that makes you think about her long after it's over. Oh, and we can't leave Max out either!
I highly recommend this book! I think you'll love it as much as I did!
I was blessed to get to read this book.
My thanks goes to Thomas Nelson publishers for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own

Bethany Turner
Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey and the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado.
A former bank executive and a three-time cancer survivor (all before she turned 35), Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn't matter what anyone else has to say.
Because of that, she's chosen to follow his call to write. She lives with her 
husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who 
crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight. Learn more at

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