A Recipe for Disaster
Meet Lucy, master wedding cake baker, idealistic school canteen crusader, and someone whose broken heart just won’t seem to mend…
Lucy is quietly confident that she has made the right choices in life. Surrounded by friends and family in a small country town, Lucy can easily suppress the feeling that something is missing from her life.
But when a blast from the past arrives in the form of her estranged husband, international celebrity chef Oliver Murray, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble beneath her like overbaked meringue.
Is Oliver’s return all business or is it motivated by something more?
A Recipe for Disaster starts long after most love stories would have ended, proving it is never too late to offer someone a second slice of cake or a second chance.
Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.
Author Bio –
Belinda Missen is an award-winning and best-selling author, screenwriter, and freelance writer from Geelong, Australia.
A reader from an early age, Belinda began writing her own stories shortly after her love affair with Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park began. What began as fan-fiction soon took deeper root, and she was scribbling out strange little stories in empty notebooks she found laying around the house.
With qualifications in transport and office administration, and a combined career of fifteen years in these industries, Belinda decided to uproot everything in 2013 and return to her first love of writing. She now writes full-time, between cups of coffee, binge watching television, and feeding her cats and husband.
In April 2016, she was awarded the JOLT Courthouse Youth Arts Award in the Inspire 26+ Category for her piece Obsession.
In February 2017, her book Love And Other Midnight Theories clawed its way to the top of the Amazon charts in its category of Performing Arts, beating JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. True story – she has the screenshots to prove it.
When not dabbling in the written word, Belinda can be found mentoring other writers, beta-reading, reviewing, helping others to ready books for publication, and sleeping. In the digital world, she can be found online at Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
This story is about Lucy and Oliver; a married couple that’s been together since the highschool but have been separated for the last three years. After three years of not talking to each other, what happens when he returns to her life in a big style?
Lucy is a baker that didn’t really bring her career forward as she wanted to. Oliver is a famous cook that was living and working in Paris for a popular restaurant chain. He is set to open up a restaurant in their small town and wants Lucy to work for him. She accepts it but not everything goes as planned.
What I loved about this book is baking (I love books that have baking in it, ok?) and that it was set in Australia. Not only those two things, of course but it stood out to me the most. What I found great is the plot; it wasn’t really pushed onto you and they didn’t go back together like nothing has happened in the past. No, they still have their up and downs, they still have to learn how to work with each other and how to make their relationship work. It is not really easy when you have a mother that’s obsessed with your husband (not in the wrong way!) and wants you two to end up together. Not only that, but there are the problems that Lucy didn’t realize up until now.
What caught me off guard was how the problem was put out. Usually it is the guy that’s always guilty for something but this was both of their fault. I appreciate the author for doing this. I admit that when I read it, I was a bit upset but when I stopped and took a step back, I realized it is just what it is. It is the truth and it happened.
Let’s not forget the best friend drama!! I felt sorry for Zoe but also felt mad at her when she just ditched Lucy after she told her the truth. Yes, in not the best way possible but still. >.< At least, in the end she came to her senses.
To me, there was something missing to give it a full 5 stars. I can’t quite pinpoint what. But!! Don’t let this take you back and make you not read the book. The book is really really good and I wish that this book would be made into a series. The characters were interesting and plot is worth following. I recommend this book to every lover of the books with baking (not only sweet but savour one) and hot scenes (because there were couple of them). I’m sure that it will give you the laugh and maybe even tears.
Rating: 4* out of 5
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