Friday, July 23, 2021

Book Review - Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking

Love, Death, and the Art of Cooking 
Linda Griffin 
August 2021 

Software engineer Reid Lucas loves to cook and has a history of falling in love with married women. When he leaves his complicated past in Chicago for a job in California, he runs into trouble and must call a virtual stranger to bail him out of jail. 

Alyssa Knight, a tough street cop waiting for a church annulment from her passive-aggressive husband, is the roommate of the woman Reid calls for help, and she reluctantly provides bail for Reid. 

He falls for her immediately, and cooking for her is an act of love. She just wants to be friends, but they keep ending up in bed together. When his boss is murdered, Reid is a suspect…or is he the intended target? 

Between The Pages 
This story will make you hungry. Reid is a master cook and dishes up lots of food that will have the fussiest of eaters want to take a bite. The opening grabs your attention with Reid being arrested. The twist of a mysterious murder is interesting, and while I felt the suspense could have been highlighted more, the author ties up the loose ends nicely. Reid and Alyssa make a cute couple, but there were times I felt Alyssa was a bit rough on Reid. Food is definitely an art in this book, and it will make you want to join the author for a delicious dinner meal. 

4 Stars

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