When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

Sometimes you know you’re going to be up all night reading. While I was reading ‘When in Doubt, Add Butter’ by Beth Harbison, I was in a lovely fantasy-land of romance, cooking and good times.  

The heroine, Gemma Craig is a capable woman in her late thirties who earns her living cooking for her clients. Her clients range from the weird (fussy eaters who are equally difficult people), to the wonderful (clients who become friends and saviours), the frightening (Russian mafia) right through to Mr Right (likeable, funny, successful, handsome, falls in love and lust with the heroine in seconds – need I say more?)

Gemma has her ups and downs but needless to say, there is a happy ending.

I always know I am going to enjoy novels with pictures of food on the cover. ‘When in Doubt, Add Butter’ has a cover with pretty cupcakes decorated with pastel coloured swirls of butter cream icing that made me happy just to look at them. There is probably a name for Chick-lit with food themes and while I don’t know what it is, the style works for me.

A bit like ‘The Bride Hunter’ by Amy Appleton (see earlier post) I’m not going to remember the storyline in years to come, but that doesn’t matter. I’ll look for more books by Beth Harbison and expect I’ll enjoy them just as much as this one.

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