Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauck

Book Description:
Joy Ballard has a secret: she's a cooking show host who can't really cook.
When her South Carolina-based cooking show, Dining With Joy, is picked up by a major network, Joy Ballard's world heats up like a lowcountry boil.
Joy needs help. Then she meets chef Luke Davis who moved to Beaufort after losing his Manhattan restaurant. A cook at the Frogmore Cafe, he’s paying debts and longing to regain his reputation in the elite foodie world.
Luke and Joy mix like oil and water…until Joy is exposed on national television. With her career and his reputation both under fire, they’ll have to work together to fix the mess. Is it possible that they can learn to feast on God’s love and dine with joy?

My Thoughts:
This was an entertaining book! Joy has to take over her father's cooking show with one 'minor' problem....she can't cook! The cooking show is picked up by a national station and now Joy is going to have to be even more creative in hiding her secret. Luke on the other hand CAN cook and Joy thinks he will be her salvation. She can host while he cooks. Before she can get that worked out, her secret is spilled, on the air, and she and Luke lose their jobs!
I loved how the author made you feel what the characters felt. Joy basically had to respect her father's wishes and continue with the show. She didn't have only herself to think about but her mom and nieces (she is helping raise). I also like how she and Luke have complimenting personalities instead of similar ones...that made it much more interesting. Overall a delightfully fun, romantic read.
This book is a 4/5. A sweetly romantic read.

Thank you to Booksneeze for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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