Thursday, December 24, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

Merry Christmas, y'all! This week I'm featuring Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner. I've been wanting to read this romantic comedy for a while now and finally got my hands on a copy. It's awesome, even better than I thought it'd be. I've been laughing so much!

About the Book
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.

Book Beginnings
"Okay, everyone! We're back in twenty. Places, please."

Friday 56
"What was I thinking? What was I thinking? What was I thinking?" I muttered to myself as I hurried through my ridiculously oversized house-for-one to the door. I looked down at my outfit one last time and smoothed it out and then took a deep breath before reaching for the knob.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. Now I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing, and I liked the blurb and the excerpts. Here's mine: “THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS”

    1. Thanks for coming by, Laurel-Rain! Have a great weekend! :)

  2. Sounds like a fun rom com to me! Merry Christmas!

    1. I think it just might be my favorite rom-com of all time! It's so good! Merry Christmas, Freda! :)

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    1. There were a few cooking scenes throughout the book that made me hungry. Thanks for visiting! Happy reading! :)