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Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanagh 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.

Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey and the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. A former bank executive and a three-time cancer survivor (all before she turned 35), Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn't matter what anyone else has to say. Because of that, she's chosen to follow his call to write. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight.

Warning: Do not sit down to read Hadley Beckett's Next Dish without a snack in hand. Trust me on this one. With all the talk about food you're absolutely going to find yourself reaching for something delicious...and sweet!

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk more about the book, shall we? If you love cooking shows, you are going to love this book. If you love romantic comedies, you are going to love this book. If you love both, well, you might just find this to be a new favorite... it truly is a delightful blend of the two.

When we first meet Max and Hadley, they are competing in a cooking competition...and let's just say they are not friendly competitors. The two are complete opposites, and they quite publicly don't get along. That's putting it mildly. But when they're thrown together once again... sparks fly, and I truly could not get enough. The chemistry is fantastic both when they're not getting along and when they are. And the humor? Absolutely fantastic! More than once I found myself laughing out loud! It was a great escape, just in the way a good romantic comedy might be!

This is the first book from Bethany Turner that I have had the chance to read, but it certainly will not be the last. If you love a fun romance, this is one NOT to miss!


  1. I’m looking forward to reading Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish!


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