Thursday, September 14, 2017

Just Desserts by Mary Calmes (audiobook)

Title:  Just Desserts
Author: Mary Calmes
My Rating: A
Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Tales of the Curious Cookbook
Main Characters: Boone and Scott
Release Date: May 2017 (audiobook)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Boone Walton has tried hard to create some distance between himself and his past. He's invested in his new life, his New Orleans art gallery, and his friendship with Scott Wren. Things finally seem to be settling down to normal, and Boone couldn’t be happier. 

Chef Scott Wren wants much more than normal with Boone. He wants to raise things to the next level, but Boone is terrified—and not because of the ghost in Scott’s apartment or Scott’s relatives. No, Boone's past is about to pay him a visit, and the only thing that can get between Boone, Scott, and a hinky recipe for chocolate mousse found in a curious cookbook is the river of pain Boone had to swim across to get to this side of The Big Easy. There’s a secret behind the ingredients, though—one that might reveal the trust and love that have been missing from Boone’s life.

My Quickie Review:
Overall: 4.5
Performance: 4.75 
Story: 4.5

I liked this one a lot. It read like a much longer book than it really was. I think that's down to the power of a friends to lovers story...that deep connection is already there for the characters. 

Boone and Scott have been best friends for a long time. Scott likes to date...a lot. And Boone has had a crush on him forever. But Boone doesn't want to ruin their friendship, so by the time Scott is single and Boone builds up his courage to go for it...Scott is no longer single.

But they are helped along in this story by a great ghost and a very interesting cookbook. Throw in a hint of danger and this story was a win/win for me. I liked it a lot. It's fast, but entertaining. And like always, Greg Tremblay's narration was perfection. He's truly coming to be my #1 favorite narrator!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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