The lowdown from Goodreads
Published July 21, 2015
In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern.
Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst.
The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?
I was Really Into this book. I loved Lou, fell in love with Milwaukee & can’t wait to read more from Amy. Also, this book features a hell of a recipe for Coconut Cream Cake. This cake is so delicious that it deserves a full post of it’s own, so you can find more about it here.
I tried to get Jessica Really Into this book as well, but she wasn’t biting. I don’t know why! This book was sweet, fun & I (for real) cried at the end. Yes, it was somewhat predictable, but I’m totally okay with that. I like to know where I am going. Amy did throw in some nice surprises, like THE COUPLE. I Really enjoyed getting to know them & loved how much they supported Lou’s dream & they seriously had the best love story.
Next up is Luck, Love & Lemon Pie by Amy. I’m reading it in anticipation of The Simplicity of Cider which is supposed to hit shelves May of 2017. You know I love the Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke, but what other book series are you Really Into?