A Pinch of Salt (Three Sisters Catering Book 1)
For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn't until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life.
For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife's abandonment. He's had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn't until he commissions Millie for his daughter's birthday party that he realizes he's forgotten that he's not only a father, but a man.
They both think they're content in their lives, but sometimes the right amount of spice can turn an okay dish into a magnificent one. A Pinch of Salt may be all that's needed to bring Millie and Jackson the flavor they've been missing.
Plot/Idea: 3 out of 10
Originality: 4 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 3 out of 10
Overall: 4.00 out of 10
Plot: The plot of this novel will be familiar to readers. Additionally, there's very little in the way of stakes or tension throughout.
Prose: The book's prose is solid, moves along at a good pace, and is engaging. Several literary references to well-known romances are sure to delight fans of the genre.
Originality: There are few surprises in the story, and readers will find the plot fairly predictable with familiar genre tropes.
Character Development: The romantic leads are familiar and fairly one-dimensional. Jericho, a minor character, carries more mystery and potential conflict than any of the major players. The reader is left missing that depth and potential in the others.
Date Submitted: May 27, 2018