Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Review of Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner

About the Book ~

Get ready for a heaping helping of humor, romance, and second chances.

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 and is sent packing, 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.

For more information about Bethany Turner and her books, check out her website here!

My Thoughts ~

There are not enough foodie words to describe how delectable Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner is!

Whether you're a brilliant culinary genius or someone who's simply proud that you've never melted a ceramic mug while microwaving a mug cake (ahem, that would be me...), we've all seen those cooking shows that draw you in with an unimaginable pairing like dragon fruit and octopus tentacles -- gag! -- but by the time the contestants' journeys conclude, you are emotionally invested in their happiness.

That is Hadley Beckett's Next Dish!

Max and Hadley's humorous, hate-to-love, second-chance story is a "signature dish" in fiction! The celebrity chef angle of the story allows you to step into the world of culinary royalty while also giving you a healthy serving of Nashville and a pinch of New York. As fun as the setting and supporting characters were, Max and Hadley's character growth are my favorite parts of the story! I loved how Max and Hadley each had to confront their public personas! This message will resonate on a heart level with readers, challenging them to look at what persona they're putting forth and when. Additionally, Max and Hadley had to confront misconceptions and fears individually. Max took a journey from believing in nothing to believing in something. A journey filled with mistakes and redemption and many second chances. A realistic journey. And Hadley had to decide if taking a chance on love was worth going through the worse, poorer, and sickness to get to all the good, wonderful, and blessed parts of love. And based on that epilogue, I'm pretty satisfied with her decision!

Five Stars ~  Hadley Beckett's Next Dish by Bethany Turner is filled with delicious fun and savory truths! Hadley Beckett's Next Dish is a standalone, but the author has other wonderful stories in her backlist for readers to enjoy!

Disclaimer ~ In accordance with FTC regulations, I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not compensated, nor was a positive review required. All opinions expressed are my own.

See you next time, and God bless you guys!!!


~V. Joy Palmer

V. Joy Palmer loves to write romantic and comedic stories that proclaim God’s deep love for us. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and an avid blogger. In her spare time, Joy loves to sing (especially Disney songs), drink large quantities of coffee, and take flowery photos for Bookstagram. When Joy isn’t fighting with fictional people, she’s hanging out with her husband and their adorable little girl. Connect with Joy via www.vjoypalmer.com!

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