Just Desserts by Mary Calmes

Title: Just Desserts
Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages: 102
Sub- Genre: M/M Contemporary
Kisses: 4.5


A hinky recipe for chocolate mousse might help gallery owner Boone Walton and chef Scott Wren find

the love missing from their lives.

A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

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.


I found this to be a sweet story, and if you love Mary Calmes as much as I do, I think you will enjoy it also.

Boone has feelings for his best friend Scott. He doesn’t believe he has a chance with Scott other than friendship. Boone is always cleaning up the messes Scott has with his terrible choices of the men in his life.

Boone buys a wonderful old stove as a showpiece for Scott’s restaurant and a mysterious cookbook shows up with it. Scott tries the recipe for the chocolate mousse and things start to fall in place for Boone and Scott after they eat the mousse together until Boone’s past comes knocking on the door…

As I said I think you will enjoy this novella as much as I did. If you have not had the pleasure of reading Mary Calmes books yet this is a good place to start. I am sure you will add her many wonderful books to your library.

Reviewed by: Cheryl

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