Title: Recipe for Romance
Author: JM Snyder
Publisher: JMS Books
Characters: Preston Pruitt, Cameron Richards
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Preston Pruitt put aside his dreams of becoming a gourmet chef at a high-end restaurant to raise his daughter while her mother was on active duty in Afghanistan. Now Abby is a precocious eight-year-old in love with fairies and princesses, and Preston works at an unimaginative and monotonous job as a short order cook.
Abby has her quirks, and when she tries to wear a pair of costume wings for her school pictures, her father is called to help talk her out of them. That’s when Preston meets Cam Richards, a handsome photographer with his own studio in town. Between Cam’s quick smile and flirty manner, Preston is smitten and surprises himself by asking the guy out. Late night phone calls lead to dinner dates, and soon Preston is falling for Cam. It helps that Abby approves of her father’s new special friend.
With Cam’s encouragement, Preston gets the chance to interview for an executive chef position. Now that he has all the ingredients, will he finally fulfill his dream of becoming a top chef and find the perfect recipe for romance?
One of the great things about JM Snyder’s books is the way she connects with her characters. Recipe for Romance has everything I enjoy when it comes to reading romance within this genre. The relationship between the two men is very sweet and I loved the way both men really connected with Preston’s daughter, Abby.
I really enjoyed watching these characters work at putting each other into their lives. Life isn’t always easy and I highly enjoyed watching this couple really work at starting something special between them. The chemistry between the two men is strong and really resonated with me as a reader. They really work at slowly making their relationship into something that could possibly be everlasting and to stand the test of time. Both men are realistically written with real life experiences and it was very interesting to see how things would work out between them.
Recipe for Romance is the perfect read on a hot summer’s day. Fans of Ms. Snyder’s will love the sweet romance and love these characters have for one another and will adore the journey they go through to find a happy ending together.
Reviewed By: Gabbi