Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Emmett Gant was planning to tell his father something really important one Sunday morning—but his father passed away first. Now, nearly three years later, Emmett can’t seem to clear up who he should be with—the girl with the apple cheeks and the awesome family, or his snarky neighbor, Keegan, who never sees his family but who makes Emmett really happy just by coming over to chat.
Emmett needs clarity.
Fortunately for Emmett, his best friend’s mom has a cookbook that promises to give Emmett insight and good food, and Emmett is intrigued. After the cookbook follows him home, Emmett and Keegan decide to make the recipe “For Clarity,” and what ensues is both very clear—and a little surprising, especially to Emmett’s girlfriend. Emmett is going to have to think hard about his past and the really important thing he forgot to tell his father if he wants to get the recipe for love just right.
Even with Amy Lane’s sweet books, there is a little bit of sadness. Food For Thought is no different. As always though, her strong “family is what we make of it” message comes through and our hearts are by no means battered in this novella.
Emmett’s life hasn’t been sunshine and puppies, but not without love. Still he struggles with his sexuality and a broken heart. Keegan’s family is not supportive, and he doesn’t see why Emmett would want one, but he is drawn to Emmett anyway.
When Emmett is handed the Curious Cookbook by his best friend’s mother – the closest thing he has to a mother of his own – he is skeptical but intrigued and sets about making some of the recipes hoping for some clarity.
I liked the chemistry Emmett and Keegan had, though I felt awful for Christine and what happened with her. It reduced my enjoyment of the story.
However, that aside, I enjoyed the cooking, the cat and the realizations Emmett made. I liked Vinnie and his mother and their support. I liked the story 🙂
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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