Just Desserts by Mary Calmes ~ Book Review by Teresa

It’s called comfort food for a reason.

Not much is known about the cookbook, except that years ago, the mysterious Granny B collected a set of magical recipes and wrote them down. Over the years, each book has been modified, corrected, added to, and passed down through the generations to accumulate its own unique history. The secrets behind these very special recipes are about to find their way into new hands and new lives, just when they’re needed the most.

Food created out of love casts a spell all its own, but Granny B’s recipes add a little something extra. This curious cookbook holds not only delicious food, but also the secrets of love, trust, and healing, and it’s about to work its magic once again.

JustDessertsLG Title: Just Desserts

Author: Mary Calmes

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

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.

Teresa’s View:

Just Desserts is the final offering from the Tales of the Curious Cookbook series. Once again we have magical food! I was very happy. Throwing in a ghostly presence, sexy tattoos, and hot sex, meant there is just a little spice happening.

I liked both main characters. It is told in first person from Boone’s view point. I liked his voice and appreciated his background and fears. Scott seemed a little flighty and oblivious at first but things quickly came to light and I liked his forwardness when push came to shove.

The food isn’t the star but plays a big role and I liked how the cookbook was delivered. I thought the theme of the series was well represented.

Another pleasant story from Mary Calmes!

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
All Romance eBooks

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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