Tales of the Curious Cookbook
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.
Each Book in Tales of The Curious Cookbook Can Be Read As a Standalone
Lost Along the Way
Tales of the Curious Cookbook
Genre: gay contemporary romance, with a bit of magical realism
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date of Publication: April 15, 2015
Word Count: 44K
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Three months after losing his parents in a car crash, Denver weatherman Daniel Whitaker returns to Laramie, Wyoming. It’s bad enough dealing with the death of his parents and his failing relationship of fifteen years, but when he finds his childhood home full of clutter, Daniel is at a loss. He enlists Landon, his parents’ sexy neighbor, to help him sort through the mess.
Landon Kushner is a study in contradictions. He builds wind sculptures out of scrap metal and loves the outdoors, but he also rides a mint-green Vespa and has an affinity for knitting and fortune-telling. He’s been friends with Daniel’s parents for years, and he’s more than willing to lend a hand.
Their plan is simple: clean the house so Daniel can sell it and get back to his life in Denver. But when a strange cookbook comes into Landon’s possession, Daniel begins to realize that the universe – and Granny B – may have other plans.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
i was surprisingly disappointed in this book and it was a bit predictable. i’m a huge marie sexton fan…HUGE!
throughout most of the story danny was unhappy…and it was a bit depressing. at first, neither he nor chase were that likeable. their relationship was draining to read about. as danny unravels the reasons for his unhappiness and gets to know landon better he gradually becomes more likeable. his revelation at the flea market is pretty special. i liked landon but i don’t feel like we really know him, i felt that he was underdeveloped.
overall the story was ok and doesn’t take away from the anthology really. it’s still a good read throughout and worth the buy.
About the Author:
Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.
My website/blog: http://mariesexton.net/
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