Despite all the hype, and the genre, and the tags and the advertising... I didn't know what to expect when I downloaded this book, and I certainly didn't expect a novel married with a cookery book. And yet... it works! It more than works, it's delicious.
So there's the love story between Lucy... sorry, Lisa and Adam. Adam, whose mother has a big issue with Lisa, whom she keeps calling--yes, you guessed it, Lucy. Potential mother-in-law does not approve of the relationship and things get messy when Lisa decides to impress Adam's mum by cooking. Except: she can't actually cook. Enter best friend Becky to the rescue! If that cast isn't enough to get you hooked, let's not forget Rambo, Lisa's little dog who has a very strong opinion and quite a big impact all by himself. Also Adam's wise-cracking parrot generates plenty of mirth throughout the novel.
In between instalments of this amazing love story, you get: yummy recipes skilfully woven into the plot. Recipes for Disaster is an unusual romance, and an unusual cookery book, but it serves both genres exceptionally well. The book is peppered (pardon the pun) with laugh-out-moments and the tension towards the end has you reading ever faster. The author has a fast, fluid and funny style that makes the novel--love story and recipes--a real treat, and I cannot wait to read more from this intriguing new talent.