About the Book
Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanagh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel’s other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.
When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum, he’s sent packing to get his life in order. When he returns, career in shambles, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public’s good graces is to work alongside Hadley.
As these polar-opposite celeb chefs begin to peel away the layers of public persona and reputation, they will not only discover the key ingredients for getting along, but also learn the secret recipe for unexpected forgiveness . . . and maybe even love. In the meantime, hide the knives.
Fan-favorite Bethany Turner serves up a heaping helping of humor and romance with this thoroughly modern story centered on cooking, enemies, and second chances.
In My Opinion
Any book that reference Matt Damon, The West Wing, and Nashville (the city, not the show) has my attention. And Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish definitely lives up to the set up.
This is a book about two chefs who have competing shows on a cooking channel and very different styles. Max is a man who needs a lot of work. Prideful, cocky, rude, and more, he is in for a long fall. Hadley is as sweet as southern iced tea, but she isn’t perfect either.
That’s what I loved most about this book (although the food was pretty incredible too). Bethany Turner gives readers two characters who butt heads from the start but through forgiveness and grace, they come to appreciate each other. And that forgiveness and grace? It’s given over and over again because human beings are fallible and continue to make mistakes.
There are also a few laughs and a wonderful romance to entertain readers. Whether you are interested in the food, the pop culture reference, the enemies-to-lovers trope, or something else, it’s the message of the power of forgiveness that makes the most impact.
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