The Dish by Stella Newman

There are 3 things in life that I love…writing, food and a dollop of romance. This book has all three so it was a no brainer that I would devour this book in one sitting.

Laura has just recently moved back to London following a divorce from her cheating husband. Still grieving the death of her mother she sets about starting to make a new life for herself and when her mum’s old boss offers her a job she lands on her feet and quickly becomes the writer of The Dish. A food critic column in the magazine The Voice.
She loves her job as a food critic and reviewing the latest celeb crazed restaurant in town she brutally writes about how terrible it is only for fate to intervene and bring her to meet the head chef of the particular place that she may just be about to destroy. Tricky for someone who prides herself on honesty.

Adam is perfect, he’s funny, loyal, and successful and a genuinely lovely guy and him and Laura automatically hit it off. Should she follow her gut and tell him about the review or follow her heart as they begin to fall for each other.

I could not put this book down. I loved everything about it. From the front cover to how it flows effortlessly. It’s well written with a down to earth nature and has some all familiar characters that we come into contact with everyday. It’s also quite emotional when reading about Laura and her mum, the book takes you through the regrets and heartbreak that Laura and her family have after losing the one person in the world that you feel you can’t live without.

There are secrets and truths, a few surprises and I loved the French and Italian parts. The descriptions are perfect and make me want to pack my bags and eat my body weight in food at the same time. This is a brilliant book with next to no flaws as far as I’m concerned. A ideal beach read this summer.

Thank you very much to Headline and Netgalley for my Advanced Reading Copy of this book.


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