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Title: Hungry for Love
Author: Lucy Beresford
Published: July 1st, 2016
This is a fun but dramatic story that’ll certainly leave you with your mouth watering at the descriptions of some of the delectable dishes which permeate throughout the story. It is a story showing the impact of nurture on people and how developing a feeling of self worth is empowering, enabling people to make life changing decisions. It starts with Jax, who calls off her wedding via a text sent on the morning she was due to get married. This decision changes her life, her attitudes to herself and others, and gives her opportunities she’s never before realised she could take.
Jax and Caryl are sisters, brought up by their famous TV celebrity chef Mum who is so well known by only her first name – Majella and is something of a domineering control freak who really doesn’t know how to show love other than by cooking. Despite their Mum, Jax can’t even cook toast. Both sisters have a love/hate relationship with food. Jax loves to eat food produced by others and can’t cook whilst Caryl can cook but has a serious eating disorder. The story is somewhat light hearted but it has serious issues and more substance than many in this genre. Instead of getting married and going on honeymoon, Jax is sent on a cookery course and so the delicious fun begins. With Jonty, Pablo, Brian and Dan there are plenty of males in her life but will any of them prove to be the right ingredient for Jax?
This is a spicy tale, starting with a text jilting, getting stirred up with cookery lessons and family dramas, a campaign, secrets and surprises into a delectable recipe for love. It hooks the reader in from the start and is an adventurous, tasty read – a fun book to escape into.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
When Jax – daughter of a famous TV celebrity chef – cancels her wedding on the day by text, she unleashes forces of empowerment and creativity which will change not only her life but the lives of those around her. She might learn to cook, but will she find love again?