Deep Dish

Mary Kay Andrews, Author
Mary Kay Andrews, Author . Harper $24.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-06-083736-5
Reviewed on: 12/03/2007
Release date: 03/01/2008

Andrews (Savannah Breeze ; Hissy Fit ) delivers a trademark romance set in her native Deep South. Gina Foxton is a 30-year-old chef with a health-conscious approach to classic Southern fare whose public access cooking show gets canceled when the show's big sponsor pulls out after finding the show's producer (and Gina's boyfriend) in bed with his wife. So news that the Cooking Channel is looking to add a new show is a welcome development. The producers are also interested in another local cooking show called Vittles , hosted by “Kill It and Grill It” Tate Moody. The competition between Gina and Tate ramps up when the network decides to turn their competition into a reality show. The close quarters and competition create the right atmosphere for the two chefs to fall in love, though things never get too racy. Andrews takes a long time to get the romance off the ground, but when it starts moving, it moves fast. Andrews's readership will eat this one up. (Feb.)

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