The newest romance by Aurora Rey, Recipe for Love, is a fun-filled story set in a small town in upstate New York. This is a light-hearted and delightful tale that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Recipe for Love places a big city chef (Drew Davis) as the head chef for a new restaurant called Fig in a small town in upstate New York. The theme for this establishment is “farm to table” which means trying to use food that is mostly grown locally. Of course this sets up the meeting between Drew and Hannah Little, a local farmer who supplies Fig with most of its produce. Sparks fly immediately between these two characters, but this is definitely a slow-burn romance, so it takes a while before the two realize what those sparks really mean.
The characters, both main and secondary, are well-developed and real. The descriptions of the setting makes me want to become a farmer just like Hannah, and I’m sure I’ve gained at least five pounds reading about the delicious food in the story. Ms. Rey has done an excellent job of creating a world and a story I would love to live in.
If you like a lovely romance with engaging characters, a beautiful setting, and good food, then this is the book for you.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review. You can get a copy here.