Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish – Bethany Turner

Revell/ISBN-13: 978080073865/ISBN-10: 0800735234/Publication date 5th May 2020

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish is a new romantic comedy from the author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey. It tells the tale of two chefs who start out as rivals and, through competitions, self reflection and plenty of banter, end up becoming a lot more than that.

I found this book to be charming, funny, engrossing. I couldn’t put it down once I’d started and really enjoyed every aspect of it. I’m generally a thriller girl, but every now and then I need something light to break it up a bit, and this was just what I wanted.

The main characters – Hadley and Max – are both well rounded and interesting people. We come to know what makes them tick, how they interact with people, why they do what they do. And you come to love them both, even if in very different ways.

Hadley is kind and caring, and generally just a nice person, so it is easy to like her. Max however, comes across as a grump. A bit self centered, egotistical, but we still love him none the less, as it is clear to see that he is a softy underneath.

Many times when reading this, I was laughing out loud. I cringed and I swooned. It’s charming in a cosy romance kind of way, but not sickly. Bethany Turner has hit the right balance between humour and great story telling.

This book provides a light relief to those looking for something a bit less intense for the now – as mentioned above I tend to lean towards reads like this when I need a break from my usual genre and I’m so glad I read this.

I would recommend this to fans of romantic comedies, those looking for some silly escapism, or if, like me, you want something you wouldn’t usually go for.

Happy reading all!


Thank you for the Author and Love Tours for my copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Bethany Turner – author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey.