#BlogTour #Review ~ The Sinking Chef Pot Love 2 by Sylvia Ashby @bysylvia_a @NeverlandBT #Giveaway

 

“Bridget Jones meets Burnt in this delightful comedy novel about a talented YouTuber and the guy who keeps trying to bring her down. Although part of a series this book is completely standalone, as are all other novels in the Pot Love Series. In Belsize Park, London, Ashley works hard on her daily YouTube channel “The Sinking Chef”. It’s filmed right in her kitchen, so she doesn’t go out much. James is a gruff British TV director, turned publisher, who Ashley had a crush on ages ago. She has moved on but when he calls with an offer to take her out to lunch she doesn’t say no. It’s only lunch – what can go wrong? The day Ashley meets James for lunch and he promises her a book deal, she makes the worse decision in her life – to hide the book deal from her boyfriend, Giacomo. As things progress Ashley’s secrets mount up and other things in her life unravel. Is there a connection? And how is she going to get out of this without losing Giacomo and the life she loves? Set in the heart of fast-paced London, The Sinking Chef is a charming story of love, recipes, secrets, and the determination to do thinks right by those you love most in your life.”

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About the Author 

Sylvia Ashby is fond of the written word: books, blog posts, recipes, even an explanation to the HM Revenue & Customs as to why she thinks skirts should be exempt from VAT – she’s written it all! She likes travelling and has lived all over Europe – London, Brussels, Amsterdam and Sofia, Bulgaria. Currently, she lives in Leuven, Belgium with her husband, daughter, son and a sparrow called Jack, who comes occasionally to peck the seeds she leaves for him on top of the garden shed.

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My Review

I haven’t read the first in this series but figured it would be reasonably easy to slide into a rom-com. The Sinking Chef Pot Love 2 begins with a fairly yummy looking recipe. So far so good. Then we meet Ashley, as soon as I spotted her loitering on the ‘mumsnet’ web forum I knew she was in trouble. A dedicated mix of mums and mum’s to be don’t take kindly to someone not in the same situation. Ashley must have been completely dense to get involved and from there on in my opinion of her didn’t rise much! When she is contacted by her ex James her spidey senses should really have kicked in that her ideal life was about to escalate out of control.

There are moments of humour that did detract from the annoyance of the pair. Giacomo her hot Italian lover is a sweetie, he really cares about her but she is intent on spinning a web of lies that could push him away. Why does Ashley think James will do anything to enrich her life .. once bitten, twice shy etc.

This is ideal for a light read, on the beach or public transport, entertaining enough to pass the time and if you like cooking there are some delicious recipes to tempt even the most basic of chef’s. I’m not sure if I just had a personality clash with Ashley or if she was intended to be loathed! A quick read that will appeal to many I’m sure but it didn’t quite hit the right spot for me.

Thanks to the author and Neverland Blog Tours for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily. 

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