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Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner

You guys! This is hands down my favorite Bethany Turner book. Here’s why:



If it wasn’t for the fact that I had to actually sleep at night, I would have read this gem in one sitting, literally. And bathroom breaks were had at the speed of light so I could get back to reading. Tea was made with the book in one hand. You get the picture. Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish is now officially my favorite book from Bethany Turner. Her character arc of Maxwell Cavanagh is so convincing that in the first chapters of the book I was convinced he couldn’t possibly be the hero of the story. Hang in there folks, Hadley Beckett’s journey of getting to know Max while filming together is delightful, and oh so satisfying! Seeing the story unfold from Max and Hadley’s points of view is just so what I needed and enjoyed. I love seeing characters slowly become the best versions of themselves because of—reasons. (no spoiler zone) There was humor, wit, tension, and romance and the foodie references are just the cherry on the top. You don’t have to be a foodie to devour this story.

You will not regret this read. I put the book down with a happy sigh. Well done Bethany Turner.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. My opinions are entirely my own.



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Celebrity chef Maxwell Cavanagh is known for many things: his multiple Michelin stars, his top-rated Culinary Channel show To the Max, and most of all his horrible temper. Hadley Beckett, host of the Culinary Channel’s other top-rated show, At Home with Hadley, is beloved for her Southern charm and for making her viewers feel like family.

When Max experiences a very public temper tantrum, he’s sent packing to get his life in order. When he returns, career in shambles, his only chance to get back on TV and in the public’s good graces is to work alongside Hadley.

As these polar-opposite celeb chefs begin to peel away the layers of public persona and reputation, they will not only discover the key ingredients for getting along but also learn the secret recipe for unexpected forgiveness . . . and maybe even love. In the meantime, hide the knives.

Fan-favorite Bethany Turner serves up a heaping helping of humor and romance with this thoroughly modern story centered on cooking, enemies, and second chances.




Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, which was a finalist for The Christy Award. When she’s not writing (and even when she is), she serves as the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight.
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Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.