Sunday, 17 June 2012

Review - Recipes for Disaster by Sheryl Browne

Completely hilarious and SO entertaining!

Lisa is single and meets the perfect man; Adam, who is a widower and a policeman.  She wanted to impress him so much that she got her friend Becky to guide her through cooking a meal for him and his mother.  His mother is not the easiest person in the world to get on with, constantly wrapping Adam up in cotton wool and constantly commenting about his wife and how wonderful she was at everything. 

Because Lisa also wants to impress her, she agrees to cater for an event at the golf club, then remembers that she can't actually cook!   Even though Adam lives on his own, he can't cook either, but also ropes in Becky so that he can impress Lisa and so between them they cater for the event.  They both skirt around talk of relationships, neither really knowing what the other was thinking and meaning, yet are both clearly madly in love with each other.   Clearly to everyone else that is except themselves!

One catastrophe after another are the norm in Lisa's life, much to the concern of Adam's mother.  Lisa's dog Rambo and Adam's parrot both play a huge and hilarious part in the book and are wonderful additions to the story.   Becky (the real chef) is bright and sparky, and her relationship with her very recent ex and her gorgeous new man also fit in really well in this plot. 

Tons of laugh-out-loud, spit-your-coffee out moments occur throughout this book.  I was lucky enough to meet this author recently and she is so full of life with a cracking sense of humour.  This absolutely shines through in her writing making this a really fun and entertaining read.   I am really looking forward to reading more of her writing in the future. 

The recipes for the food they are cooking are also detailed in the book, along with pictures too.  Describing it sounds a bit strange, but they work really well together and make this wonderful book the pleasure that it is.

A wonderful reading experience which I thoroughly enjoyed!   
Sheryl Browne is a mum, a business partner, a school critique partner, and a disabled dog fosterer as well as a lovely lady and fabulous author with a terrific sense of humour which comes through in her writing.   She grew up in Birmingham and studied art and design and now lives in Droitwich in the Midlands. 

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Sheryl said...

Yay! Thank you, Kim! What a fabulous review! A perfect end to a totally inspiring weekend! YeesSSS!

It was lovely meeting you at the LoveaHappyEnding Summer Audience - and your reporting of it on Stafford FM was excellent! THANK YOU!! We simply couldn't do it without you! :) xx

Kim The Book Worm said...

Thanks for popping over to leave a comment. Glad you liked the review. I loved your book! And it sounds like we had a few more listeners over at the Stafford FM Book Club as well today. Thanks so much for listening in. It really was a fabulous day wasn't it! xxx

Richard Holmes said...

Great blog, great review!

Kim The Book Worm said...

Why thank you kind sir! x

Linn B Halton said...

Sheryl's sense of humour is awesome - love, food, a dog and a parrot - the perfect scenario for laugh-out-loud moments. She has me in stitches and I really enjoyed reading your review Kim, spot on!

Mandy said...

We all want to read this now because of a great review and the reading at the LAHE event! Fantastic sounding rom com!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this review, Kim!
I can only agree with you - Sheryl's humor has me in stitches as well so much so that I want more and more and more of it. Can't get enough - need to offer her more contracts, I guess!

Sheryl said...

Ooh,yes, please, Kim S! Um, you do realise I have at least two WIPs?? Eek, says Kim!

Isn't it a fab review! Just going to show it off a bit more. Thank you, two lovely Kims! :)xx

Chris Longmuir said...

Great review, Kim. You really know how to pull your readers in.

Sheryl said...

Thanks, Richard, Linn and Mandy! Lovely supportive people. Am thrilled! :) xx

Kit Domino said...

Wish I could read books faster - so many good ones to get through. If Sheryl's book is anything like as much fun as she is, I just know I'm going to enjoy reading it. Another excellent review, Kim.

Patricia said...

Fabulous review!

Janice Horton said...

A fabulous review of what sounds like a unique and fabulous novel!
I attended your workshop on Saturday, Sheryl, and really enjoyed both your talk and your wonderful sense of humour. Recipes for Disaster is on my Kindle and ready to read!