Marriage, family and owning her own restaurant(s) all the things 33 year old Georgia Grey wants and it seems her dreams are close to becoming true. Engaged to marry Glenn, a handsome entertainment attorney, and she is already the head chef of a trendy Manhattan restaurant. All Georgia needs now is a great review and she is on her way to the top.
Suddenly, life throws a fork in her plans. With her personal and professional life in chaos, Georgia heads back to Italy where she studied cooking. Given a second chance to turn around her career, Georgia rises to the occasion and not only is she offered an incredible job but it has the added incentive of a new love interest. When the time comes to make a decision she realizes she needs to accept what she can’t change in her own life and move forward with her dreams.
Georgia is one of those characters who I really connected with right from the beginning of the book. When you start reading about the review and how her slimy boss is going after the restaurant reviewers’ young daughter I could see where things were headed and I wasn’t happy. I was actually mad! So from the very beginning of the book I was rooting for things to work out for Georgia.
As the book moves to Italy, somewhere I’ve never been, I loved the imagery of the countryside and I could actually picture it. Once there, the reader is introduced to a number of new characters for a very short amount of time. I couldn’t get them all straight at first, once I did Georgia moves on and a number of new characters who will be working with her in Italy are introduced. These characters have a larger part of the story and I was able to get to know them a little better. The end of the book moved very fast. I really enjoyed it because it was also frenzied for Georgia.
This is a book I would recommend to a friend, especially one who isn’t where she thought she would be and is struggling with it. And those last few chapters make it hard to put the book down!