Written by Julie Stock
When Olivia goes to manage Finn’s failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster?
Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father finally puts his trust in her and sends her to a failing restaurant in Devon, she’s confident she can prove herself capable of doing the job.
Finn Anderson is about to lose his beloved seaside bistro, unless the bank can find a buyer to dig him out. When George Fuller offers Finn a deal, he has no choice but to accept if he wants any chance of getting his bistro back one day. And then the new manager arrives…
Even after meeting the prickly chef and discovering his complete lack of business skills, Olivia is confident she can turn the struggling business round. But as Olivia and Finn start working together, a mutual attraction develops between them, and soon, nothing is going according to Olivia’s plan.
When there’s a real chance that the bistro might be sold off, Olivia and Finn determine to fight for it, united by their hard work and their growing feelings for each other.
But can they save the bistro and be together, or does destiny have a different path in mind?
A feel-good contemporary romance set in a bistro beside the sea in Devon.
A Beautifully Told Tale!
Such a lovely easy read on the lighter side of life but still with a chunk of good vs bad!
Olivia Fuller works for her father’s company which is responsible for a whole host of restaurants. Far from nepotism, Olivia is treated very poorly both by management and co-workers and is reaching the end of her tether. With the offer of a position with a rival company, she intends to leave but finds herself blindsided when her father – finally – assigns her the management of a failing restaurant he has just bought over.
Heading down to Devon, and excited to begin her new job, Olivia finally meets the previous owner, a chef, who has committed to remaining in the business for a period of time. Sensing obvious hostility, she realises that they need to work together to get the business into profit again; without that, the bistro has no future and neither has she . . .
I really enjoyed this book; it’s a really warm story with more to it that you would think at first. With a good range of characters, an interesting plot, talented writing, along with several twists along the way it all adds up to a very entertaining story, and one I enjoyed immensely. There are lots of obstacles to overcome for Olivia, both personal and professional and they meld together beautifully into a well told tale. Definitely a feel-good read to savour and I can think of no reason not to give it a full five stars!
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources both for my copy and my spot on today’s Blog Tour. All stated opinions are both honest and entirely my own.
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 252 pages
- Publisher: Clued Up Publishing
- Publication Date: 6 August 2019
- Purchase Links: amazon uk
- amazon us
Julie Stock writes contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories. She published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in February 2015 and her second novel, The Vineyard in Alsace in March 2017. Over You (Sam’s Story) and Finding You (Jenna’s Story), her follow-up novellas to From Here to Nashville were published in 2018, making the From Here to You series complete. She has also published a boxed set of the From Here to You trilogy of books. Julie’s next novel, The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge, will be out in summer 2019. If you’d like to sign up to her newsletter list, you can do so here: https://mailchi.mp/f3a7d28c0ab8/julie-stockcouk . As a thank you, you’ll be able to download Before You, the prequel story to the From Here to You series, for free.
Julie is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Society of Authors.
When she is not writing, she works in communications. She is married and lives with her family in Bedfordshire in the UK.
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