Zola Washington and her gay roommate, Pierre Jackson, are cooking up to open a café in Toronto after recovering from unsavory relationships.
Tension flares when a French-fusion bistro catches smells of the upcoming restaurant.
Darshan Singh is a food critic for Gourmet magazine. His job jet-sets him to all corners of the world, tasting extravagant dishes at Michelin-starred restaurants. Then he meets Zola.
Will his review send her knives packing or set their relationship simmering?
Black Truffle & Spice is a witty commentary on a multi-cultural society and exploration of food, family, culture and love.
Also by Mathis Bailey
- Confused Spice
- Brown Sugar & Spice
Exciting & Interesting!
Very different – and very readable!
Zola Washington is a gifted cook and finally, along with her gay roommate Pierre Jackson, is realising the dream of opening their own cafe. Both have been in unhappy – and unsavoury – relationships prior to their new venture and are invested in making it a success. The very successful French-fusion Bistro opposite sees the new business as a threat to their popularity and tension mounts. Darshan Singh is a renowned food critic working for Gourmet magazine who travels the world eating in only the best establishments. Then he meets Zola. When he reviews her cafe, will it mean overnight success or the end of her dreams?
Right from the very beginning, this was an easy read; the kind of book you just fall into and can’t wait to find out what happens next. The descriptions are so vivid that my mouth watered and I would swear I could smell and, indeed, almost taste the food – but that is only part of this story. There are relationships galore to follow and all of them grab the reader and make them care about the characters. This is a new author to me, and I would recommend that you try at least one of his novels. I have to mention the beautiful cover of this one – it is very attractive and just perfect for the contents. An exciting read which kept my attention to the very end, beautifully written with excellent characters. There is some LGBT content, but nothing overly graphic. For me, 4.5*.
My thanks to the author for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: romantic comedy
- Format: ebook
- Size: 265 pages
- Publication Date: 01 February 2022
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Mathis was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He moved to Toronto and completed his education in Broadcast Journalism. He enjoys traveling, reading, eating and the art of cooking.
Mathis Bailey is the author of Confused Spice, which is his first LGBT novel.
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