In brief: The latest in the Sydney Housewives series is all about chef Meagan and her stunning new dishes she must impress the boss with. (Read more here).
The good: Fantastic twist plus yummy food!
The not-so-good: I really liked Meagan, I want more!
Why I chose it: Really enjoying this series. Thanks to Escape Publishing for the eARC.
Pages: 32 (eARC)
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Setting: Sydney, Australia
My rating: 10 out of 10
Meagan is one of the Sydney Housewives characters who has been lurking in the background for several books. She walked in on Jorja and Mud about to get down and dirty in Jorja’s story and it’s been mentioned she doesn’t really get on with another one of the Double D group. Even though I didn’t know much about her from these events, I liked Meagan straightaway. She’s feisty, works for a living (she’s a chef at a top restaurant) and isn’t supermodel perfect three minutes after giving birth. I was really looking forward to reading her story and Shona Husk does Meagan justice in this great steamy read.
The story takes place mainly at the restaurant where Meagan is preparing new dishes for her menu. She’s been sweating it out, trying to make the dishes innovative, delicious and come in under budget. Now it’s time for the owner to come in and sample each dish before he gives his approval. But Meagan’s got a problem – one of her dishes is a tiny bit over budget. She’s going to need to work hard to get it over the line. What follows is a sexy, forbidden episode involving food and a dalliance with Fraser, the CEO…
I loved this story – it was sexy yet elegant as if Meagan and Fraser were doing an exquisitely choreographed dance around each other. The addition of food made it extra spicy! I also loved the twist in this story – I was starting to wonder if I had read Meagan’s character wrongly, but the ending was just perfect. I think it has confirmed that Meagan is my favourite housewife. The story packs so much in a small space about Meagan (the characterisation is full) – I’d love to read a full length novel about her. I think she’d have plenty to say!