There is a fun new meme going on over at (un)Conventional Book Views. Lexxie is hosting the Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts weekly list of food and drink. More specifically what food or drink from a recent read of yours would you like to try or never in a million years touch. You can find details, sorta rules and the sign up linky by clicking on the graphic or on the bold link above.
I have been trying so hard to be aware of food while reading. It is turning into a more difficult habit to cultivate than I thought it would. But, I’m working on it.
This week’s delectable comes from a novella in the Montana Born Bachelor Auction series – specifically from Bachelor At Her Bidding by Kate Hardy. The main characters, Rachel and Ryan, met when her friends “bought” him for Rachel at a Bachelor Auction to help out a single mom and her recently injured son get their home wheelchair accessible. He was to provide a personally cooked 5 star equivalent meal for her in her home. Needless to say, but they fell in love..and then he did the guy makes a huge mistake thing – now he’s trying to apologize and win her back through what he does best… cakes.
He replied with, “Fraisier: an almond sponge base topped with vanilla chiffon cream and with sliced strawberries around the side.
But this wasn’t like any strawberry tart Rachel had ever seen. The strawberries weren’t stuck on the side, they were perfectly aligned with the filling. And on the top was a garnish of fruits of the forest, with a tiny version of yesterday’s snow flakes sprinkled across it. On the dark chocolate “slate”” written in white chocolate piping was today’s message: ” I’m really, really sorry for hurting you.”
*sigh* I want one just like him.
Your date with Parisian-trained chef Ryan Henderson promises you’ll get the best meal of your life cooked especially for you. His Red Velvet cheesecake is to die for – but we know he has even better desserts up his sleeve…
How to win a girl in ten cakes…
When Dr. Rachel Cassidy comes back to Marietta with a broken heart and a divorce under her belt, going to a Bachelor Auction fundraiser doesn’t sound like her idea of a good time – and when her sister and friends “buy” her a dinner date with sexy Parisian-trained pastry chef Ryan Henderson, that sounds even worse.
Ryan doesn’t have time for dating – he’s put his dreams to one side and come back to Marietta to look after his sick grandmother. But when he agrees to help a charity fundraiser by offering to cook a special meal to one lucky bidder, he gets more than he bargains for and discovers a woman he might just dare to let himself fall in love with.
Then tragedy strikes, just when Rachel and Ryan think they might have a future, opening up old scars and pushing them apart.
And if they’re to stand a chance of getting back together, then Ryan’s going to have to be seriously inventive. Can he win the love of his life with ten cakes?