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You Had Me At Halloumi by Ginger Jones

Genre: Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Zaffre
Source: Rachel Random Resources
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

When it comes to love, its feta late than never Freya Butterly has always dreamed of being a Head Chef but despite running every service at theMediterranean restaurant, she still doesn’t get the recognition she deserves. Craving adventure and a real taste of the Mediterranean, Freya takes matters into her own hands, ditching both her job and unsympathetic boyfriend and packing her bags for sunny Cyprus in pursuit of the prestigious Golden Spoon culinary award.As one of the seven competitors, Freya is determined to rediscover her passion for food and clinch the prize, but what she doesn’t expect to discover is Xanthos. As gorgeous as he is charming -he’s quite the dish-and Freya is instantly attracted to him, but this trip was aboutCypriot cuisine, not romance and she knows she must not let Xanthos distract her from the competition. But if she walks away, will Freya spend the rest of her life wonderingWhat If? Surely, it’s feta late than never . . .


My Thoughts

Delicious food, humour and a little bit of romance; what more can you ask for a book?
Freya Butterly has decided to follow her dreams and try to win the Golden Spoon culinary award, it will not be easy, but this can be the change she needs to fulfill her dreams. What can she lose going? Learning some amazing new recipes, making good friends and maybe the Golden Spoon? She only has to believe!
I’ll advise from the beginning that reading this book will make you hungry, there are so many delicious recipes and talks about food that I couldn’t resist checking some of the recipes online, they sounded so yummy.
This is a read to disconnect and have a good time, to make you dream of sunny weather and mouth watering food. But at the same time it has real characters, the Golden Spoon is a prize that people are ready to steal, lie and cheat to win. But Freya is ready to win everyone with her food, even the worst enemies, but will she win the heart of the Cypriot people? Of course you’ll have to read the book to discover more.
I liked how the author created real people with real problems; it’s easy to understand Freya struggles and her need to succeed, not only for her dreams but to show the world how much she is worth it.
This is a sweet story; to make you smile and dream, the book you’ll need to disconnect, believe me!
Are you ready for “You Had Me At Halloumi”?


About The Author

Ginger Jones is a fiery redhead with a love for chocolate, spicy food and swimming al fresco. She collects chintzy china teacups, drinks loose leaf Darjeeling and loves fifties fashion. Most of her writing time is spent in the company of Lulu, her schnoodle who has helped and hindered the creation of You had me at Halloumi and What the Focaccia? in equal measure.Ginger loves comic writing. Her influences are Caitlin Moran, Helen Fielding and Nora Ephron. Having previously written for the stage, she finds the live buzz of theatre exhilarating and enjoys nothing more than finding fringe venues she never knew existed.She and Lulu look forward to penning many more novels together.