Saturday, June 3, 2017

Review - Mixing It Up by Tracie Banister

Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Manhattan upper-cruster Cecily Sinclair now uses that pricey utensil to dish up fancy French fare on her cooking show, Serving Romance. When there’s an executive shake-up at the network, she’s not worried. Not much anyway. Her show’s a hit after all. Why would the new CEO want to mess with success?

The driving force behind several buzzed-about networks, Devlin Hayes is considered to be a wunderkind in the television industry. Although his plans to rebrand CuisineTV and make Serving Romance more Millennial-friendly don’t thrill Cecily, her charming, blue-eyed boss is a hard man to say “no” to and she really wants to keep her job—even if that means sharing screen time with a loathsome blast from her past.

Mercurial Italian chef Dante Marchetti a.k.a. “Il Duce” was once Cecily’s boss, and she has the PTSD to prove it. Now the owner of one of the hottest restaurants in town, Dante’s egomania knows no bounds and his constant attempts to provoke and upstage Cecily make her want to conk him on the head with a sauté pan. She thinks they’re toxic together, but viewers love their chemistry and clamor for more.

As Cecily battles to maintain the integrity of her show, she finds herself scheming and manipulating right along with Dante and Devlin. Is she fighting a lost cause? Does she really belong on TV, or would her culinary talent be better served elsewhere? And could one of the men who makes Cecily’s blood boil ignite a passion in her for something other than food?


My thoughts 
What a fun foodie romantic comedy!  I'm usually not one to read books with any sort of cooking theme because I tend to lose interest.
But this was a great read!  Who doesn't love a love triangle that involved a handsome guy, gorgeous girl and a TV show about cooking?
Cecily has had her own beloved show for years and then a younger executive takes over and wants to spice things up!  
Cecily wants NO part of it!  But...she wants to keep her job...does she really have a choice?  How bad can it be?
BAD when she is then told that she will be co-hosting with Dante Marchetti!  She hates this man as much as she hates microwave meals cooked as part of a romantic dinner!  
But the audience loves their bantering and wants more!
This book has a little bit of hate, little bit of love, and A LOT of sizzle!  
What will happen to these strong willed foodies in the end?  Only time will tell!  Check it out today!

Drink Selection
I found a yummy foodie wine to pair with this spicy book!  Will you be able to drink only one glass?
 
Rating
I gave this flirty and sexy read 4 wine glasses!