Why did I pick this book as my Book of the Month?
There are a couple of Authors that I used to read before I started my blog and joined Twitter that I absolutely adored and Sasha is one of those two. Her books remind me of a young and modern version of Jackie Collins. She always has the fabulous locations, the passion and the gorgeous leading Men and Ladies. All Sasha’s books hook me in straight away and make me miss big chunks of my day because I have my head stuck in the book!
Summer in a luxurious Italian villa should be a taste of heaven, shouldn’t it?
Talented, passionate and notoriously private, Italian chef Rocco Disanti never talks to journalists. So why, when Cassia Blake has just three months to organise her wedding, has he suddenly granted her magazine an exclusive, all-access interview?
Against Cassia’s better judgement, she hands the wedding planning over to her frosty mother-in-law, and flies out to Italy to spend time with Rocco. But Rocco isn’t exactly looking forward to Cassia’s arrival. Persuaded to do the interview to help publicise his business, he has enough on his plate with his fiery girlfriend, wedding-obsessed sister and fiercely protective grandmother. And now it seems as if someone is trying to sabotage his restaurants too…
Cassia’s summer in Sorrento is shaping up to be a recipe for disaster. But could it also be a recipe for love?
Yet again Sasha has written a book that hasn’t disappointed me. The leading Lady in this book is Cassie and as always is a very strong likeable character. It is always very evident that Sasha has researched her locations and themes for her books which only adds to the enjoyment of the story and makes it seem so much more real. The men are alway gorgeous and Rocco is certainly that! Great little twists and mystery to the story that keeps you wondering to the last chapter!
Beautifully written and flows so easily. Wonderful descriptive text of the location and surroundings that help you picture where you are and helps you feel you know that place or person. Mouth watering (slightly seductive!!!) descriptions of the food that will raise your eye brows!!!
Thank you Sasha, you know how much I adore your books and Recipe for Love has been as fantastic to read as your other three. (Changing Grooms, Wicked Games and Heaven Scent)
I asked Sasha the following questions:-
1) When you write your books you include some amazing locations, in Recipe for Love you have places in Italy and also Vegas – in the name of research do you get to go to these places to get local knowledge?
Actually, I am lucky enough to have already visited most of the places I write about. I spent a lovely anniversary weekend in Rome a few years ago and we have been to Vegas several times as it’s my husband’s favourite place on earth! I spent many a happy summer in France with my parents so that was easy to write about in Heaven Scent and oddly enough, the only place I haven’t been to is Sorrento, but I knew the book should be set there. My parents have been there a few times and I did A LOT of research using books, the internet and anyone else I could find who had been there. The brilliant Gemma Burgess suggested that I liaise with her good friend Lydia Mansi who is married to a guy from Southern Italy. His family own a restaurant business so Lydia was a fantastic contact for all things Italian and Recipe for Love is peppered with her authentic tales and interesting bits of info.
4) How do you manage to juggle two gorgeous little girls and still have time to write fabulous books?
5) When will we see your 5th book and could we have a sneaky insight of a theme or location?
6) What has been your favourite book that you have read in the last 12 months?
Recipe for Love is available in hardback and Kindle fomat now and will be available to purchase in Paperback on 10th May .
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