A Full Plate (Dreamspun Desires #56)
Title: A Full Plate (Dreamspun Desires Book 56)
Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 218 pages
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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A Full Plate is like one of those small plates with a solid protein, a tasty sauce and a dash of spice, resulting in one completely wonderful little taste experience.
The story is told from the POV of lawyer Bradford (Tully) as he lets his friend's cousin Sage (yup, Sage .... Sage Filling) live with him in Portland for about a year while he earns money before returning to his small hometown. While Tully is flush with success and money, his life revolves around work and little else. His condo has a fabulous kitchen which Tully never uses.
Sage works as a line cook, slinging burgers and fries, while nurturing his inventive cooking skills and making homemade artisan cheese for Tully, along with incredible meals that slowly awaken Tully's taste buds and senses to the life he is not living to the fullest. I especially liked the contrast between the two men as Sage doesn't aspire to beome a celebrity chef - he simply wants to create good food in his family's little restaurant (The Filling Station) surrounded by those he loves.
This story slowly evolves and while there is not a lot of steam, there is plenty of sweetness and love. The HEA ending is all kinds of wonderful. 4 very satisfying stars for A Full Plate.