Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Richie Morton’s sunk all his hopes and savings into a new restaurant in South London promoting British ingredients and recipes. Yet on opening night, it all seems to be heading for disaster. Lost ingredients, manic chefs, no sign of the customers … he’s in despair. And where are his best friends Craig and Ben, who’ve been helping him set up the new venture? The least they could offer is moral support.
When they do eventually step in, though, they offer support of a very different kind. They tell Richie some home truths — that he pushes himself too much, and must learn to share and trust his life with others. With them, specifically. And then, when Richie’s still unconvinced, they decide to let actions speak for their love instead. They’ll help him relax and dish up a caring, sexy, and far more intimate menu.
This was an interesting way to have an intervention. Richie has pushed away almost all of his friends’ offers to help him. They have both had enough of Richie trying to keep them at arm’s length and have an interesting way of showing him.
Richie is so absolutely confused by his friends’ antics when they finally show up on what he believes is opening night. I loved that Ben and Craig care about Richie enough to do something drastic to prove it. I could feel Richie’s confusion about what was going on but how great it was once he started to understand what was going on. Their years of friendship have given them a pretty solid base to build on.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is nice and gives a great visual of Richie’s intervention.
ebook, 55 pages
Published: September 16, 2017 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English