Friday, 10 January 2014

Review of Love On The Back Burner by Barbara Oliverio

 
Youngest in an Italian-American family that includes one brother who is a rock
singer-turned-priest and another who successfully manages the family business,
Alexandria D’Agostino wanted to stand out, so she moved from her small hometown and is enjoying a successful marketing career in Denver.

On the advice of her best friend Keira, as well as office pals Natalie and Elliott, she uses the cooking skills learned from her immigrant grandmother and studies the cuisine of each prospective boyfriend’s background to improve her chances at love.

Alexandria encounters comical mishaps along the way including one unexpected dinner for three and a meat-focused dinner for a vegetarian. After a corporate restructure somehow driven by new office heartthrob Cameron Grayson, she flies back home for counsel.

Will she come back to Denver? Or should she re-evaluate the boy next door from high school? Should she finally admit that being a chef is her true dream? And how does Cameron fit on the menu?
This type of book, happens to be one of my favourites. By that I mean, as well as a great and amazing story, it has recipes that make your mouth-water at just the thought of them. I also happen to love the front cover, so much the colour and the uniqueness is amazing.

This story revolves around Alexandra or Alex as she likes to be called, from a Italian family though lives in America. Alex loves cooking, the recipes are from her family that have been collected over the years, adding her own flare she cooks up lovely meals.
 
Though with her real job in marketing, Alex's cooking talents are left on the back burner (pun-intended). Alex's decides that by making meals for men she dates will win over their hearts with her delicious meals, though she hasn't had much luck at all.
 
Enter, Cameron, he works in for the same company as Alex, though it isn't love at first site but they soon find out that they have more common than first thought. The connection they have is undeniable, though they may not be able to see it for themselves. Though when will Cam and Alex finally see what is in front of them.

But when changes start to happen in Alex life, she must decide what she want more now than anything, with the help of her friends she can make the right choice. The ending was a complete surprise that no one would have expected, though I will not spoil it for anyone. This is an amazing story, that is definitely worth reading for the story and the loveable characters.

Love On The Back Burner takes you on a trip, that has relationships even complicated ones, friendships that mean the world to you, how to follow your dreams, about life itself, also about love and how sometimes taking a risk is worth it and some amazing recipes as well.

If I had to sum up this book in three words, they would be Humorous, Tempting (though this may only apply to the food) and Fluffy.
 
Format - E-book
Source - Author
Release Date - 4th April 2013
Publisher - Createspace
 
The rating I would give this book is:-
 
 
 Readers' Favorite Award™-Winner Barbara Oliverio is the daughter of Italian immigrants who grew up with a love of books and a passion for learning. She lives in suburban Denver where she and her husband enjoy good food, travel, and disputing pro football (Go Steelers!). She has been a teacher, journalist, and marketer, and writes for everything from periodicals to the Web.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Another day, another book,
 
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