Title: Monster Chef

Author: Margaret McHeyzer

Release Date:  March 18, 2015


Holly Walker had everything she’d ever dreamed about – a happy marriage and being mum to beautiful brown-eyed Emma - until an accident nineteen months ago tore her world apart. Now she's a widow and single mother to a boisterous little 7-year-old girl, looking for a new start. Ready to take the next step, Holly has found herself a job as a maître d’ at Table One, a once-acclaimed restaurant in the heart of Sydney. But one extremely arrogant Frenchman isn't going to be easy to work with...

Twenty years ago, Pierre LeRoux came to Australia, following the stunning Aussie girl he'd fallen in love with. He and his wife put their personal lives on hold, determined for Pierre to take Sydney's culinary society by storm. Just as his bright star was on the upswing, tragedy claimed the woman he was hopelessly in love with. He had been known as a Master Chef, but since his wife’s death he has become known as Monster Chef.

Can two broken people rebuild their lives and find happiness once more?


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 Review by Noemi

This really is a lovely story of two heartbroken people finding love and life once again.  Holly is trying to find her way once more and be the person and mother she feels she needs to be. Pierre is coasting through life full of despair and completely lost after losing his wife and his passion/creativity.

But things change when the two meet for the first time. Talk about the sparks flying right from the start.  Pierre tries to be dismissive and demeaning to Holly when she is interviewing for the maître d position. But Holly refuses to allow him to get the upper hand and stands up to him. No one has been able to do that since his wife so this is something surprising and slowly awakens him.

Both theses have intriguing stories that keep you wanting to know more about their pasts. I love that Holly is a strong women that learning to stand on her own two feet and find her new path.  And Pierre while there were times I wanted to shake him, he’s journey to find the passion he lost and the will to once more live endeared him to me.  Plus he is one hot number.

I will say that the story move rather quickly for me but I completely understood why it did and didn’t feel like it took away from the story.

I would recommend Monster Chef to anyone who loves a second chance love story. I give it 4 stars.


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