Meg Benjamin is back with a hearty love story full of tasty characters and mouthwatering storylines. A string of bad luck collapses Lizzy's career prospects. Looking to start anew brings her to the wrong place at the right time. Clark is the helping hand she needs to get back on track. All he needs is her culinary skills, all she needs is a chance. A partnership based on need quickly grows into a relationship built on want.
Having read Finding Mr. Right a while back I knew what was in store. Love in The Morning has the romance that is expected from Ms. Benjamin's stories but also supplies that needed element of emotional connection that appeals to the heart. There is bright side to every dark cloud thrown out in life.
Breakfast with benefits…
The reality show Lovely Ladies of L.A. should have launched Lizzy Apodaca’s catering company into solvency. Instead, when her carefully prepared appetizers mysteriously gave the cast on-camera food poisoning, she lost everything.
To make matters worse, her car breaks down in Salt Box, Colorado, a town not much bigger than a salt shaker. But maybe her luck is changing—the handsome owner of Praeger House, the town’s premier hotel, needs a kitchen assistant.
Clark Denham realizes his diamond in the rough is a polished gem when Lizzy steps up to save the hotel’s breakfast buffet after his temperamental head chef quits. It isn’t long before she’s winning his heart as smoothly and efficiently as she runs his kitchen.
Their relationship goes from simmer to rolling boil with the speed of a short order cook. But when a bevy of not-so-lovely ladies shows up in Salt Box, Lizzy’s past disaster threatens to flatten her happily ever after faster than a falling soufflé.
Warning: Contains salty dialogue, several servings of high-carb cooking, and a big platter of screaming-hot bedroom delights.