Saturday, July 21, 2012

(102)When In Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison

When in Doubt, Add Butter

Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Pages: 352

I love a good fluffy book where I can sit down and have a few chuckles, say "awwww" a few times, and be done reading it in a matter of a few hours.  When In Doubt, Add Butter fits that bill.

Gemma is a Personal Chef in the DC area with an interesting collection of clients.  From the Father and his sons, who Gemma is pretty sure are part of the Russian mob, to the elusive client that Gemma has dubbed "Mr. Tuesday" - they all have very unique tastes and very unique demands.   The night after a disastrous dinner party Gemma heads to the bar where she meets (and *ahem* enjoys) the very handsome Mack ends up having shocking consequences that end up changing her life in ways that she never imagined.  Will she find the happiness that she craves?  And will it be with Mack or the elusive "Mr. Tuesday"?

When in Doubt, Add Butter is one of those books that is most definitely candy for the brain.  Gemma is a wonderful main character, she has a few skeletons in her closet that keep her grounded and make her out to be one of those main characters that you would love to have for a BFF.  A few of the situations she finds herself in are a bit comical, I mean how could you NOT find hitting a peacock with your car funny?  I was very pleased with the way the story concluded, and I am sure you will be, too. 

Bottom line, When In Doubt, Add Butter is a fun, well written Chick Lit novel.  It is not going to strain your brain in any capacity, but it will provide a welcoming escape from your every day life.  Give it a read and let me know what you think!


Sam (Tiny Library) said...

Sometimes we all crave a bit of brain candy! :P

Lisa Mandina said...

Sounds good! I just love the title too!

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