Love on the Menu

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Pub Date 13 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 17 Apr 2023


One takeaway dinner. Two lonely hearts. Did somebody order a rom com?

‘A really sweet, warm-hearted read – a winner for fans of Jasmine Guillory or Beth O'Leary!’ Niamh Hargan, author of Twelve Days in May

‘A delicious rom-com! ’ Kate Bromley, author of Talk Bookish to Me

Gia thrives on risks. Ben plays it safe.

She crossed continents to chase her London dream; he works the same job in the same restaurant, night after night.

Then fate steps in. When Gia’s takeout is delivered, her embarrassing list of New Year’s resolutions accidentally makes its way to Ben’s restaurant, stuck to the bottom of a delivery backpack.

With each delivery Gia orders, Ben slips in a note of his own and eagerly awaits her reply. One by one, these notes transform their lives in unexpected ways, and an unlikely love story is written.

A totally gorgeous and escapist rom com with a twist. Fans of Beth O’Leary, Ali Hazelwood and Emily Henrywill be totally hooked from the very first page.

One takeaway dinner. Two lonely hearts. Did somebody order a rom com?

‘A really sweet, warm-hearted read – a winner for fans of Jasmine Guillory or Beth O'Leary!’ Niamh...

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I am not sure how to review this book. It’s a love story , a forgiving your friend , an Indian mother who loves you dearly, making a career in London when you work colleagues are interesting and a boss who you don’t really understand . The male in the love story Ben has secrets and they meet through an Indian takeaway order.. I won’t spoil it. I love the orders in each chapter. A perfect ending . Read it is my advice

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An extremely compelling five-star read. This isn’t the light and fluffy romcom I was expecting, but it had such a good story that I didn’t mind, but if you are just after a romance then this isn’t for you. This has a great reflection of self-element to it, it dipped into how we see ourselves through others eyes and that’s not something that you see often, so I adored that aspect. I really liked how not everyone was jolly and they had pasts, it gave them real depth, and really allowed you to care for each and every one of the characters and allows you to really open your eyes and understand the challenges that they faced. My emotional reaction to Ben was like an ocean wave, up and down and never settling until it arrived on the sand. Gia however I couldn’t get enough of, even when she annoyed, there was something about her. Gia’s determination and sheer will could light a fire under many, if only she could give herself the confidence her outer self-portrays, they she would be one of the most confident people amongst us. If you are looking for some women’s fiction with a touch of romance then this is the story for you.

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Although it was little slow in the beginning to fully get into it and grasp it, however, after sometime it picked up quite nicely. And, I had enjoyed it.

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This one was really good! I love the characters. Gia and Ben are so good together, it's really sweet. The idea is original, I love the writing. It's an awesome book!

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"Love on the Menu" by Mimi Deb is an absolute delight to read! The characters are well-developed and their journeys are both heartwarming and relatable. The story is well-paced, with just the right balance of humor, romance, and drama. The descriptions of the food and the restaurant scenes are so vivid that I could almost taste the dishes being cooked. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels and foodie fiction. Five stars!

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Not an average romantic meet cute by any means but a book packed full of wonderful characters (the crazy mimosa drinking Ma, the bitchy one minute and sweet the next work gaggle) not least the leads who are quirky, misunderstood and desperate to plough their own way in the world.
Gia is a colour explosion on a page and Ben is the very essence of he misunderstood man and together the story woven around them and dotted with curry stain and naan bread crumbs is beautiful!
A great read with more depth then you might expect from the pretty pink cover!

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Good. Even though I enjoyed the love story between the two characters their own stories felt a bit disappointing. As some bits felt rushed and didn't make sense.

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