Harper Worth finds herself out of a job because of a critique she did of a restaurant. She decides to move back to Findlay Roads with her sister to start over. She starts looking for a job in the quaint little town and finds herself at the Rusty Anchor. It's a small restaurant compared to the ones she is accustomed to dining at and doing critiques for. Harper is desperate for a job and soon finds herself trying out for a position as a server at the restsurant.
Connor Callahan is the owner /chef of the Rusty Anchor. He observes Harper working hard to keep up with the orders. He calls her into his office and Harper thinks she is going to be offered the job. To her surprise , Connor is angry and lashes out at her. It's funny how your past can catch up with you. Connor reminds her of a very harsh review she did for a restaurant that essentially closed the place down and ruined the owner's life. Can you guess who that owner was?
As the story progresses, Harper has been hired full time at the restaurant because Connor is in dire need of help. He tells her it is hard to compete with the other restaurants in the area. The tourists want to dine at fancy places and Connor needs a plan to get his restaurant back on the map. Can Harper help him re establish his restaurant and get his confidence back? Will the locals and tourists find the Rusty Anchor a place that has the best food in town ?
The author does a great job with the banter between the two characters. It's almost like a love, hate relationship. Will romance blossom between Connon and Harper? Connor starts Harper off doing dirty chores around the restaurant . It seems he hasn't quite forgiven her for the past. I loved when Connor says," If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
If you are looking for a funny story filled with intrigue, determination and a light romance, this book will not disappoint. Be prepared to smile as you read, and believe in second chances.
I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads giveaway for an honest review.