Recipes for Disaster Paperback – 1 Feb 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
So there's the love story between Lucy... sorry, Lisa and Adam. Adam, whose mother has a big issue with Lisa, whom she keeps calling--yes, you guessed it, Lucy. Potential mother-in-law does not approve of the relationship and things get messy when Lisa decides to impress Adam's mum by cooking. Except: she can't actually cook. Enter best friend Becky to the rescue! If that cast isn't enough to get you hooked, let's not forget Rambo, Lisa's little dog who has a very strong opinion and quite a big impact all by himself. Also Adam's wise-cracking parrot generates plenty of mirth throughout the novel.
In between instalments of this amazing love story, you get: yummy recipes skilfully woven into the plot. Recipes for Disaster is an unusual romance, and an unusual cookery book, but it serves both genres exceptionally well. The book is peppered (pardon the pun) with laugh-out-moments and the tension towards the end has you reading ever faster. The author has a fast, fluid and funny style that makes the novel--love story and recipes--a real treat, and I cannot wait to read more from this intriguing new talent.
Recipes for Disaster was sweet, light-hearted entertainment. Lisa and Adam’s story, along with pets Rambo and Flint, was completely bonkers and very funny. Sheryl’s writing is really charming and the humour and ridiculous scenarios she threw her characters into really appealed to me. This book had me laughing the whole way through.
The concept of Recipes for Disaster is to combine fiction with some tasty sounding recipes. As the book revolves around the complete lack of culinary ability shared between Lisa and Adam, and their kitchen disasters, we’re given the actual recipes throughout the novel. Sadly recipes which don’t direct me into the kitchen and give me step-by-step directions on how to turn the oven on are beyond me but I do think for anyone half-decent in the kitchen, they’re a great addition to the book.
Character wise, I adored this book. Lisa was very chaotic and, bless her, a bit of a disaster at relationships, cooking and being calm, patient or positive…. But with this, she was so easy to like and I couldn’t help but root for her. Her relationship with her equally mad dog Rambo well represented the love and adoration people have for their pets and it was a sweet, if crazy, feature in the book. Adam was slightly calmer, though not much judging by some of the comments repeated by his parrot Flint. I must admit I was a little in love with Adam there but he only had eyes for the whirlwind that was Lisa. Not helped by his interfering mother, I loved seeing their rollercoaster of a relationship and I loved the dialogue throughout this book. With the added involvement of Becky, Ryan and Luke, Recipes for Disaster had a whole host of fab characters.Read more ›
Will Lisa, helped out by her best friend, Becky, who's having her own relationship calamities, win through? This book, told from three different viewpoints (Lisa, Becky and Adam) was a delight to read and so funny. Not simply a romantic romp but the recipes Becky showed Lisa to cook are included throughout the text - a clever idea!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Personally, I love a novel littered with recipes and Recipes for Disaster does not disappoint. Each one is unexpected and sure to get your mouth watering and boost your ego, as... Read morePublished 17 months ago by BestChickLit.com
Firstly I’d like to thank Janice from Loveahappyending for sending me this eBook to read and give an honest review. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Me, My Books and I
Take two people Lisa and Adam at the beginning of their relationship, mix together with an interfering, overprotective mum. Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2014 by Nikki Bywater
What happens when two non-cookers brag about that they can cook? And they don't admit to each other this is a big fat lie? Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2014 by R is for Reviews
This was the first book passed to me for review by Love a Happy Ending so was keen to read what they'd recommend. Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2013 by Bookboodle
If you like to cook and love a little delectable romance, this book is perfect.
Lisa wants to impress Adam and he wants to impress her. Read more
The story is well written, but I did find I kept skipping pages over the recipes......... I would have to check the book again to find what they were!Published on 21 Jan. 2013 by Jacky
Lisa has met a lovely new man, Adam, the only snag is his mother Isabelle, so to try and win her round, Lisa offers to cater for Isabelle's golf club event, but she can't... Read morePublished on 8 Nov. 2012 by L. H. Healy