Book Review: The Dish by Stella Newman

What’s it about?

When Laura Parker first crosses forks with Adam Bayley, she’s only after one thing: his custard doughnut. But when she takes a closer look she sees a talented, handsome man who outshines the string of jokers she’s been dating.

There’s just one problem. Adam’s job means Laura has to keep her job as restaurant critic for The Dish, a secret. Tricky for someone who prides herself on honesty.

Can the truth be put on ice long enough for love to flourish?

And how can you expect your boyfriend to be honest if you’re not quite telling the truth yourself?

My thoughts

This is another ARC that had been on my book shelf for far too long and I’m really glad I finally got round to picking it up.  It’s very rare that I choose a women’s fiction, specifically a chick-lit novel, but I’ve got to say I really enjoyed this and would love it to have had a sequel.

From the outset I enjoyed the humour of main character Laura and her witty restaurant reviews.  The one in contention for the most part of the book was hilarious.  I also liked that it wasn’t overly schmoozy and lovey-dovey, it was pitched just right for me.  In fact my own teeny-weeny issue with the book is that a lot of the conversation takes place in email, there’s so many I find it slightly grating having to check and double check who the conversation is between but I can understand the need for it.

I also really enjoyed all the food and baking references so if you’re a foody looking for a delightful rom-drama this could really tickle your fancy so to speak 😉

Book links: Goodreads | Waterstones | Amazon

Author links: Website | Twitter

Small print for info
Source: ARC – many thanks!
No of pages: 407
Publisher: Headline


  1. 11th November 2017 / 9:44 am

    Oh, I’m interested in this! I hate when it’s too cheesy or lovey-dovey but a nice touch of light and most of all some witty humor is always welcome. With food on top, this book screams for me to get it! Great review! xx

    • 19th November 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Thanks – if you do get to read it, I hope you enjoy it! x

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