Book Review: Comfort Food

Comfort FoodComfort Food by Kate Jacobs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Comfort Food centers around Martha Stewart-type TV chef Gus Simpson, a fifty year old widow with two grown daughters. Her cooking show ratings have been declining and The Cooking Channel wants her to team with sexy Latina cook, Carmen Vega. There are also several subplots going on: Gus's youngest daughter is afraid of commitment and has been engaged three times; her neighbor Hannah has a big secret that only Gus knows; and Gus and her daughters are still mourning the loss of Gus's husband just to name a few.

I listened to the audio version of this book which I think added to my enjoyment of it. The narrator did a great job for creating a unique voice for each character in the large supporting cast. I have a feeling that if I had just read this book, it would have gotten three stars because it was a fairly fluffy, formulaic story with some pretty cheesy romantic bits. It was entertaining and funny though and I think would be a quick read.
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    With an audio version, I give that book 5 stars plus two thumbs up for its unique feature.
    – Tera