“We come and go.
We live and die.
If we’re lucky, we love and are loved.”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 🥺🤭🤫😕😎
The heroine(s): Bianca Hardwick – owner and chef of a restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She recently came up with a new menu revolving around Boudreaux Bourbon which has been well received by patrons and food critics alike. She is caring for he sick mother who has mounting medical bills.
The Hero: Jackson Boudreaux – heir to an international Bourbon Dynasty. He is tall, dark and handsome, but also growly, grouchy and mysterious. He looks like he hasn’t seen a comb or a razor in quite a while.
The Story: Jackson shows up at Bianca’s packed restaurant without a reservation and behaves like a rich jerk, including making threats about the fact that his family name is all over their menu. He came to make sure the food meets his high standards in order to be touting the Boudreaux Bourbon brand.
The narration was dual POV and dual narration by Sebastian York and Diana Luke. Sebastian York is one of my favorite narrators and did a great job as Jackson. I wasn’t too fond of Diana Luke as Bianca though. She does a great Louisiana accent, but her voice was a bit harsh and grating in my opinion. She certainly didn’t sound like a Bianca, who at the beginning described herself as having a sunny disposition.
Bianca was sassy as the blurb proclaims. This was the first time I heard the saying, “Kiss my grits” since I last watched that old TV Show called Alice when I was a kid. I love the enemies to lovers and marriage of convenience tropes and they were done well here. If I had the book and not just the audiobook, I think I would have switched over, because I just couldn’t get in to the narration by Diana Luke.
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