A couple of months back I did a release blitz for Mixing It Up by Tracie Banister, between then and now I was able to sink my teeth into this lovely novel, and I really enjoyed this treat! Cecily is the host of a French food cooking show, which is creatively named Serving Romance. She loves her job, and her show is on top of the ratings for the network, so she knows that she’s doing pretty darn well at it as well.
Then the CEO of the television network informs Cecily that she will be working with someone new to get more juices flowing and to get a bigger audience, Dante Marchetti. He’s an incredible Italian chef, who just happens to be incredibly handsome and a womanizer as well.
Of course at first Cecily isn’t into this idea, but she wants to keep her job so she stays hush hush about her real feelings. The fact that Dante is always trying to one up her (I also hate people like this!) drives Cecily to almost wring his neck. Their on air antics create a buzz, and the audience is loving their charisma. This makes it hard for Cecily to keep her head on straight, because she loves the attention, but she wants to keep the integrity of the show and herself intact. Can she survive all that the show is throwing at her? Or will she crumble under the pressure?
With delectable recipes, incredible dialogue, and oh the relationships, this book is one that you will adore if you are into romantic comedies, food, and cracking up. It just seems like there is so much depth to each part of this book, and the characters are so real. That is one of the things that I love about Tracie Banister, she knows how to create such three dimensional characters, and you can find yourself in at least one of them.
It was refreshing to read another wonderful book from Tracie, because it always seems that I get lost in her words, she has a way of writing that makes you feel as if you are watching a movie, and the scenes just flow like water. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was exceptional, and it made me super hungry. Thank you Tracie for sending this book to me so that I could read it! If you are looking for a hilarious, creative, and fulfilling book, then this is definitely the one for you. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, pure awesome.