Miss Ann Pearson has spent years learning the difficult art of the professional cook, and jealously guarding her position in the kitchen of the fancy Coventry Club. When Colonel Sir Orion Goddard asks her to take on a young apprentice, Ann would rather refuse. But Orion is respectful, gruffly charming, and looking out for a girl whom others have neglected, and that is a combination Ann cannot resist.
Lingering scandal has taught Orion to make his way without allies or entanglements along the fringes of polite society. Then he meets Ann, who is fierce, passionate, and warm-hearted, and also worth fighting for. If Orion and Ann are to forge a new love, they must first learn to trust each other, and find the courage to overcome old enemies who will do anything to keep the cook and colonel apart!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A warm Regency romance with a light touch, Miss Delectable delves behind the scenes of the bustling kitchen at an upscale dinner club. As assistant to the chef, Miss Ann Pearson is kept busy at every step. But her focus wavers as she gets to know Orion Goddard, a military colonel with a prickly exterior but a good heart. As her respect for him grows, however, Orion must cautiously navigate the treacherous gossip being spread about him. Marked by measured pacing and sharp, period-accurate dialogue, this is an absorbing love story that communicates the sensory joy of kitchen life. It’s also the start of the Mischief in Mayfair series, starring a memorable new heroine in each book.
I enjoyed the story but not quite as unpredictable as miss delectable