Beauty and The Best(2012)
(The first book in the Once-Upon-A-Time Romance series)
A novel by Judi Fennell
Can she cook up a recipe for love? Jolie Gardener, personal chef by day, aspiring romance writer by night, likes to talk and does it a lot. She has to because if she stops, all the pain, disillusionment, and abandonment of her AWOL mother, question-mark father, and foster-care childhood will rise up like a chocolate soufflé on steroids, sweeping away the fragile infrastructure of her life. But she's fine. Really. She is. Or so she thinks. Todd Best isn't fine. He knows it. And doesn't care. After his wife died - the woman who believed in him when he was a struggling artist - he put painting aside, moved from their home, and lost himself in the minutiae of daily life. Alone. Private. The way he likes it. The last thing he needs is some chatty cook seeping into the perfectly bland canvas of his life. Or so he thinks. So when Jonathan, a guardian-angel-in-training, turns himself into a kitten to help these two lonely souls find a happily ever after together, it ought to be a piece of cake. Or so HE thinks...
April 2012 : USA Paperback
April 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition