Can a high-strung British chef and a nice Italian boy from Brooklyn find the perfect fusion of fine-dining and family-style?
So who are the characters. We have Garrett – famous chef who can’t do relationships because he never learned how. And Giancarlo, his partner who has loved Garrett for forever and yet has felt the man would never fall for him. One fated day…Garrett realizes he might feel a little more for his partner than he thought. The problem? Garrett sucks at relationships. He knows he sucks at relationships and that at some point, he’s going to screw this up. Even Carlo knows this. And yet…he welcomes the man he loves with open arms.
I will admit, I rooted for these two. And wanted to smack each one of them upside the head a few times. I think, for me, when a couple comes together, that if there is going to be sacrifice, that it needs to be on both sides. It felt like Carlo had to give everything up to be with Garrett. But that was author’s choice as she elected not to show what Garrett was doing at the time. The one thing that saved the story, was that Garrett revealed a little secret. After everything Carlo has been put through, I actually would have liked to see Garrett truly come to terms with a few things. But, still, overall, he did redeem himself with his pet and what he tried to do for Carlo.
So, for that, it gets 4 stars. I could have done with less angst though 🙂