Ella McBane is at a crossroads in her life. With her three daughters grown and now out of the house and no more daily kid duties to oversee, she turns to her love of fine cuisine to take her mind off her new life as an empty nester.
With a push from her best friend, Ella begrudgingly opens a catering business to put her self-taught culinary skills to good use. When her eldest daughter excitedly asks her to cater her upcoming wedding to a wealthy shipping heir, she can’t refuse the opportunity, however intimidating. After all, this family isn’t exactly used to old-fashioned home cooking…
But the successful celebration takes a decidedly horrifying turn when Ella trips over a dead body and her bride-to-be daughter is accused of murder. Despite strong evidence, she knows her daughter is innocent and she is determined to clear her daughter’s name, with no idea she’d be stumbling into the seedy and scary world of organized crime.
While tackling this challenging mystery, Ella is also dealing with an ex who still has eyes for her and a sexy former flame who has been reminding her of Paris and afternoons of champagne in bed.
Romance, intrigue, humor, culinary temptations (and plenty of 80s and 90s fun references!) make for a wild and fun ride in Michele Scott’s latest read.