If you haven't met Wendy, she used to have a blog called "On the Front Porch" where she spun hilarious tales about her sons Julius and Tristan, her adventures selling real estate, and the horrors of home renovation. That's where I first met her. She has since written some books and has a few different blogs in the fire, so to speak. When I read that she had published her book "The League for the Suppression of Celery," I had to have it! She's so witty and such a gifted writer, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. And I wasn't!
(I have a link farther down the page that will take you to her book so you can actually peek inside, which you can't here)
This novel is funny, sexy, and romantic all at once. The main character, Kate, is a college senior majoring in photography when her friend Amber convinces her to join her in to a call to a famous chef' who's a guest on a radio talk show. The chef happens to be super handsome and after a spirited conversation with him and the radio host, Kate is surprised a few weeks later by a job offer from the chef, Warren Huffman.
Huffman seduces her with gifts, chocolate covered strawberries, and the promise of an impressive beginning salary with benefits into leaving her home and driving to Oxnard, California, to be his assistant and handle the photography for a new cookbook he is planning.
Unable to resist his persuasive ways, AND his gorgeous face and body, Kate Pearson packs up her car and heads west. She has numerous hair-raising adventures along the way, including being kidnapped and nearly brain-washed into the cult-like League for the Suppression of Celery in Utah. In the meantime, there's much she does not know about Warren, including the fact that he has a wife, Cassandra.
There were so many things I loved about this story! It was very well-written, and the various plots all merged and were tied together in the end. Kate's relationship with Warren is hot; but then there's the computer geek Martin who impresses her with his kindness and concern, and I mustn't forget her "kidnapper" the mentally challenged cult member who is obsessed with her beauty.
There were twists and turns to the plot, many laughs, and lots of excitement including a wild car chase in the mountains. You really should add "The League for the Suppression of Celery" to your must read list. for more information about the book, Click here.