The Blue Bistro

Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate to earn some fast money. When the desirable Thatcher Smith, owner of Nantucket’s hottest restaurant, is the only one to offer her a job, she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience. Thatcher gives Adrienne a crash course in the business…and they share an instant attraction. But there is a mystery about their situation: what is it about Fiona, the Blue Bistro’s chef, that captures Thatcher’s attention again and again? And why does such a successful restaurant seem to be in its final season before closing its doors for good? Despite her uncertainty, Adrienne must decide whether to open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does.

At 26, Adrienne Dealey decided to start a new life – borrowed money, new location, no reference. She walks up to the Blue Bistro and gets a job upfront from the owner – Thatcher, 32 –  who fell mysteriously in love with her at first sight. With time, she learnt her job description and fell in love with Thatcher. But…

There is chef Fiona, who is a character with a character – chef of the Blue Bistro, sick, sarcastic, hard to understand and the first love of Thatcher.

And seriously Thatcher, who takes a girl to about four restaurants for one date and doesn’t taste a thing, then at twelve midnight rushes back to have eat with his chef? Uhn?

Who finally says I love you to one and marries another without consulting one? To crown it all, you don’t tell her yourself but another did. The answer is someone bound by True Friendship. The till-death-do-us-part friendship. I want that for me, it might not necessarily be the opposite sex though.

For me, The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand, author of one of my best novel, Barefoot, was a great read. I am scoring it a 6/10, that’s three-star.

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