Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover ~ A Date with a Foodie ~ Cover Reveal / Excerpt

Title: A Date with a Foodie
Series: The Dating Series
Author: Heidi McLaughlin & LP Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Cover Design: MadHat Studios

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover come together for a sexy new series that delivers romance for every season!

 

 
Spicy sweetness. Mouthwatering meat. Finger-licking goodness. 
 
The restaurant community is abuzz with excitement. World renowned food critic August Cahill is coming to Chicago and a review from him can make or break even the best chef’s career. 
 
As much as Madeline Metcalf would love for him to sample her goodies, she fears her bistro hasn’t made enough of a name for itself yet to earn his attentions. Thankfully, her nervous energy is put to good use when Adam, a smokin’ hottie she dated her freshman year of college, pops in for a bite. The heat between them has marinated with time, creating a savory dish of desire. 
 
When Madeline learns August Cahill will be at the Taste of Chicago event, Adam insists they go. Dragging her to the pulled pork cook off, he feeds her succulent tastes that leave juices dribbling down her chin. But when Madeline learns Adam has been keeping a startlingly truth from her, it cooks up a recipe for disaster. 
 
Crank up the heat and slather on the sauce, this kitchen is getting hot!
 

She flattens out the paper and points at one of the articles. “Check this out. Guess who’s coming to the Taste of Chicago?” 

Heart racing, I grab the paper and slide it my way. The second I see August Cahill’s name, I freeze. Every restaurant owner in the country fears him, but yet, also wants him in their restaurants. He’s a food critic who can make or break you. I’ve seen restaurants go under after a scathing review from him. That’s how terrifying he is. But then, the restaurants he’s praised are appearing on TV shows and making bank. Those owners will be set for life. 

“What if he comes to our restaurant while he’s here?” Katy asks. “He never uses his real name.” 

The thought of him coming into my tavern is exciting and terrifying, but there’s no way he’ll choose to come here over the hundreds of restaurants in Chicago. “I doubt we’ll have to worry about that, Katy. He’s not going to come here. I’m a nobody.” 

Katy scoffs. “Seriously, Maddy. You’re not a nobody. We’ve been open for a year and we’re booked every single night. That’s not being a nobody.” 

Shrugging, I close the newspaper. “Still, I don’t think he’ll come here. Would it be nice? Of course. But if he hates our food, I can kiss this place goodbye.” 

She shakes her head. “Our reviews are phenomenal, and we have over five hundred of them. That’s pretty damn good after just one year.” 

“True. If he’s going to be at the Taste of Chicago in a couple of days, we have to believe he’ll be tasting our barbecue. I need to make it epic.” 

Katy takes me by the shoulders. “You always do. We’re going to kick everyone’s ass at that event. Just you wait and see.” 

We’re going to be up against the best barbecue makers in the city. I know my pulled pork is amazing, but is it the best? We will see.
Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
 
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.
 
In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.
 
When writing isn’t occupying her time, you can find her sitting courtside at either of her daughters’ basketball games.
 
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, and opened in theaters on January 19, 2018.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
 
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.

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