Friday, March 2

Table For One Blog Tour + Giveaway

Table For One
Ros Clarke

Published By: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: February 2012
Date Read: February 22, 2012
Genre: Adult - Romance
Source: Review Copy from Entangled Publishing
Format: eBook
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19210009-table-for-one
From Goodreads:
When food critic Claudia Thomas gets dumped on Valentine’s Day, she finds herself occupying a table for one at London’s hottest new restaurant. If her job wasn’t on the line, she’d skip the whole affair, but her editor’s waiting for a review—and with luck, an interview with sexy chef Ward Nicholls.

Ward, intrigued by the single woman in a restaurant full of couples, sets out to tease her palate. Claudia has never tasted anything so luscious as the special meal Ward prepares for her, but when the seduction moves from the restaurant to his bedroom, Claudia discovers the only thing more tempting than his food is the chef himself.

Their connection is instantaneous, sizzling, and spicy—until Claudia comes clean about her job, reopening a wound Ward had thought long-healed. Could one accidental lie of omission end a delicious relationship before it even has a chance to start?

This is the third short contemporary romance novells I have read for Entangled Publishing and I don't think I could ever get bored of them. Maybe it's the hopeless romantic in me but man did I enjoy this book. It involved all my favourite things, romance, a hot guy and food. Seriously could you get anything better in this story? I think not.

Claudia is disappointed when her boyfriend breaks up with her on Valentine's Day. Heartbroken? No, but disappointed? Yes. It means she has to go to her dinner reservation by herself. But when she feasts her eyes upon the super hot chef cooking for her all that disappears. Ward always knows what to cook for people and when he sees Claudia in his restaurant alone he knows just what to cook for her to seduce her. But will their relationship be sweet, or will his seduction food turn a little bit too sour?

I really enjoyed this novella. Considering how short it is, it took me around half an hour to read, I really fell in love with the story and the characters. Yet again with all romance books when I could see things going a little south I wanted to reach into the book and rearrange the characters so that everything happened the way I wanted it to. Yes, I know I couldn't do that. So what did I do? I refused to put the book, well kindle down until I had finished the book and boy was I glad. The more I read the more I enjoyed it and I so with that it was just a little bit longer so I could read more about the amazing Ward. I definitely fell in love with him. He can cook for me any day. I might get very fat but never mind, he would so be worth it! I really wish it had gone on a little longer so that I could find out more about the characters and I would love to see what happened to their relationship after it had ended.

All in all I think this is a great story and I can't wait to read more from this new talented author. A great, quick, easy read that I could read again and again and still end up swooning a few times, and making me very hungry as well. A great story for a hopeless romantic like me.



I am so excited to be on the blog tour for this great Novella. So please give a warm welcome to the awesome author Ros to K-Books for today. 



Hi Kayleigh, and thanks for having me on the blog.  Table For One was such a fun story to write and it’s even more fun to talk about, especially if you love food the way that I do.  I’ve always been interested in cooking – and eating! – so the research for a story about a top-flight chef and a restaurant critic was no hardship.  Sadly, my budget didn’t stretch to lots of meals in Michelin-starred restaurants, so I had to resort to Google. I read through a lot of menus that made my mouth water and looked at a lot of pictures of restaurant dishes so perfect they could have been in an art gallery. I snacked a  LOT while writing this story!

None of Ward’s restaurant dishes were directly taken from any menu. I looked for ideas and combinations of flavours and then added my own little twists. The sorrel sorbet is one I’d love to try making. And maybe the stilton and walnut cheesecake. And the caramelised kumquats with vanilla cream. And… okay, what I really want is Ward to turn up on my doorstep and cook for me the way he cooks for Claudia.  And then the next morning he can make me the perfect bacon sandwich.  Because although I do like to cook, I also really like to be cooked for. There’s just something about a man who knows his way around a kitchen. Especially if he does his own washing-up.

Mmmmm. 

Sorry, got a bit carried away there by the thought of a sexy man coming round to do
my washing-up. He could even get my hoover out if he liked.  And then feed me chocolates while I lie on my pink sofa, dictating my next book.

Anyway, back to the food. My absolute favourite food ever is yorkshire puddings. I can’t bear peas. But other than that, I’ll try almost anything once. Especially when it’s cooked especially for me by a chef as hot as Ward Nicholls. What about you? What would your dream man need to cook for you to seduce you?

About the book
Table For One is a short, contemporary romance from Entangled Publishing's exciting new Flirts line.

When food critic Claudia Thomas gets dumped on Valentine’s Day, she finds herself occupying a table for one at London’s hottest new restaurant. If her job wasn’t on the line, she’d skip the whole affair, but her editor’s waiting for a review—and with luck, an interview with sexy chef Ward Nicholls.

Ward, intrigued by the single woman in a restaurant full of couples, sets out to tease her palate. Claudia has never tasted anything so luscious as the special meal Ward prepares for her, but when the seduction moves from the restaurant to his bedroom, Claudia discovers the only thing more tempting than his food is the chef himself.

Their connection is instantaneous, sizzling, and spicy—until Claudia comes clean about her job, reopening a wound Ward had thought long-healed. Could one accidental lie of omission end a delicious relationship before it even has a chance to start?

More details and an excerpt are available here.

Buy it at Amazon (US)B&N, Amazon (UK)

About Ros
Ros is a writer, a student, a church worker, a crafter, a blogger, a twitterer, a lazy gardener, and an appalling housekeeper. She lives in a sixteenth century shed in England and is very glad that it has twenty-first century plumbing. She is interested in almost everything except cricket and football (US and UK) and mostly she likes happy endings in fiction and in real life. 
Ros has been writing stories for as long as she can remember, never dreaming that other people would be interested in reading them. A few years ago, she discovered a writing forum on the internet, and has never looked back. Her head—and her hard drive—are full of ideas for fresh, fun, contemporary romances that she hopes you’ll love as much as she does.

You can also find Ros on twitter, at Goodreads,  on Pinterest, and at her own blog. Come and say hi!

So want to read it? Leave me a comment answering Ros' questions. Don't forget your email and youll be entered in a draw to win a eBook of Table For One

5 comments:

  1. I'm quite easily pleased. Mr tall dark and handsome need only conjure up the perfect mushroom-less coq au vin or if he's too blokey for that kind of mamby pamby cooking then rib eye steak with roasted Mediterranean vegetables and crusty bread. ;o)

    Thanks for the giveaway. :o)

    jbherbal at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  2. Looking forward to reading this! Sounds PERFECT!

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  3. perfect chocolate truffles served with strawberries and champagne ~

    chocolate fondue perfected would work too ;)

    TY for the giveaway ! ~
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