FOOL FOR LOVE
Ciotta is a master of the fun-to-read romance, and this outing is no exception. She crafts a lovely Vermont town, filled with a charming extended family and lead characters who are genuinely good people with the best of intentions. Readers can snuggle up with the comfort of knowing that these characters will learn from the past and get it together for the future.
Chloe made a commitment in New York — to culinary school and to a serious relationship — only to be kicked to the curb just as she graduated. So she follows up on a job offer in a Vermont tourist town as a personal chef and companion. Soon, she’s charmed by the client, the town and even the uptight grandson who greets her so suspiciously. Devlin has always been the responsible one in his extended family. How could he be so attracted to a flighty gold digger taking advantage of his grandmother — even if she is sweet, lovely and his grandma likes her? And how can his grandmother’s Cupcake Lovers Club cause fistfights? The whole situation seems like a recipe for disaster. Or is it? (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 400 pp., $7.99)