Image of The Red-Hot Chili Cookoff


Image of The Red-Hot Chili Cookoff

The second book in the Cadillac, Texas, series has some memorable moments and funny zingers. What readers might appreciate the most though is the spunky and curvy heroine, who isn’t your run-of-the-mill tall and willowy damsel-in-distress. With a cast of characters that will leave readers grinning, Brown’s latest is delightful, humorous “chick lit” about a woman scorned who seeks revenge by trying to out-perform her husband at a local chili cook-off. Fun, fun and more fun is on hand in a story that wins a blue ribbon in both originality and wit.

Carlene Lovell just found out that her husband has been cheating on her with another woman ... and boy, oh boy, is she mad. When she’s not stomping her high heels on the hood of expensive cars, she runs an upscale panties shop called Bless My Bloomers. And bless her little heart, because her husband wants her back and he’s playing dirty. But Carlene has other plans and, as they say, revenge is a dish best served cold. Usually. This time around, revenge is a dish best served red-hot chili cook-off style. (SOURCEBOOKS, Apr., 320 pp., 14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Susannah Balch