Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars by Clancy Nacht & Thursday Euclid
Published by: Dreamspinner Press on April 20, 2016
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)
Wyatt Parker is taking quite a leap. The owner of a construction company by day, he enjoys cooking and trying new recipes at night. Which is why he’s jumped at the chance to be part of a reality show that will select a personal chef for his favorite rock star. Although he’s a bit out of his element as the only untrained contestant, he does have an advantage: he’s a true fan. Of course, there’s also the distraction that Wyatt finds Tully attractive. But he can get past that, right?
Tully Randolph wasn’t entirely on board with the reality show thing. He agreed reluctantly, but he changes his mind when he meets Wyatt. Wyatt not only seems to “get” Tully, he’s also the kind of guy that Tully’s been looking for. It’s too bad he can’t get involved in a relationship with any of the competitors. But that may prove more difficult than it sounds.
There are forces at play to keep Tully and Wyatt apart. The contract Wyatt signed was clear. And one of the producers seems set on another contestant taking home the prize. But is the force of Wyatt and Tully’s attraction stronger? Or is any chance they had over before they even get started?
An entertaining story with some great character development, this was one that I definitely enjoyed. It certainly provides an interesting twist on the reality shows with which we’ve become all too familiar. And the subtle sign that it’s not always the most talented person who wins those shows (as the fine print always says the producers get a say) was something I found to be on point.
I wasn’t a fan of the way some people treated Wyatt, but I can see why that would happen considering the circumstances. And I guess I had expected a bit more tension surrounding the way the story resolves at the end. This does get a recommendation from me, and I think it has a little something for all fans of the genre.